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Got excited when i saw this thread. But i honestly dont know what to make of it Im just completely undecided if i like it or not. Doesn't seem like an american car to me. I do like the front, it doesn't have a huge honeycomb grille like alot of the cars now. And IMO i think it would make a pretty decent 2 door, catch my drift?
2004 Monte Carlo Intimidator SS ~ 90k miles | 1997 Monte Carlo LS ~ 171k miles SOLD | 1989 Plymouth Horizon ~ 45k miles| 2008 Buick Lacrosse Super
Was the previous generation really that unique? I call BS on that. That's one of my BIGGEST knocks on the 06-07 Monte and has always been one of my big knocks on the Impala. Looks far too generic compared to the earlier ones.
Dare we say it? For the first time in a while, Chevrolet has created an Impala that might excite someone other than fleet purchasing agents. The 10th generation of one of autodom’s most familiar nameplates, the 2014 Impala is indeed a sculpted piece, if a bit rumpalicious. (The 2014 Impala rides on the same front-drive platform as the Cadillac XTS, a car that also features a long rear overhang.) There are some overtones of Infiniti M in the rear quarter and the front end bears a slight resemblance to that of the pre-refresh Volkswagen CC—not bad company, by any means—and the car is many times more attractive than the anodyne outgoing model. A Camaro-esque grille and headlamps have been employed; on LTZ models, the lights are upgraded to HID units with accompanying LED daytime running lights. Chrome is kept to a minimum, but it’s used to good effect framing the windows and punctuating the scallop on the lower body side. Base LS models will come standard with 18-inch wheels, while 19- and 20-inchers will be available on LT and LTZ versions. The familiar running-impala logo takes up residence on the C-pillar. Material Proof The interior features Chevy’s dual-cockpit layout, as well as premium materials such as perforated leather and faux suede; ambient lighting and a French-stitched dashtop and IP cowl are among the options. The swanky atmosphere will be augmented by what should be a quieter cabin: Chevy says it fairly slathered the car with sound-deadening materials, and four-cylinder models have active noise cancellation via the audio system. The instrument cluster gets a 4.2-inch driver-configurable color screen that can display various infotainment and vehicle data. Chevy’s latest iteration of MyLink is available, featuring an eight-inch touch-screen in the center stack that flips up to reveal a concealed storage bin.
The new Impala can be fitted with a host of driver-assistance tech, some of which are firsts for Chevrolet. The list includes full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, collision-mitigating automatic braking, lane-departure alert, blind-spot alert, forward collision alert, and rear cross-traffic alert. (We recently sampled GM’s versions of these technologies as fitted to a Cadillac SRX; the Impala’s nannies should function similarly, as they’re also destined for its XTS platform mate.) Two Fours and a Six The engine lineup has three naturally aspirated, direct-injected suspects: a carry-over 3.6-liter V-6—the only engine available in the outgoing car—a 2.5-liter four, and an eAssisted 2.4-liter four. The six now makes three additional horsepower and two more lb-ft of torque (for totals of 303 and 264), while the 2.5 delivers 195 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque. The 2.4-liter and its mild-hybrid setup are good for 182 hp and 172 lb-ft. In V-6 trim, the new car weighs roughly 150 pounds more than the previous one, so don’t expect six-pot mileage to move up from the previous 18 mpg city/30 highway. The other engines will be more miserly: Chevy says the eAssist will get 35 mpg on the highway. All three engines will hook to a six-speed automatic.
Pricing has yet to be announced; expect base pricing to stay near the current model’s $26,585 when the new Impala hits showroom floors in early 2013. View Photo Gallery
ugh, really getting tired of all these 6 cyl. Cars getting all this horsepower with no torque to back em up. Some guy in a 6cyl charger at work boasts all the time how he has 292HP and can 'smoke' a lot of 8 cyl. I wanna smack him, dude, you only have 260 ft/lbs of torque!! GAH!