2012 Chevrolet Impala

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SPECIFICATIONS

Overview | Engine | Transmission | Chassis/Suspension | Brakes | Wheels/Tires | Dimensions | Capacities

Overview

Models:

Chevrolet Impala LS, LT and LTZ (retail); 1FL and 2FL (fleet)

Body style / driveline:

Front-engine, front-drive, 5-to-6-passenger sedan

Construction:

Two-sided galvanized steel (except roof); Quiet Steel (F.O.D.)

EPA vehicle class:

Large car

Manufacturing location:

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Key competitors:

Ford Taurus, Dodge Charger, Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300C


Engine

 

3.6L V-6 DOHC SIDI VVT
(LFX)

Application:

LS, LT, LTZ, F1, F2

Type:

3.6L V-6

Displacement (cc / cu in):

3564 / 217

Bore & stroke (mm / in):

94 x 85.6 / 3.70 x 3.37

Block material:

Cast aluminum with cast-in-place iron bore liners

Cylinder head material:

Aluminum

Valvetrain:

DOHC, four valves per cylinder, continuously variable valve timing

Ignition system:

Electronic individual coil-on-plug; individual cylinder knock control and extended-life platinum-tip spark plugs

Fuel delivery

Direct injection

Compression ratio:

11.5:1

Horsepower (hp/ kW @ rpm):

300 / 224 @ 6500*

Torque (lb-ft / Nm @ rpm):

262 / 355 @ 5300*

Fuel:

Regular unleaded or E85

Maximum engine speed (rpm):

7200

Emissions controls:

Evaporative emissions system, catalytic converter, equal-length exhaust, dual close-coupled and dual underfloor catalytic converters, positive crankcase ventilation, intake and exhaust cam phasers, electronic throttle control

Estimated fuel consumption:

 

Mi/imp.gal (city / hwy / combined)

24 / 42 / 30

L/100km (city / hwy / combined)

11.7 / 6.7 / 9.4


Transmission

 

Hydra-Matic 6T75 6-speed automatic
(MH2)

Gear ratios (:1):

 

First:

4.48

Second:

2.87

Third:

1.84

Fourth:

1.41

Fifth:

1.0

Sixth:

0.74

Reverse:

2.88

Final drive ratio:

3.16


Chassis/Suspension

Suspension type:

std with LS, LT: FE1/FE2; std with LTZ: FE3

Front:

Independent MacPherson strut coil-over-spring, twin-tube dampers with gas-charged valving; coil springs; hollow 30-mm stabilizer bar; FE3 has hollow 34-mm stabilizer bar

Rear:

Independent tri-link coil over strut, twin-tube dampers, variable-rate coil springs, 16-mm solid stabilizer bar (FE1); LTZ FE3 has dual-rate coil springs, hollow 19.4-mm stabilizer bar

Steering type:

Power rack-and-pinion (all models)

Steering ratio:

13.3:1 (all models)

Steering wheel turns, lock-to-lock:

2.4

Turning circle, curb-to-curb (m / ft):

11.6 / 38 : models with 16-in. or 17-in. wheels
12.2 / 40 : models with 18-in. wheels


Brakes

Type:

Four-wheel disc with power assist, vented front, solid rear

Rotor diameter x thickness (mm):

front:
303 x 30
rear:
278 x 11

ABS w/ traction control and StabiliTrak

std. on LS, LT, LTZ


Wheels / Tires

 

LS, LT

Wheel size and type:

1LS: 16-in. painted cast aluminum
1LT: 17-in. machined aluminum
LTZ: 18-in. machined aluminum

Tires:

P225/60R16
P225/55R17
P235/50R18


Dimensions

Exterior

Wheelbase (mm / in):

2807 / 110.5

Overall length (mm / in):

5091 / 200.4

Overall width (mm / in):

1851 / 72.9

Overall height (mm / in):

1487 / 58.7

Track (mm / in):

(all)
front:
1585.5 / 62.4
rear:
1562 / 61.5

Curb weight (kg / lb):

LS: 1613 / 3555
LT w/3.5L: 1613 / 3555
LT w/3.9L: 1655 / 3649
LTZ: 1655 / 3649

Weight distribution (% front / rear):

LS: 62 / 38
LT: 61 / 39
LTZ: 61 / 39

Drag coefficient:

0.33

 

Interior

 

front

rear

Seating capacity:

2/3

3

Headroom (mm / in):

1001 / 39.4

961 / 37.8

Legroom (mm / in):

1076 / 42.3

954 / 37.6

Shoulder room (mm / in):

1490 / 58.7

1488 / 58.6

Hip room (mm / in):

1432 / 56.4

1452 / 57.2

Rear pass-through (mm / in):

390 x 943 / 15.4 x 37.1


Capacities

EPA passenger volume (L / cu ft):

2959 / 104.5

EPA interior volume (L / cu ft):

3486 / 123.1

Cargo volume (L / cu ft):

526.7 / 18.6

Trailer towing maximum (kg / lb):

454 / 1000

Fuel tank (L / imp.gal):

66.2 / 14.5

 

Note: Information shown is current at time of publication.

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