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Car of the Month November 2013

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ

GAYOT Rating

Smart and Spacious Sedan

A three-quarter front view of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ
In short: An athletic and elegant full-size sedan.

2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ Review

Now in its tenth generation, the all-new Chevrolet Impala has received a much-appreciated facelift that restores Chevy’s flagship sedan to its former glory. Unapologetically large, the Impala proves that full-size sedans can be both athletic and stylish. Our Crystal Red Impala 2LTZ’s 3.6-liter, direct-injected V6 had no problem propelling the nearly two-ton sedan, offering 305 horsepower and 264 pound foot of torque.The Impala provides a smooth and quiet ride — that is, until the eleven-speaker Bose sound system is activated. Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system is an intelligent assistant, boasting 3-D navigation, voice recognition software and the capacity for up to ten Bluetooth devices and 1,000 contacts.

The Chevrolet Impala Sedan is built with 17 percent parts from Mexico and an engine made in Canada, and is assembled in Canada. Is it NAFTA at work? It also contains all the contemporary creature comforts, technology and safety. To boot, its interior is rather luxurious and the car has a solid feel. Our tester came with the optional LTZ level comfort and convenience package.

Spacious front and rear seating, as well as a cavernous trunk, make the Impala great for getaways with the entire family. The classic is back, America; look out for Chevy Impalas flocking to roadways.

Warranty/Service: 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty; 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain limited warranty; 6-year/100,000-mile rust warranty; 5-year/100,000-mile roadside assistance program

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Make: Chevrolet, Vehicle Type: Sedan

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Base Price: $35,770 / As Tested: $39,505

Technical Specifications

Vehicle type: front-engine, front-wheel drive, 5-passenger, 4-door sedan

Engine: 3.6-liter V6 with direct injection
Horsepower: 305 hp @ 6,800 rpm
Torque: 264 lb-ft @ 5,200 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3,7 lbs
Wheelbase: 111.7 in
Length/Width/Height: 201.3 / 73 / 58.9 in
Turning circle: 38.8 ft

4-wheel disc brakes with ABS
Suspension: MacPherson strut front; four-link rear

Traction: StabiliTrak electronic stability control system with traction control

0-60 mph: 6.6 seconds
60-0 mph: n/a
Top Speed: 135 mph

EPA City: 18 mpg
EPA Highway: 28 mpg
Combined MPG: 21 mpg

Seating Capacity: 5
Safety: dual-stage front airbags; seat-mounted side airbags; head curtain side airbags; driver and front passenger knee airbags

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