Attractive design, spacious cabin and advanced technologies and safety features are what attracts many buyers to the 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The full-size sedan has striken a good balance that ensures any type of buyer gets something enticing in the model. The model has received good ratings in the market including being ranked best priced full-size sedan. Read along to find out more about the new Chevrolet Impala.
2017 Chevrolet Impala Exterior
The 2017 Chevrolet Impala looks bold and stylish. Its halogen headlights particulary make it attractive at night. The base model rides on 18-inch wheels although buyers can upgrade to 20-inch wheels at an extra cost.
The base LS trim features as standard power adjustable side mirrors, body-colored door handles , DRLs which are integrated into the headlight housings and 18-inch steel wheels which are wrapped in all-season blackwall tires. Moving over to the LT trim, you get 18-inch painted alloy wheels, heated and power adjustable side mirrors and an optional sunroof.
The top-of-the-range Premier trim features 19-inch machined face-aluminum rollers which are also wrapped in blackwall tires. It also features chrome door handles featuring body-color strips, HID headlights and LED DRLs.
The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is available in an array of exterior colors which include Blue Velevet Metallic, Silver Ice Mettalic and Summit White.
2017 Chevrolet Impala Interior
Many enthusiasts love the Chevrolet Impala due to its spacious and serenity of its cabin. The Impala accommodates five passengers comfortably with ample head and legroom. Each passenger enjoys plenty of space. The sedan also offers plenty of cargo space at 18.8 cubic feet which can be expanded by manipulating its 60/40-split folding rear seats.
Standard features on the base LS trim include bucket seats for the driver and front passenger, a premium cloth trim, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, an electronic air conditioning system, a color display information center, 12-volt power outlets, OnStar with 4G LTE and a built-in WiFi hotspot, electronic cruise control, keyless entry, a 4.2 –inch infotainment system and a 6-speaker audio system with SiriusXM satellite radio and an USB port.
The LS trim adds leatherette trim on the seats, an 8-inch diagonal touch-screen a 4-spoke steering wheel wrapped in leather, a dual-zone automatic climate control system, a touch pad for opening the trunk, storage spaces beneath the 8-inch touch-screen, Chevrolet MyLink radio and power driver and front passenger seats. The LS and LT are offered with an optional leather package which adds leather upholstery and heated seats.
The top-of-the-range Premier trim on the other hand features perforated leather upholstery. The front seats are heated. Other features include an ambient lighting, a rear vision camera, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, blind-spot monitoring, rear park assist, and adaptive cruise control which features automatic braking among others.
Standard safety features include traction and stability control and a package of 10 airbags, antilock brakes. There is also an optional Driver Confidence package. The package features rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning and adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking among others.
Engine specs and performance
The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is offered in a number of drive-trains. The base engine is a 2.5 L, 4-cylinder power plant which is capable of producing 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. This engine is EPA rated at 22 mpg city, 31 mpg on highway and 25 mpg on combined drives. The engine which will be offered on the LS and LT will is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission system that channels power to the front wheels. The engine also features a stop-start system which helps save fuel by shutting off the engine whenever the vehicle comes to a halt.
The LS and LT trims have an option for a 3.6 L, V-6 which produces 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. This engine is however offered as standard on the Premier trim. The engine is EPA rated at 18 mpg city, 28 mpg on highway and 22 mpg on combined drives. This engine powers the model to accelerate to 60 mph from standstill in 6.4 seconds.
There is another engine on offer. The engine is a dual-fuel V-6 which runs on either gasoline or compressed natural gas (CNG). The CNG tank is mounted in the trunk and it holds 7.7 GGE (gasoline gallon equivalent) which can power the Impala over 150 miles. This engine runs on CNG by default and switches to petrol once the CNG is depleted.
However, a driver can switch between the fuel sources via a switch which is mounted on the dash. When running on gasoline, the engine produces 260 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque which drops to 230 horses and 218 lb-ft of torque when using CNG. On petrol, the engine is EPA rated at 17 mpg city, 25 mpg on highway and 20 mpg on combined drives while on CNG it is EPA rated at 17 mpg, 25 mpg and 19 mpg on city, highway and combined drives respectively.
Price and release date
The Chevrolet Impala 2017 will be offered to dealerships any time from now. If you want a hauler for your family that you can still take to your office, the 2017 Chevy Impala is a nice option. The model has an MSRP of only $27,300.
Despite its awesome features, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala faces enormous competition from the likes of Toyota Avalon, Kia Cadenza, Chrysler 300 and Buick LaCrosse.