What’s New in 2019 Chevy Impala?
The only thing that the new Impala brings with it is the sad news of its end-of-line. The 2019 Chevy Impala with its sister Buick LaCrosse, will cease to exist after 2019 MY due to declining sales year after year.
Chevrolet Impala has a kind of a Marshall-Kim Mathers relationship with production – very on and off. It has been around in the market since 1958 but not continuously. It was first produced between 1958 to 1985, then resumed again in 1994 till 1996 and then
finally came back again in 2000. And now in the final leg of its journey, Chevrolet will cease its production in 2019. It has seen 10 generations of its existence since it was first produced in 1958.
Chevrolet Impala is everything that a full-size American sedan should be. Plush interiors, strong performance, handsome styling, an economical engine, easy maintenance and to top it all, it comes backed up with a nation-wide service network.
There are 3 trim levels on offer:
- the entry-level LS starting at $28,895,
- the LT, starting at $31,395 and,
- the Premier, starting at $37,595
There are 2 engine options available on the table:
- 2.5L ECOTEC 4-Cylinder and,
- 3.6L V6
The 3.6L V6 is offered as an option on the LS and LT trim and is standard on Premier.
The 2.5L 4-banger produces an adequate but not so exciting 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. It might feel very low for a big and full-size sedan but it is a more economical option as compared to the 3.6L V6. The bigger guy churns out 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. This is the all-out figure and the highest this goes, right out of the factory. Now, this is a figure that gets everyone excited!
The 2.5L economical guy returns 22 miles per gallon in the city and up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. The 6-cylinder tough-guy returns a very respectable 6-cylinder fuel efficiency of 18 miles per gallon in the city and 28 miles per gallon on the highway. Both the engines come with FWD only configuration and a 6-speed automatic transmission.
Trims available in 2019 Chevy Impala?
There are 3 trims on offer: LS, LT, and Premier.
There are some features standard across all the 3 trims:
- Front-Wheel Drive
- 10 Airbags
- Rear Vision Camera
- Front Bucket Seats
- Power Seat with Lumbar Controls for driver
- 8” Colour Touch-Screen infotainment system
- MacPherson front suspensions
- 4-Link rear suspension
- Cruise control
- Keyless entry
- Steering wheel mounted controls
2019 Chevy Impala LS
Starting with the LS, with the base price of $28,895, is offered with a 2.5L motor as standard. You can upgrade to the massive 3.6L V6 by shelling out an extra $1,089. This trim has automatic headlights, USB and iPod connectivity, GM’s OnStar system with in-car Wi-Fi and 4G, Air Conditioning, Bluetooth, a power driver’s seat, MyLink 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, satellite radio, cruise control, keyless access with push-button start and a rear backup camera.
2019 Chevy Impala LT
Upgrading to the LT at $31,395, adds 18-inch wheels, heated outside mirrors, keyless entry and ignition, dual-zone automatic climate control, rear air vents, a power driver’s seat, faux-leather and cloth combination upholstery, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, an 8-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker audio system with two USB ports, satellite radio.
The LT trim also has two upgrade packages on offer: The Driver Confidence package which includes blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, and rear parking sensors. There’s also the Convenience package, which brings heated front seats, a heated steering, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and a household-style power outlet for all your charging needs.
2019 Chevy Impala Premier
Talking of the range-topping trim, the Premier at $37,595 adds the bigger 305 horsepower 3.6L V6 as standard with a Front Wheel Drive configuration, mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox. In addition to the standard V6, it also boasts rear parking sensors, a backup camera, 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, a remote ignition, dual power front seats, leather upholstery, a wireless smartphone charging pad, a 11 speaker Bose music system, navigation, wireless charging, heated front seats and 19-in alloy wheels.
The optional safety features include lane-departure warning, a blind spot monitoring system, forward collision warning, and a rear cross-traffic alert. A sunroof is also available as an option.
Just like the LT, the Premier also has a couple of feature packages on offer. These include the Premier Convenience package which adds ventilated front seats, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, driver-seat memory settings, an auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors and the Premier Confidence package which includes 20-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning and lane departure warning.
Which Chevy Impala We Recommend?
We at Chevy-Cars will recommend the LT trim due to all the available packages and stands perfectly in the “bang for the buck” category. At $31,395 the 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT offers the best of both worlds. You can opt for the smooth and potent V6 with 305 horsepower and also opt for the Driver Confidence for the added advantage of the blind-spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors.
We have talked a lot about the engine options available on the 2019 Chevrolet Impala. Let’s mention them again as we are talking about the section where they are the most relevant. You can have a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine belting out 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque or a massive 3.6L V6 engine belting out 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque. Both the engines are in a Front Wheel Drive configuration and are mated to a 6-speed automatic gearbox.
The 0-60 MPH sprint takes a respectable 6.2 seconds, and it takes 8.0 seconds to hit the ton. The top speed on the Impala is 130 miles per hour, which is similar to the Taurus, its main competitor.
On the braking side, from 60 MPH, it takes 120 feet to stop the car completely, which is okay for a full-size sedan.
The 2019 Chevrolet Impala offers an estimated 22 mpg in the city for the standard 4-cylinder engine. The same returns about 29 mpg on the highways. The V6, on the other hand, is a bit less fuel-efficient than the former. In the city, it offers 18 mpg and 26 mpg on the highways. The 4-cylinder engine though is under-powered but is more economical than the 6-cylinder.
2019 Chevy Impala Interior
Features like a rear-view camera, an 8-inch touch infotainment screen, Bluetooth, three USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, proximity key entry, and push-button start are standard with the 2019 Chevrolet Impala. Optional features include a remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a sunroof, a 120-volt power outlet for charging, navigation, an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound system.
The Impala’s infotainment system is very user-friendly. It is intuitive and responsive. However, it can be a little far to reach from the driver’s seat. Plenty of physical control knobs and buttons are laid out intuitively, making it easy to adjust common functions like climate control, parking brake, etc.
Seating & Comfort
The new Impala seats five people. It comes standard with cloth upholstery along with an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat. The options include leather seats, an eight-way power-adjustable front passenger seat, heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a leather-wrapped gear shift knob, and steering wheel.
Chevrolet equips this car with two sets of LATCH child-seat connections in the rear cabin. The rear cabin is quite roomy and 6-footers won’t find difficulty in accommodating themselves. The front seats provide excellent forward visibility and are adequately comfortable. However, the side support isn’t enough. The Impala has one of the roomiest rear seats in the class with enough space for a comfortable and relaxed seating experience.
How much will the 2019 Chevy Impala Cost?
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2019 Chevy Impala Competition
The 2019 Chevy Impala has 2 main competitors: 2019 Ford Taurus and 2019 Toyota Avalon
2019 Chevy Impala VS 2019 Ford Taurus
Most Taurus’ models use a 3.5-liter V-6 rated at 288 horsepower and 254 pound-feet of torque, paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive comes standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. The V6 is smooth and refined. The Impala uses a 3.6L V6 rated at 305 horsepower and 264 lb-ft of torque and is paired to a 6-speed automatic transmission as standard. Front-Wheel Drive is the only drive-train option available on this. The V6 on the Impala feels more refined than the latter.
2019 Chevy Impala VS 2019 Toyota Avalon
Toyota Avalon is powered by a 3.5-liter V-6 that has been rated to 301 horsepower. It equips an 8-speed automatic transmission. Toyota charges $1,000 more for the hybrid system and it’s worth it. The Avalon Hybrid is one of the few dedicated full-size hybrid sedans on sale, which pushes the mpg rating to above 40 mpg. It pairs a 176-hp inline-4 with electric motors and batteries for a combined power output of 215 hp.
Its V-6 is EPA-rated at 22 mpg in the city and 32 miles per gallon highway. Hybrid versions of the Avalon are rated around 43 mpg in the city and 43 mpg on the highway but cost $1,000 more than their conventionally powered counterparts. The Avalon starts at $36,650.
What We think about the 2019 Chevy Impala?
Chevrolet Impala is a complete package with very muscular and mature styling and very poised & pleasant driving experience. The most differentiating factor that works for this is the value you get for every dollar you spend. You get a decent 4-cylinder motor but it gets the daily work done. For $1000 more, you can upgrade to a potent V6 motor which churns out a good amount of power. Class-leading rear-seat space, best-in-class trunk space and an impressive array of features, all at an attractive price which makes it a perfect affordable family sedan.
Keshav Katyal is a person who is an admirer of everything with an engine, and especially when it comes to the American muscle and Japanese imports. He drives his ’10 Chevrolet Cobalt SS. During his leisure time, he loves playing with Legos or just reading about upcoming cars and bikes or just working on his ride in the garage.