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FEATURES | 6 out of 10
audio and climate controls are intuitive and feel good
XM satellite radio is standard on all Impalas
Car and Driver
didn't expect to find an MP3 input jack in the Impala
Kelley Blue Book
It was super easy to pair my phone with the Bluetooth connection.
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala is has a reasonably good feature set, but the lack of options and infotainment features limit this big sedan's appeal.
Most of the basic features you'd expect to find in a rather low-priced mid-size or large sedan are here, including Bluetooth, satellite radio, steering-wheel controls, a trip computer, and keyless entry--all standard in the Impala LS. This version is sold widely to fleets, so some features like a fold-down rear seat and power side mirrors are omitted to keep cost down.
Stepping up to the LT, you earn flip-and-fold rear seats, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, 17-inch machined aluminum wheels, and a somewhat firmer Touring suspension. The LTZ is the top-of-the-line, sporty Impala, and adds a Bose sound system, W-rated tires on 18-inch wheels, fog lamps, heated mirrors, power front seats, leather upholstery, and a garage-door opener.Otherwise, the Impala is missing a lot. USB port? Not here. Navigation? No. A sunroof? No. But the Impala does have OnStar hardware and comes with a six-month subscription to basic services (you'll have to pay a monthly fee after that).
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala includes an impressive list of features, but there's a lot missing from it.