Stylishly redesigned for the new model year, the tenth-generation, five-passenger Chevrolet Impala soared to the top of both foreign and domestic consumer reports in the large sedan sector. This vehicle is a modern response to the consumer demand for a large sedan with good handling.
New features include standard HD radio, active noise cancellation on all four-cylinder models, 10 standard airbags, OnStar subscription services, Chevrolet's MyLink infotainment system, and three engine options. - MPG City 22 / Hwy 29
These model years brought the Chevrolet Impala improved handling, superior engine performance, a more luxurious interior, and modern styling. They're known for producing a smooth drive, enough room for six, and a quiet interior. Trim levels included the base LS, midgrade LT, high grade LTZ, and, from 2006 to 2009, the SS. - MPG City 23 / Hwy 29
Chevrolet built the 8th incarnation of the Impala to compete with Ford's Crown Victoria. It was built on the Lumina front-drive platform. With seating for six and 17.6 cubic feet of trunk space it has room for both passengers and their luggage. Trim levels included the base, the LS, and, beginning in 2004, the SS. - MPG City 21 / Hwy 27
The Chevrolet Impala SS of the 90s combined Chevy's rear-drive Caprice model with a Corvette-like engine - a 260-horsepower, 5.7-liter V8. Modern consumers who come across the Impala SS have found a collectible, as well as sport-tuned suspension, 17-inch wheels and tires, and many pieces of hardware typically installed in law enforcement vehicles. - MPG City 17 / Hwy 25
The sixth generation of the Chevrolet Impala was taller in terms of headspace, shorter in terms of length, and narrower in terms of cabin room. Both trunk space and rear legroom were expanded but engine options were reduced. Drivers could choose from a 4.4-liter or a 5.0-liter V8 as well as a 5.7-liter diesel engine.
The upscale Caprice trim continued into 1986, during the brief demise of the Impala, with trims of its own - the Caprice Classic and the Caprice Classic Brougham.
Still Chevy's top-selling model, the fifth-generation Chevrolet Impala offered drivers a high-performance big block V8, the power of which were gradually traded for better fuel economy. Federal mandates of the era meant that these models were newly outfitted with larger, more shock-absorbent front bumpers, but rear bumpers remained unchanged.
The fourth generation of the Chevrolet Impala set the all-time industry sales record, selling more than 1 million units in the U.S. Expanded to fill out a full-width frame, fourth-generation Impala exteriors were curved with undeniably classic style. New features included reshaped vent windows, redesigned full-coil suspension, and a steeper windshield.
The third generation of the Chevrolet Impala had an exterior redesign that gave it a boxier look. Many third-generation incarnations - including the sport coupe models, a two-door pillared sedan, and the Super Sport option - are collectibles today, dating from a time when power brakes could be installed for $43. The 1963 body style is especially popular among enthusiasts.
This generation saw the Impala become its own series in the form of a four-door hardtop, four-door sedan, and two-door coupe convertible. The Impalas of 1960 differ from that of the previous year with a slightly more conservative design.
The Chevrolet Impala first appeared as the luxury model in the line of Bel Air coupes and convertibles. At the time, all Chevys were equipped with either full-coil or air ride suspension, which replaced old rear leaf springs. The Impala's powerful big block engine options earned the car the number one production spot in 1958.