2015 Chevrolet Impala

 
2015 Chevrolet Impala
 
2015 Chevrolet Impala
 

2015 Chevrolet Impala

MSRP 
$27,885
Invoice 
$27,479
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Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.5L Gas I4, 196 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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What You Will Like

The Chevrolet Impala is a large sedan competing in the near-luxury segment. Starting at under $28,000, the Impala undercuts the price of many entry-level luxury cars while still offering plenty of luxury features. It also includes substantially more room than many buyers might be expecting, especially considering a price point similar to that of smaller, midsized cars. A major emphasis has been placed on build quality and interior refinement, improving comfort while reducing noise vibration and harshness.

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What's New For 2015

Following a complete redesign last year, the 2015 Chevrolet Impala receives few major changes. Among them, stop/start technology is now standard on the 2.5L Ecotec engine, which improves city fuel economy by nearly 5 percent, to 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. Elsewhere, the 2.4L hybrid model with eAssist has been dropped from the lineup.

Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 5 Years / 100,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 4 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2015 Chevrolet Impala

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Brake Assist, panic
    • Brake control, cornering
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system
    • Traction control
    • Air bags, 10 total, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar Directions and Connections plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance and Turn-by-Turn Navigation (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including RemoteLink Key Fob Services, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Access is available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include emergency services. To cancel RemoteLink Key Fob Services or if your vehicle is sold, contact an OnStar Advisor. See www.onstar.com/mobile for full details.)
    • OnStar with 4G LTE provides a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds (Visit www.onstar.com for vehicle availability, details and system limitations. Services and connectivity may vary by model and conditions. 4G LTE service available in select markets. 4G LTE performance based on industry averages and vehicle systems design. Some services require data plan.)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, all positions
    • Safety belt pretensioners, driver and front passenger
    • Door and window locks, rear child security, power
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    • Tool kit, road emergency
  • Entertainment Features
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD player and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system 100-watt
    • Audio system feature, 4.2" diagonal color infotainment display
    • Audio system feature, USB port, 1, located in center console
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2015 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus you can listen to SiriusXM Internet Radio everywhere on your computer, smartphone or tablet. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue listening after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) steel with fascia-spoke wheel covers
    • Tires, P235/50R18 all-season, blackwall
    • Wheel, compact spare, 17" (43.2 cm) steel
    • Tire, compact spare, T125/70R17
    • Headlamps, halogen
    • Glass, acoustic, laminated front-side and windshield
    • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable body-color, manual-folding with Black mirror caps
    • Wipers, front intermittent
    • Door handles, body-color
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket
    • Seat trim, premium cloth
    • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
    • Seat adjuster, front passenger, 4-way manual
    • Seat adjuster, driver power lumbar
    • Seat, rear 60/40 split-folding
    • Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front
    • Head restraints, rear, 2-way adjustable
    • Console, floor with storage compartment, without cover
    • Armrest, rear center
    • Floor mats, carpeted front
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Noise cancellation system
    • Steering column, manual tilt and telescopic
    • Instrumentation, analog with speedometer, tachometer, engine temperature and fuel gauge with color Driver Information Center
    • Driver Information Center, color display includes trip/fuel information, vehicle information and vehicle messages
    • Window, power with driver Express-Up and Down
    • Windows, power with Express-Down on all
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Remote Keyless Entry includes panic alarm button
    • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
    • Trunk release, power located inside on instrument panel left of steering wheel
    • Theft-deterrent system
    • Air conditioning with humidity sensor
    • Defogger, rear-window
    • Power outlets, 2, auxiliary, 12-volt located on front of console and inside console
    • Power outlet, auxiliary, 12-volt located forward of console, below the HVAC controls
    • Map pockets, driver and front passenger seatbacks
    • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors
    • Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard
    • Brake, park, electronic push button powered located on instrument panel left of steering wheel
    • Lighting, interior with theater dimming, delayed entry/exit, glovebox and trunk
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, ECOTEC 2.5L DOHC 4-cylinder DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) and intake Variable Valve Lift (iVVL) and NEW auto stop/start (196 hp [146.2 kW] @ 6300 rpm, 186 lb-ft of torque [251.1 N-m] @ 4400 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
    • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio
    • Front wheel drive
    • Battery, 95AH, maintenance free with rundown protection, heavy-duty 900 cold-cranking amps
    • Chassis equipment, front strut assembly
    • Suspension, rear 4-link
    • Steering, power, variable assist, electric
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
    • Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance with FNC rotors
    • Exhaust, single-outlet stainless-steel with hidden, turned-down tip

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - - TBD -
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 18.8
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 900
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - - TBD -
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LKW
    • Engine Type - Gas I4
    • Displacement - 2.5L/- TBD -
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 196 @ 6300
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 186 @ 4400
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 111.70
    • Length, Overall (in) - 201.30
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.00
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.90
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.20
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.00
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 105
    • Front Head Room (in) - 39.90
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 45.80
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 57.90
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 54.90
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.40
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.80
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 56.90
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 54.10
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 22
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - - TBD -
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - - TBD -
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - - TBD -
    • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - - TBD -
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Chevrolet Impala
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - - TBD -
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - N/A
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - N/A
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QGK
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QGK
    • Spare Tire Order Code - QCL
    • Front Tire Size - P235/50R18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/50R18
    • Spare Tire Size - T125/70R17
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - - TBD -
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MHG
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - - TBD -
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - - TBD -
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Large Cars
    • EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - 6
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.2
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - - TBD -
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17 x - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Steel
    • Rear Wheel Material - Steel
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2015 Chevrolet Impala Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Ashen Gray Metallic Black Blue Velvet Metallic Champagne Silver Metallic Silver Ice Metallic Silver Topaz Metallic Summit White
  • Ashen Gray Metallic
  • Black
  • Blue Velvet Metallic
  • Champagne Silver Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Silver Topaz Metallic
  • Summit White

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Introduction

The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size sedan in the same class as the Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, and Hyundai Azera. Redesigned and enlarged for 2014, Impala has attractive styling and a roomy, high-quality interior with thoughtful touches. Underway, it’s quiet and efficient, responsive and enjoyable to drive.

Impala is front-wheel drive and shares its platform with the Buick LaCrosse and Buick Regal, Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Malibu.

Because it was redesigned for 2014, there are few changes for 2015. The biggest news is the addition of OnStar with 4G LTE on all 2015 Impala models. The 4G LTE system provides a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot inside the car for drivers and passengers to stay connected; it’s on whenever the car is on. 2015 Impalas equipped with the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine come with a stop/start feature that shuts the engine off whenever the car is stopped to save gas, then restarts it the moment the driver lifts off the brake and steps on the accelerator. The 2015 Impala will be available with a new bi-fuel version of the 3.6-liter V6 that can operate on gasoline or super-clean-running compressed natural gas.

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala offers a choice of three engines. The 2.5-liter Ecotec inline-4 makes 196 horsepower and 145 pound-feet of torque and gets an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg City/Highway. Most powerful is the 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection rated at 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque and 19/29 mpg. All Impala models use GM’s 6-speed Hydra-matic transmission.

The new bi-fuel version of the 3.6-liter V6 produces 260 horsepower and 247 pound-feet of torque on gas or 230 horsepower and 281 pound-feet running on CNG. The bi-fuel V6 will be available later in the 2015 model year, and EPA fuel economy estimates had not been released when this was published. (Last year’s 2.4-liter inline-4 with GM’s eAssist mild-hybrid system has been discontinued.)

While the stop-start system has added 1 mpg to the 2015 2.5-liter’s EPA City estimate, it’s a far cry from the 25/35 mpg rating in last year’s 2.4-liter with eAssist.

Good aerodynamics help the 2015 Impala with fuel economy, in part aided by wind blockers positioned in front of the tires, which look like mud flaps put on the wrong way. Four-cylinder models get an active aero-shutter grille and underbody aero panels to make the Impala even more slippery. Efficiency is aided by electric power steering that draws energy only when the steering wheel is turned.

A quiet ride is one of the Impala’s strong suits. Acoustic glass in the front side windows, extra foam in the body, and additional sound deadening material in the floor pan and trunk help to keep occupants feeling like they’re in their own little bubble.

Four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake assist come standard on all models, and rotors have a special coating that resists rust, which not only keeps them shiny, but also reduces shudder under braking and, according to Chevrolet, doubles the life expectancy of the rotors to 80,000 miles.

Several electronic safety systems are optional on mid-range Impala LT models and standard on Impala LTZ trims, including forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert and rear park assist. Top-of-the-line Impala LTZ trims with the V6 engine can also be equipped with full-range adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking and brake pre-fill. With this technology, the Impala will automatically keep a safe distance from the car in front while cruising, and will slow down or even stop itself if a collision is imminent.

Lineup

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala comes with a choice of three engines: A 2.5-liter inline-4, a 3.6-liter V6, and a bi-fuel 3.6-liter V6.

Impala LS is equipped with the 2.5-liter inline-4 ($27,885) or 3.6-liter bi-fuel V6 ($37,385) and includes cloth upholstery, air conditioning, 8-way power driver seat, 4.2-inch color infotainment display, a six-speaker audio system with CD player and satellite radio capability and 18-inch steel wheels. An optional LS Convenience Package ($570) adds foldable rear headrests, a cargo net and rear park assist. (All prices are Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Prices and do not include destination charge and may change at any time without notice.)

Impala LT is available with the 2.5-liter inline-4 ($30,135), the 3.6-liter V6 ($31,110) or the 3.6-liter bi-fuel V6 ($39,635) and upgrades to cloth upholstery with vinyl trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with 8-inch color touch display and lockable storage behind the screen and 18-inch painted alloy wheels. Options for the LT trim are plentiful, including a Convenience Package ($1045) with remote start, auto-dimming mirror, universal home remote, premium carpeted mats, rear park assist and a rearview camera. The Advanced Safety Package ($890) adds forward collision alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and side blind zone alert. The Premium Seating Package ($945) includes heated faux suede front seats, power passenger seat and cargo net. A Premium Audio and Sport Wheels Package ($1090) upgrades to an 11-speaker Bose surround sound system with additional ambient interior lighting, a 120-volt power outlet, rear spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels. Navigation ($1095) also includes keyless access, push-button start and ambient lighting. A power sunroof ($795) can also be added to LT models already equipped with one of the aforementioned packages.

Impala LTZ with the 2.5-liter inline-4 ($35,290) or the V6 ($36,265) includes perforated leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way power driver’s and passenger’s seats, push-button start, rearview camera, rear park assist, HID headlamps with LED daytime running lights, exposed dual exhaust pipes with bright tips and 19-inch alloy wheels. Impala LTZ comes standard with the safety features found in the LT advanced safety package. Options on the LTZ include a Comfort and Convenience Package ($1035), which adds ventilated front seats, a heated leather steering wheel, memory power steering column, seats and mirrors; auto-dimming rearview and driver’s side mirrors. Navigation ($495) must be paired with the Premium Audio Package. The Bose Premium Audio system ($650) and a power sunroof ($1050) are also available. LTZ models with the V6 engine can also be equipped with 20-inch alloy wheels ($400) and full-range adaptive cruise control ($1195) with collision mitigation braking.

Safety features on all 2015 Chevrolet Impala models include 10 air bags, stability control, traction control and four-wheel disc brakes with ABS and brake force distribution. A rearview camera is optional and can help the driver spot a small child when backing up. collision mitigation braking, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning and side blind zone alert are optional.

Walkaround

The design of the Chevrolet Impala oozes sophistication and quality, attributes that were not associated with the previous (pre-2014) version. The front grille is stretched horizontally, giving it a broad, unique look while keeping Chevrolet’s signature dual-port look. Round headlamp bezels are evocative of those on a German luxury. Fog lamp housings are short and wide, nearly mimicking the shape of the headlamp housings above.

From the side, a high, deep belt line cuts straight across from the top of the wraparound headlamp housing to the rear door handle. A sharp arcing character line starts in the rear door, flows high over the rear fender, and straight into the top of the rear tail lamp lens. Bright trim around windows and across rocker panels on the LTZ model add class, and optional 20-inch wheels give the Impala an almost show car-like presence. Standard 18-inch wheels on LT models and 19-inch alloys on LTZs still look good, if not quite as impressive.

The wide, horizontal theme continues in back. Tail lamps start tall on the outer edges and narrow as they point inward. They have a raised detail that is not only visually interesting, but serves as an aerodynamic aid to keep air flowing off the vehicle, rather than around it. Small touches like these help with fuel economy and contribute to reduced wind noise levels in the cabin. The rear bumper is big and beefy, and exposed exhaust tips on LTZ models have a chrome-like finish with an almost rectangular shape.

Interior

The cabin is attractive and comfortable, with very good fit and finish and quality materials.

The center stack is well laid out and has many controls without using an overwhelming number of buttons. Climate control knobs are large and easy to see, with the temperature digitally displayed inside the large circular dials.

There’s lots of storage space for drinks, accessories and snacks. A little cubby in front of the center console storage fits a mobile phone. Door pockets will accommodate an average-sized water bottle perfectly.

Seats are roomy, supportive and comfortable. Front passengers have lots of knee and legroom thanks to a pushed-back glove compartment and instrument panel. Front legroom is 45.8 inches, a 3.5-inch increase over the 2013 and earlier Impala. Concave doors add to the roominess. Smaller drivers might not be able to rest an elbow on the door armrest while gripping the steering wheel.

Rear passengers have plenty of space, too. A 6-foot, 2-inch passenger sitting in the back seats was comfortable, with a couple of inches of headroom to spare. Concave seatbacks reduce cramping around the knee and leg area, and foot room was adequate. Legroom measures 39.8 inches, 2.2 inches more than the previous-generation car.

The trunk is quite large, measuring 18.8 cubic feet. The Bi-fuel V6 model, however, loses nearly half its trunk space to the compressed natural gas tank, dropping luggage room to just 10 cubic feet.

Impala LTZ models can be equipped with an optional sunroof. We like that the sunroof cover is opaque, unlike the translucent, perforated covers used in the Cadillac models that let in a lot of light. This kept us cool and shady, without having to worry about glare on the instrument panel.

Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system is standard on Impala LT and LTZ models and uses an 8-inch color touch screen with natural voice recognition, the latter of which is similar to the system used the Cadillac CUE interface. We like that the Impala’s touch screen has a matte finish, unlike the glossy screen found on Cadillac’s CUE, which shows fingerprints far too easily.

MyLink is versatile and relatively customizable. Apps such as Pandora come pre-loaded, and up to 10 devices can be paired to the system using Bluetooth. Users can drag application icons around to put their favorites first. You can also listen to music or watch movies from a USB drive. A choice of four different skins allow users to change the look of the screen, although we found most of them cartoon-like and wonder whether Impala drivers will want to deviate from the standard setup. New for 2015 is a text messaging alert feature for smartphone users that uses Bluetooth connectivity to read incoming texts through the car’s speakers.

MyLink’s Valet Mode allows valuables to be locked in the storage compartment behind the touch screen using a four-digit PIN that the user selects each time, much like an in-room safe. Not only will Valet Mode secure the storage area, it will also lock out all electronic information on the car such as navigation destinations, contacts, radio presets and other personal settings.

Chevrolet says the new OnStar with 4G LTE system is 10 times faster than 3G. The standard 3-gigabyte data plan is free for the first three months of car ownership.

For cars not equipped with navigation, OnStar offers Turn-by-Turn directions that are sent to the vehicle and displayed in the center display screen. The directions can be played back or paused anywhere from start to destination and provide a less expensive alternative to GPS navigation, according to Chevrolet.

Driving Impressions

Exceptional road manners are the hallmark of the Chevrolet Impala. The car is smooth, even around corners, not just in a straight line. Unlike some full-size sedans, the Impala feels like it’s a willing partner in the driving experience.

At the top of the Impala’s engine lineup is GM’s familiar direct-injection 3.6-liter V6, good for 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. Its EPA-rated at 19/29 mpg City/Highway. Acceleration from the V6 is powerful and seamless.

A bi-fuel version of the 3.6-liter V6 that runs on unleaded gas or compressed natural gas offers a range of up to 500 city miles, according to Chevrolet. Normally, the bi-fuel Impala runs on ultra-clean CNG until it’s depleted, then changes to gasoline, but the driver can switch between the two fuel sources at any time by pressing a dash button.

The stop-start 2.5-liter four-cylinder operates like a conventional engine, except that it shuts off at stoplights and when idling in traffic to save fuel. The air conditioning, audio system, lights and all electrical system functions continue to operate even when the engine is shut off. The engine then automatically restarts when the driver lifts a foot off the brake. Dual batteries, special engine mounts and a high-torque starter motor help ensure seamless restarts, even in heavy traffic.

In all models, shifts are smooth, courtesy of GM’s 6-speed Hydra-matic transmission. All-electric power steering is effortless without feeling overly numb and it automatically adjusts to counter the pull of crosswinds or high-crowned roads.

The Impala is extremely quiet, and engineers took great care to make it that way. Acoustic glass is used in the front side windows as well as in the windshield, which is an unusual move for a non-luxury vehicle. Doors are triple-sealed and many areas of the Impala’s body are filled with foam. The floor pan and trunk are treated with sound-deadening material, and four-cylinder models use active noise cancellation to reduce engine noise in the cabin.

Ride quality is firmer than one might expect from a full-size, front-wheel-drive sedan. Its front-strut and rear multilink suspension uses rebound springs to reduce body roll around corners, and unique front strut towers help to minimize chassis flex. The result is a ride that’s more dialed-in than floaty. We much prefer the 18-and 19-inch wheels over the optional 20s, which make the Impala’s ride harsher and noisier.

Four-wheel disc brakes with brake assist are standard on all 2015 Impala variants. For the most part braking was smooth and confident. However, a few times we did notice a grabby feeling when braking downhill.

Full-range adaptive cruise control is optional on top-of-the-line LTZ models. This system not only maintains a set speed and distance from the car in front while cruising, it can also slow the car in traffic or even bring it to a full stop if a collision is imminent.

Forward and side visibility is good thanks to relatively narrow A-pillars; many new cars these days are wider in this area, and it can hinder visibility. Rearward visibility is hampered with the rear headrests up, but on most trim levels these can be folded down when not carrying backseat passengers.

Summary

Chevrolet Impala offers sharp looks, roomy dimensions and impeccable road manners.

NewCarTestDrive.com correspondent Laura Burstein wrote this report after driving the Chevrolet Impala in the San Diego area. Ron Sessions also contributed to this report.

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Term: The length of the loan (in months). Longer Terms allow for lower monthly payments.
Your Monthly Payment: Calculated Monthly Payment
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About These Prices

As you know, pricing cars is particularly complicated. One of our duties at CarQuotes.com is to help our customers comprehend this process better.

Three important prices we may show on a particular vehicle

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Price is for research purposes only. It reflects a typical, negotiated price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, license and registration, and where applicable, finance charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. The Estimated Target Price is NOT a price quote from CarQuotes.com or any other dealer. If you request a price quote from a dealer via CarQuotes.com displaying an estimated target price, your price may differ.

Invoice is commonly known as the published amount that the dealer paid the manufacturer for the vehicle. This may or may not represent a close relation to the dealer’s actual cost, but can be beneficial as a benchmark. This figure is available on many other web sites however CarQuotes.com adds an estimate of local and regional fees from manufacturer to the dealers to this price, which makes it very close to the actual invoice amount for cars at your local dealer.

MSRP is the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price. This is a proposed price only. For most vehicles, the CarQuotes.com price is below this amount. Some high demand cars may be priced over this amount.

Estimated Target Price

The CarQuotes.com Target Price is to be used as a general guide that reflects a typical, market price (before taxes and other customary fees and charges) generally found for the vehicle that you selected. This price is based on our research and estimates of supply and demand in the marketplace. There are many factors that go into the final price of a particular vehicle including local supply and demand. Your final price may differ.

CarQuotes.com Estimated Target Prices include

The ’base’ price of the vehicle
All options that you select
Base Destination Charges — this is a charge that is added to the base price for every vehicle
Any related Estimated Manufacture to Consumer Cash Rebates. Note: rebates are subject to change at any time. Please make sure to confirm any consumer Cash rebates with your dealer representative at the time of purchase.

CarQuotes.com Estimated price(s) do NOT include any of the following:

Local taxes, license fees and other local fees, such as dealer documentation fees, tire and battery disposal fees, and where applicable, finance charges — these fees are also excluded from Dealer Invoice and MSRP and would be excluded from most advertisements you might see.
Random ’special qualification’ rebates — i.e., for new college grads only; for customers trading in a specific type of car.  Ask your dealer Representative for more information on ’special qualification’ rebates.

CarQuotes Estimated Dealer Price

The Estimated CarQuotes Dealer Price is an estimate of the pricing presented to CarQuotes members from CarQuotes Authorized Dealers in your area, and is calculated by subtracting an estimated savings value from the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price ("MSRP") as well as a value that relates to invoice for the "ideal vehicle" you configured. Dealer documentation, administrative or similar processing fees are not included in the price estimate. Any vehicle configured on the CarQuotes website is an "ideal vehicle" and may not exist at a CarQuotes Authorized Dealer or any other partner dealer. Each Dealer attempts to match a member’s vehicle preferences with the best possible selection from current, in-stock inventory.

Estimated Savings

The Estimated Savings represents the estimated amount of savings off of MSRP available to you from CarQuotes Dealers for a vehicle consistent with your configured preferences plus any customer incentives currently available.  This is also true when it comes to CarQuotes estimated target prices. Your actual savings will depend on several factors including market conditions, the style of vehicle you select, installed options, dealer coverage, and applicable manufacturer incentives. Each dealer sets its own pricing.

Advertised Rebates, Special Manufacturer Financing or Leasing Programs

In most cases, you must choose between these programs OR a customer rebate or a special manufacturer-to-dealer incentive that may or may not already be included in your CarQuotes.com Target Price. So, your final price may go up if you take advantage of special manufacturer financing. Credit Union members should contact their Credit Union loan department to determine what type of loan and financing options are right for you.

Please note that CarQuotes.com strives to include identified manufacturer incentives within the CarQuotes.com Target Price. CarQuotes.com does not administer these programs, which are subject to and often change without notice. Eligibility for these programs is subject to verification by a licensed auto dealer.

Ask your dealer representative for complete manufacturer program details for your area, and how participation in these programs will affect your price.

Base Vehicle

The base vehicle is the vehicle before any optional equipment or destination fees have been added. All of the standard features are included in the base vehicle.

Options

This is the total charge for all optional equipment included in the configuration of your virtual vehicle. The Options charge varies depending on whether it is calculated based on the Factory Invoice or MSRP. Options are not included in the base vehicle price and are not considered standard features.

Regional Fees

A Regional Fee is the fee a manufacturer charges a dealer to advertise and promote the vehicle in the dealer’s market. CarQuotes also includes estimated manufacturer preparation charges (manufacturer charges to the dealer to cover any work done on the car prior to delivering it to the dealership) and fuel charges (the charge for the fuel in the tank when the buyer purchases the vehicle) in this total. CarQuotes attempts to include regional ad fees in its Factory Invoice calculations; other sites at times do not.

Destination Fees

These are the amounts that manufacturers charge to deliver a vehicle from the factory to the dealership.

Customer Incentives

Customer incentives are also commonly known as customer cash or bonus incentives. These incentives are offered by manufacturers as a way of enticing buyers into purchasing a vehicle.

 

Note: Dealer Invoice amount might not be the amount that the dealer paid to the manufacturer

Dealer Invoice price may or may not bear close relation to a dealer’s actual cost for the vehicle. In some cases, a cost for a vehicle may be significantly less than the invoice price originally paid for the vehicle. Any difference between invoice price and the dealer’s final cost may be caused by many factors including factory refunds, rebates, allowances, or incentives which the manufacturer or distributor may provide to the dealer.

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