2017 CHEVY IMPALA VS 2016 CHEVY IMPALA
The 2017 Chevy Impala builds on the legacy of the 2016 Chevy Impala, a Kelley Blue Book Best Buy. Shoppers will find affordable pricing, above-class attributes, and exciting performance in one handsome sedan. Demonstrating its modern attitude, the 2017 Impala offers more dash and safety technologies.
COMPARE VEHICLE DETAILS
|Vehicle Specs||2017 Chevy Impala||2016 Chevy Impala|
|Engine||2.5L 4-Cylinder||2.5L 4-Cylinder|
|Horsepower||197 hp||196 hp|
|Torque||191 lb-ft||186 ft-lbs|
|Fuel Economy||22 city / 30 hwy mpg *||22 city / 31 hwy mpg *|
|Fuel Capacity||18.5 gal||18.5 gal|
Shoppers have their choice of two smart engines in the 2016 and 2017 Impalas. The LS and LT editions emphasize fuel economy, earning 31 mpg highway. Yet the smart 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine delivers 196 horsepower and 186 lb.-ft. of torque. Reducing fuel use in city driving, an automatic stop-start system can shut off the engine briefly at stoplights. The 3.6 liter V-6 is available on the 2LT and LTZ in the 2016 lineup. With trim level changes, the V-6 powers the 2017 Impala Premier. Either way, the engine generates 305 horsepower and 264 lb.-ft. of torque. Owners will appreciate earning 28 mpg highway.
While the 2016 and 2017 Impalas share the same curb appeal, Chevy has altered the trim line-up to match consumer trends. In 2016, Chevy offered LS, LT, 2LT, and the LTZ. The 2LT moves the Impala toward premium living. It features ambient lighting, a wireless phone charger, and an 11-speaker Bose audio system. Setting the 2LT apart from the base editions, it has a rear spoiler and 19-inch wheels. The 2016 Impala LTZ is the more sophisticated, leather edition. The exterior boasts chrome door handles, bigger tires, and xenon headlights. 2016 Impala shoppers also have the option of a Midnight Appearance package with blacked-out trim and black-and-silver wheels.
The 2017 Impala still has the LS and LT editions, but it now offers the more upscale Impala Premier. Emphasizing value, the LS takes care of the driver with a power chair and a fully adjustable steering wheel. Life is more entertaining with a color display, Bluetooth streaming audio, and available satellite radio. Buyers are also eligible for the OnStar WiFi hotspot. The LT edition takes it up a notch with special cloth-and-leatherette seating. Dual-zone automatic climate controls and the Chevy MyLink touch screen are also LT standards, adding value to this package. Drivers will appreciate HD Radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay. Shoppers can add leather upholstery, heated seats, and ambient lighting. Tech extras include push-button start, the 11-speaker Bose system, and a wireless charger. For all of the above and more, Chevy offers the upscale Premier. Drivers will appreciate the available ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable, power-heat steering wheel.
The 2017 Chevy Impala is definitely building on the success of the 2016 Impala’s safety record. Like the 2016, the 2017 has earned five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The sedan has ten airbags. Only one other rival can claim the same. Crash avoidance is more affordable with Chevy’s packages. You can get a blind-spot monitor and a lane departure warning. These help you avoid common side-swipe accidents. The forward collision alert is matched to an automatic braking feature to reduce the chances of a deadly wreck.
You are invited to test drive the newest Impala at Everett Chevrolet Buick GMC of Morganton. Come see the new Premier trim for yourself and enjoy some time behind the wheel of a beautiful car.
* Official EPA estimates not yet available. Fuel economy based on GM testing for LS/1LT with 2.5L 4-cylinder engine.