2012 definitely brings some new features to the Chevrolet Impala, but you have to be able to get past the horribly bland styling to appreciate them. Many agree that this is a vehicle that looked better 10 years ago. The lines are simple, wheels are drab and there is simply no "wow" factor to appreciate. That being said, there are some exceptional features, and the vehicle provides phenomenal power and performance. Impala enthusiasts will also find a slightly revised front and rear design of the vehicle. There are three trim levels available in the 2012 Chevrolet Impala Sedan, including the LS, LT and the LTZ, all offering their own unique features.
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The Chevrolet Impala Sedan is a full size sedan that seats five, but the LT and LTZ offer a front bench seat to accommodate six passengers comfortable, which is one of its biggest selling points. In addition to human capacity, cargo room is not compromised whatsoever. There is plenty of room in the trunk for everyone's golf clubs! The new engine in the Chevrolet Impala Sedan is more powerful and easier on fuel than the vehicle's predecessors. It is powered by a 3.6-liter direct-injection V-6 engine that delivers 300 horsepower and 267 pound-feet of torque. This is power Impala drivers have always appreciated, but now it brings fewer burdens at the pump. The 2012 Chevrolet Impala Sedan returns 18 mpg in the city and an impressive 30 mpg on the highway, which is a significant improvement.
The 2012 Impala is loaded with safety features, including child seat anchors, rear door safety locks, daytime running lights, engine immobilizer, dusk sending headlamps, stability and traction control, electronic brakeforce distribution, post collision safety system and tire pressure monitoring. It scored "Good" in frontal-offset and side-impact tests, however it did fall short on roof-strength tests, only getting rated as "Acceptable" by the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety.
The interior is definitely roomy and the layout of the controls is quite nicely done. However, aside from these factors, there really isn't much to the appeal of the interior of the vehicle. In comparison to its competitor's it definitely is mediocre. The Impala is one of those vehicles most are going to have a love/hate relationship. It is hard to get excited over the styling, but it is hard to pass up 6-passenger seating, cargo room, a smooth ride, performance, great handling and fantastic fuel-economy.