$27,535 — that’s the starting price, including an $810 destination charge, of Chevy’s all-new flagship sedan — the 2014 Impala.
As we already knew, the 2014 ‘Pala will be offered with three engines (2.5L I4, 3.6L V6, 2.4L I4 mild hybrid) and three trim levels (LS, LT, LTZ). This means that $27,535 will get you a base 2.5 liter Impala LS. Stepping up to the 2.5L LT will cost $29,785, while the range-topping LTZ — still with the 2.5 liter four-banger — is $34,555.
But it will be the 305-horsepower 3.6 liter V6 (LFX) that will be available first to consumers. Equipped with the six-banger, the Impala LT has a starting price of $30,760 and $36,580 for the LTZ. The third engine choice is GM’s mild-hybrid unit (aka eAssist) that’s estimated to deliver 35 MPG. However, The General didn’t announce pricing for the Impala with the mild hybrid mill just yet. All three engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, though unfortunately, all wheel-drive is not an option on the vehicle.
The new Impala will also debut the latest MyLink infotainment unit featuring a customizable eight-inch color display. The system features natural voice recognition — a first for Chevrolet — along with new safety features, including Adaptive Cruise Control, and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. In addition, the Chevy range-topping Chevy sedan will have ten standard airbags — which is the most in the segment.
The last-generation Impala was admittedly a fleet queen, but those fleet sales also made it America’s best-selling full-size sedan in 2011 — resulting in more than 171,000 units sold. The sales success has made the ninth-gen Impala one of the ten best-selling cars in the U.S.
The new Impala will be built in assembly plants in Oshawa, Ontario, and Detroit-Hamtramck, Michigan.