Vehicle Preview: 2014 Chevrolet Impala


An iconic sedan gets a full redesign
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The pioneering spirit that keeps the Chevrolet brand an American icon, and that made the Impala America’s best-selling full-size sedan in 2011, is directly reflected in the much-anticipated release of the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala sedan. Offering eye-catching style, a more refined interior, intuitive technology, advanced safety features and three extremely efficient and powerful engine options, the 2014 Impala is sure to continue its best-selling ways.
At the core of the 10th generation Impala will be the choice of three direct-injected engines. An Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist light electrification technology will offer an outstanding balance of power and efficiency, to the tune of 182 hp and 35 mpg highway. A new Ecotec 2.5-liter will offer greater refinement and efficiency while generating a capable 195 hp. For those seeking a full-size sedan with heroic muscle, the 3.6-liter V6 will not disappoint, offering 303 hp. Each engine will be paired with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission that transfers power through the front wheels.
A fully-redesigned MacPherson strut front suspension system features an isolated front cradle and hydraulic ride bushings to deliver a smoother, quieter ride than ever before. The electric variable assist steering not only helps save fuel, but also improves the handling responsiveness in the Impala.
Perhaps the most noticeable features of the all-new Impala can be found by simply just looking at it. The 2014 Impala gets all-new sheetmetal and a fully redesigned interior, and it is, quite simply, a pleasure to look at from any angle. There are subtle design nods to the Impalas of yore, like the muscular, high-set shoulders over the rear wheel arches, but the 2014 Impala is focused on the future, not the past.
It’s long, low, wind-swept proportions help it cut through wind for greater fuel efficiency and lower cabin noise, while the low-profile High-Intensity Discharge (HID) headlamps and LED daytime running lights sweep the front of the Impala, giving it a contemporary and sporting appearance.
Inside, the 2014 Impala features the Chevrolet signature dual-cockpit design along with a tasteful and flowing wraparound instrument panel that continues into the door panels. The classy ambient lighting, soft touch materials and stitching accents in the upholstery all add elements of quality, craftsmanship and sophistication lacking in competitive full-size sedans.
A new instrument cluster features a standard 4.2-inch custom color display, while an optional eight-inch touch-screen with hidden storage space behind it is paired with the available Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system. MyLink is a next-generation system featuring Bluetooth hands-free phone, streaming audio and an available navigation system, all controlled by voice or buttons on the steering wheel for the ultimate in safe connectivity.
Nothing says quality like a comfortable, hushed interior at freeway speeds, and the 2014 Impala fulfills that standard completely. Featuring a stiffer body architecture, more precise tuning and widespread use of sound absorption, suppression and even active noise cancellation, the 2014 Impala will boast the quietest Chevrolet full-size sedan interior ever. Available leather upholstery with perfectly placed bolstering not only helps support the body during long trips, it does it with luxurious refinement.
The 2014 Impala will be among the safest full-size sedans on the road. Visual and audible alerts along with radar-based technologies will help ensure the safety of those both inside and outside the car. Take for instance the 10 standard airbags, and the available Adaptive Cruise Control system that uses radar to sense traffic ahead and automatically adjusts speed faster or slower based on the distance to the vehicle in front of you.
Collision Mitigation Braking uses radar to detect crash threats and alerts the driver. If the driver does not respond, brakes are automatically applied. In addition to Lane Departure Warning and Side Blind Zone Alerts, the Impala will also feature Rear Cross Traffic Alert, which warns the driver of crossing vehicles in low visibility situations. A Rearview camera and Rear Park Assist also make parking and backing up safer than ever before.
The 2014 Impala will be offered in three trim levels – LS, LT and LTZ – to fit a wide range of needs and budgets. The newest iteration of one of America’s longest-running, best-selling full-size sedans goes on sale in early 2013. Visit our dealership today and get all the details on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, so the moment it goes on sale you can be the first on your block to have one.
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