Chevrolet Impala Models and Impala History

The Chevrolet Impala has a long and storied history dating back to 1958. In 2000, the Impala name would assume a general-purpose role in the Chevrolet line-up when it replaced the Lumina moniker. Serving as a drastic change, this revival of the Chevrolet Impala came on a front-wheel drive propelled by a V-6 engine. Originally powered by a 3.4 liter engine generating 180 horsepower, the 2004 model year Impala was given a stronger 200-horsepower 3.8 liter powerplant. A return of the Chevrolet Impala SS trim model in 2004 allowed buyers to acquire a supercharged 3.8 liter V-6 with 240 horsepower. The Chevrolet Impala received a major restyling for the 2006 model year that also included a new 3.5 liter V-6 base engine.

 

The 2006 Chevrolet Impala was given a massive upgrade thanks to a 303-horsepower 5.3-liter V-8 engine. The V-8 powered Chevrolet Impala SS was discontinued after the 2009 model. Starting in 2007, the 3.5-liter engined Chevrolet Impala was designated as FlexFuel compatible. A 3.9 liter V-6 was also available on the 2007 Impala. In 2012, the Chevrolet Impala dropped both of its previous V-6 engines in favor of a 3.6 LFX V-6 powerplant generating 302 horsepower. During the late 2000s, the Chevrolet Impala gained attention in stock car racing when the car served as the basis for Chevrolet’s NASCAR Sprint Cup racing efforts.

 

From 2007 to 2012, the Chevrolet Impala won the NASCAR Manufacturers’ Championship for all six seasons. A 2014 model year redesign of the Chevrolet Impala would create a larger, more sophisticated looking sedan propelled by intelligent powerplants including one using GM’s eAssist hybrid system.

New and Used Impala Prices, Chevrolet Impala Model Years and History

Whether you’re on a budget or have ample money for a high-end model, the Impala has got a trim level that’s appealing.
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The Chevrolet Impala has been a staple to the carmaker’s fleet for years, with drastic improvements paving the way for 2017.
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The iconic Impala is just as popular as it ever was, offered in a wide range of trims and sub-trims so you can make it the way you want it.
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 4.7
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 5.0
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 5.0
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A car in its tenth-generation, the Chevrolet Impala is one roomy car with a newer, bolder design, and plenty of options that will thrill new owners.
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A noteworthy example of form and function, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size sedan with bold styling, premium features, and solid performance.
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 4.7
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Carried over for 2013, the Chevrolet Impala is a full-size sedan powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 300 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque.
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 4.3
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 4.7
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 4.3
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 3.7
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 4.7
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 4.3

A classic name in American motoring, Impala continues to be sedan flagship of the 2012 Chevrolet line-up with a new V-6 engine.
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 4.5
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 4.4
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 4.4
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 4.8
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 4.5
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 4.4
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 4.4
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 4.6

A full-sized sedan carrying a long-time nameplate for Chevrolet, the 2011 Impala trim level selection all offer competent comfort and road manner with V-6 power.
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The 2010 Chevrolet Impala is a large four-door sedan that can achieve 29 mpg on the highway, which is impressive for a large car with a V6.
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A solid 6-passenger family sedan, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala demonstrates its safety record with good crash test scores
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 4.0
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 3.7
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 4.3

With seating for up to six and four trims to choose from, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size four-door sedan with engine options ranging from economical to performance-oriented.
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The 2007 Chevrolet Impala is a five-passenger mid-size sedan available in four different trims, the LS, LT, LTZ, and sporty SS.
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 3.9
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 3.4
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 2.7

Redesigned for the new year, the 2006 Chevrolet Impala is a mid-size sedan with seating for five and three new engines including a 5.3L V8 for the SS model.
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 4.0
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 4.5

Roomier than the Malibu, the 2005 Chevrolet Impala is a mid-size sedan with seating for five passengers and is available in a more powerful SS trim which ads a supercharger to the 3.8L V6.
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 4.3
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 3.3
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 4.0
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 4.0
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 3.7

The 2004 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size passenger sedan with seating for up to five passengers, and it is available in a range of trims from the 180 hp base up to the 240 hp SS.
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 4.7
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 4.7

A sedan that seats five or six depending on which trim you choose, the 2003 Chevrolet Impala come standard with dual-zone climate control and ABS brakes.
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A stylish and sporty mid-size sedan with great interior room, the 2002 Chevrolet Impala is available with seating for five or optional seating for six thanks to a front bench seat.
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A sporty full-size sedan, the 2001 Chevrolet Impala seats five passengers and boasts a 200 hp 3.8L V6 engine under the hood.
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An iconic name is back in the form of the all-new 2000 Chevrolet Impala, a mid-size five-passenger sedan.
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