2018 Chevrolet Impala

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$27,895–$36,620 MSRP range

Key Specs

of the 2018 Chevrolet Impala base trim shown

  • Body Type:
  • Combined MPG:
    22-25 Combined MPG
  • Engine:
    197-hp, 2.5-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain:
    Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission:
    6-speed automatic w/OD
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Our Take

From the Cars.com Vehicle Test Team

The Good

  • Handling, considering its size
  • Ride quality
  • Interior quietness, quality
  • Spacious backseat
  • Large trunk
  • Variety of storage cubbies

The Bad

  • Poor over-shoulder, rear visibility
  • Slow navigation system
  • Flat, unsupportive front seats
  • Cheap-looking gauges
  • No all-wheel-drive option
2018 Chevrolet Impala exterior side view

Notable Features of the 2018 Chevrolet Impala

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity standard
  • Wireless device charging available
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot standard
  • Four-cylinder or V-6 power
  • Collision warning system with auto-braking available
  • Passcode-protected personal information and storage bin

2018 Chevrolet Impala Overview

By Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

What it is: The Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan comes with a standard four-cylinder engine or an available 3.6-liter V6. It seats up to five people and competes with the Toyota Avalon and Ford Taurus.

New for 2018

Keyless access and push-button start are now standard. The LT trim gains LED daytime running lamps and remote start.


Latest 2018 Impala Stories

What Drivers Are Saying

Exterior Styling
(4.7)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.7)

Latest Reviews

(5.0)

love my impala enough said

by Chevy crazy from Sheboygan Wisconsin on May 14, 2018

I have always been a Chevy girl so choosing the impala was not hard all I need now is an suv something gently used please Read full review

(5.0)

Continued with Impala

by Cindy B from Wisconsin on May 13, 2018

I was pleased with my choice, & with the salesperson who sold it to me. Previously, I owned an Impala & wanted to minimize my learning curve with a new vehicle. This has worked out very well for me. Read full review

Safety & Recalls

Recalls

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala currently has 0 recalls

IIHS Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2018 Chevrolet Impala LS w/1LS

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

Child Seat Anchors (Latch)

Ease of Use
acceptable

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
good
Overall Rear
good
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
good

Headlights

Overall Rating
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

Other

Roof Strength
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

Small overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Headlights
poor
Hip/thigh
good
Lower leg/foot
good
Restraints and dummy kinematics
acceptable
Small overlap front
acceptable
Structure and safety cage
acceptable
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Manufacturer Warranty

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    36 months / 36,000 miles

CPO Program & Warranty

Certified Pre-Owned by Chevrolet

Program Benefits

Two Factory-Backed Warranties, CPO Scheduled Maintenance Program, Vehicle Inspection & Reconditioning, 3-Day/150-Mile Vehicle Exchange Program, 24/7 Roadside Assistance and Courtesy Transportation, OnStar & SiriusXM Satellite Radio Trial Offers, and a Carfax Vehicle History Report

  • Limited Warranty

    Two Factory-Backed Warranties

    6-Year/100,000-Mile, Powertrain Limited Warranty and a 12- Month/12,000-Miles, Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty, both with $0 deductible
  • Eligibility

    Under 5 years / 75,000 miles

    Vehicles receive a 172-Point Inspection & Reconditioning.

    See inspection details.

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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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