- Exterior colour: Crystal Red Tintcoat (extra cost)
CHEVROLET IMPALA ENDS CURRENT GENERATION AS A SALES LEADER
A consistently top-seller in the U.S. and Canadian large sedan segment, the Chevrolet Impala has built a reputation for providing large-car roominess, fuel-efficiency, dependability, safety and comfort at a value price.
The Impala seats up to six with the optional front bench seat and is offered in LS, LT and LTZ models.
The Impala’s exterior and interior convey sophistication, roominess and quality.
Family-friendly features such as flip-and-fold rear seats with armrests (standard on LTZ and LT) reveal a storage tub under the seat when the cushions are flipped forward, for stashing items. A generous pass-through from the trunk can be created by flipping the seat bottoms forward and the seat backs flat.
For 2013, Crystal Red Tintcoat, available on LT and LTZ, joins Impala’s existing colours of Silver Ice Metallic, Black, Summit White, Victory Red and Ashen Grey Metallic.
Interior colours include Ebony; two-tone Neutral with Ebony door, console and instrument panel trim; and Grey.
Impala interior – standard and available features
Impala offers a choice of audio systems and connectivity features. The standard system is an AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 playback, seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System, automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack.
A Bose eight-speaker audio system and three months of XM Satellite Radio is standard on LTZ.
LTZ models also include front leather seating surfaces, heated driver and front passenger seats, front passenger six-way power seat adjuster, inside rearview auto-dimming rearview mirror, Universal Home Remote and outside heated power-adjustable mirrors.
A 3.6L V-6 DOHC direct injection engine with variable valve timing and E85 FlexFuel capability is standard on all Impala models. It is rated 300 horsepower (224 kW) and delivers a highway fuel consumption rating of 6.7L/100km. A six-speed automatic transmission also contributes to the Impala’s fuel efficiency.
Chassis and suspension
The Impala chassis and suspension systems are tuned to provide refined ride and handling. The FE1/FE2 suspensions are standard on LS and LT models. The FE3 suspension is standard on LTZ.
A robust front-end structure provides a firmer foundation to help reduce noise, vibration and harshness, while also enhancing steering and handling performance.
Impala’s fully boxed upper frame rail assemblies have a wider, deeper and structurally stronger upper front tie bar. Stronger ties between the upper and lower rails stiffen the front structure for improved ride and handling and a large, lower front-of-dash panel. To reduce resonant sound, it is constructed of Quiet Steel laminated steel, which consists of sound-deadening material bonded between sheets of steel.
All Impala models feature a quiet, efficient power rack-and-pinion steering system that optimizes internal flow of the hydraulic steering fluid within the pump and reservoirs.
The front suspension features a MacPherson strut independent setup with gas-charged struts and a stabilizer bar. Tall jounce bumpers in the front suspension enhance stability and control. The rear suspension uses a trailing arm, tri-link setup with gas-charged struts and coil springs. A rear stabilizer bar is standard on all models.
Impala is equipped with a family of 16- and 17-inch wheels and tires. Impala LTZ is equipped with 18-inch wheels and tires.
Safety and crash-avoidance features
Impala provides the outstanding safety performance expected of a family sedan. Impala is the only large sedan that includes OnStar, which can automatically send emergency help to a crash.
Safety begins with an enhanced structure that is designed to absorb crash energy and provide a protective “safety cage” around occupants. Other features include:
Six months of OnStar Directions and Connections service is standard on Impala. OnStar is the global leading provider of connected safety, security and mobility solutions and advanced information technology.
OnStar’s RemoteLink Mobile App allows smartphone users to control vehicle functions, access vehicle information and send directions directly to the vehicle. A new, opt-in service called FamilyLink allows subscribers to stay connected to loved ones by checking the location of their vehicle online or by signing up for vehicle location alerts.
Impala also features new OnStar button icons. Drivers will notice an updated look for the Hands-Free Calling button, blue OnStar button and red Emergency button.
More information about OnStar can be found at www.onstar.com
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