• (3.9) 37 reviews
  • MSRP: $3,223$11,579
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 20-24
  • Engine: 211-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 (flexible; E85)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 4-speed automatic w/OD
2009 Chevrolet Impala

Our Take on the 2009 Chevrolet Impala

Our Take

The Impala is Chevrolet's flagship full-size sedan. Four trim levels are available: LS, LT, LTZ and SS. The LT trim level has 1LT and 2LT packages that offer different levels of standard equipment. Impalas compete with the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon.All Impala models get ant... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Uninspiring design
  • Electronic stability system not standard
  • Large blind spot
  • Steering wheel doesn't telescope

Notable Features

  • Choice of three engines
  • 5.3-liter V-8 in Impala SS
  • Flex-fuel versions available
  • Standard side curtain and side-impact airbags
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity


Our Expert Reviews

Chevrolet's Impala is a full-size car without flash, extravagant features or risky styling. Even so, it's a rare six-seater that's a consistent top-seller; in 2008 it was the eighth best-selling car in the U.S. Of course, many of those sales can be attributed to fleet sales. More about that later. The model I drove was a 2009 Impala LT, which is a step up from the base LS. While ... Read full review for the 2009 Chevrolet Impala

Consumer Reviews


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Best Impala so far

by Senior Design Engineer from Macomb,Michigan on December 20, 2009

Have owned or leased over 150 vehicles in lifetime. the Impala we bought is with out a doubt very impressive. Very responsive for a 3.5 V6,excellent acceration,yet overall conditions delivers 27 mpg. ... Read Full Review

5 Trim Levels Available

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Our 2009 Chevrolet Impala trim comparison will help you decide.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 7 recalls for this car.

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

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

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

Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


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

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Warranties Explained


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.


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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