2014 Chevrolet Impala Priced Starting at $27,535, Hits Chevy Dealers Next Spring

Chevy has been busily remaking its lineup, and the all-new 2014 Chevrolet Impala is another key model — priced at $27, 535 to start — in the brand’s grand plan to have its cars to flying off of dealer lots instead of piling up in rental car slots.

From what we’ve seen and driven of it so far, the full-size 2014 Impala has a chance to do just that, thanks to a more impressive looking exterior, a complete interior revamp, and three powertrains from the General Motors family.

The new Impala will come in three trim levels – LS, LT, and LTZ – and when it hits the market next spring the 2014 Impala will launch first with a version of GM’s well-worn direct injected 3.6-liter V-6 rated at 305 horsepower, followed closely by the 2.5-liter four and finally the 2.4-liter four with eAssist, which Chevy says will deliver up to 35 mpg highway in the Impala. 2014 Chevrolet Impala cockpit 300x187 image

Pricing for the 3.6-liter powered 2014 Impala will start at $30,760 for the LT trim and $36,560 for the top-spec LTZ with premium touches including a version of Chevy’s MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch screen and voice recognition commands. The Impala will also be available with tech features including adaptive cruise control, and rear and cross traffic alert systems. An impressive 10 air bags will be standard on the new sedan.

The 2.5-liter will be the Impala’s base engine and will start at $27,535 for the LS, with the LT coming in at $29,785, and LTZ ringing the register at $34,555. Chevy has not yet announced pricing for the eAssist model. All prices include an $810 destination fee, and all engine options will be mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.

Interior design director Crystal Windham told Motor Trend that she and her team were going for a good mix of sport and luxury with the Impala’s interior. The Impala gets a very stylish Corvette-inspired dual cockpit, with rich-looking padding covering the gauge cluster cowl and part of the dash. The dash material extends to the tops of the front doors. The Impala LS comes with cloth seats, while the LT has leather-look vinyl with suede-like inserts repeated in the door panels.

We also got a turn in an early prototype of the 2014 Impala with the 3.6, and felt it didn’t disappoint, with its six-speed automatic snicking off upshifts smoothly and quietly.

The new 2014 Impala will be built at both GM’s Hamtramck, Michigan, and Oshawa, Ontario plants.

By Michael Floyd