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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 18 29 $20,766 $21,975
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 18 29 $21,427 $22,675
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 18 28 $23,936 $25,330
4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 28 $26,129 $27,650
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $27,740 $29,355
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 50th Anniversary 18 29 $23,856 $25,245
4-Door Sedan SEL FWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan FWD SEL 21 29 $21,281 $23,035
4-Door Sedan FWD Limited 21 29 $24,499 $26,610
4-Door Sedan AWD SEL 19 25 $22,947 $24,885
4-Door Sedan AWD Limited 19 25 $26,164 $28,460
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,766
$21,281
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$23,035
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$384 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Sporty SS aside, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala is a practical—but not exciting—choice if you’re on a tight budget and need a sedan with a lot of space.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 53.7
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 41.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.5 108.3
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 57.8
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 60.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 112.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 72.9 74.5
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 64.6
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in) 200.4 200.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.6 21.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.0 x 0.43 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.9 x 1.18 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 20.0
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38 40.0
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 16.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code QPX T7B
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Rear Tire Order Code QPX T7B
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/60R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3555 3643
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 17 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 600
Engine
Fuel System SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 214 @ 4000 207 @ 4500
Engine Order Code LZE 991
Displacement 3.5L/214 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 5800 203 @ 5750
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 21
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.86 3.46
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 1.16
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1) 2.92 4.15
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.56
Trans Type 4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56 2.37
Trans Order Code MX0 44A
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Ford Five Hundred
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear Tri-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Touring Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Touring MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.18 0.91
 
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