Review: 2018 Chevrolet Impala

Review: 2018 Chevrolet Impala

Drivers in Richmond who need a large sedan for family road trips or commuting will find everything they need in the 2018 Chevrolet Impala.

Last year, U.S. News and World Report named it the “Best Large Car for the Money,” making it a must on your list of cars to test drive. Below is a full review so you can get all the details before you come in and get behind the wheel:


The Impala LS and LT trims come equipped with a 2.5-liter DOHC 4-cylinder engine that makes 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. The Impala Premier has a 3.6-liter DOHC V6 engine that churns out 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and manual mode.

Fuel economy on 4-cylinder models is an EPA-estimated 22 MPG city and 30 MPG highway, while the V6 gets 18 MPG city and 28 MPG highway.

Entertainment and Convenience

The 2018 Impala seats five passengers and has 105 cubic feet of passenger volume, making it a spacious and comfortable sedan. The LS trim comes standard with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with 8-inch touchscreen, Siri Eyes Free, text message alerts, Sirius XM Radio, Bluetooth tech, a 6-speaker sound system, OnStar 4G LTE built-in Wi-Fi, and Keyless Open and Start. The base model is also Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatible. It features premium cloth and leatherette seating and a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The LT trim adds heated power exterior mirrors, remote vehicle starter system, dual-zone climate control, and a leatherette-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob.

The Impala Premier comes equipped with Chevrolet MyLink Radio with GPS Navigation, a Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system with 11 speakers, Universal Home Remote, wireless charging, perforated leather-appointed seating, heated front seats, and ambient interior lighting.

The LT trim is also available with the LT Convenience Package, Sunroof and Spoiler Package, Driver Confidence Package, LT Leather Package, LT Entertainment Package, and Midnight Edition Appearance Package. The Premier trim is available with the Midnight Edition Package, Premier Convenience Package, and Premier Confidence Package.

Safety and Tech

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2018 Chevy Impala a best-possible 5-Star Overall Rating, and the large sedan comes equipped standard with a range of safety features. Each model comes with antilock brakes with Panic Brake Assist, daytime running lights, OnStar Guidance Plan, StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System, theft-deterrent system, and Tire Pressure Monitoring System.

Additionally, upper trims feature Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Lane Change Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, and Rear Park Assist. The Premier Confidence Package includes Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Automatic Braking, and 20-inch aluminum wheels with Blackwall tires.


Starting at $27,895 MSRP

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