2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited review

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Chevrolet Impala Limited highlights

Customer rating


  • Standard 300 horsepower V6 power
  • Generous interior space
  • A variety of trim levels


  • Some elements feel a little dated
  • Front-wheel drive only
  • Originally produced for fleet use

Mileage (EPA estimate)

18 city, 30 highway, 22 combined

Pricing for current inventory

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Vehicle Overview

The body style of the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited retained the look of the previous ninth-generation (2006-2013) models and, when new, was primarily intended for rental and fleet use when new. Despite this, the Impala is far from a stripped-down sedan. With standard V6 power and a host of great trim levels from the base LS to the top-spec LTZ, you're likely to find something to love about the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited.

All Chevrolet Impala Limited years

5 reasons to buy the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Limited

1. Standard V6 power 

While the base engine in the regular 2016 Impala was a 2.5L four-cylinder, the Impala Limited gets standard V6 power across all three trim levels. Specifically, you'll get a 3.6L six-cylinder making a robust 300 horsepower and 262 lb-ft of torque. That means that any 2016 Impala Limited you come across on our lots will be a great highway cruising companion.  

2. Well-equipped standard trim level 

Check out the Impala Limited in the base LS trim and you'll find that there is nothing basic about it. It has standard comfort and convenience features like power seats, locks, windows, and mirrors, plus navigation, Bluetooth® connectivity, and more. You'll also find a lot of other standard features such as 16-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, and a six-speed automatic transmission.  

3. Thrifty performance 

When you're out on your next big road trip, you'll want not only power but also decent fuel efficiency. The 2016 Impala Limited, with the 300 horsepower V6 gets an EPA-estimated 29 mpg highway and 18 mpg city, for a combined 22 mpg.

That means fewer stops and more fun out on the open road. 

4. Plentiful interior space 

The 2016 Impala Limited has you covered whether you are heading to the carpool lane or school drop-off line. With 18.6 cu-ft of cargo space in the trunk, it can tackle your luggage, and with 37.6 inches of rear legroom, your passengers will be comfortable too. 

5. Great available trim levels 

If you want a bit more features, check out the mid-spec LT and the top-spec LTZ trim levels and you'll find a lot to love. The LT adds standard equipment like remote start (when equipped with OnStar® functionality), an upgraded Bose® sound system, heated front seats, a sunroof, and a rear spoiler.

Upgrade to the LTZ trim and you'll get all that goodness plus leather upholstery for extra style points.

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

3.4 out of 5

7 customer reviews
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Impala Limited an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Impala Limited 9th out of 13 among Fullsize Cars.

RepairPal reports that the average total annual cost for repairs and maintenance on a Chevrolet Impala Limited is $561, compared to an average of $495 for Fullsize Cars and $591 for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

According to RepairPal, Chevrolet Impala Limited owners bring their vehicles into a repair shop for unscheduled repairs an average of 1.0 times per year, compared to an average of 0.9 times for Fullsize Cars and 1.3 times for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

RepairPal reported that the probability of a repair being a severe or major issue is 11% for the Chevrolet Impala Limited, compared to an average of 14% for Fullsize Cars and 14% for all the vehicles RepairPal considered in its dataset.

Chevrolet Impala Limited features and specs

LS 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

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Leg room

F 42.3"/R 37.6"

Head room

F 39.4"/R 37.8"

Front tires


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