50 years and counting. These words perfectly describe 2014 Chevy Impala, now an upper mid-sized automobile that is now in its tenth generation. Both of these landmarks have given birth to a newborn modern Impala that is as solid as the rest of them.
2014 Chevy Impala review
It comes in five different trim levels: LS, 1LT, 2LT, 1LTZ and 2LTZ with addition of LS Eco and LT Eco, all being a FWD and coming with 6-speed automatic transmission. Three engine types move these vehicles. 2.4L Ecotec I4 that generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque starts LS Eco and LT Eco models. 2.5L Ecotec I4 engine with 195 hp and 187 lb-ft of torque moves LS, 1LT and 1LTZ trims, while most powerful of the three, 3.6L V6 generating 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque can be found in 2LT and 2LTZ trims.
New generation means a fresh look and new Impala certainly looks different than its predecessor. A wide chrome grille followed by a front end fascia and coupled with projector-beam headlight are the first thing that catch the eye. A nicely curved sweeping roofline follows it and gives 2014 Chevy Impala impressive aerodynamic look and functionality from which comes a better fuel efficiency and quieter running.
Interior is also redesigned and is now exquisitely detailed and luxuriously crafted. Chevy’s classic “dual-cockpit” instrument panel finds itself in the center of it. By a careful interior design, manufacturer succeeded in making a comfortable and spacious car with heated steering wheel, heated and ventilated front seats, sueded microfiber or leather-appointed surfaces and quality upholstery. Central figure in dashboard belongs to 8-inch color touch-screen that allows access and use of many systems and features including: USB, Bluetooth, Chevrolet MyLink technology etc. As far as safety goes, total of 10 airbags, together with standard Chevy’s safety features like tire pressure monitor, StabiliTrak and OnStar system will be enough to make you safe and sound.
Being a superbly crafted aerodynamic vehicle that it is, 2014 Chevy Impala has more than solin fuel efficiency. Equipped with a 2.5L I4 engine, Impala could go as far as 31 mpg on a highway and as much as 29 mpg with 3.6L V6 engine. Not many cars can boast with these numbers.
Prices go from $26,860 for a stock LS to $35,905 for a stock 2LTZ. It is a fair price range divided by, effectively seven tiers.
As seen, 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a great piece of American engineering that just celebrated its 50 year anniversary in style by getting a redesign and a modern aerodynamic look.