(3.9) 68 reviews
MSRP: $2,125$9,605
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 23-26
Engine: 211-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2006 Chevrolet Impala

Our Take on the 2006 Chevrolet Impala

Our Take

What We Don't Like

  • Pending further review

Notable Features

  • Choice of three engines
  • Four trim levels
  • 5.3-liter V-8 in Impala SS
  • Standard side-curtain airbags
  • Flip-and-fold rear seat

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

It's time to put to rest the well-entrenched consumer notion that Japanese cars are just naturally better than American cars. Granted, the United States automakers dug their own hole, giving us years of not-so-great cars, allowing the Japanese to win over American buyers with superior products. But the playing field has nearly been leveled, and despite continuing consumer bias against Amer... Read full review for the 2006 Chevrolet Impala

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Consumer Reviews

3.9

Average based on 68 reviews

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First Car, Best Car!

by Kevo from Little Rock, Arkansas on January 23, 2012

This is my first car! Bought it at a Chevy dealer used with 30k miles & now it has 92k. They had all the records for it & the car only drove in for oil change, tires & other maintenance. It's a great ... Read Full Review

5 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Impala LS

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
A
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Impala LS

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
A

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
A
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
A
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
A
Structure/safety cage
A

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
A
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Impala LS

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Chevrolet Impala LS

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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