So, you've been considering buying either a Malibu or an Impala
and have decided to go with the latter. While statements of horsepower and torque are derived from values that can vary considerably based on upon testing conditions and equipment, there are two particular tests that are as straightforward as it can get – basic physics equations that are easily understood by gearheads and neophytes alike.
2017 Chevy Impala Performance Stats
The first is how long it takes a car to go from a standing stop to 60 miles per hour. The second is how long it takes for the car to cover a quarter-mile while accelerating towards its top speed.
2017 Impala 0-60 Time
According to Car and Driver
, the base model Impala (LS and LT trims
) with a 2.5-liter, 196 horsepower engine
can go from zero to 60 in 8.7 seconds.
As for the 3.6-liter, 305 horsepower engine Chevrolet offers in their Premier times, it will drive the car from zero to 60 in just 6.8 seconds
2017 Impala 1/4-mile Time
While nobody is going to mistake an Impala for a dragster, quarter-mile performance is a pretty useful benchmark, even for passenger cars. The Chevy Impala's quarter-mile performance has been much like its zero-to-60 performance in terms of consistency.
Last year's base model Impala came in significantly slower thank this year's; turning in a time of 16.8 seconds with a top speed of 85 mph. However, in the current model year, the Impala is estimated to hit the quarter-mile mark in approximately 14.9 seconds and a top speed of 102 mph
How Does the Impala Compare?
The Impala compares fairly
well to major competitors. The Toyota Avalon can match that time, but only at 98 mph. The Ford Taurus is even further behind at 15.4 seconds with a top speed of 93 mph.
Ready to Test Drive the All-New Impala?
Your Valley Chevy dealers
are certain to have a number of 2017 Chevrolet Impalas in stock, and they're just waiting for you to give them a test drive. You might not get a chance to open it up on a drag strip, but you'll love how it rides all the same.
See also: 2017 Impala fuel efficiency and MPG