2019 Chevrolet Impala

2019 Chevrolet Impala
Save up to $7,086
2019 Chevrolet Impala
Save up to $7,086

What’s new

  • The Impala carries over unchanged for 2019
  • Part of the 10th Impala generation introduced for 2014

Pros & Cons

  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Spacious rear seat and trunk
  • Sleek cabin with lots of technology upgrades
  • Capable optional V6
  • Underwhelming performance and fuel economy from standard four-cylinder
  • Some interior surfaces feel cheap
  • Thick roof pillars hamper visibility
  • Advanced collision prevention tech restricted to top trim level
Chevrolet Impala years


Which Impala does Edmunds recommend?

We recommend opting for the V6 since it dramatically improves the driving experience. While the LS is a bargain in this segment, we'd step up to the LT for its added features and access to more options. Specifically — considering the Impala's visibility issues — we'd add the Driver Confidence package for its parking sensors, blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.1 / 10

Highlights of the 2019 Chevrolet Impala include its smooth ride, roomy interior with lots of space for rear-seat passengers, and one of the most massive trunks available in any sedan. Chevy has also updated the latest Impala generation over its life with newer infotainment and connectivity features. What the Impala has in spades, though, is that smooth large-car feeling on the road.

There aren't a ton of choices for affordable full-size sedans these days, but the king of this class is the Toyota Avalon, which was fully redesigned for 2019. Buyers who are looking to get the most features for their money might want to check out the Kia Cadenza. The Buick LaCrosse also offers a more luxurious and recently redesigned take on the full-size segment. Perhaps the more significant issue is that midsize sedans, such as the excellent new Honda Accord, rival the Impala for space and refinement at a much lower starting price.

Chevrolet Impala models

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is a four-door, five-passenger sedan that's available in three trim levels. Thanks to equipment upgrades last year, the base LS trim is more than just bare-bones transportation. Moving up to the LT trim gets you upgraded interior materials and access to several option packages. The range-topping Premier trim offers an extensive and upscale list of standard features.

Two engines are available. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder (197 horsepower, 191 pound-feet of torque) is standard on the LS and LT trim levels, while a 3.6-liter six-cylinder (305 hp, 264 lb-ft of torque) is standard for the Premier and optional in the others. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission and are only available with front-wheel drive.

The LS trim starts with a good selection of standard features. You get 18-inch steel wheels, sound-insulating laminated windows, automatic headlights, cruise control, keyless entry and ignition, a rearview camera, air conditioning, an eight-way power driver's seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, 60/40-split folding rear seats, OnStar (includes 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity), a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and Chevy's MyLink infotainment system that includes an 8-inch touchscreen interface, two USB ports, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Moving up to the LT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, heated mirrors, dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, rear air vents, extra headrest adjustments, and a few other small interior trim upgrades.

The Impala LT also offers many upgrade packages. The Driver Confidence package includes blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. The LT Entertainment package pads on navigation, an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, a CD player, ambient interior lighting and a 120-volt outlet. Want a sunroof and a rear spoiler? Order the Sunroof and Spoiler package.

There's also the LT Convenience package, which includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel as well as an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Convenience package can be upgraded with the LT Leather package, which adds leather upholstery and a power-adjustable front passenger seat.

The top-trim Impala Premier gets 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, heated power seats and leather upholstery, a wireless smartphone charging pad, and some unique exterior accents. It also includes the contents of the LT's Driver Confidence, Entertainment, and Sunroof and Spoiler packages.

Packages for the Premier trim include the Premier Confidence package, which adds adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and 20-inch wheels. The Premier Convenience package adds ventilated front seats, a heated and power-adjustable steering wheel, driver memory settings, and auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors.

Both the LT and Premier trims also have access to the Midnight Edition Appearance package, which adds black-painted 19-inch wheels, replaces the chrome exterior trim with black-painted pieces, and includes special black interior trim pieces. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Midnight Edition Impalas are only available in black.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the Chevrolet Impala LTZ (3.6L V6 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted in 2014, the current Impala has received some revisions, including an overhaul of the infotainment system, the addition of more standard features, and changes to option packages. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Impala, however.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.1 / 10
Driving7.0
Comfort7.5
Interior7.0
Utility9.0

Driving

7.0
The 305-hp V6 in the Impala makes more power than competitors, but instrumented acceleration is average. Its 3,881-pound weight (a few hundred pounds more than the Avalon) may be to blame. Still, the Impala's V6 is smooth, strong and plenty capable.

Acceleration

7.5
Shifts are smooth and quick. The Impala gets up to highway speeds quickly and passes with confidence. Still, our measured 0-60 mph time of 6.7 seconds is merely average for the class. The four-cylinder is noticeably slower.

Braking

7.0
The pedal feel is slightly soft, but it's easy enough to modulate around town. A panic stop from 60 mph takes 120 feet, which is average for this class of vehicle.

Steering

7.0
The steering effort and feedback are light but precise and trustworthy. But it's slightly sensitive around the center, so the driver still has to stay alert to prevent lane-wandering.

Handling

6.5
Obedient but not entertaining. Around turns, the Impala will prove capable and confident enough for the majority of drivers.

Drivability

7.5
Well-mannered and confidence-inspiring during day-to-day driving, the Impala is a willing and accommodating commuting partner. Light steering makes parking easy.

Comfort

7.5
The Impala provides a pleasantly peaceful cabin that emphasizes comfort over performance. There's ample interior space. After hours of driving, we emerged no worse for the wear. Skipping the optional 20-inch wheels may further improve the ride.

Seat comfort

8.0
The adequately padded front seats offer eight-way power adjustments. Side bolstering is minimal, and the optional ventilation is weak. The adult-friendly rear seats are only bested by those in the Avalon for legroom in the class.

Ride comfort

8.5
The suspension smooths out rough surfaces and provides a terrific balance of comfort and composure. The Impala is also less floaty than some competitors.

Noise & vibration

8.5
Wind and road noise is barely detectable over a variety of surfaces and speeds. The cabin's creak-free isolation approaches luxury-sedan levels.

Interior

7.0
The Impala is competitive with other large sedans. The tasteful interior design is appealing, though there are still some disappointing plastics, particularly below the center stack.

Ease of use

6.5
The majority of primary and secondary controls are well-placed and clearly labeled, but the touchscreen is a bit of a reach and at an upward angle.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The elevated seat height makes getting in and out easy, as does the tall door opening. There's no stooping required. The same holds true for the rear seats.

Roominess

8.5
The Impala's spaciousness compares favorably with competitors, with plenty of headroom and legroom. The average-size adult will even be comfortable in the rear seat for all-day road trips.

Visibility

6.0
The thick front roof pillars hamper visibility through turns, and the high rear trunklid requires reliance on the backup camera. The gauges and displays are placed well within sightlines.

Quality

7.0
Flimsy plastic panels on the center console contribute to a lower-quality environment than those of competitors. But the MyLink system's menus are intuitive and straightforward.

Utility

9.0
With the Taurus dead, the Impala now boasts the biggest trunk in the segment, positively huge at 18.8 cubic feet. Inside the cabin, bins are adequate and the behind-touchscreen storage is unique. Rear LATCH anchors are easy to find, and there's plenty of room, even for rear-facing car seats.

Technology

The current incarnation of Chevy's MyLink system is easy to use and offers lots of connectivity features, such as standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Accident avoidance tech is available, but only on the highest trim level — they're standard on every Avalon.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.1 / 10
Driving7.0
Comfort7.5
Interior7.0
Utility9.0

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2019 Chevrolet Impala.

5(62%)
4(12%)
3(12%)
2(14%)
1(0%)
4.3
8 reviews
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Most helpful consumer reviews

Impala problem unresolved
Bubba,02/05/2019
Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
There is a compartment at the front of the console that contains a cell phone charger. While the vehicle is in motion, outside air comes in this compartment. If the vehicle is sitting still & the fan (heater/ac) is running this also blows outside air through this compartment. During the cold months this offsets the heater with cold air coming in. In the summer months, the hot outside air will offset the AC. I took this car back to the dealership service dept. They compared this to 2 other 2019 Impalas on their lot. Both of the other impalas had this same issue, but the dealership declared this to be "normal." I don't think this is normal. I have filed a complaint with Chevrolet, received a case number & was told a representative would contact me on 2/5/2019. That hasn't happened yet. I am still waiting to see what happens. Received call back from Chevrolet today. Representative called dealership & was told the same thing I told her-"because 2 other 2019 Impalas on their lot had the same that my impala is performing "as normal." Issue still not resolved. I guess I can stuff a rag in the compartment to block the outside air from coming in the compartment BUYER BEWARE
UNDERRATED, SO-SO IMAGE, SAD PRODUCTION STOP
Pops,03/30/2019
Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
Professionally, I drive many makes and models each 100-500 miles daily over interstates and local streets and changing the vehicle daily. The Impala is one of my top favorites and accordingly I own one. Cabin room and seating comfort is superb. Ease of steering effort is optimal and handling ranks with the best rivaling some sports oriented sedans. V6 acceleration is very powerful and braking is competitive. Fuel economy is 29 highway at 75mph and 18 city. Logic of dash and steering wheel controls is good and easy to operate. Features most all of the latest high-tech safety items. I would improve (1) quality of dash plastic materials and (2) extension length of telescoping steering wheel. Tremendous vehicle and value. Sad to see GM abandon the full-size sedan market.
Cold air problem thru console
Tom Frasca,04/05/2019
Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
I was told same BS that it is normal, far from it, I had to make a small plug to correct the problem, the cold air is so bad your knees freeze while driving, FAR FROM NORMAL, great car, other than the 20 inch wheels. Service Mgr. tried to convince me that cold air was to cool your phone while being charged.
impala baby
robert,04/06/2019
Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
this car is great it is a under valued car,that is of great value for your dollar spent.it is a shame chevy could'nt sell more.
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Features & Specs

MSRP
$30,520
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$36,720
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
305 hp @ 6800 rpm
MSRP
$28,020
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
MSRP
$28,020
MPG
22 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
197 hp @ 6300 rpm
See all 2019 Chevrolet Impala features & specs

Safety

Our experts’ favorite Impala safety features:

Lane Change Alert
Also known as blind-spot warning, it sounds and flashes warnings when moving into a lane where another car is already present.
Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
Monitors for vehicles moving across the path of the car when you're in reverse.
Forward Collision Alert
Alerts the driver to potential collisions with vehicles that have slowed or stopped suddenly in front of the car.
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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The Honda Accord might be a midsize sedan, but it claims slightly more rear-seat legroom than the Impala, more active safety features and a lower starting price. This latest generation is bigger and more refined than ever, and it's one of our favorite sedans. That said, the Impala has a more traditional large-car feel on the road, which is sure to appeal to some buyers.

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Chevrolet Impala vs. Chevrolet Malibu

The Chevrolet Malibu is technically the Impala's little brother, although it offers almost as much passenger space. The midsize Malibu also benefits from a more recent redesign and provides a more engaging driving experience than the big Impala. There's even a hybrid version that returns an excellent 45 mpg combined.

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Chevrolet Impala vs. Toyota Avalon

With its recent ground-up redesign, the Avalon has cemented itself as a top large-sedan pick. Loaded with all the latest technology, lots of room and much-improved driving dynamics, the Avalon is a must-look if you're in the market for a mainstream full-size sedan.

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2019 Chevrolet Impala for Sale

Dealer Notes
2019 Chevrolet Impala LT FWD Black 3.6L V6 DI DOHC 6-Speed AutomaticCall us directly at (703) 771-8300 to confirm availability! Jerry's Leesburg Chevrolet is located at 18 Fort Evans Road N.E. In Leesburg, Virginia. If you have any questions, please contact us directly and we'll be glad to help! Our sales department is open 7 days a week: M-F 9AM-9PM, Sat 9AM-6PM, Sun 11AM-5PM. Jerry's Leesburg Chevrolet is a full-service Chevrolet Dealership. Sales, Finance, and Service conveniently located in the town of Leesburg, Virginia.

MSRP: $37,485

Dealer Notes
Red Tintcoat. Red Tintcoat 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT 1LT FWD 6-Speed Automatic 3.6L V6 DI DOHCLocated right next to Dulles International Airport on Route 50 in Chantilly, Fairfax VA. Price includes: $500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 07012019

MSRP: $36,285

Dealer Notes
2019 Chevrolet Impala LS 1LS FWD 6-Speed Automatic ECOTEC 2.5L I4 DGI DOHC Gray Metallic 2229 CityHighway MPG We have been serving our community for the last 61 years and it is our pleasure serve you.* We make every effort to provide accurate information, please verify options, Color and price before purchasing. All prices are special internet prices only. All financing is subject to approved credit. All prices are excluding freight. Internet prices include all applicable rebates and incentives. Additional rebates and incentives, such as Military, College Graduate Programs Or first-time buyers, may apply to those who qualify. Internet pricing may not be compatible with special factory financing. Internet prices are valid based on manufacturer incentive program time periods and cannot be extended by the dealer, which vary by model. See dealer for details. *Internet Pricing may not be available with special financing, and may not qualify with lease offers. **All prices do not include registering state TAX, Title, License and a $699 processing fee ** * MSRP is the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price of the vehicle. Unless specifically indicated in the advertisement or customer added options, MSRP does not include taxes, fees or other charges. Actual dealer pricing may vary. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details. * The dealer advertised price may not reflect specific dealer offers, and may be subject to certain terms and conditions as indicated in the advertisement. Consult your dealer for more information and complete details. * Images and options shown are examples, only, and may not reflect exact vehicle color, trim, options, pricing or other specifications. Price includes all factory rebates and incentives.Tax, Tag, Processing Fee and Freight is additional on all new cars. Some customers may not qualify for all rebates listed. Price includes: $500 - General Motors Consumer Cash Program. Exp. 07012019

MSRP: $29,045


More about the 2019 Chevrolet Impala
2019 Chevrolet Impala Overview

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala is offered in the following submodels: Impala Sedan. Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A), LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A), and LS Fleet 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A).

What do people think of the 2019 Chevrolet Impala?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2019 Impala 4 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2019 Impala.

Edmunds Expert Reviews

Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2019 Impala featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

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What's a good price for a New 2019 Chevrolet Impala?
2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,635. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $4,835 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $4,835 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$32,800.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is12.8% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

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2019 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,435. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $6,565 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $6,565 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$24,870.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is20.9% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 23 2019 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

2019 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,935. The average price paid for a new 2019 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $7,086 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

Edmunds members save an average of $7,086 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$21,849.

The average savings for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is24.5% below the MSRP.

Available Inventory:

We are showing 9 2019 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) vehicle(s) available in the in the Ashburn area.

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Should I lease or buy a 2019 Chevrolet Impala?

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