The Chevrolet Impala is a big, roomy sedan. While classified as a mid-size sedan, it’s large for that class. Close in size to the Toyota Avalon, it competes with mid-size and full-size cars. Among them: The Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima.
We find the Impala’s neat, clean lines pleasing to the eye. Its styling looks contemporary, handsome, and clean. Inside, there’s lots of room, in the front as well as the back seats, and getting in and out is easy. The Impala has a big trunk with a big lid that simplifies loading cargo, and it has a generous capacity. Optional flip-and-fold-forward rear seats are exclusive in its class, and provide not only holding wells for groceries but a flat cargo floor that expands the trunk for long items.
The Impala LS comes with a 207-hosepower 3.5-liter V6, a four-speed automatic transmission, cloth upholstery, six-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone air conditioning, power windows, programmable power locks, AM/FM/CD/MP3 audio with six speakers, XM Satellite Radio, OnStar, cruise control, 16-inch steel wheels, a tire-pressure monitor, four-wheel-disc brakes with anti-lock (ABS) and StabiliTrak, which includes the function of traction control.
The Impala LT upgrades to 16-inch aluminum wheels, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls and more interior conveniences.