The Chevy Impala has been available, on and off, since the late 1950s and has been one of the most popular full-size sedans on the road. As a four-door model, the Impala has been a favorite for anyone looking for a larger car that has plenty of interior space for passengers and the performance necessary to really enjoy a good drive. Even with a few gaps in its production years, there are a lot of Chevy Impala models available on the pre-owned market, which gives you a tremendous amount of freedom when shopping for a used car. Choosing the right model year, and the right dealership, can impact the features you find in an Impala, so it is important to consider all of your options.
Introduced in 1958, the first generation of the Chevy Impala encompassed only a single year before the second generation kicked off in 1959 and went through 1960. The third generation for the Impala started in 1961 and ran through 1964, while the fourth generation went from 1965 to 1970; all of this means you will find a lot of different features when looking at older models. From 1971 to 1976, the fifth-generation Chevy Impala offered a wide range of features and options, including a powerful V8 engine, while the sixth generation ran from 1977 to 1985, at which point there was a break in production.
In 1994, a seventh generation Chevy Impala was released as the Impala SS and included a sport-tuned suspension and a powerful V8 engine standard; this generation lasted only through 1996. The Chevy Impala was revived once again in 2000 for an eighth generation model, with a couple of different V6 engine options and numerous trim levels, and lasted until 2005. In 2006, a ninth-generation model was released, which ran until 2013, and the tenth generation for the Chevy Impala kicked off with the 2014 model year. The tenth generation featured a larger overall size, different engine options including a V6, and a luxurious design that really emphasized the sophistication of this impressive vehicle.
The 2016 Chevrolet Impala is part of the tenth generation of this historic nameplate, and it became the first American sedan in two decades to earn a top score from Consumer Reports with an impressive tally of 95 points out of a possible 100.
While a considerable redesign for the 2014 model year brought us the car we now see as the 2016 model. It says a lot for its predecessor that there is still such a market for it, but seeing as many of them on the roads as we do, only accentuates what a big step forward the current car represents for the Impala story.
Wireless device charging is new for 2016 in the Impala, as is Apple CarPlay compatibility for Chevy's excellent MyLink infotainment system and some new color choices.
It can often be difficult to get excited about a mass market luxury sedan, but that's not the case here. The 2016 Impala is a fabulous looking car that's as good below the surface as it is on the outside.
Perhaps one of the most impressive attributes the Impala has is the place it occupies in the market. This is a car that could easily pass as a luxury sedan with its high quality and impressive levels of equipment and features, but with pricing that undercuts many entry-level luxury rivals.
The base engine is a very capable four-cylinder that produced 196 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque and gets the Impala down the road very nicely. However, the 3.6-liter V-6 is the one most buyers will go for as it develops an impressive 305 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. that gives the Impala that smooth, confident and luxurious feel.
When you see the new Impala at Blossom Chevrolet in Indianapolis, you'll immediately notice its athletic stance. However, there's more to this full-size sedan than sleek lines and muscle. The Impala offers 105 cubic feet of passenger volume, which comfortably accommodates up to five people. U.S. News & World Report named the Impala the Best Large Car for the Money.
The 2017 Impala comes in three trims, the LS, LT, and Premier. The LS and LT trims come standard with a 2.5L ECOTEC® direct-injection 4-cylinder engine, which offers up to 30 miles per gallon on the highways of Indiana. The Impala Premier is equipped with a powerful 3.6L direct-injection V6 engine, which delivers 305 horsepower.
You won't leave connectivity in your dust when you drive the new Impala. It offers a suite of cutting-edge technologies to keep you in touch with the virtual world. The 2017 Impala works with its available Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can easily receive texts, view maps, listen to your music playlists, and more all through your infotainment screen.
Upgrade to the Impala LT to get even more technology out of your driving experience. This trim comes with two additional USB ports, Chevrolet My-Link Radio, and an eight-inch touchscreen.
Equipped with 10 standard airbags, the 2017 Impala received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score for safety by the NHTSA. The 2017 Impala also has a host of available safety features to help avoid accidents and protect you in the event of a collision. Get the most out of your new Impala by having it watch your back, front, and sides. Just add the optional Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Rear Vision Camera for maximum protection.
The 2018 Impala at Blossom Chevrolet in Indianapolis has 2 impressive engine options. It comes equipped with the fuel-efficient ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder engine, which gets up to 30 MPG on the highways of Indianapolis. For those seeking more power, a 3.6L DOHC V6 engine is available. It delivers 305 horsepower, 264 lb-ft of torque and plenty of thrills.
Packed with advanced safety technologies and built with high-strength materials, the 2018 Chevrolet Impala goes above and beyond to keep you safe. That's why the 2018 Chevy Impala has a NHTSA 5-Star Overall Safety Rating. Available features such as Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Side Blind Zone Alert and Rear Cross Traffic Alert help identify potential collisions. If an accident occurs, the 2018 Impala's standard OnStar® system will call for assistance with its Automatic Crash Response.
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala takes comfort and convenience to the next level with standard keyless start, rearview camera, an 8-inch Chevrolet MyLink® color touchscreen, and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio. You can also browse the internet on the go with OnStar 4G LTE with available WiFi Hotspot.