2018 Chevrolet Impala
When looking for a family-friendly car that’s also fuel efficient, the automarket is in no short supply. It takes a bit of a balancing act to weight out the pros and cons, the must-haves versus the wants, and what the vehicle will be used primarily for. Well, when it comes to the 2018 Chevrolet Impala, many consumers may find it hard to pass up. Standard features like onboard Wi-Fi for the busy bees, class-leading trunk space for after school equipment, and a 305HP V6 make it desirable for a lot of consumers. Now this is a powerful, comfortable, modern sedan.
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Three trims make up the 2018 Chevrolet Impala lineup - the LS, LT, and Premier. In total, there are two engines available throughout the lineup. Found standard on the Impala LS and LT is an ECOTEC 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine with gasoline direct injection (GDI), variable valve timing (VVT) technology, and electric start-stop (ESS) technology. The engine delivers 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque.
Found on the 2018 Chevy Impala Premier, also available on the LS and LT trims, is a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine with GDI and VVT. The strongest engine in the lineup, it can generate 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. All trims come with front wheel drive (FWD) and are paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Engine Designs and Fuel Economy
“DOHC” stands for “double overhead camshaft”, an engine design that lessens the stress of an engine’s cylinders for better performance. VVT also helps with this, altering the lift valve events of the cylinders for optimized performance and fuel efficiency. GDI is a fuel delivery system that sends highly pressurized gasoline into the engine’s combustion chamber via its fuel line. ESS makes it even better by saving fuel economy via shutting down the engine while idle - what a lifesaver in start and stop traffic. Wow, now that’s class.
All of that technology offers some nice fuel economy for each trim. The 2018 Chevrolet Impala LS and LT trims get 22 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. The Chevy Impala Premier has a fuel economy of 19/28 mpg city/highway.
Unlike their pony cars that have an almost endless array of options for personalization, Chevrolet makes the Impala pretty straight forward. The only feature found standard across the 2018 Chevy Impala lineup is an acoustic windshield. Beyond that, consumers will find more standard features on the Impala LT and Premier trim.
Starting with the Impala LT, power-adjustable, heated exterior mirrors with integrated turn signals are standard, and high intensity discharge headlamps can be found on the Impala Premier trim. The Impala LS and LT trims ride on 18-inch wheels, the Impala LS has steel wheels, the Impala LT has alloy wheels and the Impala Premier rides on 19-inch aluminum wheels, with the option to upgrade to 20-inch aluminium wheels for a little more flare.
The interior features of the 2018 Chevy Impala are pretty great. Standard features include an 8-way power-adjustable driver seat, keyless start with start/stop button, a day/night rearview mirror, and steering wheel mounted audio controls with voice command. Other notable features starting with the Impala LT trim are dual-zone automatic climate control, an available auto-dimming rearview mirror, available heated driver and front passenger seats, and remote start.
On the Impala Premier trim, consumers can opt-in for ventilated front seats. This trim also comes with everything mentioned on the Impala LT trim, but the heated seats come included. The technology inside is pretty great, too.
All trims in the 2018 Chevrolet Impala lineup come with the Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system on an 8-inch color touchscreen. The only difference is whether it comes with GPS navigation, available on the Impala LT trim and standard on the Impala Premier trim. A 6-speaker system comes standard on the Impala LS and LT trims, and a Bose Centerpoint Surround sound system with 11 speakers can be found standard on the Premier trim. SiriusXM Satellite Radio for three months and a trial of 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot are also standard across the lineup, what a gem.
Safety Features and Warranty
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala comes with the basic safety features consumers have come to expect. Ten airbags are installed around the cabin to protect the driver and passengers, traction and stability systems are installed, OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics, and more is included with a limited trial service, a theft-deterrent system, and the LATCH child-seat anchor system is also included. Some of the available advanced features found on the Chevy Impala Premier are adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning.
The warranty on all 2018 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles is as follows: 2-year/24,000-mile scheduled maintenance coverage, a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, a 3-year/36,000-mile rust-through warranty, 6-year/100,000-mile corrosion warranty, a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty (100,000 miles for qualified purchases), and roadside assistance and courtesy transportation for five years/60,000 miles (100,000 miles for qualified purchases).