There's room for four or five adults and their gear in the 2019 Chevy Impala. For buyers who traditionally prefer large cars and those who need the comfort, space, and power such cars provide, the Impala is an attractive, somewhat sporty option. The range of trim packages provides a choice between basic transportation with good looks at the LS level, some extra style points at LT and all the style and tech at the Premier level. While this is not the SS muscle car of the past, the 2019 Impala does pay tribute to its heritage.
What are the powertrain options for the 2019 Chevy Impala?
The standard engine for the 2019 Chevy Impala is a 2.5-liter inline-4 which does a decent job with 197 rated horsepower. For a bit of old-school Impala driving there's an optional 3.6-liter V-6 which provides a bit more responsive feel with 306 horsepower. Either way, the Impala is front-wheel drive with a six-speed automatic transmission.
How are the LS, LT and Premier trim packages different?
The LS trim provides basic features such as basic infotainment, standard powertrain, and cloth interior. The LT trim adds some features such as daytime running lamps and dual-zone climate control and allows the purchase of Premier features as options. The Premier trim package includes the larger engine, much more safety, and driver assist technology, navigation, leather interior and many enhancements in appearance and function such as seating controls, heated power mirrors, remote start, and the MyChevrolet app.
What's the infotainment system like? Are there audio enhancements for some trim packages?
The Chevrolet Infotainment System has an 8-inch touchscreen display, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and satellite radio. At the Premier level, it includes navigation, which is optional for LT trim. LT and LS trims include a six-speaker audio system while the Premier level includes Bose Centerpoint Surround Sound system which is available as an LT option. All levels include USB ports. Wireless device charging and 4G LTE-based Wi-Fi are available options.
What levels of trim for the 2019 Impala have driver assistance technology and active safety features?
A few features such as a rear-view camera are available at all levels, but most active safety and driver assistance features are restricted to the Premier level. The top-level includes features such as forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning. The rear cross traffic alert is standard for Premier, optional at LT level.
How is the interior styled? How many passengers can the 2019 Impala fit?
The somewhat busy-feeling interior is cloth upholstered for LT and LS levels, leather for Premier. All levels include an 8-way power driver seat and power driver seat lumbar control with front bucket seats. The passenger seat is also 4-way adjustable, with 8-way power adjustment at Premier level and optionally for LT. Similar choices apply for ventilated and heated seating. The Impala can hold 4 or 5 passengers comfortably, though rear headroom is limited.
What's the Impala's external styling and lighting for 2019?
The 2019 Chevy Impala has a well-designed, muscular-style exterior intended to help it divert attention from its role as a large sedan and it does so nicely. The headlights for the LT and LS are halogen, with HID on the Premier trim. LED daytime running lights are standard on Premier and LT.
How's the handling and ride for the 2019 Chevy Impala?
A big, grippable steering wheel and fairly precise steering make handling the heavy Impala enjoyable on challenging roads. The suspension is tuned for a comfortable ride, and that's what it delivers, but with a bit of finesse. Buyers who opt for the larger 20-inch wheels will lose a bit of that comfort in exchange for looks, but scaling down to 19-inch wheels or the standard 18-inches will smooth out the road feel nicely.