2009 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Review: Really needs an upgrade.

2009 Chevrolet Impala - Consumer Review

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LTZ Sedan (3.9L V6 FFV 4-speed Automatic)

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Really needs an upgrade.
By TJDasen1 on


2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


Handsome car on the exterior, but the interior is just not up to snuff. The Impala is supposed to be Chevy's top family car and it falls flat by not offering options offered by other "lesser" cars. NO auto climate control, NO reversing sensors, NO HID headlamps! Come on! Even Hyundai offers these. And the handhold for the trunk pulldown is a joke. You can only lower the (dirty) lid with it and then you have to grab the outside of the trunk to push it the rest of the way down. Very bad design flaw. True, this is my 82 yr old mother's car and not mine, but I have to drive her in it. Whats nice is that Chevy still offers a column mounted gearshift option. That's what sold the car. Grade C

Best Features

Plenty of power. Huge trunk. Flip up rear seat. Column mounted gear shift lever.

Worst Features

Headrest pushes my head forward so much that I have to recline the seatback more than I like. Smallish rearview mirrors. Unavailable auto climate control. Unavailable reverse sensors. Unavailable HID headlamps. Auto wipers would be a great option.
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