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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.