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2015 Chevrolet Impala

$11,302 — $26,198 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
21-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Handling, considering its size
  • Interior quietness, quality
  • Spacious backseat
  • Large trunk
  • V-6's estimated gas mileage

The Bad

  • Restricted over-shoulder, rear visibility
  • Alloy wheels not standard
2015 Chevrolet Impala exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2015 Chevrolet Impala
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot capability standard
  • 2.5-liter four-cylinder with new stop-start technology standard
  • New V-6 that runs on gasoline or CNG available
  • MyLink entertainment system available
  • Collision warning system with auto-braking available
  • Passcode-protected personal information and storage bin (MyLink)

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Editor's note: This review was done in June 2013 about the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. Little of substance has changed with this year's model.

What Is the 2015 Chevrolet Impala?

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is a five-seat, full-size sedan that competes with the Chrysler 300, Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus and Hyundai Azera. Trim levels include the LS1, LT1, LT2, LTZ1 and LTZ2. There are also two special trims with powertrains compatible with compressed natural gas: the LS w/2FL CNG and the LT w/3LT CNG.

What's New on the 2015 Chevrolet Impala?

The 2015 Impala now includes standard engine stop-start technology, and a bi-fuel V-6 engine that can run on either conventional gasoline or compressed natural gas is now available. Also new is 4G LTE internet connectivity and Wi-Fi hot spot capability for the OnStar communications system (subscription required).

How Does the 2015 Chevrolet Impala Compare to Other Full-Size Sedans?

While the Impala has historically lagged its competitors in the small-but-competitive full-size sedan class, the 2015 acquits itself well on the heels of its 2014 redesign. Its cabin is noticeably roomier than that of the Ford Taurus, and while the Taurus boasts a slightly larger trunk (20.1 vs. 18.8 cubic feet), the Impala's is still more generous than those of other top competitors. Perhaps its most notable downside versus the competition is that the 2015 Impala's (notably attractive) design compromises visibility somewhat -- an unexpected foible in a large sedan.

What Features in the 2015 Chevrolet Impala Are Most Important?

The Impala comes standard with a 195-horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. There are also two variants of a V-6 engine available: one runs on conventional fuel and produces 305 hp, while a bi-fuel version makes 260 hp on gasoline or 230 hp on CNG. All 2015 Impalas have front-wheel drive, and the four-cylinder engine features active noise-cancelling technology.

Other notable standard features include 18-inch wheels, halogen headlights, cloth upholstery, front bucket seats, a 60/40-split folding backseat, Bluetooth cellphone connectivity, air conditioning, and a CD stereo with MP3 and USB compatibility. Significant available features include 19- or 20-inch aluminum wheels, HID headlights, leather or suede-style microfiber upholstery, dual-zone automatic air conditioning, Bluetooth streaming audio, Chevy's MyLink infotainment system and a navigation system.

As is required in all new cars of this model year, the Impala comes equipped with antilock brakes, front airbags and an electronic stability system. Every Impala comes with 10 airbags and Chevy's OnStar emergency communications system. Optional safety features include a backup camera, adaptive cruise control with collision mitigation braking, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, a blind spot warning system, lane departure warning and forward collision warning.

Should I Buy the 2015 Chevrolet Impala?

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala boasts a spacious, quiet interior and handling that defies its size. Its visibility issues are real, however - rear visibility in particular is lacking, and the car's wide B-pillars impede over-shoulder visibility, as well. This is a shame given the visibility-limiting design also gives the Impala striking, Camaro-esque looks.

While its visibility flaws are significant, the Impala's MyLink system boasts some neat tricks, and the vehicle itself is quite comfortable. Pair that with its generous trunk and impressive V-6 gas mileage (up to 18/29 mpg city/highway), and you've got a large sedan that's worthy of your consideration.

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2015 Chevrolet Impala Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

Redesigned last year, the Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan is offered with a choice of three engines, including a new V-6 t... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.7
85 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.7)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

I love it !!

by Sandra my ride or die from Cuyahoga Falls Ohio on November 13, 2018

I owned a Solara before this car and did not think I could like a car as much as the Solara. I looked for 4 mos looking and test drove this one 3 times .I bought it and everyday that I drive it I fall ... Read full review

(5.0)

We love our impala it's cofy,nice ,and the color

by Babysmom from Zanesville Ohio/ Everwhere on October 31, 2018

This car has met all are needs,it good on gas,it comfortable,Cruzes nice we love the color and we travel everywhere in it and we bought it from a great dealership JEFF DRENNEN'S . Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala currently has 3 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2015 Chevrolet Impala LS w/1LS

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
acceptable
Structure/safety cage
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
acceptable
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Chevrolet

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    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)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Impala received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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