To all of the American car nuts out there, a grand car should be a V8 with rear drive. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala 2LTZ is not of that kind. However, all those quasi-rules are abolished once referring to the Impala because it offers an amazing drive.
The person who took care of the interior is John Cafaro, the man in charge of the best produced GM stuff.
The Impala is a symbol of tranquility. It offers floaty and stable feeling without a single sign of wind noise.
After the fantastic 1996 SS Impala with Corvette engine under its hood, a same-quality Impala is finally produced. The body`s front, front three-quarter and rear view is extremely eye-popping, but when it comes to rear three-quarter view, there is no smooth flow.
The V8 rear-wheel drive has been replaced with Chevy`s SS, a more than decent replacement. There have been great interior touches. The steering wheels have undergone rubberization which gave them tactile sensation. An adjustable suspension is addition to the steering setup.
The Impala is definitely bigger than Ford Taurus, but it does not have rear-wheel drive as Chrysler 300. The best combination is to be put for contrast and comparison with Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera.
To put this Impala against its 10-year predecessor would be more than challenging. Back in the 1958, when the first Impala was created, Ed Cole, that time GM`s chief engineer described this vehicle as prestigious, and at the same time available to the average American citizen.
Base Price: $36,580
As-Tested Price: $39,510
Drivetrain: 3.6-liter V6; FWD, six-speed automatic
Output: 305 hp @ 6,800 rpm, 264 lb-ft @ 5,300 rpm
Curb Weight: 3,800 lb
Fuel Economy (EPA City/Highway/Combined): 19/29/22 mpg
AW Observed Fuel Economy: 21.1 mpg