The Chevrolet Impala was a full-size sedan model produced and sold by the American automaker Chevrolet, a General Motors (GM) subsidiary. Before its discontinuation in 2018, the Impala was offered as both a muscle car alternative and as a convertible coupe over the years. Its last generation was sized and priced above the Chevrolet Malibu.
The 1958 Chevy Impala was introduced as a top-of-the-line trim level for the Chevrolet Bel Air as part of GM’s celebration of 50 production years. Available as a hardtop coupe or convertible, the Chevy Bel Air Impala models sold exceedingly well. This led Chevy to debut the Impala as its own model the very next year, though redesigned to distinguish itself from the Bel Air.
The Impala has been discontinued three times (1985, 1996, and 2020). Its most recent discontinuation was part of a mass cancellation of nameplate by General Motors, which also saw the Buick LaCrosse, Chevy Cruze, and Chevy Volt getting the ax. Prior to its departure, the rivals of the modern Chevy Impala included the Chrysler 300, the Ford Taurus, the Nissan Maxima, and the Toyota Avalon.
- 2020 Chevrolet Impala (Starting MSRP $31,620)
- Pros: The Chevy Impala full-size sedan offers drivers a spacious cabin and trunk space, smooth performance and comfort, and an easy-to-use infotainment system.
- Cons: The Impala’s cabin seems ancient, and it offers few standout safety features.
- See Also: Malibu and Camaro
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