2011 Chevrolet Impala Photo
/ 10
TCC Rating
How does the
TCC Rating work?
The TCC Rating is a clear numeric rating value based on a 10-point scale that reflects the overall opinion of our automotive experts on any vehicle and rolls up ratings we give each vehicle across sub-categories you care about like performance, safety, styling and more.

Our rating also has simple color-coded “Stop” (red), “Caution” (orange),
or “Go” (green) messages along with the numerical score so you can easily understand where we stand at a glance.

Our automotive experts then also collect and show you what other websites say about these different aspects of any vehicle. We do this leg work for you to simplify your research process.

Learn more about how we rate and review cars here.

Reviewed by Marty Padgett
Editorial Director, The Car Connection
Quick Take
It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features. Read more »
Decision Guide
Opinions from around the Web

overall look is pleasing enough

Car and Driver »

functional and straightforward

Edmunds »

a distinct front-end look

Cars.com »
Pricing and Specifications by Style
$24,495 $30,035
4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Gas Mileage 19 mpg City/29 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas/Ethanol V6, 3.5L
EPA Class Large
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
See Detailed Specs »

Celebrity Drivers

Kevin Dorsey
6.8 out of 10
Browse Chevrolet Impala inventory in your area.


The Basics:

Chevrolet’s front-wheel-drive Impala brings a classically comfortable ride and big value to the table, but the 2011 model can't compete with the likes of the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon or Hyundai Azera in refinement.

The Impala sends a message, with bland styling inside and out. The outdated appearance plays through its street performance, too--it's reasonably quick and a comfortable ride, but excitement is completely off the menu.

The biggest asset in the Impala's portfolio is the copious interior and cargo room to be found inside. Five adults can really be comfortable inside, so long as you don't tackle aggressive roads, and the trunk's almost as big as the largest one in its class. Fuel economy is a credit, too--despite a four-speed transmission, the Impala can pull 29 mpg in highway driving, according to the EPA.

You may miss all the luxury features that can turn a Taurus into a $45,000 sport sedan, or the options that can spin an Avalon's pricetag into the high $30,000 range. So long as you're fine with the Impala's existential drabness, you can always bring along your own music and GPS, right?


  • A truly large interior
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Cushy highway ride
  • The LS is big-car value


  • Plain from all angles
  • Soft seats discourage cornering
  • No on-board navigation option
  • SS RIP
Next: Interior / Exterior »
Other Choices Read More
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
/ 10
TCC Rating
Used Cars
Try My Showroom
Save cars, write notes, and comparison shop with hi-res photos.
Add your first car
Related Used Listings
Browse used listings in your area

© 2015 The Car Connection. All Rights Reserved. The Car Connection is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Read Our Cookie Policy.