The V8 features Active Fuel Management, which shifts between eight-cylinder and four-cylinder operation, depending upon speed and load. Select Style We have partnered with trusted dealers in your area to give you a great price on the new Chevrolet Impala. Its digital hardware includes upgraded hands-free voice recognition capabilities, including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. Claiming more power, better fuel… What a difference a year makes. Inside you'll find leather upholstery, heated seats with eight-way power on the driver's side and six-way power on the passenger's side, upgraded audio with eight speakers, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls. From electric to electrifying, we break it all down in a concise, model-by-model review that begins on the next page.
The Impala is available with two engine configurations; the standard 3. The standard seats have fairly firm cushions and decent lumbar support compared to previous models. Then I was driving about 15mph near a school when a low oil pressure power off engine light came on and went off quickly, I pulled over and cut the car off and back on, no more issues. Walkaround The 2009 Chevrolet Impala presents a clean, neat, pleasing design that's not so homogenized as to be boring. Not recommended, and lacking attributes a car buyer would come to expect for the price.
With any of the engines, a responsive four-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. This morning I backed out of my driveway and it just cut off leaving me in the middle of the street for a few minutes with no way for other cars to get around me. The Impala, meanwhile, scored Good in the side impact test but just Acceptable in the front test and Marginal in the rear. The backseat has ample headroom and legroom, along with a flip-and-fold rear seat that allows access to a covered storage area. Both cars boast roomy interiors, but reviewers found the Taurus more comfortable and attractive. Competition like the 2009 Ford Taurus, Dodge Charger, Toyota Avalon and Chrysler 300 offer flashier features, like advanced multimedia systems with navigation, all-wheel drive and aggressive styling in the 300 and Charger.
All sound systems now have an auxiliary input jack for other sources such as iPods. All Impalas are front-wheel drive, like the Avalon, while the Taurus is front- or all-wheel drive and the Charger and 300 are rear- or all-wheel drive. Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash. A few days later my service air bag light started coming on randomly, hmm, so if that light is on will my air bags deploy if needed? Damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. These details complement other quality attributes, such as tight gaps of 3. The V-8, which is rated 16 mpg city, 24 highway, also comes with an Active Fuel Management system, which helps decrease fuel consumption during coasting and cruising. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 Buick , 1-800-458-8006 Cadillac , and 1-800-222-1020 Chevrolet.
Models well-known to be rental cars tend to get less respect in the market, too. The overall look is pleasing enough, with a dark gray upper and lighter lower dash separated by faux wood, and the control layout is wonderfully simple and logical. The seats also have firm cushions and lumbar support that provide more comfort, especially during long drives. Fuel economy is respectable but would certainly be improved with the addition of a five- or six-speed automatic transmission in place of the Impala's aging four-speed unit. Most reviewers agree that the styling of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala lacks inspiration. On these models the ride is especially quiet and well isolated.
Interior materials are a grade above average. Unlike other websites and magazines, our ratings are not based solely on a singular road test, but rather a more encompassing batch of criteria: quality, safety, comfort, performance, fuel economy, reliability history and value. Available is new Bluetooth phone connectivity through the OnStar system. It features Active Fuel Management, which can provide up to 12 percent better fuel economy. For 2009 the Impala gains significant safety enhancements: thorax side-impact airbags, seatbelt pretensioners for front-seat lap belts and anti-lock brakes with traction control are now standard on all models.
The Impala sound system is sophisticated yet easy to operate. Not according to a recently filed piece of litigation, which says a suspension defect -- and one General Motors is allegedly aware of -- may be to blame. Both engines provide enough authority for most buyers' needs, but the 3. Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash. Nuance leather upholstery with French seams is also included. After the fire was extinguished the fire department said that it appeared to them that the wiring from the seat motor at shorted out and burned through the wire casing which then caught the seat I was sitting in on fire.
All of Impala's engines are matched with the Hydra-Matic 4T65 electronically controlled four-speed automatic transmission, which is renowned for its smoothness and durability. A tire-pressure monitor is standard. It also offers low prices. Bluetooth cell phone connectivity is now also standard on the entire model line. Directions are downloaded by the OnStar advisor to the vehicle and can be played back or paused through the drive up to the destination.
It also remains one of the last sedans to offer, as a low-cost option, a bench seat in front; on the other hand, it's one of just a few front-wheel drive vehicles to offer an available V-8. The side curtain air bags are mounted in the side roof rails and deploy down to the lower edge of the windows from the A-pillar to the C-pillar. On the road, the Impala is very stable, a nice cruiser. The consumer also stated the front passenger seat had a problem with a flashing red light if a pencil or piece paper was placed in the seat. Please look into the problem and advise. I did look online only to find tons of people with the same problem and I also had multiple friends who said nearly every Impala like mine they had been in made that same noise, wow! They said they would have to find a new seat and then put my cushions and upholstery on it.