2014 Chevrolet Impala – Review

2014 Chevrolet Impala – Review
12 Jun 2013

2014 Chevrolet ImpalaFor the first time, Chevrolet created a car that is a true picture of a modern and innovative vehicle and is able to excite people other than purchasing agents. For the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the engineers of the Chevy team paid concentrations to different aspects of the car such as styling, interior space, and feel comfort and obviously technology. The previous model of the Impala was not so impressive because people found it mismatch for everyday use however, the revamped version of the Impala will definitely restore its lost precision. The new Impala is built on the platform of a big sedan on which two other well known cars are built, the Cadillac XTS and Buick LaCrosse.

Styling, Bodywork and Features

The full size sedans 2014 Chevrolet Impala is offered in three trim levels, LS, LT and LTZ whereas LT and LT are further divided in two trims, the 1LT and 2LT, 1LZ and 2LZ. The 1LT and 1LZ employs four cylinder engines whereas the 2LT and 2LZ employs a V6 engine. The design team of the Chevy worked well under the guidance of the John Cafaro and so the 2014 Chevrolet Impala gets a longer hood, innovative front end, a semi fast-back roof, low profile projector beam headlights, 18.8 cubic feet cargo and the car offer three different wheel choices, 18 inch, 19 inch and 20 inch.

The interior of the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala is also highly innovative that offers a contemporary luxury and convenience. Forget the noise because this time the Chevy engineers made the cabin noise proof that restricts noise from the entrance to the cabin. At quick look to the interior of the Impala, you will notice well equipped interior with superior quality and soft touch materials, Ice blue lighting, multi-dimensional gauges, 4.2 inch display with configurable colors, air conditioning, tilt and telescoping steering wheel, sound system, satellite HD radio, dual zone automatic climate control, full power accessories and embracing space and interior feel. The Chevrolet Impala made its debut in 1958 and in 10 decades or nine generations, for the first time Impala got a bold and aggressive design, high end features and enhanced performance.

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Under the Hood

What the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala fits under the hood? This is a question that circulates in the minds of many enthusiasts. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala offers two engine choices, a standard 2.5 liter four cylinder engine that produces 195 horsepower and 187 lb ft of torque. The EPA rated fuel economy for this Powertrain is 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.

A 3.6 liter V6 engine that generates 305 horsepower and 264 lb ft of torque with an EPA rated fuel economy of 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway. At launch, the 3.6 liter V6 will be equipped in The trims of a 2014 Chevrolet Impala and soon after the four cylinder engine will join the lineup. A mild hybrid eAssist system is also expected later in 2013 in which a 15 KW electric motor will be paired with the 4 cylinder engine produces a sum of 182 horsepower and 172 lb ft of torque. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway. Both the engines are mated with six speed automatic transmission.

Safety Features

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is equipped with high tech safety features ensuring a safe and comfortable journey to the occupants. Standard safety features are 10 airbags, adaptive cruise control, Collision Mitigation Braking, GM’s OnStar service that includes Emergency assistance button, Stolen vehicle assistance, Automatic crash notification and remote door unlock.

Pricing and Availability

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala lineup comes at a price range from $27,535 to $34,555 and is available in the market.

Competitors

The key rivals of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala are Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon, Dodge Charger, Hyundai Azera and Chrysler 300.

Pros

  • New style body
  • Improved interior
  • Impressive convenience and safety features
  • Roomy rear seat

Cons

  • Some poor plastic used in the interior
  • Poor resolution rear view camera

The Verdict

The 10th generation 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a quietly impressive as lots of changes are made and new features are added to the lineup for the first time. A good car for those who want to get a full size sedan for their family and day to day needs.

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Bilal Amjad is a professional content writer and learning latest web trends. I love to drive cars and happy to write on cars related topics.