The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size automobile built by the Chevrolet division of General Motors introduced in 1958. Deriving its name from the southern African antelope, Chevrolet's most expensive passenger model through 1965 had become the best-selling automobile in the United States. Consequently, that makes the Chevrolet Impala one of the most popular cars that car shipping companies ship from coast to coast each day. Let’s explore the Chevrolet Impala in more detail, and learn more about why the Impala is a favorite among car shipping companies as well as car buyers.
The tenth-generation Impala was updated for the 2014 model year, with sales and production launched March 4, 2013. It topped the foreign and domestic competition in Consumer Reports testing of large sedans.
This new version, which was introduced at the New York Auto show in April 2012, is larger and more upscale than existing models to reduce price overlaps between the Impala and Malibu models.
All-new for the 2014 model year, the Impala is now based on General Motors' international "Epsilon" architecture that offers big performance gains in suspension and a stiff but light body structure. Its wheelbase is a little over an inch longer than the previous edition, and the Chevy design team has nailed the body design.
The optional 3.6-liter V6 gives the Impala both notable fuel economy and the highest horsepower number of any naturally aspirated V6 in its class. Its fast zero-to-60-mph time of 6.8 seconds is just one indication that the V6-powered Impala feels powerful in any situation. A normally aspirated 4-cylinder and a normally aspirated 4-cylinder with eAssist will join the lineup late in the model year. The base 4-cylinder will provide adequate acceleration, while the innovative eAssist version that adds power from an electric motor will improve the overall power. No matter what engine you choose, the Impala's power is accompanied by a luxury level of comfort and quiet. It uses acoustic glass not only in the windshield but also in the front side windows, and all versions of the Impala have triple door seals.
Not that you would, but if you were to ship this car from coast to coast with any car shipping company, you could store your valuables in the built in car safe. Behind the Impala's optional 8-inch color touchscreen is a small safe. When you use a 4-digit code to lock the safe, it not only locks the screen in the lowered position but also locks out your address book and other private info you might have entered into the Chevrolet MyLink system.
Ford has done really well with its SYNC entertainment system, but the Chevy MyLink system is much better. Among the niceties of MyLink are big icons, 3-D map presentation, and the ability to store 60 "favorites" – radio stations, contacts, songs and points of interest among them.
The Impala interior has been transformed into a carefully crafted, exquisitely detailed environment with the driver’s comfort and peace of mind its focus. A dramatic and innovative reinterpretation of the classic Chevrolet “dual-cockpit” instrument panel flows seamlessly around the driver, while visual accents such as available soft ice-blue ambient lighting ignite the senses. And with thoughtful design along with ingenuity, the 2014 Impala is spacious and comfortable, offering ample room for five passengers. New options for further driving comfort include heated and ventilated front seats, heated steering wheel with a power tilt/telescoping feature and 4-way adjustable front head restraints that allow the driver and front passenger to position them for a more comfortable fit.
Each and every detail of the Impala interior was thoughtfully selected and expertly crafted to come together in an exceptional driving environment tailored to its driver. Beautiful available burnished woodgrain trim perfectly complements chrome accents throughout, while exquisite French stitching accentuates the premium textures of soft-touch and available premium sueded microfiber or leather-appointed surfaces. Available ventilated front seats and a heated steering wheel round out the environment for greater overall comfort for both the driver and passengers. It’s more than an interior – it’s the pinnacle of taste and intrigue.
Three Powertrains are offered for the Chevrolet Impala for 2014.