Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala

2008 Chevrolet Impala
List price range
$4,900 - $10,598
2008 Chevrolet Impala

Pros

  • Powerful and efficient engine choices, available six-passenger capacity, good crash test scores.

Cons

  • Cushy suspension hurts handling dynamics, subpar cabin materials, average legroom.
Chevrolet Impala years

Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala for Sale

Chevrolet Impala 2008 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
101,828 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LS
Source Auto Group
35.8 mi away
List$4,900
Est.Loan: $100/mo
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$135 Below Market
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
92,996 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
SS
(2)
Guarantee Auto Maxx Corp.
36.6 mi away
List$8,495
Est.Loan: $174/mo
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$234 Below Market
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
91,706 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
Royal Pike Motors
38.6 mi away
List$5,990
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
98,200 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LS
Owings Mills Motor Cars
46.1 mi away
List$5,995
Est.Loan: $123/mo
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Dealer Notes
This vehicle has Clean CARFAX. 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS FWD 4-Speed Automatic with Overdrive 3.5L V6 SFI This Vehicle Comes Equipped with the Following Options:,4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,All-Speed Traction Control,Power steering,Power windows,Speed control.Recent Arrival!Must see,Priced to sell,Call us Now!!
Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
55,149 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$10,598
Est.Loan: $217/mo
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
109,438 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
SS
Graham Cadillac
80.5 mi away
List$8,991
Est.Loan: $184/mo
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
61,113 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
Thornton Chevrolet
81.5 mi away
List$6,400
Est.Loan: $131/mo
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
127,031 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LS
Paradise Motors
94.5 mi away
List$4,995
Est.Loan: $102/mo
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
122,164 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
E Trade Auto Sales
8.8 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
93,110 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
(2)
Page Chevrolet
23 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A)
106,808 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
SS
(5)
Lindsay Cadillac of Alexandria
25.8 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
127,932 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LTZ
(40)
Lindsay Chevrolet
30.9 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
108,601 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LS
M&M Auto
48.3 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
125,541 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
(11)
Blaise Alexander Chevrolet Of Greencastle
53.6 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
140,927 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LS
(2)
Sheehy Lexus of Annapolis
54.1 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
78,513 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LTZ
Northern Neck Chevrolet
75.6 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
153,793 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
Sutliff Chevrolet
90.7 mi away
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Chevrolet Impala 2008 LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A)
72,964 miles
Used 2008
Chevrolet Impala
LT
(4)
Jones Buick GMC
94.4 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

With powerful and efficient V6 engines, a comfortable cabin and a smooth ride, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala brings a lot to the family sedan table even though its handling dynamics and cabin refinement are still a few steps behind the class leaders.

vehicle overview

An impala is a bounding, medium-sized antelope that grazes in large herds throughout Africa's savannas. They are prey to almost every predator. The Chevrolet Impala has been grazing American highways and byways for nearly 50 years now, providing spacious transportation for families and lowrider-lovers alike, while being prey to only the odd meter maid and traffic cop. The only thing these two impalas share beyond a common moniker is that neither is an endangered species. Chevy sold almost 290,000 Impalas in 2006, which made it the seventh-best-selling vehicle in the United States. When it comes to finding a full-size family sedan, it's hard to argue with that many people.

The Chevrolet Impala was heavily revised a couple years ago, with extensive improvements made to interior materials and a classy exterior freshening that included discarding the old electric-stove taillamps that looked more GE than GM. In addition to these cosmetic changes, Chevy also stiffened the front-wheel-drive platform and added more powerful engines. What remained was the Impala's ability to seat six and its suspension that was tuned to appease shoppers looking for a smooth highway cruiser.

In its bread-and-butter guise, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala can be equipped with one of two V6 engines. Both provide a good balance of power and fuel economy, with the more powerful 3.9-liter V6 automatically deactivating a bank of cylinders when coasting and braking to improve mileage by up to 8 percent, according to Chevy. For those with only power on their minds, the Impala SS features a 5.3-liter V8 that combines with numerous other sport-tuned modifications to make it actually fun to drive – something no previous front-drive Impala has been able to boast.

Despite the big Chevy's popularity, other models surpass the 2008 Chevrolet Impala in several key areas: The Toyota Avalon is more refined, the Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger are more nimble and stylish and the Hyundai Azera offers a better mix of luxury and value. However, none of those cars shares a name with an antelope, and more importantly, none can boast the overwhelming popularity of the big, comfortable Chevrolet Impala.

2008 Chevrolet Impala configurations

The 2008 Chevrolet Impala full-size sedan comes in four trim levels: LS, LT, LTZ and SS. LS models include 16-inch wheels, a front bench seat, air-conditioning, full power accessories, a tilt steering wheel, a power driver seat, a single-CD audio system with an MP3 jack, and keyless entry. Moving up to the LT model adds dual-zone climate control and remote vehicle start. The LTZ includes 18-inch alloys, performance suspension, heated leather bucket seats, a Bose audio system and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The SS comes with monochromatic exterior paint, a performance-tuned suspension, 18-inch wheels and a rear spoiler.

Options for the Impala LS consist of a Luxury Edition Package that includes front bucket seats with leather, a flip-and-fold-flat rear seat, steering-wheel-mounted audio controls, OnStar, a rear spoiler and antilock brakes with traction control. Choosing an LT opens the way to two sub packages (called 1LT and 2LT) that include features such as leather seating, a six-CD changer, satellite radio, heated front seats and 17-inch alloy wheels. The LTZ is so well-equipped it has no options apart from a CD changer and a sunroof (which is optional on all trims), while the SS has a handful, including heated seats, a power front-passenger seat, Homelink transmitter and an auto-dimming rearview mirror.

2008 Highlights

The Chevrolet Impala carries over largely unchanged for 2008. Satellite radio is now standard on all models, while the lower-level LS and LT models receive a standard six-way power driver seat. Stability control is now standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS trim levels, and the 3.9-liter V6 is now E85 ethanol-gasoline compatible.

Performance & mpg

The Impala LS comes with a 3.5-liter V6 engine that produces 211 horsepower and 214 pound-feet of torque. Available on the LT and standard on the LTZ is a 3.9-liter V6 good for 233 hp and 240 lb-ft. The Impala SS has a 5.3-liter V8 making an impressive 303 hp and 323 lb-ft of torque. All models employ front-wheel drive and a responsive four-speed automatic transmission. Both the 3.9 V6 and 5.3 V8 are fitted with Active Fuel Management technology, which deactivates half the cylinders while cruising to save fuel. The V6 engines offer an agreeable blend of power and fuel-efficiency (up to 28 mpg on the freeway based on new 2008 EPA testing), while the V8 offers serious off-the-line thrust. A Chevy Impala SS we tested did the 0-60-mph drill in just 6.4 seconds and ran through the quarter-mile in 14.5 seconds.

Safety

Antilock brakes and traction control are standard on the LTZ and SS, and optional on other models. Full-length side curtain airbags, OnStar and a tire-pressure monitor are standard on all Impalas, and stability control is now standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS trim levels. In crash tests conducted by the NHTSA, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala earned five stars (out of five) for driver and front-passenger protection in frontal impacts. In side-impact testing, an Impala equipped with the side airbags scored five stars for front passengers and four stars for those seated in the rear. In IIHS frontal offset crash testing, the Impala scored an "Acceptable" rating (second highest out of four), while side-impact tests by that agency resulted in a "Good" rating, the highest possible.

Driving

Apart from the SS model, handling is not among the 2008 Chevy Impala's strengths due to its soft suspension tuning. The car does feel solid and substantial, though, and plenty of people will appreciate the big sedan's compliant ride quality. The SS is also a competent cruiser, but is much more agile thanks to its sport suspension and 18-inch performance tires. Although this is still a big, heavy car, send the SS into a corner and it pulls through with dignity and thrust. While the SS model may be tempting to power-hungry buyers, be forewarned that sampling its formidable reserves quickly brings fuel mileage down to the high teens, with official 2008 EPA ratings of 16 city and 24 highway. We recommend sticking with the better-balanced LTZ and its plenty powerful 3.9-liter V6.

Interior

The Impala's interior is functional and straightforward, but it has all the visual pizzazz of The Wall Street Journal. GM says the dash is "reminiscent of early Corvettes," which may indicate an erosion of institutional memory. Audio and climate controls are GM's latest stock units, which are intuitive and feel good but don't improve the general anonymous look. The Impala's interior is a huge improvement over its predecessor and a nice enough place to spend time, but competitors score higher style and quality points. Where the Impala does score is in interior capacity, with room for up to six people and all their luggage, thanks to a generous 18.6 cubic feet of trunk space. Occupants will find hip- and shoulder room plentiful, but legroom is mediocre for a car of this size.


Consumer reviews

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Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Bad rear door locks
mes1944,11/23/2011
Rear door locks quit working at 32000 miles. I believe this to be a safety issue in that the rear seat passengers especially infants and young children may become trapped during an emergency. The driver will not be able to activate the rear door locks.
I was involved in a accident that was not my fault, 25 days after I purchased my vehicle
mlwoolum,02/05/2012
I purchased a 2008 chevy impala, I bought the vehicle on December 20, 2011 and on Jan 14 2012 a guy ran a stop sign and I couldn't stop and I t-boned his truck. My son was in the car. We walked away from the accident, the only thing that happened to me was that the dash hit my knee and it is a little banged up. We were traveling at 55 mph when the other vehicle pulled out in front of us. The other guy didn't walk away he was in critical condition, he was taken to the hospital. For the impact that my car took, and we didn't get hurt. I HIGHLY recommend a impala to anyone. Look at the review's, i have since then purchased another impala, this is probably the only car I will ever purchase.
Regret buying this car!!!
alsaims123,02/18/2015
Bought my impala used from carmax. Bought it with 29k on it in 2011 since buying it i have had to replace transmission with 42k then front and rear head gaskets before the 50k manufacturer warranty was up. Since then used the carmax warranty to get the rear window defrost wiring replaced. The warranty's are all up, scared to see what is next. Granted i feel lucky compared to some of the issues people have had to done to their impala. Still have issues with the cd player, driver seat doesn't go up and down like it should. Won't buy another chevy car again.
Love this car
A Cossick,06/05/2010
I have owned this car for 2 yrs, put 24k on it so far. Love this car, the power, torque steer. Averaging 21.7 mpg on 15 mile ea way commute to work and all my other driving, including some passes on the 1/4 mile. I think this is excellent for a 300 HP full size car. It corners and stops pretty good, though it has quite a bit of understeer when you push it to the limit - overall not bad for a full size car. Also needs to side support in the seats like the Grand Prix GXP has - these seats are too bench like. The drive by wire has some limitations as it will cut the throttle at times when I don't want it to - sharp movements that it thinks the car is out of control. I plan to own 10 yrs+
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
211 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
211 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
233 hp @ 5600 rpm
MPG
18 city / 28 hwy
Seats 5
4-speed automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
233 hp @ 5600 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable

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Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala Overview

The Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala is offered in the following submodels: Impala Sedan. Available styles include LT 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LS 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A), LT 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), LTZ 4dr Sedan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), SS 4dr Sedan (5.3L 8cyl 4A), and 50th Anniversary 4dr Sedan (3.5L 6cyl 4A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala trim styles:

  • The Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala LT is priced between $5,990 and$10,598 with odometer readings between 55149 and91706 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala LS is priced between $4,900 and$5,995 with odometer readings between 98200 and127031 miles.
  • The Used 2008 Chevrolet Impala SS is priced between $8,495 and$8,991 with odometer readings between 92996 and109438 miles.

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