2017 Chevrolet Impala: A Relevant Full Size Sedan
Have you noticed the disappearance of the full size sedan from much of the market? It seems many automakers are turning away from the larger models and looking toward their midsized sedan and small SUVs like the Chevy Equinox to carry the load. Because the SUV market has expanded to the point of nearly taking over the price points the full size sedan used to fill we see fewer of these big cars on the road, but the Chevrolet Impala has done a great job of continuing to be a relevant option when it comes to full size room and modern safety, giving you a great car to drive.
If you want a large and comfortable sedan, this is the one to choose. The Impala for 2017 is a car that offers modern technological features and the space your family wants so everyone can spread out and have plenty of room. There have been very few changes to this car for the 2017 model year and the bi-fuel model is no longer offered.
When you have a big car it seems like the fuel numbers take a huge hit and the power has to be extreme just to get the car going. The Impala is an impressively agile and capable vehicle that can make use of either of the two engines it comes with. These two engines are both mated to a six-speed automatic transmission to give them excellent performance and they also use the start/stop technology which allows for better fuel mileage. The base engine is a 2.5-liter inline four-cylinder that brings you 197 horsepower and 191 lb.-ft. of torque while the larger engine is a 3.6-liter V6 that offers 305 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque. The smaller engine will allow you to enjoy 22 city/30 hwy mpg with the larger one is rated at 18 city/28 hwy mpg.
When you turn to a large car for your driving you want to know you have the car that’s going to give you the space you’re looking for. The Impala does this with an impressively roomy cabin that offers you space to stretch out and all the technological gadgetry you could ask for. When you move up the trims you can enjoy leather perforated seating to bathe you in comfort. It’s easy to take a road trip in this car with the 18.8 cubic foot trunk that’s in the back to carry all the luggage you need.
Another great benefit to having a large car is the fact that there’s room for all the features. Even the base LS model comes with an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat, keyless entry, a six-speaker audio system with USB input, Bluetooth streaming, auxiliary inputs and the 4G LTE OnStar system that can be used as a Wi-Fi hotspot. The LT offers you standard dual zone climate controls, an eight-inch touch screen display, the Chevrolet MyLink with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto and much more. The Impala comes with ten airbags and two years/24,000 miles of complimentary maintenance.
Starting out at the base model the price for the Impala begins at $28,000. The LT will ask for $30,440 and give you more standard features to enjoy while the V6 will also increase the price by $1,110. Moving to the Premium model will cost you $36,500 and once you load it up you’ll quickly be paying $40,000 or more for this car. This gives you a great car for a price that’s easily affordable, which makes it much better for you to drive and love the space and comfort that the Impala provides.
Looking at some of the added niceties you can have in this car you can add items such as the suite of active safety features, a rearview camera, a power adjustable passenger seat, heated front seats, push button starting, rear parking assistance, a navigation system, a driver memory seat, ventilated front seats, an eleven-speaker Bose audio system, a sunroof, an auto dimming rearview mirror and wireless charging. There is even a Midnight Edition Appearance package for this car which gives you 19-inch wheels, black badges, a blacked out grill, a rear spoiler and appearance features. The Impala is still an impressive and desirable car for you to drive. Once you choose this car you’ll love the ride comfort and the way you seem to have more space than ever before to enjoy your time on the road.