Impalas are fitted with safety equipment, including anti-lock brakes, stability control, and side curtain airbags, all for an affordable price. These details complement other high-quality attributes, such as tight tolerances of 3. Anti-lock brakes are newly standard on the mid-size Impala, as are thorax side-impact airbags. Powertrain detailsImpala's V-6 engines are as fuel-efficient as they are sophisticated. The 2009 Chevrolet Impala seats up to six adults in reasonable comfort, though materials are still not up to the levels seen in a Honda Accord.
Customers in these areas have the option of ordering E85-compatible engines. With a traditional in-dash or portable system, there are no fees. Unless, of course, you're a huge fan of Dale Earnhardt, Jr. This is great if you spend all day on the highway and like to float at 65 mph. The crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration resulted in the Impala Chevrolet getting five stars for front-occupant safety in head-on and side impacts for models equipped with side airbags.
In 2007, the Impala received the FlexFuel 3. Stronger ties between the upper and lower rails stiffen the front structure for improved ride and handling and a large, lower front-of-dash panel has been strengthened. They replace Precision Red, Dark Silver Metallic and Silverstone Metallic. Models well-known to be rental cars tend to get less respect in the market, too. Turn-by-Turn Navigation directs the driver through the route by using the digital readout lines in the radio head. Higher-quality interiors and more involving driving experiences are available from top-line competitors such as the and. Safety and crash avoidanceImpala offers standard side curtain air bags, which provide optimum head protection for outboard passengers.
The backseat has ample headroom and legroom, along with a flip-and-fold rear seat that allows access to a covered storage area. The only downside is that torque steer a pull to the side can be an issue coming fast out of tight corners. Compare the 2009 to the 2008 model. The Charger and 300 rate Good in the front test but Poor in the side impact without optional side airbags and Marginal for rear impacts. An extruded aluminum engine cradle is used on both vehicles, too, and contributes to a smoother, vibration-free ride. Even though it lacks the high-rpm refinement of a Japanese multivalve V-6 and, like all Impalas, must make due with only a four-speed automatic, it offers a wide torque band and good fuel economy. To pull together this exhaustive review of the Chevrolet Impala, our car experts also looked to many different review sources to bring you the best information.
The OnStar service available on the Impala includes the Advanced Crash Response System, making crash data available to 911 centers to potentially dispatch the appropriate life-saving personnel and equipment to crash scenes faster. Its digital hardware includes upgraded hands-free voice recognition capabilities, including more intuitive continuous digit dialing and improved voice recognition accuracy. As you might know each series of car model has different dimensions - width, length, height, wheel base, and suspension which you can choose by picking out one of the available specs of the model you like. The only downside is that torque steer a pull to the side can be an issue coming fast out of tight corners. Impala's OnStar system also offers Turn-by-Turn Navigation with the optional Directions and Connections service.
It features Active Fuel Management, which can provide up to 12 percent better fuel economy. Reviewers agree that the '09 Impala's powerful engines pack a mean punch, but find that its handling dynamics suffer -- most notably from soft suspension settings. To reduce resonant sound, it is constructed of Quiet Steel laminated steel, which consists of sound-deadening material bonded between sheets of steel. Of course, what the Impala lacks in uniqueness it makes up for with an impressive size-to-dollar ratio, as the Impala is priced lower than other full-size sedans. It put the Chevrolet where it was pointed, but it gave little feedback from the road. With regard to safety features, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is strictly middle-of-the-road.
This engine is not E85-compatible. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are now standard on all models. Chassis and suspensionQuiet, smoothness and refinement are the ride and handling traits conveyed through the Impala's chassis and suspension systems. All Impala engines are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. With many states introducing laws banning handheld cell-phone usage while driving, now offers the option of Bluetooth connectivity through the OnStar system. The car does feel solid and substantial, though, and plenty of people will appreciate the big sedan's compliant ride quality.
The tub also serves as a covered storage area beneath the seat with the cushions down, and offers convenient grocery bag hooks when the cushions are flipped forward. The comes in four trim levels, with three different engines. Impala also offers a premium Bose audio system. Every one of these Chevrolet 2009 vehicles includes child-safety seat attachments for the backseats. The more powerful 233-hp, 3. Bluetooth cell phone connectivity is now also standard on the entire model line.
Available is new Bluetooth phone connectivity through the OnStar system. The interior of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is quite hushed and well isolated from road noise. Most reviewers agree that the styling of the 2009 Chevrolet Impala lacks inspiration. Thorax side-impact air bags were standard. Also missing are in-dash navigation and all-wheel drive. Dual front and side-impact airbags and OnStar emergency monitoring services also remain among the standard features.
The competition offers these higher-end features. Fuel economy is respectable but would certainly be improved with the addition of a five- or six-speed automatic transmission in place of the Impala's aging four-speed unit. The seats also have firm cushions and lumbar support that provide more comfort, especially during long drives. Compare the 2009 to the 2008 model. A rear stabilizer bar is standard on all models. Active Fuel Management is also used.