2011 Chevrolet Impala

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2011 Chevrolet Impala
2011 Chevrolet Impala

Key specs

Base trim shown


The good:

  • Interior space
  • Adept transmission
  • Gas mileage

The bad:

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

4 trims

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Notable features

  • Choice of V-6 engines
  • both flex-fuel capable
  • Available electronic stability system
  • Active fuel management
  • Standard side curtain and side-impact airbags
  • Available Bluetooth phone connectivity

2011 Chevrolet Impala review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Impala is Chevrolet’s flagship full-size sedan. Three trim levels are available: LS, LT and LTZ. Impalas compete with the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Toyota Avalon.

New for 2011
The standard 3.5-liter V-6 engine now has standard flex-fuel capability, allowing it to burn gasoline or an ethanol blend of up to 85 percent (E85).

For 2011, the Impala gains body-colored bodyside moldings for all models. The Impala has a somewhat rounded shape for a sedan, with large, swept-back headlights as its distinguishing characteristic.

  • LS and LT models have 16-inch wheels
  • LTZ models have 18-inch wheels

Inside the Impala, flip-and-fold rear-seat cushions reveal a covered storage area and include grocery bag hooks. The rear seatback folds down to create a pass-through into the trunk. GM’s OnStar communication system is standard, and the Directions and Connections service that gives audio turn-by-turn directions from an OnStar operator is free for six months.

  • Available Bose audio system with eight speakers
  • Seating for five or six, depending on choice of front seat
  • Standard dual-zone manual climate control on all models
  • Standard illuminated vanity mirrors for driver and front passenger (LT and LTZ)
  • Standard XM Satellite Radio (subscription sold separately)
  • Available remote start
  • Bluetooth phone connectivity available

Under the Hood
Engines include a 3.5-liter V-6 and a 3.9-liter V-6. Both are flex-fuel engines that can run on ethanol-based E85.

  • 211-hp, 3.5-liter V-6 with 215 pounds-feet of torque
  • 230-hp, 3.9-liter V-6 with 238 pounds-feet of torque
  • LTZ has sportier suspension
  • Four-speed automatic transmission on all models

Side curtain airbags and seat belt pretensioners for the front seats are standard. Latch child-seat anchors are found in all second-row seating positions. OnStar includes GM’s Advanced Crash Response System, which makes crash data available to 911 centers.

  • Stability control standard on all models
  • Standard thorax side-impact airbags on all models
  • Standard antilock brakes and traction control on all models

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.2
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews


Never did more than brakes and maintenance.

I’ve only put brakes and tires on this that I bought with 20,000 miles in 2012. Today it is with me in Alaska with about 95,000 miles on it.


Best damn car I ever owned

My previous car was a 2005 Sebring that was nothing but problems. After the head gasket finally went in 2016, the dealer on the lot talked us onto buying this. Was hesitant, as it was more than we wanted to pay. But ended up being an absolutely awesome car. Barely had to take it in to be serviced for anything. Unfortunately, ended up crashing it on an icy road. Wanted to buy another one, but we are needing an SUV. I hope Chevy will start making these again someday. If I had to complain about anything, the angled headrest hurt my neck and I had to tilt the seat back a bit to be more comfortable. Also hated how the middle headrest on back seat blocked my rear view.


This I’d definitely a road trip car with those sof

This car has been so comfy no need to ride with pillows. I tried to find 1 exactly like it but the plush seats are not available anymore. I got a car for my Birthday and it doesn’t compare to the body style and comfort of the seats.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Chevrolet
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance
60 months/100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)
6 years/100,000 miles
Dealer certification required
172-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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