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2017 Chevrolet Impala: Is It Worth Spending Your Money On?

By James Yu , Feb 25, 2017 11:14 AM EST
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The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is one very capable car worthy of your time and money. (Photo : New car/YouTube)

If you are in the market for large cars, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is most likely going to be part of your list. You will just have to ask the question of whether it is worth it for you to spend your hard-earned money on the 2017 Chevrolet Impala. In order to do that, here are a few things you should know about it.

2017 Chevrolet Impala: Under The Hood

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala is one very capable car. According to The Car Connection, you get two choices when it comes to its powertrain. The first is a 2.5-liter four-cylinder, which is standard in the 2017 Chevrolet Impala and it delivers 197 horsepower. The other engine is a 3.6-liter V6 engine that cranks out 305 horsepower. These powertrains are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that transfers the power through a front wheel drive (FWD) drivetrain configuration. That being said, you have a capable car regardless of whether you choose the four-cylinder or the six-cylinder engine.

2017 Chevrolet Impala: Fuel Economy

Given the fact that the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is one powerful ride, most people wouldn't expect it to have a good fuel economy because powerful cars are generally less efficient in this regard. However, the 2017 Chevrolet Impala actually has decent numbers in this aspect. The four-cylinder engine boasts a range of 22 and 30 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway. The V6 engine on the other hand, slides a couple of notches down with 18 and 28 miles per gallon in the city and on the highway respectively.

2017 Chevrolet Impala: On the Road

One of the best things about the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is how it handles the road. Aside from the fact that it offers a comfortable ride for you and your passengers, you would also have a nice driving experience as the 2017 Chevrolet Impala absorbs road bumps and handles them like its nothing. As for the steering, it is not comparable to the likes of sports cars but it can still handle itself very well when you find yourself in twisty roads and you can definitely tackle those corners with complete confidence.

2017 Chevrolet Impala: Safety Features

The safety features is one aspect in which the 2017 Chevrolet Impala falls short on. In addition to the standard safety features, you can get additional safety packages but it's going to come at a price. According to U.S. News, you are going to have to move up to higher trims in order to get additional features like the rearview camera. Other features include lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, forward collision alert and blind spot monitoring. The rearview will cost you about $3,300 while the others will require you to shell out nearly $4,000 over the base trim.

2017 Chevrolet Impala: Trims, Prices And Verdict

The 2017 Chevrolet Impala trims from the base LS followed by the LT and Premier. The base trim comes with a price tag of $27,300. The LT and Premier are priced at $29,565 and $35,465 respectively. As for whether the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is worth spending your money on or not, this car would certainly not become the number one in the large car segment if it isn't worth it. That being said, you can be sure that the 2017 Chevrolet Impala is a car that would give you your money's worth.

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