Vehicle Preview: 2014 Chevrolet Impala


Luxury, style and advanced technology grace reinvented American icon

The all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala, on sale soon here at Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio, is built on an award-winning global platform and delivers luxury, refinement, advanced technology and fuel efficiency never before seen in an Impala. Among the highlights of what’s new in the Impala, America’s best-selling full-size sedan since 2004, are a completely redesigned exterior, a more spacious interior with increased front and rear legroom, enhanced noise suppression for a quieter cabin, a long list of active safety features and three powerful and fuel-efficient powertrain options.

All three powertrains in the new, 10th-generation Impala feature direct fuel injection for enhanced throttle response and increased fuel efficiency. A powerful, lightweight 3.6-liter V6 good for 305 hp and 264 lb/ft of torque will be the exclusive engine choice when the Impala launches. This is the most hp from a naturally aspirated V6 in the segment. Following soon after, a new Ecotec 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine will deliver 196 hp and 186 lb/ft of torque. Available near the end of the year will be the popular Ecotec 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist, which features an electric assist generator that helps maximize mileage. The 2.4-liter delivers an estimated 182 hp and returns an outstanding 35 mpg highway.

All three engines come with smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmissions. Thanks to a stronger, stiffer, more precisely tuned body structure, the front-wheel drive 2014 Impala has a greater feeling of control and comfort with enhanced driving athleticism.

The completely redesigned exterior has an optimal blend of classic good looks and modern style. The low, wind-swept profile of the 2014 Chevy Impala helps reduce wind drag and minimizes interior noise at freeway speeds. With a choice of 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels, diagonal dual-signature taillamps, High-Intensity Discharge headlamps and LED daytime running lights, the Impala exudes a sense of sophisticated luxury at a price point––MSRP starting at $29,950––thousands less than its European counterparts.

Eye-catching touches draw you into the Impala. Inside, an attractive wraparound instrument panel blends naturally into the door panels, and high-quality soft-touch materials are featured throughout. Quality can also be seen in the upholstery, with available sueded microfiber or perforated leather seating welcoming all occupants. At night the Impala interior comes alive with tasteful Ice-Blue ambient lighting throughout the cabin. Standard or available features (depending on trim) like remote starting, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel round out the Impala as a legitimate luxury sedan.

Once inside, your eyes are immediately drawn to the center stack that houses an available eight-inch touch screen display. The display controls all features including climate control, Bluetooth audio streaming, the popular Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system and the available navigation system. All five passengers enjoy increased legroom, and trunk space has been increased to a generous 18.8 cubic feet.

One of the most noticeable traits of the redesigned 2014 Impala is its exceptionally quiet ride. Featuring a comprehensive suite of sound-suppressing and absorbing materials––including the first application of advanced Active Noise Cancellation technology in a Chevrolet (four-cylinder models), acoustically laminated windshield and front-door glass, sound-absorbing carpet and a completely isolated engine cradle––the 2014 Impala is the quietest full-size sedan Chevrolet has ever made.

The 2014 Chevy Impala boast one of the most advanced suites of standard and available safety feature suites in the full-size sedan segment. The 2014 Impala is the first Chevrolet to feature full-speed-range Adaptive Cruise Control, which automatically adjusts vehicle speed in traffic. Collision Mitigation Braking is another first for Chevrolet, using radar to intervene and apply emergency braking when an imminent crash threat is detected. Lane Departure Warning notifies the driver with audible alerts if the vehicle is drifting over traffic lane markings.

Side Blind Zone Alert detects vehicles along side, where they might not be seen, while Rear Cross Traffic Alert notifies you when people or vehicles are approaching from the either side while you are backing up. A Rear Vision Camera is integrated into the standard Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system, helping drivers easily back into parking spaces.

Add standard safety features like 10 airbags, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control, all-speed Traction Control, four-wheel antilock disc brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution and the popular OnStar system that automatically calls for help in the event of a collision and offers remote vehicle control through the OnStar RemoteLink mobile app, and you have one of the safest, most connected full-size sedans on the road today in the 2014 Chevy Impala.

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