2014 Chevrolet Impala - Specifications Announced
Chevrolet has just introduced their new model 2014 Chevrolet Impala, which offers new look at the iconic sedan and delivers expressive style, fine interior, innovative technologies and exciting driving experience.
The new model will go on sale in early 2013. And although it is designed on already familiar, but yet award-winning global platform, 2014 Impala is to introduce new levels of comfort, refinement and technology.
As one can effortlessly see, there is an all-new exterior design, which represents the new direction of Chevrolet's design philosophy. The car features sleek proportion, sculpted body sides, standard 18-inch wheels and projector-beam headlamps, with HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps standard on LTZ models.
Furthermore, there is a range of three direct-injected engines offered: the well known 3.6L V-6 engine, the new 2.5L four-cylinder one and a 2.4L four-cylinder with eAssist. The latter delivers enhanced performance and efficiency.
How about the interior of the 2014 Impala: of course it can not be other than absolutely modified one. It now has flowing design and integrated center stack that incorporates an available eight-inch touch screen display with available Chevrolet MyLink.
In fact, Chevrolet MyLink technology includes Bluetooth audio streaming and available navigation among many other features.
In terms of safety standards, in the vehicle are featured active safety equipment with 10 standard air bags and OnStar, full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking, forward collision alert, lane departure warning, side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, rear camera and rear-park assist.
To go even further into details, the new Impala has long, low proportion wind-swept profile. It can be equipped with range of 18-, 19- or 20-inch wheels. Observed from the front, one easily sees the low-profile projector-beam headlamps – or HID headlamps and LED daytime running lamps on LTZ. They sweep around the corners and frame a wide grille.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is built on the brands emblematic dual-cockpit interior. As you can view on the pictures below, the designer have put a greater attention to the details. In addition, they have included upscale features.
The new 2014 Impala is obviously all about comfort and refinement. This is due to the stronger body structure, designed to foster a quieter passenger environment and an enhanced feeling of quality. The stiffer architecture also offers refined ride and handling, which results bigger feeling of control and comfort.
In addition to all this, there is featured a comprehensive package of sound-absorbing, sound-suppressing which makes the 2014 Impala Chevrolet's quietest full-size sedan.
Of course, there is no second thought that in the interior is included anything else but premium materials such as high-quality fabric, Ultrasuede and perforated leather appointments. For instance, the seats are bolstered for greater support and the rear-seat head restraints fold to improve rear visibility.
Moreover, the new 2014 Impala offers employs advanced technologies in terms of safety and security:
- Full-speed-range adaptive cruise control, which uses radar technology and senses traffic in front of the Impala to adjust the vehicle speed, including stopping the vehicle in heavy traffic and accelerating again;
- Collision mitigation braking, which is again a radar technology detecting a possible crash threat and alerts the driver. If the driver does not appear to react quickly enough or doesn't react at all, this feature intervenes and applies the brakes in an effort to avoid the crash;
- Forward collision alert is a camera technology, which detects a possible crash threat and alerts the driver, giving him or her time to stop and/or change course;
- Lane departure warning is again camera-based lane detection system that warns the driver of impending lane changes.
- Side blind zone alert is using radar sensors on both sides of the vehicle, and "looks" for other vehicles in the blind zone areas of the Impala and indicates their presence with LED-lit symbols in the outside mirrors.
- Rear cross traffic alert, which is based on the radar sensors of side blind zone alert, and warns the driver of vehicles in traffic when backing out of a parking spot – including angled parking.
What has to be additionally mentioned is that the Impala is being offered with three powertrains, which all feature fuel-saving direct injection and lightweight components.
For instance, the Impala's Ecotec 2.4L engine works with the eAssist system and delivers electrical assist in certain conditions to help save fuel. It is estimated at 182 horsepower (134 kW) and is expected to achieve 35 mpg on the highway.
Secondly, the Ecotec 2.5L is part of a new family of four-cylinder engines and is developed with increased efficiency and greater refinement. It is estimated at195 horsepower (145 kW).
Thirdly, the Output for the 3.6L V-6 is estimated at 303 horsepower (226 kW).
All of Impala's engines are mated to six-speed automatic transmissions.
The powertrains are the reason for the Impala's responsive driving experienceIn addition, a MacPherson-strut front suspension and four-link rear suspension underpin the Impala, with an isolated front cradle and hydraulic ride bushing that help deliver a smoother, quieter ride. All models that are being offered include an electric variable-assist steering system thank to which the car is more fuel efficient.
The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ models.
2014 Chevrolet Impala Specifications
|Model:||2014 Chevrolet Impala|
|Body style / driveline:||front-drive, front-engine, four-door, five- passenger sedan|
|EPA vehicle class:||full-size|
|Manufacturing location:||Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich.; Oshawa, Ontario|
|Key competitors:||Dodge Charger, Ford Taurus, Nissan Maxima, Toyota Avalon, Hyundai Azera|
|Type:||Ecotec 2.4L DOHC I-4 w/ eAssist||Ecotec 2.5L DOHC I-4||3.6L V-6 VVT DI|
|Displacement (cu in / cc):||145.4 / 2384||150 / 2457||217 / 3564|
|Fuel delivery:||direct injection||direct injection||direct injection|
|Horsepower (hp / kW @ rpm):||182 / 134 @ 6200 (est.)||195 / 145 (est.)||303 / 226 @ 6800 (est.)|
|Torque (lb.-ft. / Nm @ rpm):||172 / 233 @ 4900 (est.)||187 / 253 (est.)||264 / 358 @ 5300 (est.)|
|Recommended fuel:||regular unleaded||regular unleaded||regular unleaded|
|Transmission:||six-speed automatic||six-speed automatic||six-speed automatic|
|Suspension (front):||MacPherson strut|
|Suspension (rear):||multi-link with coil springs and stabilizer bar|
|Steering type:||electric variable-assist rack-and-pinion|
|Turning circle (ft / m):||38.8 / 11.75|
|Brakes||split, dual-circuit four-wheel-disc with power assist|
|Wheel size and type:||18-inch steel and aluminum, 19-inch aluminum, 20-inch aluminum|
Dimensions / Exterior
|Wheelbase (in / mm):||111.7 / 2837|
|Overall length (in / mm):||201.3 / 5113|
|Overall width (in / mm):||73 / 1854|
|Overall height (in / mm):||58.9 / 1496|
|Track (in / mm):||front: 62.2 / 1580 ; rear: 62 / 1576|
|Curb weight (lb / kg):||3800 / 1723 (est. – LT model w/ V-6)|
Dimensions / Capacities
|EPA interior volume (cu ft / L):||123.8 / 3505|
|Passenger volume (cu ft / L):||105 / 2973|
|Cargo volume (cu ft / L):||18.8 / 532|
|Trailer towing maximum (lb / kg):||1000 / 454 (3.6L and 2.5L)|
|Fuel capacity (gal / L):||18.5 / 70 (2.5L and 3.6L); 15.8 / 59.9 (2.4L)|