2015 Chevrolet Impala

Pros: Broad range of models and optional equipment; quiet interior; large trunk; comfortable ride; good connectivity features

Cons: Mediocre rear visibility; sloping roofline cuts into headroom for rear-seat passengers

CG Says: Chevrolet’s Impala was redesigned for 2014 on a larger platform that moved it from the midsize-car class to the large-car class. For 2015, it adds a bi-fuel model that can run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas, a fuel-saving start/stop feature on 2.5-liter 4-cylinder models, and 4G LTE Internet connectivity with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot for the OnStar communication system. Impala strong points include the most powerful V6 in the class, good passenger room, a pleasing ride, and a high level of quiet. The availability of a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine is a class exclusive for shoppers more interested in fuel economy than power. The best value probably comes from the mid-level LT, which, when optioned to the gunwales, still comes in a few hundred dollars below the starting price (with delivery) of an LTZ.

The Facts
Class Large Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Chevrolet
Nation of Manufacture Canada, USA
Base Prices LS 4-cyl: $26,910
LS w/ bi-fuel V6: $37,385
LT 4-cyl: $29,160
LT V6: $30,135
LT w/ bi-fuel V6: $39,635
LTZ 4-cyl: $34,315
LTZ V6: $35,290

Base Engine
2.5-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
196
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
22
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6
Horsepower
305
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

Optional Engine
3.6-liter V6 w/ bi-fuel capability
Horsepower
260 on gas, 230 on CNG
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
35

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2015 Chevrolet Impala