• (4.5) 74 reviews
  • MSRP: $2,651$10,615
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-23
  • Engine: 211-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2008 Chevrolet Impala

Our Take on the 2008 Chevrolet Impala

For 2008, Chevrolet offers an electronic stability system for the first time on the Impala. General Motors' StabiliTrak system is standard on higher-level LT, LTZ and SS models. Impalas compete against the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon. The Impala nameplate dates back to 1958, ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Noticeable wind noise at highway speeds
  • Large blind spot
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope

Notable Features

  • Choice of three engines
  • Electronic stability system
  • Active fuel management
  • 5.3-liter V-8 in Impala SS
  • Flex-fuel versions available
  • Standard side curtain airbags
  • Flip-and-fold rear seat

2008 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

Consumer Reviews

4.5

Average based on 74 reviews

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Overlooked American Car Quality

by American Made from Allendale, MI on May 13, 2011

I Leased this 2008 Impala LT new in November of 2007 (my first new car from the showroom floor) I now have 51000 and have since purchased the car and I still Love it! Regular oil changes are the only ... Read Full Review

6 Trim Levels Available

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Safety Ratings

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
G
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
Front Seat
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 3 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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Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $4,100 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

36mo/36,000mi

Powertrain

60mo/100,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

60mo/100,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

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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