Consumer Reviews Summary
13 of 16 (81%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Chevrolet Impala Overview
The 2013 Chevrolet Impala, the bowtie’s flagship car, offers full size space with surprising fuel economy and a low sticker price.
There’s no getting around the fact that the Impala is a big car; with an overall length that approaches seventeen feet, it just keeps going and going. There’s nothing wrong with the Impala’s shape, but it’s not groundbreaking or modern. If you’re looking to inconspicuous, the Impala fits the bill. Exterior options include a rear-deck spoiler, sunroof, heated mirrors, chrome door handles, and splash guards.
The interior of the 2013 Impala, much like the exterior, is straightforward. There is no new styling ground broken, but it is comfortable and has everything you need with standard feature like Bluetooth connectivity, a CD player/Radio with MP3 compatibility, air conditioning, a multifunction steering wheel, OnStar directions service, and 40/20/40 folding rear seats. The options list is not that extensive, but does include heated leather seats, 8-way power adjustable driver’s seat, and a Bose premium sound system.
Every 2013 Impala gets the same engine: a 300-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 with 262 pounds-feet of torque. Paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, the engine can propel the car to 60 MPH in around 6.5 seconds. EPA fuel economy estimates project that the car will return 18/30 mpg city/highway, impressive for such a large sedan.
The 2013 Impala gets IIHS safety ratings on the border between good and merely acceptable. In frontal and side crash tests, the Impala performed very well, but it lacked sufficient protection in rear-end collisions. The Impala comes standard with six airbags, stability control, and anti-lock brakes. Also standard is the OnStar system, which provides automatic crash responses such as alerting the authorities, activating the hazards, and roadside assistance.
Don’t get us wrong, the 2013 Chevrolet Impala’s lack of excitement does not make it a bad car. If you are in the market for a larger sedan that is comfortable for families and gives great highway fuel economy, the Impala is definitely worth your consideration.