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A roomy, large sedan with sophisticated curb appeal.

Chevrolet Impala Review | CarMax

If you are looking for a large sedan with tons of trunk space and rear-seat legroom, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala is worth a closer look. As part of the tenth generation that was originally unveiled in 2014, the 2019 Impala is well-respected for its quiet, smooth ride and two engine options, including a gutsy V6. This five-passenger sedan is sure to cover all your bases. From extended road trips with friends to running errands or tackling your morning commute, you'll be pleasantly surprised by this vehicle's comfortable cabin and easy driving manners.

Here's what you'll learn in this 2019 Chevy Impala review:

Key Specs & Features

  • A 2.5L four-cylinder outputting 197 hp and 191 lb.-ft. of torque comes standard.
  • A 3.6L V6 (305 hp, 264 lb.-ft. of torque) is available in LS and LT trims and standard in the Premier.
  • Both engines feature a six-speed automatic transmission with front-wheel drive.
  • All trims come standard with a rearview camera.
  • The Premier trim comes standard with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Rear Park Assist, and Side Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert.

Rankings

  • 5th - Best Large Cars (2019)

5 Reasons to Buy

1. TIMELESS APPEARANCE

The 2019 Impala commands attention from all angles with its good looks and timeless design. The sedan's body sports sculpted details and a power dome hood with bold quad taillamps while the Premier trim adds lower bodyside chrome moldings and dual-outlet exhaust with bright tips for a high-end appearance. The optional Midnight Edition Appearance Package (available on LT and Premier trims) adds even more allure with special 19-inch aluminum wheels with black-painted pockets and black Chevrolet badging.

2. SMART STORAGE SPACE

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Hitting the road for a weekend of golf? The 2019 Impala's trunk boasts 18.8 cubic feet of storage, which can fit your clubs and luggage with room to spare. The standard 60/40-split-folding rear seatback also provides great versatility to carry longer items, like cross-country skis or a bicycle. If you need to stow valuables out of sight, there is an available hidden underfloor storage console on LT and higher trims. A standard lockable storage compartment is also tucked behind the eight-inch touchscreen display on all trim levels to keep your belongings secure and close-at-hand.

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3. INTERIOR COMFORT

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Whether you are an empty-nester or a small family leading a busy lifestyle, the 2019 Chevy Impala caters with comfort. Offering seating for five, you'll have ample space to get around town with passengers in tow—any squabbles for room will fall silent with 39.8 inches of second-row legroom. In the front, the seats offer eight-way power adjustments to customize your driving position, while Premier trims also boast perforated leather upholstery and heated front seats for a touch of luxury. The optional Premier Convenience Package ups your comfort quotient with ventilated front seats, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, driver-seat memory, and more.

4. TWO ENGINE OPTIONS

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The 2019 Impala offers two powertrains, both paired to a six-speed automatic transmission: a 2.5L four-cylinder, delivering 197 hp and 191 lb.-ft. of torque, and a 3.6L V6 with 305 hp and 264 lb.-ft. of torque. The 2.5L four-cylinder comes standard on LS and LT trims, while the 3.6L V6 is available on LS and LT trims or standard on the Premier. The Impala's four-cylinder features stop/start technology that shuts down the engine in specific driving conditions to reduce fuel consumption. This means the 2.5L returns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg city and 29 mpg highway with FWD, while the larger V6 earns an EPA-estimate of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway with FWD.1

5. DRIVER-FRIENDLY TECH

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For a base level trim, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala LS is very well-equipped with driver-friendly tech features, including a rearview camera and an eight-inch touchscreen display with Bluetooth® connectivity. There is also built-in 4G LTE WiFi2 for up to seven devices and three USB ports—two in the center console and one behind the touchscreen display. The Premier trim adds even more tech-savvy touches, including navigation, wireless charging, and a 120-volt power outlet. Music aficionados are sure to appreciate the Bose® Centerpoint® Surround Sound premium audio system with 11-speakers, which fills the Impala Premier's cabin with crisp, clear tunes.


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What You Need to Know

2019 Chevrolet Impala Trim Configurations

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is available in three trim configurations, including:

LS– The LS trim includes standard features, such as 18-inch steel wheels with fascia-spoke wheel covers, power-adjustable manual-folding sideview mirrors, single-zone climate control, an eight-way power driver seat, an eight-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® compatibility, and more.

LT– The LT trims adds 18-inch painted-alloy wheels, heated power-adjustable sideview mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and ground illumination, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, two-way power-adjustable passenger seat with power lumbar control, and more.

Premier– The Premier trim adds 19-inch machined-face aluminum wheels, a dual-outlet exhaust with bright tips, perforated leather-appointed seating, an eight-inch touchscreen display with navigation, wireless charging, and more.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Interior

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a four-door sedan with seating for five. The second-row features a standard 60/40-split-folding rear seatback that can expand the 18.8-cubic-foot trunk to carry longer items. There are also 39.8 inches of second-row legroom, which is ideal for taller passengers.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Available Colors

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is available in nine vibrant exterior colors, including:

  • Black
  • Blue Velvet Metallic
  • Cajun Red Tintcoat
  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat
  • Mosaic Black Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Pepperdust Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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Chevrolet Malibu

If you are seeking a more compact sedan, the Chevrolet Malibu is a great option without giving up too much interior space. The 2019 model measures 193.8 inches long with a 111.4-inch wheelbase, providing room for five passengers and 15.8 cubic feet of cargo volume. You also get your pick of three powertrains: a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder (standard on L, LS, RS, and LT), a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder (standard on Premier), and a 1.8L four-cylinder paired to an electric motor on the 2019 Malibu Hybrid. With an updated design for 2019, it's a striking car that demands attention but has a well-appointed interior to match. Heated driver and passenger seats are standard on the Premier trim, as is a Bose sound system.

Chevrolet Camaro

Looking for a sportier rear-wheel drive option with muscle-car good looks? The 2019 Chevy Camaro will get your adrenaline pumping. Available as a four-seater coupe or a convertible, a gutsy 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder with 275 hp and 295 lb.-ft. of torque is standard on LS and LT trims or you can opt for a potent 335-hp 3.6L V6 with 284 lb.-ft. on the LT. If you crave an engaging ride, the standard six-speed manual transmission lets you get the most excitement out of each gear shift or you can opt for the available eight-speed automatic transmission on the 2019 Camaro. The Camaro gives you a raw, engaging ride—it is a muscle car, after all—but it's high tech too, with available Magnetic Ride Control suspension that adapts to the road.

Chrysler 300

In the market for a full-size sedan with big V6 power and all-wheel drive? The 2019 Chrysler 300 is up for the task. 300 Touring, S, and Limited trims come standard with a 3.6L V6, which pounds the pavement to create 292 hp and 260 lb.-ft. of torque (except the 2019 300S, which makes 300 hp and 264 lb.-ft. of torque). The V6 engine pairs to a standard rear-wheel drivetrain, but all-wheel drive is optional on 2019 Chrysler 300 Touring, S, and Limited trims for dynamic handling in slick conditions. If you crave more power, a 5.7L HEMI V8 is standard on the 2019 300C with an eight-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive only. Powering distribution on this engine is fierce with 363 hp and 394 lb.-ft. of torque.

The Bottom Line

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is one of the top contenders in its class, delivering smooth driving dynamics and a comfortable cabin with adult-friendly legroom, even in the rear seats. Its massive trunk also makes this Chevy a skilled road-tripper and grocery-runner with its cavernous cargo volume. If you are searching for practicality, comfort, and space, you're sure to find the ideal blend in this four-door sedan.

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