• (4.0) 21 reviews
  • MSRP: $785–$4,917
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 24-25
  • Engine: 180-hp, 3.4-liter V-6 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2000 Chevrolet Impala

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Vehicle Overview
Chevrolet rejoins the full-size sedan market after a four-year hiatus with the 2000 Impala, resurrecting an old name on a new front-drive model. The Monte Carlo, a two-door coupe built from the same platform but with sportier styling, also joins the lineup this year.

Chevy exited the full-size segment at the end of the 1996 model year when it stopped selling the rear-drive Caprice and performance-oriented Impala SS models. That left the midsize Lumina sedan as Chevy's largest car until the new Impala arrived in summer 1999.

Exterior
At 200 inches from bumper to bumper, the Impala is actually an inch shorter than the Lumina. However, it is 3 inches longer in wheelbase at 110.5, giving the Impala a roomier interior. The Impala is nearly 4 inches shorter than the front-drive Dodge Intrepid and about a foot shorter than the rear-drive Ford Crown Victoria, two full-size rivals.

Styling on the Impala bears some resemblance to Chevy's midsize Malibu sedan from the front and side. The rear has a more dramatic appearance from a full-width panel that encloses round taillamps, an Impala styling touch from years ago.

Interior
With interior volume of 104.5 cubic feet and a 17.6-cubic-foot trunk, the Impala qualifies for full-size status under the EPA's measurements. The Lumina, by comparison, has 100.5 cubic feet of interior space and a 15.5-cubic-foot trunk.

The base Impala comes with a split front bench seat for six-passenger capacity. The LS model adds front bucket seats and a split rear seatback that folds for additional cargo room. Both models have large, easy to use controls that are well lit at night, and wide, tall doors that allow easy entry and exit.

Under the Hood
Base Impalas use a 180-horsepower, 3.4-liter V-6 engine that provides decent acceleration, and the LS has a 200-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 that is quieter and delivers brisk acceleration and prompt passing power. Both engines team with a smooth-shifting four-speed automatic transmission.

Safety
Among safety features standard on the LS and optional on the base Impala are a side-impact airbag for the driver, anti-lock brakes, all-speed traction control and a tire inflation monitor. Daytime running lamps are standard on both.

 

Reported by Rick Popely  for cars.com
From the cars.com 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer Reviews

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I think this vehicle is in very good condition for its year, and has great mileage and has no problems!

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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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