Review: 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Review: 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Drivers in Virginia tend to favor classic models, which is why the 2017 Chevy Impala has been so hard to keep in stock. Since its debut in 1958, this full-size sedan from Chevrolet has been a favorite, and it’s not hard to see why.

Come into Heritage Chevrolet to take one for a test drive, but first, read our full review: 

Features and Tech

The 2017 Impala comes in three trims: LS, LT, and Premier. The LS comes standard with a 4.2-inch color display, Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth wireless technology, a 6-speaker audio system, and OnStar 4G LTE with built-in WiFi hotspot. The LT adds Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch color touchscreen, GPS navigation, and audio streaming, while the Premier gives you these features plus a standard remote vehicle starter system.

Available entertainment features include the 11-speaker Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound System, wireless charging station, universal home remote, and a 120-volt power outlet. Richmond drivers should ask their Heritage Chevy rep about the feature packages available for all trims.

Styling and Interior

The 2017 Impala LS has 18-inch steel wheels, projector-beam halogen headlamps, and power-adjustable exterior mirrors, while the LT has painted aluminum wheels, and heated exterior mirrors. The Premier adds dual-exhaust with bright tips, LED daytime running lights, HID headlamps, 19-inch machined-face aluminum wheels, and chrome accents.

Inside, the base model has an 8-way power adjustable driver's seat with power lumbar support, single-zone climate control, and a 60/40 split-folding rear seatback. Upper trims come available with heated front seats, dual-zone climate control, a power sunroof, interior ambient lighting, and perforated leather-appointed seating.

Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awarded the 2017 Chevy Impala with a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating. It comes standard with StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, a theft deterrent system, and three months of the OnStar Guidance Plan, which includes automatic crash response and turn-by-turn navigation.

Additionally, the Impala is available with Rear Park Assist, rear vision camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Departure Warning, and Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert. 

Performance

Chester area drivers have the option between two engines: a 2.5-liter inline-4 making 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque, or a 3.6-liter V6 that churns out 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. Both engines have direct fuel injection, are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, and have front-wheel drive. The inline-4 gets an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 30 MPG highway, while the V6 gets 18 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. Also, the 2017 Impala comes with Duralife brake rotors with corrosion-resistant technology for added durability.

Pricing

Starting at $27,500 MSRP

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