Changes for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala:
A new 2014 Impala is on sale, bigger than it was before and improved in every way. Highlights include more fuel-efficient engines, a roomier back seat, a bigger trunk, modern infotainment technology and safety systems, and genuinely appealing styling. The only features we’ll miss from the old Impala are the hidden storage compartments under the rear seat cushions.
The new 2014 Chevy Impala is offered in LS, LT, and LTZ trim levels. The Impala LS comes one way, with a Convenience Package containing rear parking assist sensors and a cargo net available as an option. A handful of dealer-installed upgrades are available for the Impala LS at extra cost.
The Impala LT adds a Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen radio and Bluetooth connectivity system, dual-zone automatic climate control, nicer interior trim, and aluminum wheels. Options include nicer interior upholstery, bigger wheels, a power sunroof, and a variety of option packages containing numerous extras.
Impalas with LTZ trim get leather, heated front seats, keyless passive entry with a push-button ignition, and several safety-related features. The Impala LTZ can be told apart from other Impalas by its LED running lights, HID headlights, and fancier 19-inch aluminum wheels. Options include ventilated front seats, a panoramic sunroof, a power heated tilt/telescopic steering wheel, 20-inch wheels, and more.
Engines and Transmissions:
Every 2014 Impala is equipped with a standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine generating 196 horsepower. A 305-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine is optional for LT and LTZ models. Both of these engines are paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission driving the car’s front wheels.
Chevrolet plans to offer its eAssist gas-electric hybrid powertrain in the Impala, which makes a combined 182 horsepower. This hybrid powertrain cannot operate solely on battery juice and the electric assist motor, which means that it is a mild hybrid rather than a full hybrid.
Fuel Economy Ratings:
According to the EPA, the 2014 Impala gets between 18 mpg in the city with the V-6 engine and 31 mpg on the highway with the standard 4-cylinder engine. The Impala eAssist model is rated to return 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway.
As this summary is written, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has given the 2014 Impala a “Good” rating for crash protection in the moderate overlap frontal impact test and the side impact test. The NHTSA has not performed crash tests on the new Impala as this is published.
Contributing to the 2014 Impala’s crash protection are its 10 airbags, and when any of them deploy, the car’s Automatic Crash Response system alerts authorities to the accident as long as the OnStar subscription is active. New safety features for the 2014 Impala include Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning systems.
Additionally, the Impala is available with Chevrolet MyLink technology, including an 8-inch color touchscreen display with security storage located behind it.