Today's Impala continues to impress with its stylish body and features. In 2013, the Impala became the first American-made sedan to earn Consumer Reports' top score in 20 years. The 2014 version of the Impala is even more luxurious. It features a six-speed automatic transmission, but you can also get a manual for driving enthusiasts.
The styling of Impala today recalls the orginal Impala from the late 1950s. The car was first introduced in 1958 as the cream of Chevrolet's Bel Air convertibles and coupes. The vintage Impala's longer, wider frame was a fairly drastic change from Chevy's more conservative models and helped establish it as an ever popular choice for drivers looking for a distinctive Chevy. Even when it was completely redesigned in the mid-1960s, the Impala continued to grow in popularity and set an all-time U.S. sales record in 1965.
When looking for a gently used Chevrolet Impala, you will find several trim levels with a range of upgrades. Current Chevrolet Impala models start with the Impala LS, which offers an array of features starting at just $26,860 MSRP. It offers an efficient 6-speed automatic transmission, 18" aluminum wheels, and electric variable-assist power steering. At the higher end, the Impala 2LTZ (MSRP of $35,905) comes with 19" aluminum wheels, chrome accents, and heated leather seating.
If you are looking for a spacious interior and luxury appearance at a price that won't break the bank, you will be very pleased with the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. The new Impala combines bold form with powerful function to create a smooth and satisfying ride. With highway fuel efficiency of 25 city / 35 highway mpg on the ECO engine models, the Impala continues to save money well after the initial purchase.
A few other Chevrolet Impala specs that come standard:
- 8-way power driver's seat that includes 4-way power lumbar
- Durable P235/50R18 all-season tires with 18″ fascia spoke wheels
- Oil Life Monitoring System
- Power tilt telescopic steering column
- Battery rundown protection with retained accessory power
Chevrolet Impala Safety
Safety is a priority on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. A total of 10 airbags with Passenger Sensing System provide protection (including leg protection) for the driver and front passenger. Side-impact airbags are mounted in both the seat and roof rail for both front and rear seats. Other Chevrolet Impala safety features include electric child security locks on rear doors, 3-point safety belts, LATCH system, and OnStar with the Directions and Connections Plan for 6 months. The standard safety package on the 2LTZ are forward collision and side-blind zone alerts, lane departure warnings, and rear cross-traffic alert. The National Highway Traffic Safety Adminstration gave the car an overall 5-star rating for crash test performance.
Buyers will find the 2014 Chevy Impala's spacious and well-appointed cabin attractive, especially with options for power sunroof and shade, and heated and ventilated front bucket seats. Overall, the Chevrolet Impala is an excellent choice for those looking for a budget-friendly, yet still classy vehicle with impressive features.