2018 Chevrolet Impala
- Smooth, quiet ride
- Spacious rear seat and trunk
- Sleek cabin with lots of technology upgrades
- Capable optional V6
- Less handling prowess than its main rivals
- Thick roof pillars hamper visibility
- Some interior surfaces feel cheap
- Underwhelming performance and economy from the standard four-cylinder
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Which Impala does Edmunds recommend?
Edmunds' Expert Review
Overall rating3.5 / 5
As you'd expect from a large domestic sedan, the 2018 Chevrolet Impala has a smooth ride quality, a spacious interior with plenty of room for rear-seat passengers, and a trunk that's one of the largest available in any sedan. It's also quiet at highway speeds and has plenty of power when equipped with the optional V6 engine.
This generation of Impala enters its fourth year of production in 2018, but consistent small updates to its equipment over the years mean it can be equipped with all the technology you expect from a modern car. With the addition of a rearview camera, keyless entry and start, and Chevy's quite good MyLink infotainment system (with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay) to the base LS trim, the Impala also has all the bases covered: from a cost-conscious cruiser that doesn't seem stripped down to a feature-packed, near-luxury competitor.
We do have our reservations. The base engine is lackluster, and thick roof pillars and a short rear window hamper outward visibility. Those aren't deal-breakers, but there are other choices if the Impala isn't to your liking. The Toyota Avalon is surprisingly good to drive, and has the option of a hybrid powertrain. There's also the value-packed Hyundai Azera and the Chrysler 300, which can be had with a big V8. Still, the 2108 Chevy Impala offers a lot of comfort and space, and that's ultimately the most important aspect in this class of car.
Trim levels & features
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala is a four-door, five-passenger sedan that's available in three trim levels. Thanks to equipment upgrades this year, the base LS trim is more than just bare-bones transportation. Moving up to LT trim gets you upgraded interior materials and access to a number of option packages. The range-topping Premier trim offers an extensive and upscale list of standard features.
Two engines are available for the Impala. A 2.5-liter four-cylinder (197 hp, 191 lb-ft 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 for the LS and LT. Both engines use a six-speed automatic transmission and are only available with front-wheel drive.
Thanks to changes made this year, 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, power-adjustable mirrors, air-conditioning, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and 60/40-split folding rear seats. New for 2018 are keyless entry and start, a rearview camera and Chevy's MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen interface, a six-speaker audio system, OnStar (includes 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hotspot connectivity), Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, and two USB ports.
Moving up to the LT adds 18-inch alloy wheels, remote engine start, heated mirrors, as well as dual-zone climate control, leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, power front-passenger lumbar adjustment, fore-aft adjustable front headrests, folding rear headrests, and a few other small interior trim upgrades.
The Impala LT also has access to a number of upgrade packages. The Driver Confidence package adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert and rear parking sensors. A sunroof and rear spoiler can be added with the Sunroof and Spoiler package. The LT Entertainment Package adds navigation, an 11-speaker Bose stereo system, a CD player, ambient interior lighting and a 120-volt outlet.
There's also the LT Convenience package, which includes heated front seats and a heated steering wheel and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Convenience package can be upgraded with the LT Leather Package, which adds leather upholstery and a full power-adjustable front passenger seat.
The top-trim Impala Premier gets 19-inch wheels, xenon headlights, heated power seats and leather upholstery, a wireless 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, auto-dimming rearview and driver-side mirrors, memory settings for the exterior mirrors and steering wheel, and ground illumination.
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.
Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ (3.6L V6 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).
NOTE: Since this test was conducted, 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.
Noise & vibration4.5
Ease of use
Getting in/getting out4
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Features & Specs
Our experts’ favorite Impala safety features:
- Lane Change Alert
- Sounds a warning and flashes an indicator light when the driver engages a lane change operation that might result in a collision with another vehicle.
- 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 in front of the car that have slowed or stopped suddenly.
2018 Chevrolet Impala for Sale
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala may wear a very storied name, but this restrained and comfortable sedan is very different from the coupe of 60 years ago. The Impala of today is a handsome sedan that boasts one of the biggest trunks of any sedan. It also offers exceptional interior room and near-luxury ride quality and noise isolation.
Of course, the other thing that's come a long way since 1958 is technology, and the 2018 Impala has plenty. For starters, the Impala's standard equipment has been upgraded this year to include a rearview camera and Chevy's friendly MyLink system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. It may not be a flamboyant sport coupe anymore, but the world also needs spacious sedans that can carry more than two adults in comfort.
The 2018 Impala's base LS trim also starts with sound-insulating laminated windows, automatic headlights, an eight-way power-adjustable driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, and keyless entry with push-button start. It makes for an appealing bargain proposition with the new 8-inch touchscreen-based infotainment system, but it lacks access to option packages.
Move up to the LT, and Chevrolet will offer you all sorts of option packages beyond the standard interior trim upgrades and dual-zone climate control. Heated leather seats, a Bose audio system and a sunroof are all available. There's also a set of active safety features, including blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert.
At the top of the range is the Impala Premier, which comes with almost all of the LT's optional equipment. The Premier can be upgraded even further with luxuries such as ventilated front seats and conveniences including adaptive cruise control. Fully loaded, the Premier offers a truly upscale experience.
Two engines are on offer. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder (197 hp, 191 lb-ft of torque), which is standard on the LS and LT trim levels. A 3.6-liter six-cylinder (305 hp, 264 lb-ft of torque) is standard equipment for the Premier and optional for the LS and LT. In either case, Chevy equips the Impala with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.
There's a lot to like about the Chevy Impala. Not every car can effortlessly eat up the miles all day long and carry five people and all their luggage to boot. Make sure to read our full review to find out more, and check out our shopping tools to find the best deal on a 2018 Chevrolet Impala near you.
2018 Chevrolet Impala Overview
The 2018 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 2018 Chevrolet Impala?
Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Chevrolet Impala and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Impala 5 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 2018 Impala.
Edmunds Expert Reviews
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What's a good price for a New 2018 Chevrolet Impala?
2018 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A)
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $37,335. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is trending $2,793 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $2,793 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$34,542.
The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Impala Premier 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6A) is7.5% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $31,135. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $8,360 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $8,360 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$22,775.
The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Impala LT 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is26.9% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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2018 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A)
The 2018 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $28,810. The average price paid for a new 2018 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is trending $5,307 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.
Edmunds members save an average of $5,307 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is$23,503.
The average savings for the 2018 Chevrolet Impala LS 4dr Sedan (2.5L 4cyl 6A) is18.4% below the MSRP.Available Inventory:
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Should I lease or buy a 2018 Chevrolet Impala?
Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.