2014 Chevy Impala Racine WI
Never mind what you think you know about the Chevrolet Impala. This vehilce was originally launched as a 1958 model. The Chevy Impala name can brag about a long and storied history. But lately it has been often dismissed as a mediocre rental car, the Impala is now back with a vengeance. Sporting a sophisticated design, some nice high quality interior and grab the road driving dynamics. Chevrolet is now referring to the five passenger Impala a full-size sedan. It was previously classified as a midsize. Stylish looks grab you from the first glance, and a well designed interior with many thoughtful touches keep driver and passengers happy in the cabin.
2014 Chevy Impala Exterior and Interior
The design of the 2014 Impala is something new from Chevrolet for this model. It shows some nice sophistication and good quality, features that don't easily come to mind with the outgoing generation. The front grille of the 2014 Impalal is stretched horizontally, giving it a broad, unique look while keeping Chevrolet's signature dual port look in place. Round headlamp bezels are similar to German luxury cars. Fog lamp housings are short and wide, nearly mimicking the shape of the headlamp housings above. We think you will really like these subtle improvements to the design.
Chevrolet's MyLink infortainment system is optional on the Impala, but well worth it. It uses an 8 inch color touch screen with natural voice recognition. We like that the Impala's touch screen has a matte finish, unlike the glossy screen found on other vehicle's touch screen systems. MyLink is versatile and easily customizable. Apps like Pandora come pre-loaded, and up to 10 devices can be paired to the system using Bluetooth. Users can drag application icons around to put their favorites first. You can also listen to music or watch movies from a USB drive. A choice of four different √?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?‚??skins√?¬Ę√Ę‚??¬¨√?¬Ě allow users to change the look of the screen, although we found most of them rather cartoon-like and wonder whether Impala drivers will want to deviate from the standard setup.
Handling of the 2014 Impala
The Impala is a very quiet ride. Chevy engineers spent a lot of time making it that way. Acoustic glass is used in the front side windows as well as in the windshield, which is not the norm for a non-luxury vehicle. Doors are triple sealed and many areas of the Impala's body are filled with foam. The floor pan and trunk are treated with sound deadening material, and four cylinder models use active noise cancellation to reduce engine noise in the cabin. Ride quality is a little firmer than you might expect from a full size, front wheel drive sedan. Its front-strut and rear multilink suspension uses rebound springs to reduce body roll around corners, and unique front strut towers help to minimize chassis flex. The result is a ride that's more dialed-in than floaty. We much prefer the 18-and 19-inch wheels over the optional 20s, which make the Impala's ride harsher and noisier.
It's a new era for the Chevrolet Impala with sharp looks, roomy dimensions and impeccable road manners, so get ready and come in for a test drive to see what you've been missing. For more information on this model, visit the officials 2014 Chevrolet Impala website.