2011 Chevrolet Impala

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Combined MPG


Seating capacity

200.4” x 58.7”


Front-wheel drive



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

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

  • Fleet

  • LS


  • LT


  • LTZ


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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 4.0
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.2
  • Reliability 4.1
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Most recent consumer reviews


My Impala

The only issues with the impala is the transmission are bad the ignition which I'm having issues now,and it seems every 6 months to a year I have to change front hub bearing and struts. Besides those issues oh and the governor mine is at 112 mph it sucks. But overall a perfect vehicle for traveling and everyday commute.


This Car Doesn’t Die!

This has honestly been a reliable car and im not one to leave reviews. Bought this car for $1000 at 208k miles. Yes, the mileage scared me as well. It currently just hit 230k Miles and Still runs like a dream. I had to replace my Rack & pinion eventually which is a known issue on these vehicles, other then that just regular maintenance scheduled oil changes, new tires alignments i really haven’t dumped a ton of money into this car like i have past vehicles and i expect it to reach 250k-300k the way this is driving. Impressed is an understatement.


Owning a 2011 Chevy Impala. Is it worth owning? Ye

My poor car has had a lot of problems but as far as driving it, I love it. I would recommend buying a 2011 Impala.

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Based on the 2011 Chevrolet Impala base trim.
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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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