The 2013 Chevrolet Impala is one of the most comfortable and convenient cars around today, with its practicality, and is very enjoyable to drive. It has a formal design, neat and clean lines with a new manner that is pleasing to the eye of car buyers. It also has decent performance, fuel economy and comes in a very competitive pricing.
The 2013 Chevrolet Impala is one of the company’s top contenders for styling, comfort, safety, interior design, and highway gas mileage. Chevrolet designed a stronger Impala to compete against its road rivals Azera, Avalon, Taurus, and also with other full-size cars, such as the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger, and mid-size cars, such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Nissan Altima.
The Impala is a full-size front-wheel drive sedan competent of transporting up to six people. It comes in three trim levels: The LS, LT, and LTZ. All trims contain an E85-capable, 300-hp, direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard gear includes front bucket seats, Stabilitrak, and front, side and side curtain airbags.
The Chevrolet Impala is front-wheel drive with a choice of two V6 engines. The 3.5-liter V6 is a luxurious piece of hardware used in the Cadillac’s lineup, and performs well with a new six-speed transmission. A car buyer would expect a much improved performance and responsiveness from this new breed of Impala.
Standard on the Impala LT and LS models generates 211 horsepower and 216 pound-feet of torque and gets an EPA-estimated 18/29 miles per gallon City/Highway. The Impala LTZ comes with a larger 3.9-liter V6 rated at 230 hp and 235 lb-ft of torque and 17/27 mpg.
Chevrolet retained the Impala’s interior, handling, and some other features. The only reason is because the Impala does not need anything to be changed. The large front-wheel-drive sedan looks aggressive from the outside, and inside, the plain, dashboard is maintained like how the company’s interiors used to be.
Chevrolet Impala models come with Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, a satellite radio, steering-wheel controls, a trip computer, and keyless entry. That’s mainly the kind quality intended to makes one enjoyable trip on the road especially with other passengers. Listen to your favorite songs using Bose sound, start your Impala with a remote, those fancier wheels can make this car very appealing, leather seats for much more comfort, and dual-zone climate control in upper trim.
The Impala’s interior has remained changed in many years, but for 2013 it look fresh with its new woodgrain trims and a new two-tone ‘Neutral’ interior blend and there is a functional feel to the cabin that overwhelms its very functional design. Inside, there’s lots of space for passengers, in the front as well as the back seats, and getting in and out is so easy. The Impala has a big trunk with a big cover that simplifies loading cargo, and it has a strong carrying capability. There is also an optional flip-and-fold-forward rear seats exclusive in its class, and provide not only holding well for baggage but a flat cargo floor that expands the trunk for long objects.
The Chevrolet Impala’s V6 engine drives smooth and quiet if not bristling with power. They feature variable valve timing, which changes the direction of the camshaft, automatically adjusting the timing of the intake and exhaust valves for better performance, economy, and emissions.
The Impala uses a very reliable MacPherson-strut independent front suspension, with gas-charged struts and a stabilizer bar. The rear suspension uses a multi-link setup with gas-charged struts, coil springs, and a stabilizer bar. LS and LT models come with the softer FE1 suspension, while the LTZ has the performance-tuned FE3 setup and more responsive handling.
The Chevrolet Impala is satisfying to drive, whether equipped with the 3.5-liter or 3.9-liter V6 engines. They are roomy, comfortable, promise good reliability and represent great value for the money.