2017 Chevrolet Impala – Release Date, Review and Specs

2017 Chevrolet Impala Review

With its appealing blend of space, style, and power, the new 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a smart choice for a large sedan. Highlight for 2017 include excellent crash test scores, a feature-rich and sleek cabin, a serene and quiet ride quality, and a big backseat and trunk. Its release date should be expected sometime in the middle of next year. 

2017 Chevrolet Impala side view, red color, alloy wheels

Clean, dignified styling gives it a refined stance that plays well in this near-luxury segment. In its third year of production, the Impala is still as tempting as it was when it debuted for the first time in the segment. But what is so darn compelling about the Impala? Well, for starters, the Impala has the big-car basics down, what with its voluptuous trunk, smooth ride, and spacious interior.

2017 Chevrolet Impala rear view, silver color, taillights and alloy wheels

On the technology front, much is offered even for the most basic model. Now on offer is a crisp and intuitive graphic interface, an 8” MyLink touchscreen interface, and well-laid out audio and climate controls.

2017 Chevrolet Impala auto show, side view, headlights and alloy wheels

In terms of safety, the new vehicle offers standard feature such as adaptive cruise control, a blind-spot monitoring, forward collision alert and mitigation, and lane-departure warning. Other outstanding features offered include excellent crash-test scores, and a confident V6 power. The EPA fuel economy ratings are also solid.

2017 Chevrolet Impala side view, blue color, alloy wheels

In general, its interior offers plenty of stretch-out space, but some of the bits and pieces show subpar quality, while the exterior writes the checks that it’s interior to pleas with its dynamic and modern hues. The graceful dual-cowl dashboard creates a wraparound effect and flows organically into the door panels, creating an effect that has become General Motors trademark.

2017 Chevrolet Impala LT rear view, taillights, tailpipe and alloy wheels

There are a couple of other desirable sedans in the segment that you might want to check out as well including the Chrysler 300, Hyundai Genesis, Kia Cadenza, and the perennial segment leader, the Toyota Avalon.

Offered Trims – 2017 Chevrolet Impala

Four trim levels – 2LT, LS, 1LT, and 2LTZ – are offered for the five-passenger 2017 Chevrolet Impala. The 3LT is covered in an own review.

Exterior Changes & 2017 Chevrolet Impala Interior Photos

2017 Chevrolet Impala front angle, headlights and grille

Accessories and features offered for the entry-level Impala LS model include a trip computer, a six-speaker sound system, air-conditioning, remote keyless entry, 18” steel wheels, a 4.2” color display, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, a tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, power adjustable eight-way driver seat, automatic headlights, cruise control, and a six-speaker sound system.

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, leather front and rear seats

The optional Protection package adds all-weather floor mats, larger wheels, engine block heater, a cargo net, rear parking sensors, and foldable rear headrests.

Springing for the Impala 1LT gets you rear folding head restraints, automatic dual-zone climate control, cloth-and-leatherette upholstery, an 8” touchscreen interface, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, heated side mirrors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, front passenger power lumbar adjustments, heated side mirrors, an 8” touchscreen interface, two additional USB ports, an SD card slot, Internet Radio smartphone-app voice-to-text messaging capability and smartphone-app compatibility.

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, dashboard, lcd screen

The Impala 2LT adds heated front seats, an 11-speaker Bose audio system, a rear spoiler, keyless entry and ignition, wireless phone charger, 19” wheels, a 120-V power outlet, an eight-way power passenger seat, a blind-spot monitoring with rear-cross traffic alert, forward collision warning and mitigation, and a leather upholstery.

2017 Chevrolet Impala rear angle, taillights and tailpipe

At the zenith of the trim pole is the Impala 2LTZ which, in addition to what the lower trims offer, further expands the list with a heated power-adjustable steering system, ventilated front seats, driver-side auto-dimming mirrors, driver memory settings, a power-adjustable steering wheel, automatic emergency braking, an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, 20” wheels, and all the contents of the Midnight Edition package.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Engine Specs

2017 Chevrolet Impala engine

Motivation for the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is offered by a four-cylinder 2.5L engine rated at 186 lbs. ft. of torque and 196 hp, and a 3.6L V6 good for 305 horsepower and 264 pounds-ft. of torque and comes fitted under the hoods of the 2LT and 2LTZ trim models.

2017 Chevrolet Impala engine view

Also, plans are underway by Chevrolet to offer a dual-fuel Impala V6 able to use CNG or gasoline, though no announcement has been made this far. Rumors allege details will be announced in the coming months well before its release date.

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release Date & Price Estimate

2017 Chevrolet Impala Release date

The base model should be expected to come with a “MSRP starting from $27,095” window sticker, $37,570 for the LS CNG w/2FL, and up to $40,810 for the LT CNG w/3LT model. It should be in dealerships sometime in the middle of next year.

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2017 Chevrolet Impala exterior, blue color, headlights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Impala exterior, front view, grille

2017 Chevrolet Impala exterior, side view, alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Impala side view, red color, alloy wheels and headlights

2017 Chevrolet Impala red color, front view, alloy wheels, headlights and grille

2017 Chevrolet Impala LTZ rear view, taillights and alloy wheels

2017 Chevrolet Impala black color, front view, headlights and grille

2017 Chevrolet Impala trunk

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, steering wheel, gear shift knob

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, gear shift knob

2017 Chevrolet Impala interior, lether rear seats