2014 Chevrolet Impala Sedan – Review

November 07, 2013 / by / 0 Comment
REVIEW OVERVIEW
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The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is fully redesigned. It is built on a new platform as the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac XTS. It is roomy, with composed ride and precise steering as expected in a modern sedan. More importantly, this new model sheds its old personality. Inside, designers have given the Chevrolet Impala the style of 21st century with a new dash and center stack design, quality materials and a touch screen infotainment interface now generally used in the same class cars.

Trim Levels

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is offered in three trim levels. These are LS, LT and LTZ.

Exterior and Interior

The 2014 Impala looks much different from its 2012 model except (being a full-size sedan) the Chevy bowtie, and the “Impala” badges. From the side view, the front clip has a Camaro-like shape, yet it doesn’t resemble the Camaro but only has the sweeping front profile of the Camaro. The top of the said model swoops upward from the low-sloped windshield and as it moves towards the trunk it swoops downward, providing a very modern look. The headlights are brand new. The replacing headlights are sleeker rectangular wraparound HID headlights that give it a pure finish. Further, the outgoing is the honeycomb or chicken wire grille, and then the horizontal bar grille all give it a classy look.

2014 Chevrolet Impala Sedan

The outdated triangle-shaped taillights are also replaced with sleeker and more refined taillights, having a tapered-rectangle design. On the back end, twin exhaust pipe mold into a bumper, which finishes this sedan’s sleek appearance.

2014 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet completely changed the interior also, featuring a dual-cockpit design. The dashboard gets a wraparound design that helps it look like a part of the rest of the interior, so all of the interior lines sit together nicely. The Impala is ambient lighting throughout the cockpit, which gives the interior a light glow at nighttime without the driver being disturbed. Lastly, the Impala has a fine interior featuring sound insulation on four-cylinder models to keep annoying sounds out. Chevy is declaring the 2014 Impala as the “quietest full-size sedan ever/.”

Safety Features

A radar system to detect potential crashes, Full speed-range adaptive cruise control, Lane departure warning, Rear cross traffic alert , Side blind zone alert, 10 airbags standard,

Performance Statistics

The standard on all three trim levels of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine. It rates at 195 hp and 187 pound-feet of torque. A 3.6-liter V6 rates at 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. It is optional on the LT and LTZ models. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard; the same is front-wheel drive.

The V6 Impala accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds, which is almost average for a large sedan. The EPA estimates fuel economy at 18 mpg city/28 mpg highway, which is a bit below average for this class. The 2.5-liter estimates 21 city/31 highway and 25 mpg combined rating, while 2.4-liter should be estimated at 25/35.

Pricing and Availability

At a base price of $28,445, customers can have the 195-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder. A V6 will be $32,945 for LT trim and $39,645 for the LTZ trim and is available for sale now.

Rivals

The Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus and Nissan Maxima.

Pros

  • Good new style
  • Perfect highway ride
  • Refined interior
  • Nice convenience features and safety technology
  • Lot of rear-seat room

Cons

  • Four-cylinder engines are not much powerful
  • Flimsy interior plastics
  • Low-resolution rearview camera display

Our Judgment

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a fully modern car, with a spacious, well-built cabin, a comfortable ride and a bunch of new tech characteristics. It deserves to be considered if you are looking for a full-size sedan.


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