The 2017 Chevrolet Impala Is The Big Sedan You Won't Be Ashamed To Drive

Review

No matter what your age.

Although the Chevrolet Impala nameplate has been around for decades, it wasn’t until the 10th generation model’s 2014 launch that the full-size sedan is finally worthy of being called "Impala" again. You see, for years the Impala was sold as either a rear-wheel-drive sedan, coupe or convertible. Heck, there was also the V8-powered Impala SS. After its 1985 to 1994 market absence, the Impala came, once again, with RWD. But then in 2000, Chevy switched it to a front-wheel-drive platform, thus making a once great car more synonymous with rental car fleets.

But the current Impala is different. Yes, it’s still FWD but at least it’s FWD done right. Our tester was the Premier trim, powered by a naturally aspirated 3.6-liter V6 with 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. Zero to 60 mph happens in a respectable 6.8 seconds. Aside from the engine, perhaps the most impressive aspect of today’s Impala is its design inside and out.

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We simply couldn’t get over the fact we were in a Chevy. The interior, build quality and all, is that good. When many large FWD sedans aren’t much to look at, Chevy designers invested significant efforts to give this Impala personality and class with a hint of sexiness. Job well done. Special thanks to Woodland Motors for letting us film the car.

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