(4.5) 63 reviews
MSRP: $2,828$10,784
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

Our Take

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

6 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.