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2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs & Highlights

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights The Chevrolet Impala has been a part of American history since 1958, when it was first introduced as a high-end model of the iconic Bel Air. It only took one year for Chevy to give the Impala its own line, separating it from the Bel Air. Needless to say, the Impala has earned its place in history. Known for its superb mixture of style and power, the new Impala will not disappoint in 2018.

6 Reasons to Buy the New Impala Over any Other Sedan

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala brings you Chevy’s high standards of quality in design, safety, performance, comfort and entertainment. For more details, review all the Chevrolet Impala specs below.

1. Design

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights: Design

With the Impala’s sporty yet eloquent chrome and wood-grain accents on the exterior and within the interior, it brings you the luxury style and feel without the hefty price tag associated with some of the more commonly thought of large-sized luxury sedans. Comfortably seating four passengers, the Impala will get you and your family wherever you are going in comfort and style.

Available with 18-inch wheels, 19-inch Special Midnight Edition wheels with black-painted pockets, or 20-inch aluminum wheels, your Impala will look sleek and stylish. Whether you’re pulling up to the office, the golf course or Mill Avenue, all eyes will be on you.

Style isn’t all that Chevy had in mind with the 2018 Impala. With a hidden storage cubby behind the eight-inch media display, you can leave your wallet in the car without a second thought. The hidden cubby can even be locked with a PIN for more security. This storage cubby houses one of the Impala’s three out-of-sight USB ports, meaning you can leave your phone hidden while it charges. The other two USB ports are located inside the floor console, providing convenient access to charge your mobile devices.

With the Impala’s Keyless Start, you no longer have to dig through pockets or purses to find your keys. Simply press your foot on the brake and push the start button. No more trying to slide the key into the ignition on a dark night – just push and go. Press the button again and the vehicle will turn itself off.

2. Safety Features

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights: Safety

The 2018 Impala has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle safety score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Its 10 air bags will protect you and your passengers in the event of a traffic accident, though Chevy has made several safety technologies available to avoid accidents from happening.

The Forward Collision Alert will automatically apply braking pressure to slow your vehicle when it senses a pending collision, in order to lower the impact or avoid it all together. Lane Departure Warning notifies you when you unintentionally drift out of your lane, and will even gently nudge your wheel to guide your vehicle back into your lane. With the Side Blind Zone Alert, you won’t have to worry about a vehicle being in your blind spot.

In addition to the Rear Vision Camera available in all trims, the LT and Premier trims have an available Rear Cross-Traffic Alert that will let you know if there is an oncoming vehicle before you back out. With the 2018 Impala, you will have peace of mind knowing that you and your family are safe on the road.

With the Impala Premier, the available Adaptive Cruise Control brings you even more safety. By using cameras and sensors on the front of the vehicle, your Impala can automatically slow itself down to remain a specified distance from any vehicle in front of you. This neat feature eliminates the need to turn cruise control off and on when coming up on slower drivers.

With the myChevrolet Mobile App, you can start your car (if equipped with remote start), lock and unlock your vehicle, view diagnostic information, set parking reminders and even send destinations to your navigation system (if equipped) all from your compatible smartphone.

3. Performance

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights: Performance

The available 3.6-liter V6 engine with a six-speed automatic transmission (which comes standard in the Impala Premier) brings you the power you need for getting up to speed, passing slower cars and climbing the hills on the way to Flagstaff. Although it offers an astonishing 305 horsepower, the V6 engine still gives you amazing fuel economy: an EPA-estimated 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 on the highway. With its impressive power and efficiency, you’ll want to spend every weekend exploring Arizona.

For even better fuel economy while keeping the six-speed automatic transmission, the Impala LS and LT come standard with Chevy’s ECOTEC 2.5L four-cylinder engine with start/stop technology. Start/stop will automatically turn off the engine when stopped at a red light or in unmoving traffic, and start the engine automatically when you take your foot off the brake, thereby cutting fuel consumption from idling. With an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 30 on the highway, you’ll love your daily commute and weekend trips knowing how much you’re saving at the pump.

4. Comfort

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights: Comfort

With all of the Impala’s available safety features and power, comfort was not forgotten. While the Chevrolet Impala can comfortably seat five adults, this is only the beginning. With available remote start, your Impala will be ready for you when you’re ready to drive. Start your car from the air-conditioned comfort of your office a few minutes before you leave, and your car will be cooled and ready to protect you from the Phoenix heat. After a day of playing in the snow up north, remote start will have your car warm before you get in. And with the available heated driver and front passenger seats, you’ll defrost from the cold even faster.

In addition, the Impala comes standard with an eight-way power seat adjuster and power lumbar control for the driver’s seat, allowing you maximum comfort whether you’re driving across town or across the country. With dual-zone automatic climate control, you’ll never be too hot when your passenger is too cold. With trunk storage space of 18.8 cubic feet, you have all the space you need to keep your cargo and passengers separate. No more stressing about figuring out how to fit the family and all their luggage into one vehicle!

5. Entertainment

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights: Entertainment

Long road trips can be hard on the kids. They’re stuck in their seats with very little to entertain them. With smartphones and tablets, gone are the days of I Spy and 20 Questions. With the 2018 Impala, gone are your worries about your cellular data as well. With OnStar 4G LTE and an available Wi-Fi hotspot, the kids can use their devices without draining your data plan.

The Chevrolet MyLink 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility gives you control of your entertainment and phone on your dash. You can send and receive text messages through voice control, stream music from your phone with Spotify or Pandora, and even use navigation apps like Apple Maps or Google Maps.

Explore more music or talk shows with SiriusXM Satellite Radio, providing you with up to 85 commercial-free channels, available wherever you are. With a standard six-speaker sound system, everything you listen to will sound great. If you’re an audiophile, you’ll love the Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system with 11 speakers upgrade (available in the LT and Premier models) so that you can get premium sound in your premium ride.

6. Warranty

Valley Chevy Phoenix - 2018 Chevrolet Impala Specs and Highlights: Warranty

What good is a great car without a quality warranty to cover anything that might go wrong? Chevrolet’s Complete Care is included with all 2018 Impalas and comes with two free oil and oil filter changes, along with tire rotation during the first 24,000 miles or 24 months of ownership. For three years or 36,000 miles, Bumper-to-Bumper covers any possible defect repairs, including your original tires, up to 12,000 miles.

The powertrain warranty covers your engine, drive systems, transmission, transaxle, transfer case and emission control systems for five years or 60,000 miles. And even though the Impala is designed to avoid rust and corrosion, Chevrolet provides you with a six-year or 60,000-mile warranty against corrosion.

Most car manufactures would stop there, but Chevy wants you to know that they care. That’s why they have also included 24-hour Roadside Assistance for five years or 60,000 miles. Chevy’s Roadside Assistance will provide you with emergency towing to the nearest Chevrolet dealer, flat-tire repair or change, jump-start, emergency fuel delivery, and they’ll even help you get you into your vehicle when you find yourself locked out. Another feature is courtesy transportation or expense reimbursement if your vehicle needs warranty repairs.

Test Drive the 2018 Chevy Impala Today

Whether you’re looking for the economical Impala LS with its fuel-efficient ECOTEC 2.5L 4-cylinder engine, or you want the more powerful and luxurious Impala Premier, you will be thrilled with your purchase for years to come.

If you are still considering similar cars like the Nissan Maxima or Avalon, keep in mind that the Impala is a better-looking vehicle with more power. Moreover, it features a much lower sticker price.

To experience what it’s like to ride in a 2018 Impala, stop by your nearest Chevy dealership to test-drive an Impala today. Once you understand everything this model has to offer and how customizable it is, your car shopping days will likely come to an end.

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