2014 Chevrolet Impala review

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Chevrolet Impala highlights

Customer rating


  • Uncluttered dash and infotainment systems
  • LT and LTZ offer an available 3.6L V6
  • Classy exterior with 11 color options


  • Limited audio upgrades
  • Very few standard driver-assist features 
  • Lackluster acceleration

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 29 highway, 22 combined

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Lots of options in this classic sedan

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a handsome sedan with three primary trims (LS, LT, LTZ) and optional hybrid powertrain sub-trims (LS Eco, LT Eco). That means you'll find a lot of variety on the market, from color, styling, and cabin materials, to powertrain and features. You may find it helpful to make a list of must-have features before venturing out to find your 2014 Chevy Impala to ensure vehicles of interest carry the specs you want.

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What is new for the 2014 Chevrolet Impala?

  • The Impala is available in a variety of new trims, including the LS Eco and LT Eco.
  • Impala trims have been upgraded with Leatherette & Cloth, Lane Departure Warning, Blind Spot Monitor, Parking Sensors, Rear View Camera, Smart Key, Sunroof(s), and Flex Fuel Vehicle as standard equipment this year.
  • Automated Cruise Control, Leather & Suede Seats, Panoramic Sunroof, A/C Seat(s), Heated Steering Wheel, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, and 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.

5 reasons to buy the 2014 Chevrolet Impala

1. Two engine options offer choice 

The 2014 Impala offers drivers the choice between two engine types. The first — offered as the default on LS, LT, and LTZ trims as well as a hybrid the LS Eco and LT Eco — is a 2.5L, four-cylinder engine delivering 196 horsepower. The second, available only on LT and LTZ trims, is a 3.6L, V6 engine boasting 305 horsepower. Keep an eye out for the one that suits your needs. 

2. Hybrid powertrain option 

The standard 2.5L engine may be less powerful, but they also get considerably more fuel economy over their V6 siblings. For instance, the non-hybrid LS gets an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city and 31 on the highway, and the LS Eco gets 24 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway.

  Meanwhile, the 3.6L V6 gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
 If fuel economy is a priority for you, consider the trade-offs between engine specs and mpg.   

3. Capable steering and handling 

The LS and LT trims on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala come with 18-inch wheels, while the LTZ bumps it up to a diameter of 19 inches. Meanwhile, the 2014 Impala also comes with an electric rack-and-pinion steering system, a tight turning circle, and a variable-effort feature. Together, these specs form the foundation of the 2014 Impala’s confident steering and help keep the vehicle firmly planted on the ground even in inclement weather.   

4. Important trim differentials 

Several basic features come standard on all trims, including Bluetooth® hands-free phone connectivity, USB ports, satellite radio capability, and a six-speaker stereo system. After that, there are some notable differences between the base LS trim and the upper LT and LTZ trims. For example, the Bluetooth® on the LT and LTZ trims can handle wireless audio streaming. The LS has a basic audio system with AM/FM radio, CD player, and MP3 playback, while the LT and LTZ come with the Chevrolet MyLink touchscreen infotainment system.   

5. Optional 11-speaker Bose® sound system  

The LS, LT, and LTZ all carry a standard built-in six-speaker audio system, but while shopping around you might find a 2014 Chevy Impala LT or LTZ with the optional 11-speaker Bose® surround sound system. It'll give you a clear sound that's great for music and audiobooks. This can be an important differentiator if you like to pump up the volume while cruising around.   

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala's customers like the car's smooth, comfortable ride, the quiet. roomy cabin, the stylish interior and exterior, and the good acceleration.
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Chevrolet Impala an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Chevrolet Impala 3rd out of 13 among Fullsize Cars.

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Chevrolet Impala features and specs

LS 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size


Engine type


Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 45.8"/R 39.8"

Head room

F 39.9"/R 37.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

150/1000 lbs.



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