2019 Chevrolet Impala review

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Chevrolet Impala highlights

Customer rating


  • Spacious interior
  • Available V6 engine
  • Lots of cargo space


  • Limited visibility
  • Few standard driver assist features
  • Standard four-cylinder can feel underpowered

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined

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A roomy, large sedan with sophisticated curb appeal

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.

All Chevrolet Impala years

What is new for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala?

  • Impala trims have been upgraded with Cloth Seats and Flex Fuel Vehicle as standard equipment this year.
  • Panoramic Sunroof and 20 Inch Plus Wheels features are now available as options on select trims.

2019 Chevrolet Impala trims

Curious how Chevrolet Impala trims differ? Use our side-by-side vehicle comparison to see the differences and similarities


  • 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.

  • View all Chevrolet Impala LSs in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Chevrolet Impala LTs in stock


  • 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.

  • View all Chevrolet Impala Premiers in stock

Chevrolet Impala photos

5 reasons to buy the 2019 Chevrolet Impala

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

Chevrolet Impala Review: Backseats | CarMax

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.

Chevrolet Impala Review: Trunk Cargo | CarMax

3. Interior comfort

Chevrolet Impala Review: Front Seats | CarMax

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

Chevrolet Impala Review: Engine | CarMax

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.

5. Driver-friendly tech

Chevrolet Impala Review: Tech Dash | CarMax

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 WiFi

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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Now in its ninth generation (2016-present), the Malibu represents a fine example of a versatile sedan. The available hybrid engine, wide-range of trim levels, and attention to detail make this a great choice for a variety of needs. If it's luxury you're after, consider the Premier trim. On 2016–2018 models, it comes with a 2.0L turbocharged engine with 250 hp.

The Malibu got a facelift in 2019 and added the RS trim, which gives it a sportier look. Inside, the touchscreen also got a facelift going from a seven-inch touchscreen (2016–2018) to an eight-inch infotainment screen (2019 onward).

Look out for these standard features on all LS models from 2017–2019:

  • Teen driver technology

  • Power outlet in the center stack

  • Eight-way power driver seat

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay® connectivity

  • Available 4G Wi-Fi hotspot

  • USB port

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a car that customers like for its performance, spacious interior, and comfortable seats. Customers also like the car's looks and say it is easy to maintain. Buyers also like the car's fuel efficiency.
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

LT 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Android Auto
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Cloth Seats
  • Cruise Control
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Rear View Camera
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Traction Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • BOSE Sound System
  • Flex Fuel Vehicle
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seats
  • Leatherette & Cloth
  • Navigation System
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • Parking Sensors
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Satellite Radio Ready

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


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

100/1000 lbs.



2019 Chevrolet Impala FAQ

More about the 2019 Chevrolet Impala

Color options

Exterior colors

  • Black

  • Blue Velvet Metallic

  • Cajun Red Tintcoat

  • Iridescent Pearl Tricoat

  • Mosaic Black Metallic

  • Nightfall Gray Metallic

  • Pepperdust Metallic

  • Silver Ice Metallic

  • Summit White

Interior details

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.

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