2018 Chevrolet Impala Review

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala adds better base equipment this year for good value among full-sizers.

The 2018 Chevy Impala doesn’t have much in common with its namesake anymore.

Today’s car is a comfortable four-door cruiser for four or five adults, easy on gas, relatively fun to drive, and modestly handsome—it’s predecessor certainly was none of those things.

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala earns a 6.8 out of 10 on our overall scale for now. Once official fuel economy and crash data are available that score may change, so stay tuned. (Read more about how we rate cars.)

This year’s Impala changes very little from last year’s version, aside from a few new paint schemes and a little more standard equipment across all models, starting with the Chevy Impala LS as base.

A rearview camera is standard across all cars now, and even base models get an 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility—still a relative rarity for a car starting at $28,375, including delivery.

All versions get the same sharp styling that ushered in a good era for styling from General Motors. Other front-drive offerings from GM keep the same crisp shapes, especially around the front and rear fenders.

Chevrolet Impala Premier editions punch a little further up on luxury weight classes with standard navigation, Bose premium audio, and wireless cellphone charging.

All Impalas come with a 6-speed automatic and a choice between a 2.5-liter inline-4 or a 3.6-liter V-6. Mainstream full-sizers like the Impala have largely fallen by the wayside, so even though the Chevy’s powerplant sounds advanced for 2012—it’s still somewhat competitive.

The Chevy Malibu, which is nearly identically sized, offers a smaller displacement, turbocharged engine or a hybrid powertrain for economy-first buyers.

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March 15, 2017
2016 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT

Great car, great value!

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I did a ton of research and even used the information from The Car Connection during the negotiations. Love my new Chevy Impala! My friends love it too and wish that they would have gotten the great deal that... + More »
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February 9, 2017
2016 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT

I Love this car

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This is the car I always wanted it's big enough it fast enough it got great styling and it looks great in motion buy one you will love it
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May 24, 2016
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/1LT

Great Roomy Sedan

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I find that the car has a nice ride, great features for the price of the vehicle, very good interior space, and sufficient power for my driving needs. I like the exterior design of the car and the interior... + More »
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March 6, 2016
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ

100% improvement

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Outstanding in all aspects handling, style, power, fuel consumption!
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December 8, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ

Wise selection..

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Stylish and very "user" friendly......................................
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December 6, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/3LT

dependable

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Drove across Canada 5500 klms and back no problems average 38mpg with a full load.Lots of room for passengers and luggage and power to pass.
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October 26, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ

excellent car, I can think of anythingnto change

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I can't believe this car, beautiful inside and out, full of the latest features. Drives excellent, super comfortable and good gas mileage especially on the highway for such a big comfortable sedan. Feels solid... + More »
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October 14, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ

This is a great car and I'm getting better than advertised gas milelage.

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Exterior color is Ashen Gray Metallic, inside all leather also in a similar gray color. Includes sun roof and close all the options. On a 300 mi trip I got 31.7 mpg, all highway travel. I'm averaging over... + More »
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October 12, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ w/2LZ

Beautiful car. It does everything I want it to.

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This is my first new luxury car and I love it. The comfort and build quality are excellent, the engine is smooth and very powerful. The interior layout fits me perfectly. I'm very impressed.
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August 28, 2015
2015 Chevrolet Impala 4-Door Sedan LT w/2LT

My leg hurts

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After 1 week my leg hurts. .. the exterior style is really nice.. a very aggressive look and stance.(even more so on LTZ) BUT..they failed to carry that over to the rear tail lights.. the sad droopy look is... + More »
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