2011 Chevrolet Impala

The 2011 Chevrolet Impala is considered as the top choice among huge sedans. It is available in 8 selections of exterior colors. There are 3 available models for 2011 Impala.

Performance

Chevrolet Impala runs on V6 engine with a displacement of 3.5 liters. It can provide a highway fuel economy of 30 miles per gallon. It runs on gasoline and ethanol fuel. It is equipped with Variable Valve Timing which aids in controlling emissions. It has 6 automatic transmissions with direct fuel injection.

The engine provides 300 horsepower and a torque of 262 pound-foot. The front suspension is MacPherson strut while the rear suspension is Tri-Link. The Impala introduces the use of Chevrolet’s technology called the E85 FlexFuel which burns the fuel in a cleaner manner.

Exterior & Interior

The exterior of the Impala is aerodynamically designed. It has fog lamps and daytime running lights. The heated mirrors are available for exterior drive mirror and exterior passenger mirror. The doors are equipped with a remote keyless entry for convenience. The wheels are furnished in aluminum substance for durability.

The Chevrolet Impala can accommodate a total of 5 passengers. The option for the seating capacity for 6 passengers is also available in two of its three models. The cargo has a volume of 18.6 cubic feet. The Impala’s approximate width is 72.9 inches while its approximate length is 200.4 inches. The rear seat can be flipped and folded flat for added comfort and ease. An additional feature for convenience includes heated seats which are bucket-shaped. Cloth seats and fixed leather seats are also available in the three models of Chevrolet Impala.

The driver seat also includes a support for lumbar part of the body for convenient driving experience. The audio entertainment includes a CD player and an am/fm radio. There are 8 installed speakers for an excellent audio entertainment. The floor mats cushioned the front and rear floors. The Bluetooth technology incorporated in Chevrolet Impala allows the use of mobile phones without using the hands because of its wireless connectivity. Another technology incorporated with the car is the Driver Information Center which monitors the pressure of the tire and oil-life.

Safety

The 2011 Impala is equipped with several safety features. It has a total of 6 air bags available for front side impact, rear side impact, and thorax side impact. The rear door is also equipped with a child security lockout safety feature. The StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control safety feature aids the driver during tough driving situations. Chevrolet also introduces the use of OnStar services in providing safety in all its Impala models. OnStar services include automatic crash response, crisis assistance, and emergency service.

The Competition

Compared with other car models of the same price range and features, the Impala is an average sedan. Although it has a larger engine displacement compared to other cars. Its engine also introduces the use of ethanol as fuel. The Ford Taurus (MSRP $32,155; 18 city / 27 hwy), Nissan Maxima (MSRP $34,450; 19 city / 26 hwy), and the Toyota Avalon (MSRP $33,195; 20 city / 29 hwy) are frequently compared to the Impala.

The advantages of 2011 Chevrolet Impala are its safety features, interior and exterior details. It offers practical and technologically advanced safety features. The interior and exterior details also provide good quality. The disadvantages of this sedan are its horsepower and torque capacities. They provide lower performance outputs compared with other models.

Overall Rating
66 out of 100

What others say:

“The 2011 Chevrolet Impala has ample space for people and their bring-along stuff, but it's nowhere near as sophisticated or as well-tailored as its American and Asian competition.”Car Connection

“Any Impala is stable with good steering feel, though no model can be described as agile. Stopping control is good.”Consumer Guide

“Dated and unimpressive, the large Impala sedan has less room than the smaller but much nicer Chevy Malibu. Handling is clumsy and the ride unsettled. ”MSN Auto-ConsumerReports

“Cheap interior materials and construction; underwhelming engine choices; four-speed automatic; lackluster handling”Edmunds

“If you're in search of a big, roomy sedan that won't break the bank, the 2011 Chevrolet Impala will thoroughly meet your needs and probably exceed your expectations. ”KBB

Specifications

General Info
Vehicle Type: Sedan Base Price: $24,495.00
Fuel Tank Capacity: 17.5 gallons (66 liters) MPG: 19 city / 29 hwy
Dimensions
Length: 200.4 in. (509 cm) Width: 72.9 in. (185 cm)
Height: 58.7 in. (149 cm) Wheel Base: 110.5 in. (280 cm)
Curb Weight: 3555 lbs (1612 kg) Ground Clearance: NA
Luggage Capacity: 18.6 cu ft Maximum Seating: 5 people
Performance
Engine: 3.5L 12 Valve OHV V6 Displacement: 214 cu in
Horsepower: 211 HP Max RPM: 5800 RPM
Torque: 216 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm Transmission: 4-Speed Automatic
0-60 mph: 8.9 seconds 1/4 Mile: NA
Available Trims & Engine
Option:Impala LT MSRP: $25,710; MPG: 19 city / 29 hwy
Option:Impala LTZ MSRP: $30,035; MPG: 17 city / 27 hwy