September 3, 2016 at 7:18 am #138256
I read recently that all GM vehicles will have the stop/start engine by 2020.
Currently you can get an Impala with the 4-cylinder stop/start or a 6-cylinder without.
Does anyone know what the first year a stop/start only for Impala will be?
September 3, 2016 at 12:12 pm #138279
@lennonturney good question! I imagine that the V6 Impala will get automatic engine stop/start when the Impala gets the next-gen 3.6L V-6 LGX engine. The real question now is when that will be.
It could be when the current/10th-generation Impala gets a refresh/mid cycle enhancement, which I’m guessing could take place for the 2018 model year. Or it could be that it won’t get the new LGX until the next (11th) generation Impala. That said, there have been whispers that there might not even be a next-gen Impala:
And more info on the LGX:
September 4, 2016 at 4:04 am #138301
Thanks for thr reply.
With the bad winter weather we have I just can’t roll the dice on an engine that turns itself off at each stop.
The new CT6 and 2017 LaCrosse are cars I would like to own but I’ll pass on their engines.
So it looks like a new Impala is in my near future. One more winter with my ’09 Impala, which I call my ObamaMobile because of the ‘cash-for-clunkers’ program and the rescue of GM and a new one this spring.
September 4, 2016 at 10:00 am #138302
Well, the stop-start works really well, and it’s engineered for all kinds of conditions. What I’m saying is that it should work quite well even in the cold.
That said, I do believe that you can disable auto stop start on the CT6… not on the Lacrosse though.
September 14, 2016 at 1:45 pm #139400
I just rented a 2017 Cruze LT with the stop start feature. Its hard to believe that anyone likes it! In hot weather when the engine stops so does the AC compressor and the fan speed drops in half. I figured how to defeat it, you shift it into neutral at all stop lights.
September 14, 2016 at 2:52 pm #139414
Yeah, you can — in essence — thank the governments of the U.S. and various European countries for coming up with such stringent fuel economy standards, so as to force automakers to use techniques such as auto stop-start.
To circumvent the A/C issue you describe, shifting into neutral works well, as does shifting into manual mode (using the toggles at the top of the shifter). Another option is (theoretically) changing the A/C fan speed to a different setting when the engine stop kicks in, and it should return to the appropriate fan speed… though I haven’t confirmed that this works yet.
September 15, 2016 at 7:26 am #139463
I decided not to wait until next year and took delivery of a 2017 Impala last Saturday.
My 303 horses stop only when I push the engine off button and on top of that it comes with a CD player!!!!
January 21, 2017 at 1:49 am #150190
I have no idea of it
January 22, 2017 at 5:24 am #150214
I will never buy a vehicle with this feature, never.
I read this recently..
The 2016-2017 ATS and CTS feature the Auto Engine Stop/Start (AutoStop) system (RPO KL9), which turns off the engine when the brakes are applied and the vehicle is at a complete stop (depending on operating conditions). When the brake pedal is released or the accelerator pedal is applied, the engine will restart.
When AutoStop is active, it may interfere with low-speed maneuvers and while parking the vehicle. This is a normal characteristic of the system and no repairs should be made.
If drivers find the operation of the AutoStop feature to be objectionable is certain situations, it can be disabled using the AutoStop button. The system should be disabled before attempting the low-speed maneuvers.
On CTS models, the AutoStop button is located next to the infotainment screen. (Fig. 3) On ATS models, the button is located on the center console by the shift lever. (Fig. 4) When the system is disabled, the button indicator will not be illuminated and the AutoStop symbol on the instrument cluster will change from green to white with a slash through it.
February 1, 2017 at 5:33 pm #151241
Not only that, they are also aiming to release self driving cars by 2020.
February 2, 2017 at 7:01 pm #151343
There are tons of info about 2020 auto industry at medium.com under autonomous vehicles.
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