2019 Chevrolet Impala

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2019 MODEL
$28,020 - $36,720 See Inventory Prices

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Chevrolet Impala celebrates its 60th birthday this year, of course, it has changed significantly with all the modern tech over the year and yet remains what it always was. It is a handsome sedan which brings excitement in a different way.

The 2.5 liters inline four which puts out 197 hp and an optional 3.6 liter V -6 which puts out 305 hp. Front-wheel-Drive and six-speed automatic transmission are standard all over the lineup. It aces in terms of interior of interior space and gives you a feeling of full-size luxury sedan.


8.0/10
Features

 

7.2/10
Engine

 

4.0/10
Fuel Economy

 

7.8/10
Interior

 

6.0/10
Exterior

 

5.0/10
Safety

 
 
 

Buyers who are looking for the Chevrolet Impala can also look for Kia Cadenza, Ford Taurus and Dodge Charger. Starting T $ 27,000 is it better than alternatives let's find out.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Features

8.0/10

The Chevrolet Impala is available in three trim levels. Two engines are available. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder (197 horsepower, 191 pound-feet of torque) is standard on the LS and LT trim levels, while a 3.6-liter six-cylinder (305 hp, 264 lb-ft of torque) is standard for the Premier and optional in the others. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission and are only available with front-wheel drive.

The LT variant sells for $28,000 price tag is one of the lowest in the class, and you get lots of standard features for that price. However, it has a weak base engine, so you may want to consider upgrading to the V6 for $1,095 more.

Trim

LS

LT

LTZ

MSRP

$27,095

$29,460

$35,540

Key Features

OnStar communication and assistance system

Dual-zone automatic climate control

Bucket front seats

 

Covered front console storage

Multi-level heating

 

Tilt-and-telescopic steering

Leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter

 

Power trunk release, power windows

Front passenger seat lumbar adjustment

 

18-inch steel wheels

Premium cloth/leatherette upholstery

 

Eight-way power Driver's seat

Motorized touchscreen with hidden storage

 

Six-speaker stereo Bluetooth

Bluetooth wireless audio streaming

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If you have to choose one, the LT variant hits the sweet spot. It comes equipped with a safety suite from the top variant and Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system. Impala’s V6 powertrain is much better than the standard 4-cylinder for just $1000 extra and gets nearly same fuel economy.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Engine

7.2/10

"What the Impala has in spades, though, is that smooth large-car feeling on the road. … Perhaps the more significant issue is that midsize sedans, such as the excellent new Honda Accord, rival the Impala for space and refinement at a much lower starting price" - Edmunds

Engine and Transmission

The 2018 Impala offers two engine choices. The LS and LT trims use a 197-horsepower 2.5-liter inline 4. The other 3.4 liter V6 which puts out 305 hp is standard on the LTZ variant while optional on the other trims. Both the powertrain delivers ample grunt for city driving and highway passes. The extra power from the V6 is helpful in taking off from a stop when the car is loaded with passengers.

Regardless of engine, the Impala uses a 6-speed automatic transmission to transferring power to front wheels. Shifts are smooth and quick in the automatic mode. You can also use the manual shift button which is placed above the shift lever.

Models

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

MSRP

$37,595

$38,890

$38,305

$39,040

$30,390

Engine

3.6L V6

3.3 LV6 DOHC

3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

Transmission

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

6 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

8 Speed automatic

Horsepower

305 hp @ 6800 rpm

290 hp @ 6400 rpm

288 hp @ 6500 rpm

292 hp @ 6350 rpm

300 hp@ 6350 rpm

Torque

264 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm

253 ft-lbs. @ 5200 rpm

254 ft-lbs. @ 4000 rpm

260 ft-lbs. @ 4800 rpm

264 ft-lbs@ 4800 rpm

Chevy Impala produces the highest number of horses with its V-6 powertrain followed by Dodge Charger which puts out 300 hp. The Kia Cadenza takes the second spot followed by Ford Taurus which produces the lowest amount of horses.

Acceleration

Chevrolet Impala with its V6 engine can jump to 60 mph from standstill in just 6.7 seconds. The four-cylinder engine is much slower to attain 60 mph mark. It gets up to highway speed rapidly and the shifts are smooth.

Models

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

0-60 MPH

6.2 sec

6.5

5.2 sec

5.8 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter mile

14.8 sec

N/A

13.7 sec

14.2 sec

14.8 sec

Engine

3.6L V6

3.3 LV6 DOHC

3.5L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

3.6L V6 Regular Unleaded

Emission

(Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

8.0

7.7

8.4

8.4

7.6

The Ford Taurus may produce a little bit lower horsepower but it is fastest in 0 to 60 runs. The other three are somewhat similar in terms of acceleration.

Ride and Handling

Impala’s performance from the 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine is fine for commuting, but the much required power for passing highway traffic comes from the 3.6-liter V6. The 6 speed CVT transmission shifts seamlessly through all the gears and powers the front wheels. Chevy’s electronically assisted steering wheel is pleasant and regardless of speed, it is responsive on corners. The Impala’s upright seating position gives you a commanding view of the road. Although the Impala is a full-size sedan, it is easy to maneuver and park. The torque vectoring system can split the power between the front and rear wheels under different circumstances.

This is a luxurious, comfortable and quiet sedan with a ride that’s plush without being flimsy on higher velocities. The powerful V6 is a joy to drive in any situation, whether you want to merge in traffic or climb a mountain. Put the pedal to metal and Impala will screech tires to reach 60 mph in no time, remember not with the standard inline 4. The suspension is well tuned to absorb bumps and cabin remains noiseless. Impala Premier model is equipped with the optional 20-in aluminum wheels sure look terrific, but there is a penalty to be paid in terms of ride quality and interior noise.

Braking

The pedal feel is slightly soft, but it's easy enough to modulate around town. A panic stop from 60 mph takes 120 feet, which is average for this class of vehicle. Emergency stops are straight and performance remains consistent.

Model

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

Brake Front (in.)

12.6

12.6

13.9

13.6

12.6

Brake Rear (in.)

12.4

11.8

13.6

12.6

12.6

Curb Weight (lbs.)

N/A

3770

4140

4013

4020

60-0 MPH (ft.)

130

120

125

121

110

Chevrolet Impala takes the last spot when it comes to braking because of its heavy curb weight. Dodge Charger has the best in class brakes and stops at 110. The Cadenza and Ford Taurus have similar performance.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Fuel Economy

4.0/10

The standard four-cylinder engine of the 2019 Impala gets an estimated 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway. Those numbers are about average for the class. Gutsy V6 is only slightly less efficient, delivering 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway. The V6 would cost you about $250 more per year in fuel than the four-cylinder. Given its dimensions and weight, the Impala is reasonably fuel-efficient.

Model

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

MPG (city)

18

20

18

19

19

MPG (highway)

28

27

26

30

30

MPG (combined)

22

23

21

23

23

Range (city/highway) (miles)

333 / 518

370 / 500

342 / 494

N/A

352/555

Tank Capacity (gal)

18.5

18.5

19.0

18.5

18.5

While lower efficiency is expected from a more powerful engine, competitors with faster V6 engines deliver better fuel efficiency.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Interior

7.8/10

Like the classic Chevy bearing the same name, it offers comfort and roominess at an affordable price” - Caranddriver

Seating and Comfort

Chevrolet Impala’s interior is engulfed with mix match of textures, lines, and materials. The shape of the sweeping dual-cowl dashboard is lovely which swoops into the door panels. Its 8.0-inch touchscreen for infotainment sits high on its dash with nicely laid controls beneath it. The audio system has a hidden storage compartment behind the LCD screen.

Chevy’s front seats are comfortable with ample amount of support and offer eight-way power adjustment. The back seat is wide and well-shaped which can fit an average individual well. There is a generous amount of legroom and headroom with a spacious cabin.

Model

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

Passenger capacity

5

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

39.9/57.9/45.8

38.5/58.3/45.5

39.0/57.9/44.2

38.6/59.5/41.8

38.6/59.5/41.8

Second (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (In.)

37.4/56.9/39.8

37.6/56.5/37.2

37.8/56.9/38.1

37.9/57.7/40.1

36.6/57.9/40.1

Chevy Impala takes the crown when it comes to cabin space followed by Dodge Charger GT. Ford Taurus and Kia Cadenza take the third and fourth spot respectively.

Interior Features

  • Driver and passenger seat with power adjustable lumbar support
  • Rear ventilation ducts
  • 4 one-touch power windows
  • Cruise control
  • Cruise control
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Interior air filtration
  • 100 watts stereo output
  • Alloy wheels

Infotainment System

The Impala features GM's OnStar system standard 8-inch touch screen is large for the class and quick to respond and comes with the following amenities:

  • Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi
  • Apple CarPlay 
  • Android Auto 
  • Available Wireless charging 
  • Optional six USB ports
  • Available Chevrolet Mobile App

Cargo Capacity

The Impala aces in cargo capacity with its gargantuan trunk, nearly dwarves every class rival. You will have no issues in loading large suitcases or other belongings. The Impala's second row folds down nearly flat in a 60/40 configuration to let you haul long items. The boot lid is large and wide which enhances the utility.

Model

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

Cargo Volume (ft.3)

18.8

16.0

20.1

16.3

16.5

To be more precise, you can fit 18.8 ft. cube of shopping bags and other stuff in this new Chevy. It has the most amount of cargo space compared to its competitors.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Exterior

6.0/10

"As SUVs continue to grow in popularity, full-size sedans are having a harder time attracting an audience. In the case of the … Chevrolet Impala, however, luring in potential customers isn't all that difficult, especially when one considers the tremendous value offered by Chevy's longest running sedan." -Autotrader

Dimension and Weight

The 2019 Impala looks striking from every angle with classic lines designed to impress. It is a full-size sedan with 201.3-inch length and 58.9 inches of height, particularly large front, and rear overhangs accentuate its proportions. Two character lines – one from the headlamp to the rear door handle and the other one that swoops up and over the rear wheel well creates a beefy look.

The chiseled hood leads into a sweptback windshield and rooftop, rear is intricate with a mixture of surfaces. With its tastefully designed grille housed between big circular LED lamps looks prominent. Impala Premier top variant equipped with the optional 20-in aluminum wheels sure look terrific. It was last redesigned in the year 2014, isn’t likely to look dated any time soon.

Model

Chevrolet Impala
Premier sedan

Kia Cadenza Technology sedan

Ford Taurus Limited sedan

Chrysler 300 Limited sedan

Dodge Charger GT sedan

Curb weight (lbs.)

3700

3770

4140

4013

4020

Length(in)

201.3

195.7

202.9

198.6

198.4

Width(in)

73.0

73.6

76.2

75

75.0

Height(in)

58.9

57.9

60.7

58.7

58.2

Ground clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

5.1

N/A

4.9

Wheelbase (in)

111.7

112.4

112.9

120.2

120.2

Track width (in) F/R

62.2/62

63.1/63.4

65.3/65.5

63.4/63.8

63.4/63.8

Chevy Impala cast the largest shadow with 201 inches of length which is equal to Ford Taurus. The Dodge Charger takes the second spot in terms of size followed by Kia Cadenza.

Exterior Features

  • Heated side mirrors
  • 18-inch standard alloys
  • 19-inch optional aluminum alloys
  • 20-inch optional aluminum alloys
  • Chrome trim badges
  • Halogen headlamps
  • Optional High-Intensity Discharge headlamps (HID)
  • Front intermittent wipers
  • Black Impala emblems
  • Optional Twin-chrome exhausts

2019 Chevrolet Impala Safety

5.0/10

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala now gets the much needed rearview camera as standard. The 2019 Chevrolet Impala can also be equipped with following advanced active safety features and driver assistance systems:

  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear Park assist
  • Lane change alert
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Rear Park assist
  • Lane change alert
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Forward collision warning
  • Lane departure warning
  • Adaptive cruise control

Some standard safety features of the 2019 Chevrolet Impala are as follows:

  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Ten airbags – includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tether anchors on outboard rear seats
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with direct pressure readout and individual tire location alert
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer
  • Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST)
  • Ten airbags – includes driver and front passenger Advanced Airbag System, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, driver and front passenger knee airbags, rear seat-mounted side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags
  • Driver and front passenger Whiplash-Injury-Lessening (WIL) seats
  • 3-point seatbelts for all seating positions, driver-side Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) and Automatic/Emergency Locking Retractor (ALR/ELR) on all passenger belts
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren) includes lower anchors and tether anchors on outboard rear seats
  • Child-protector rear door locks
  • Energy-absorbing collapsible steering column
  • Front and rear energy-absorbing crumple zones
  • Side-impact door beams
  • Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS) with direct pressure readout and individual tire location alert
  • Blind Spot Monitor (BSM) and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (RCTA)
  • Anti-theft system with engine immobilizer

NHTSA Rating

Overall rating

5 star

Overall frontal barrier crash rating

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating driver

5 star

Overall side crash rating

5 star

Side barrier rating

5 star

Side pole rating driver front seat

5 star

Combined side rating rear seat

5 star

Rollover rating

4 star

Side barrier rating driver

5 star

Frontal barrier crash rating passenger

4 star

Combined side rating front seat

4 star

Side barrier rating passenger rear seat

5 star

IIHS

Crashworthiness

Moderate overlap front

Good

Side

Good

Head restraints & seats

Good

Roof strength

Good

  • Small overlap front  Driver-side

Acceptable

Small overlap front  Passenger side

NA


 

Crash Avoidance & Mitigation

Front Crash Prevention

Superior

Headlights

Poor

LATCH

Acceptable

2019 Chevrolet Impala Competition

Ford Taurus

The Ford Taurus is offered in two engine options, both the 288-hp 3.5-liter V-6 and the optional 240-hp 2.0-liter turbo four drive the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available on the V-6. The Taurus offers impressive gas mileage and handling, But the Taurus is smaller than the Impala, the design is much older and it's future at Ford is in serious doubt. The Impala has an edge in terms of overall performance.

Dodge Charger

The Charger is not a car for sensible people as it is obscenely fast, makes a loud noise and comes in quirky colors. The Charger can be equipped with several powertrain options ranging from 292-hp V6 to 485-hp Hemi V-8. Dodge also offers its big sedan with an AWD option. The Impala is much suited for people who desire luxury with a pinch of sportiness and enthusiast can go with the Charger.

Kia Cadenza

The Cadenza is powered by a 3.3 liter V6 sourced from the Hyundai Genesis sports car with 290 horsepower under the hood, there's an 8-speed automatic transmission which means it can leave the boring Avalon in its dust and settle for a position right next to the Impala in terms of performance. The interior is very well designed with shapes and lines, and feel more German than Korean, to be honest.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Final Verdict

The Chevrolet Impala comes with attractive styling, dynamic driving experience and a long list of standard features. The inline –four cylinder gets the job done and V6 offers a lot more acceleration with a little less mpg. Impala’s ride is comfortable with a serene cabin and intuitive infotainment system. If you desire a car with surplus luxury and a bit of sporty character than nothing is better than the Impala.

Pros

Serene ride

Balanced handling

Capable V6 engine

Spacious cabin and trunk

Good overall value

Cons

Weak standard engine

Some cheap cabin material

Less rear-seat headroom

Stiff ride with 20-inch alloys

What's New?

Powertrain and design of Impala remain unchanged for the year 2019

Expanded availability of LPO-level (accessory) wheel locks, now available on all models

Jet Black Premium Cloth/Leatherette interior color combination, now available with LT Convenience Package.

Graphite Metallic exterior color is no more available


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$28020

bodystyle

4dr Sedan

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

FWD

engine type

displacement

150 cu. in.

horsepower

197 hp @ 6300 rpm

torque

191 lb.-ft. @ 4400 rpm

transmission

6-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent strut suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

four wheel solid disc brakes

dimensions

wheelbase

111.7 in.

length

201.3 in.

width

73 in.

height

58.9 in.

capacity

passenger volume

38.8 cu ft.

cargo volume

39.6 cu ft.

towing capacity

1000 lbs.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

22/25/29 mpg

highway range

536.5 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

3 years/36000 miles

drivetrain warranty

5 years/60000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/100000 miles

roadside assistance

no



Styles

 2019 Chevrolet Impala in Nightfall Gray Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Impala in Iridescent Pearl Tricoat color  2019 Chevrolet Impala in Cajun Red Tintcoat color  2019 Chevrolet Impala in Blue Velvet Metallic color  2019 Chevrolet Impala in Black color
Nightfall Gray Metallic

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Ratings

Features

8.0

Fuel Economy

4.0

Interior

7.8

Exterior

6.0

Safety

5.0

Driving

7.0

Engine

7.2

Comfort

7.3

6.5

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Chevrolet Impala LS

LS

power
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$28,020


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $28,020 MSRP (22 mpg/25/29 mpg) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Summit White
  Silver Ice Metallic
  Blue Velvet Metallic
  Black

 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT

LT

power
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
fuel
Regular unleaded
mpg
25 combined

$30,520


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) Starting at $30,520 MSRP (22 mpg/25/29 mpg) 197 hp @ 6300 rpm, 2.5 L, I4, regular unleaded
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Summit White
  Silver Ice Metallic
  Pepperdust Metallic
  Mosaic Black Metallic
  Black
  Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  Nightfall Gray Metallic

 2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier

Premier

power
305 hp @ 6800 rpm
fuel
Flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
mpg
22 combined

$36,720


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) Starting at $36,720 MSRP (18 mpg/22/28 mpg) 305 hp @ 6800 rpm, 3.6 L, V6, flex-fuel (unleaded/E85)
See Full Specs
6-speed shiftable automatic front wheel drive 5   Silver Ice Metallic
  Pepperdust Metallic
  Mosaic Black Metallic
  Blue Velvet Metallic
  Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  Nightfall Gray Metallic

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