Chevrolet's redesigned 2014 Impala will cost about 3% more than the 2013 model. The new model will start at $27,535, including an $810 destination fee, Chevy says. The 2013 Impala started at $26,685 with an $825 destination fee.
For the extra money, 2014 Impala owners get an updated design with a power-dome hood, sculpted bodyside molding, pronounced rear fenders that hark back to Impalas of the late '60s and a wider, Camaro-influenced grille. Drivetrain choices are a more fuel-efficient 182-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder with Chevy's eAssist mild-hybrid system; a 195-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder; and a 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6. Chevy's best-selling sedan retains its front-wheel-drive setup and uses a standard six-speed automatic transmission.
The car will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels. The 3.6-liter engine will come to market first, with a starting price of $30,760 for the LT and $36,580 for the LTZ, including destination. The 2.5-liter engine is priced as follows: $27,535 for the LS, $29,785 for the LT and $34,555 for the LTZ. Pricing for the 2.4-liter engine with eAssist will be announced later.
The 2014 Impala will go on sale in the spring.