The upcoming new 2018 Chevy Impala is will not be released with significant changes especially considering how 2013 year model got a radical reinvention. We can all reminisce that it was only last year when the hybrid-powered eAssist model got discontinued. Also, all of the models got an all-new features: 4G data connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot capability. Additionally, making an entry was a gasoline/CNG bi-fuel model. For 2018, however, we should expect very mild changes made to its vital organs, but nothing revolutionary. You should also take a look at other models out there in the market which include Toyota Avalon, which has a roomy interior, a super smooth V6 and a hybrid model off course. Another sleek vehicle worth taking a look at would be the well-equipped Kia Cadenza and Hyundai Azera, which peck at Avalon’s heels. Winding up your likely shopping list would be the luxurious RWD Chrysler 300 model. You might also consider Hyundai Genesis as well.
But should you be inclined to purchase any of the above vehicles, our best advice would be to try and test-drive the Impala first before making your ultimate decision.
Exterior Changes & Interior Photos – 2018 Chevy Impala
The upcoming new Impala will certainly feature the same trims as last year: base LS, LT, and LTZ trims. A further subdivision continues for the LT and LTZ models, breaking to 1LT and 2LT, and 1LTZ and 2LTZ sub-trims respectively. In Layman language, the numbers signify whether the 4-cylinder (1) or the V6 (2) is beneath the bonnet.
Some of the standard features that will be on the base LS model include automatic headlights, 18-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, air-conditioning, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, , an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, full power accessories, OnStar emergency communications with 4G Wi-Fi capability, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity and a 4.2-inch color display and a 6-speaker sound system with a satellite radio, CD player, a USB port with iPod connectivity, an auxiliary input. The LS Convenience package adds foldable rear headrests and a cargo net and rear parking sensors.
The 1LT adds heated side mirrors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, dual-zone automatic climate control and the MyLink infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth audio connectivity, two additional USB ports, voice controls, an SD card slot, HD radio, voice-to-text messaging capability for certain smartphones and Internet radio smartphone app compatibility.
Options on the LT are mainly grouped into different packages. The Advanced Safety package adds a lane-departure warning system, a forward collision warning system, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert. The Premium Seating package contributes heated front seats and an eight-way power front passenger seat and synthetic suede upholstery. There’s also a Premium Audio and Sport Wheels package, which includes ambient interior lighting, 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, a 120-volt power outlet and an eleven-speaker Bose sound system. The Navigation package adds keyless ignition and entry and adds navigation to MyLink system. The Convenience package includes a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, remote ignition and an auto-dimming rearview mirror with a universal garage door opener.
The LTZ starts with the 1LTZ sub-trim, basically a fully optioned 1LT plus leather upholstery, but minus the auto-dimming rearview mirror, rear spoiler, sunroof, Bose stereo and 120-volt power outlet. It’s also eligible for a couple of options packages of its own. The Comfort and Convenience package adds the auto-dimming rearview mirror, exterior ambient lighting, a heated power tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, ventilated front seats, and driver memory settings. The Premium Audio package throws in the 120-volt outlet and Bose system.
Engine Specs – 2018 Chevrolet Impala
All of the Impalas already mentioned, according to our own assumptions, will come equipped with a 6-speed auto transmission system and a FWD system. The base engine is a 2.5L 4-cylinder drivetrain rated at 195 hp and 187 pounds of torque. The EPA estimates are likely to be similar to those of the previous model which was rated at 18/28/21 mpg in the city/highway/combined. Another powerplant is a 3.6L V6 capable of cranking out about 305 horsepower and 264 pounds of torque. In our own performance testing of last year’s model, the 2015 Chevy Impala sprinted from 0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Price & Release Date – 2018 Chevy Impala
Very scanty info is available and that still doesn’t offer us the exact details we are looking for as pertains 2018 Impala price and release date. Despite the backdrop, we expect the vehicle before the fall of 2015.
The MSRP is expected to remain essentially unchanged with a price ranging from 27,000-45,000 dollars.