2014 Chevrolet Impala Review

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a completely new design of car from previous years. After much criticism of its ageing style and design, which actually was found to be an attraction for many, the Impala emerges from its chrysalis like a new-born butterfly.

It's an attractive, but perhaps a bit restrained, design. It is now a fully modern car, however, and can easily stand alongside its competitors, offering as good as any of them. The cabin is spacious and extremely comfortable. The ride is smooth and precise. This is actually the kind of sedan that needs a chauffeur. It's that good.

It still has a kind of sedate, aloof elegance to it, though modern and fully competitive at last. It will take all the family and transport them easily to wherever you wish to go. The trunk is roomy enough to hold all of your luggage too.

Exterior

The new look 2014 Chevrolet Impala is long overdue, but a welcome sight at last for Impala fans. There are now three models: the original Impala Sedan; the Impala Limited Sedan; and the Impala Hybrid. The Hybrid, of course, introduces an electric/gasoline combination powertrain. It's a green choice that offers great savings on fuel.

The front end is more sculpted than the old Impala for 2014. The hood seems impossibly long, only challenged by the roof that seemingly flows on back forever. This easy flowing design is reminiscent of the old Impala, yet very much its own 2014 design.

The trunk lid is short, which seems to indicate a smaller trunk space. Thankfully, this is not the case. The shorter trunk lid is really a victim of the long roof line, but the space inside is as good as previously, and the easy trunk access enjoyed before is still there as well.

Interior

The emphasis is definitely on luxury. The old Impala was very luxurious, but Chevrolet has turned up the heat to provide even greater comfort and plush fittings. There's a definite focus on noise dampening. The overall interior impression is one of proud sophistication.

Ride and Handling

As ever, the 2014 Impala handles smooth and easy. This is a wonderfully exciting car to drive. It offers all the power you might need in each of its three engine choices. The suspension is firm, yet yielding at the right moments. There's comfort a-plenty here. This is a really great family sedan for the family who want to travel just a notch above the rest.

Powertrain

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala has a 6-speed automatic transmission gearbox in use across the range of models and trims.

  • 2.5 L inline 4-cylinder engine 
  • 196 horsepower at 6,300 rpm 
  • 186 lb-ft of torque at 4,400 rpm 
  • City/highway fuel economy: 21/31 mpg 

  • 2.4 L inline Ecotec 4-cylinder engine with eAssist mild hybrid 
  • 182 horsepower at 6,200 rpm 
  • 172 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 rpm 
  • City/highway fuel economy: 25/35 mpg 

  • 3.6 L V6-cylinder engine 
  • Variable valve timing 
  • 305 horsepower at 6,800 rpm 
  • 264 lb-ft of torque at 5,300 rpm 
  • City/highway fuel economy: 19/29 mpg 

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