The set of standard features in the 2008 Chevrolet Impala seems adequate, but don’t look long for high-tech gadgets—they’re not on any options list.
Four Impala trim levels are offered: LS, LT, LTZ, and SS. The base car has power features, air conditioning, tilt steering, a power driver seat, a CD player with an MP3-player input, and keyless entry, Edmunds reports. LT versions get remote start and dual-zone climate control, while the LTZ adds a tauter suspension, leather bucket seats, and a Bose audio system. The SS edition pick up a spoiler and special 18-inch wheels.
Kelley Blue Book reports "clever features, such as the auxiliary audio input jack, go a long way toward satisfying the kids on long trips." For those Impala Chevrolet passengers wishing to work on a laptop during extended road trips, Car and Driver reports that one will find "three power points" in the Impala Chevrolet cabin; "two are tucked out of sight at the base of the center stack in the bottom of a deep storage tray, and a third is in the center console, so you can power the cell-phone charger, the radar detector, and the iPod."
Options include anti-lock brakes for the base car, satellite radio, leather seats, a CD changer, and a sunroof. "A new luxury package on 1LT trims combines popular options into one package," according to Cars.com; these include "leather-trimmed interior, antilock brakes, traction control, a rear spoiler and GM's OnStar communication system with Turn-By-Turn navigation." A DVD- or hard-drive-based navigation system is unavailable, as is Bluetooth connectivity, a panoramic sunroof, all-wheel drive, or some other features found in the class leaders.