2006 Chevrolet Impala SS Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2006 Chevrolet Impala - Road Test Specs

2006 Chevrolet Impala Sedan

(5.3L V8 4-speed Automatic)


Model year2006
Base MSRP$27,790
As-tested MSRP$29,980


Drive typeFWD
Engine typeV8
Displacement (cc/cu-in)5.3
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)303@5600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)323@4400
Transmission type4-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent with stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent with stabilizer bar
Steering typePower rack and pinioin
Tire brandGoodyear
Tire modelEagle RS-A
Tire size, front235/50R18
Tire size, rear235/50R18
Brakes, front4-wheel disc w/ABS

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.2
0-60 mph (sec.)6.4
0-75 mph (sec.)9.3
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)14.46@97.48
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)35.3
60-0 mph (ft.)138.3
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.6
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)N/A
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.5
@ Full throttle (dB)73.7
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.0

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsGood shifts at redline. Strong pull thoughout the rev range. Throaty V8 sound. Surprising lack of torque steer.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsSubtle ABS noise and vibration. Soft pedal, not much feedback. ABS cycling too much comprimises stopping power.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsStable, but has lots of body roll. Too rolly polly.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)Not Tested
Temperature (°F)Not Tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)18 City 28 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)16.7
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)17.5

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3712.4
Length (in.)200.4
Width (in.)72.9
Height (in.)58.7
Wheelbase (in.)110.5
Legroom, front (in.)42.3
Legroom, rear (in.)37.6
Headroom, front (in.)39.4
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)18.6 cu. Ft
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)N/A


Bumper-to-bumper3 years / 36,000 miles
Powertrain3 years / 36,000 miles
Corrosion6 years /100,000 miles
Roadside assistanceN/A
Free scheduled maintenanceN/A


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard "Corner Brake Control"
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlNot Available
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemOnStar Optional
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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