Chevrolet Impala 2.5 Liter Test Drive
The new Impala is a great looking car in person. For some
reason, many pictures do not reflect how good looking this car is in real life.
Premium audio & Sport wheels package)
You walk around to the back.
think all Chevrolet cars should have round taillights anyway, and in this case,
I think it would really help.
The interior looks as good as the exterior. The doors feel
very solid and heavy, like everything based on that platform (Lacrosse, Malibu,
time. None of the frustration of the VW system. I had no problem playing
anything from my phone.
small detail, but it does make a difference. (As it is much more natural and
While I am really not a fan of fake wood trim, it was
actually almost OK in my test car. The trim was dark and looked fine in the black
The seats are some of the most comfortable I’ve tested in a
long time. And they look really good.
plenty of adjustment.
The interior is full of very nice and interesting details.
The brown stitching looks great everywhere it is used.
and very useful.
The back seat is huge. But visibility from the rear window
is pretty bad. So the rear camera is a must. And it works great.
The trunk, of course is pretty giant. And the rear seats
The first thing I noticed while driving the Impala for the 1st
time was how quiet it is.
ago, and though it was a bit busy at times.
quiet. At all times.
seem much for such a large car.
power for most needs.
And the great 6-speed auto is always willing to downshift
whenever you need. What a change from VWs DSG I was driving last week. Which
seemed to just lock itself in 6th once you get on the freeway. And
required a led foot to downshift.
revs up, it is still smooth and quiet.
for a bit over $1000 extra.
comfortable. I think it strikes a perfect balance for this type of car.
able to get 21 in the city.
car looks good inside and out. It has a reassuring quality feel to it.
and will fit the need of most buyers just fine.
such a big difference. And from the official numbers, the penalty for the V6 is
report on the difference…