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Key specs of the base trim
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- Handling, considering its size
- Interior quietness, quality
- Spacious backseat
- Large trunk
- V-6's estimated gas mileage
- Restricted over-shoulder, rear visibility
- Alloy wheels not standard
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)
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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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The 2015 Chevrolet Impala currently has 3 recalls
Crash and Rollover Test Ratings
New Car Program Benefits
36 months / 36,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
60 months / 100,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits
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