- 8,995 high price
- Memphis, TN
- 1 month
- 163,308 gasoline grey automatic
2008 chevrolet impala review this car review is specific to this model, not the actual vehicle for sale. Big, roomy and practical. introductionthe chevrolet impala is a big, roomy sedan. While classified as a midsize sedan, it's large for that class. Close in size to the toyota avalon, competes with mid-size and full-size cars. Among them: the ford taurus, chrysler 300, dodge charger, as well as the honda accord, toyota camry, and nissan altima. we find the impala's neat, clean lines pleasing to the eye. Its styling looks fresh, and it is, having been sharpened when the impala was last redesigned for 2006. Other people think so: the impala is among the top-10 best-selling cars in the u. S. this is a roomy car, in the front as well as the back seats, and getting in and out is easy. The impala has a big trunk with a big trunk lid that makes loading cargo easy, and it has a healthy cargo capacity. Optional flip-and-fold rear seats are exclusive in its class, and provide not only holding wells for groceries but a flat cargo floor that expands the trunk for long items. on the road, the impala is very stable, a nice cruiser. There's lots of low-end torque from the larger of the two available v6 engines, a 3. 9-liter v6 with advanced technologies. Step on the gas and it goes. Given its size, the impala handles well, and surprisingly so. several models are available, ranging from strong, reliable, fuel-efficient family sedan to sleek and powerful performance car. The mid-level impala lt probably best exemplifies the model line. We like the lt with the optional 3. 9-liter v6, which features gm's active fuel management to improve real-world fuel economy. The ltz adds a heavy-duty suspension, leather interior and convenience features. The ss comes with a small-block 5. 3-liter v8 engine that sounds great and delivers strong acceleration performance. chevrolet continues to improve and upgrade the impala. We highly recommend the stabilitrak electronic stability control. The audio system has been upgraded for 2008, and xm satellite radio is standard on all models. Onstar is standard, and in its latest version it will automatically communicate the nature and severity of a crash as well as its location to the 911 centers. overall, the chevrolet impala is a comfortable and convenient car, practical and enjoyable to drive. The clever flip-and-fold rear seats are available 295); so is an engine block heater 75). A flex-fuel version of the v6 can burn e85 ethanol; it's standard in most states, optional in others. lt 21,865) upgrades to dual-zone air conditioning, eight-way power adjustable driver's seat, dual exhausts, fog lights, 16-inch aluminum wheels, a compass, and more interior conveniences. The standard engine is still the 3. 5-liter v6. Options include the complete ls list plus leather upholstery 1125) on bench or bucket seats, a premium audio system 295), eight-speaker bose system 495), sunroof 900), universal garage door opener 100), and rear spoiler 275). the lt luxury edition package 2,070) includes leather trim, an upgraded onstar with directions and connections and turn-by-turn navigation, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, flip-and-fold rear seat, abs/ebd with traction control, and a rear spoiler. The 2lt package 2675) includes the 3. 9-liter v6 with active fuel management (formerly called displacement on demand) and 233 horsepower; as well as the premium audio system, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio and cruise controls, flip-and-fold rear seat, abs/ebd with traction control, rear spoiler, and 17-inch vented steel wheels with chrome wheel covers. ltz 26,830) comes standard with the 3. 9-liter v6 and, for 2008, the same fe3 performance suspension as the ss model (see below). Abs/ebd and traction control are also standard. Standard wheels are now 18-inch five-spoke machined alloys wearing w-rated p235/50r18 performance tires. the ss 28,235) boasts a 303-hp all-aluminum 5. 3-liter v8 designed specifically for front-wheel-drive applications. The ss comes with 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels, p235/50 w-rated performance tires, fe3 performance suspension, and leather-appointed bucket seats, although cloth-upholstered buckets are available for a credit 1125). safety features that come standard on all impalas include dual front smart air bags and side-curtain roof-mounted air bags for front- and rear-seat passengers. Anti-lock brakes (abs) with electronic brake-force distribution (ebd) and traction control are standard on 2lt, ltz and ss, optional on ls and lt. Stabilitrak is offered for the first time on an impala and is standard on 2lt, ltz, and ss. A tire-pressure monitor is standard. walkaroundthe 2008 chevrolet impala presents a clean, neat, pleasing design that's not so homogenized as to be boring. It's an attractive car. most recently re-styled for 2006, the current impala features smooth lines. The big headlamps have a premium, jeweled appearance with three independent lighting units and are smoothly integrated into the front end. The tail lights are nicely integrated as well. Flat-blade windshield wipers provide consistent pressure on the glass, which helps eliminate streaking and wind noise. the ls, lt and ltz are distinguished by exterior trim but share one front end design, while the ss sports a unique grille with ss-signature black-diamond crosshatch pattern. The impala ss also features corvette-inspired bright exhaust tips. A rear spoiler is standard on ltz and ss models, and is available on lt. interiorthe 2008 impala has a lot going for it inside as well. Like the exterior, the cabin was completely redesigned for 2006, and has remained comfortably the same since then. the standard seats have firmer cushions and increased lumbar support compared to previous models. We didn't find the ss seats particularly comfortable or supportive. Lumbar support is too aggressive, while there's not enough side bolstering to retain the upper body in corners. a twin-brow instrument panel wraps around into the doors. Impala ls, lt and ltz models have wood trim, with brushed silver trim a no-cost option on lt and ltz. The ss comes standard with unique metallic trim panels, with wood as an option. We found the instrument panel pleasing to the eye, colorful, entertaining and easy to use, with a nice all-of-a-piece unity and style to it. Interior materials are a grade above average. the dual-zone climate control system that comes on all but the base ls model is a snap to use, with large, round control knobs and good markings. It can support up to a 12-degree temperature difference side-to-side. The optional remote engine start system comes with a 200-foot operating range and automatic climate pre-conditioning to warm or cool the interior. The glovebox is large enough to actually hold stuff. for 2008, a new family of audio systems features radios compatible with generation 7. 0 onstar. The base audio system comes with six speakers, am/fm/cd/mp3 capability, and xm satellite radio. It features speed-sensing volume control and a two-line, 32-character display and the capability to select freely between am, fm and xm. Setting these presets is as easy as holding the button down. A big round knob in the center allows quick volume adjustments. Too many radios nowadays are too complex or have tiny buttons difficult to operate underway. Not so with gm's radios. The impala sound system is sophisticated yet easy to operate. The optional system adds an in-dash six-cd changer. The premium system is bose. Turn-by-turn navigation directs the driver through the route by using the digital readout lines in the radio head. Directions are downloaded by the onstar advisor to the vehicle and can be played back or paused anywhere from start to destination. Besides being easy to use (all directions are downloaded to the car by an advisor) turn-by-turn is less expensive than a gps navigation system. the back seat is roomy and comfortable for two adults or three kids, but not three adults. The forward-flipping rear seat cushions reveal a storage.
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