Dallas never does anything little, so when you’re rolling into the most populous city in Texas, go big with the 2016 Chevrolet Impala. It’s not your daddy’s old-school street cruiser, but it hasn’t forgotten its muscle car roots. Whether you’re heading to the Joppa Nature Preserve, the zoo, Kittrell/Riffkind Gallery, or AT&T Stadium, the new Impala will get you there with power, technology, and style.
Bring the Whole Crew
If you’re a family of five or you’re bringing your four best friends, you’ll have plenty of room for them all. Back seat passengers will enjoy nearly forty inches each of leg room and headroom. Numerous clever storage niches and the 18.8 cubic foot trunk will fit all of your gear. Relax in the available heated and ventilated seats. Bose Active Noise Cancellation, triple-sealed doors, and acoustic-laminated glass will ensure you hear nothing but good conversation and laughter.
If you thirst for power, you’ll love the 3.6 liter V6 with Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing. It delivers 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque with a respectable 29 MPG on the highway. Crave a little more efficiency? Get the 2.5 liter in-line 4-cylinder with Stop/Start technology for up to 31 highway MPG. Also available is a Bi-Fuel 3.6 liter V6, which will run on compressed natural gas or gasoline. It’s the only full-sized sedan in America to give you that choice.
What’s on the Cutting Edge
The new Impala offers technology options drivers of the original Impala could only see in sci-fi movies. MyLink is an array of customizable connectivity features controlled by the available 8-inch touch screen or by voice. Use the optional 4G LTE Wi-Fi connection to enable every one of your passengers’ mobile devices. Chevy partners with Apple to provide CarPlay, allowing you to wirelessly connect your iPhone with your Impala. Once connected you can call hands-free, stream music with the phone in your pocket, and more.
The tech isn’t only there for your amusement. It’s there to protect you first. Available Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning use an array of sensors around the car to protect you from other drivers and yourself. OnStar Automatic Crash Response will call for help even when you can’t.
Don’t Forget the Original
When the Impala first rolled into a Chevy showroom in 1958, it made a bold statement as the top-of-the-line Bel Air. It was longer and wider than previous models. Its deeply sculpted rear fenders were a bit more refined than the tailfins on the ’57. Underneath the voluptuous skin was an elongated X-shaped form, which provided more torsional rigidity and a lower passenger compartment. From day one, the Impala was a dramatic machine proving what American style and power could be.
The 2016 model hasn’t forgotten its history, but it has certainly grown up. It’s smarter than ever under the hood, in the dash, and all around. Technology keeps you efficient, connected and safe.