- Revised trim levels
- 4-cylinder and V-6 engine options
- Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility
The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size family sedan that seat 5 passengers. It competes with the Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, and Toyota Avalon. For 2017, the Impala has revised trim levels, but everything else remains largely unchanged.
Three trims are available: the LS, LT, and Premier.
The Impala has conventional styling for a family sedan. The front grille and headlights align to create a long, seamless body line that stretches across the Impala. Other muscular lines can be found at the door bottoms and rear fenders. Standard features include power side mirrors and 18-inch wheels. A power moonroof, HID headlights, LED daytime running lamps, heated side mirrors, a rear spoiler, a dual-pipe exhaust system, and larger 19-, and 20-inch aluminum wheels are available as well.
Powering the Impala is a standard 197-hp, 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. A more powerful 305-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is available as well. Fuel economy for the 4-cylinder model is an EPA-estimated 22/31 mpg city/highway. It lowers to a 18/28 mpg rating for the V-6 model.
Inside, the Impala has a standard cloth interior with front bucket seats and a 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack features a standard audio system that includes a 4.2-inch display, CD/MP3 playback, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with Wi-Fi hotspot, a satellite radio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded to the MyLink multimedia system, an 8-inch touchscreen, an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and a Bose premium audio system. Standard features include power windows/locks, power front seats, a memory seat, air conditioning, cruise control, and remote keyless entry. Leather upholstery, an automatic dimming rearview mirror, an automatic tilt/telescoping steering wheel, power/heated front seats, ventilated front seats, remote vehicle start, and push-button start are also available.
The Impala earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Standard features include an advanced air bag system, antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, and a tire pressure monitoring system. OnStar connected services for emergencies, security, and diagnostics purposes (subscription required) are available. Other optional features include a backup camera, a blindspot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic alert, rear park assist, lane departure warning, and forward collision alert.