2012 Chevrolet Impala Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$25,760-$30,300
$24,730-$29,088
18 /CITY / 30 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:

  • New V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Exterior styling refreshed, front and rear
  • Bluetooth and leather-wrapped steering wheel now standard
  • Fog lamps discontinued on Impala LT trim, while other options added

Exterior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size 4-door sedan offered in three different trim levels. Sixteen-inch alloy wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala offers seating for up to 6 passengers with an optional front bench seat. Base Impala models feature cloth upholstery, power windows, rear window defroster, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, and more. Higher trim levels feature leather upholstery, dual-zone manual climate control, remote ignition, auto-dimming mirror, and other premium appointments.

Optional Features
Major options for the 2012 Chevrolet Impala include a power-operated sunroof.

Under the Hood
All 2012 Chevrolet Impala models feature a gasoline-powered, 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower. The engine is E85-compatible. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive; All-wheel drive is not available.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Impala are:
  • Chevrolet Impala with 3.6-liter engine and automatic transmission: 18/30 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Chevrolet Impala include side curtain air bags and General Motors' OnStar telematics. The 2012 Impala has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Impala received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results, however, were \"Acceptable.\"

What's New for 2012:

  • New V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Exterior styling refreshed, front and rear
  • Bluetooth and leather-wrapped steering wheel now standard
  • Fog lamps discontinued on Impala LT trim, while other options added

Exterior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala is a full-size 4-door sedan offered in three different trim levels. Sixteen-inch alloy wheels are standard.

Interior Features
The 2012 Chevrolet Impala offers seating for up to 6 passengers with an optional front bench seat. Base Impala models feature cloth upholstery, power windows, rear window defroster, keyless entry, Bluetooth connectivity, and more. Higher trim levels feature leather upholstery, dual-zone manual climate control, remote ignition, auto-dimming mirror, and other premium appointments.

Optional Features
Major options for the 2012 Chevrolet Impala include a power-operated sunroof.

Under the Hood
All 2012 Chevrolet Impala models feature a gasoline-powered, 3.6-liter V-6 engine rated at 300 horsepower. The engine is E85-compatible. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive; All-wheel drive is not available.

Fuel Economy
EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Chevrolet Impala are:
  • Chevrolet Impala with 3.6-liter engine and automatic transmission: 18/30 mpg (city/highway)

Safety
Standard safety features of note on the 2012 Chevrolet Impala include side curtain air bags and General Motors' OnStar telematics. The 2012 Impala has not been tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). However, in tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), the Impala received a \"Good\" rating-the Institute's highest-for frontal-offset and side-impact crash protection. Roof strength results, however, were \"Acceptable.\"

Available Trims for the 2012 Chevrolet Impala
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name LS Retail (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 25760.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/30
Name LT Retail (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 27285.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/30
Name LTZ (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic MSRP 30300.00 Engine 3.6L/217 City/Hwy MPG 18/30
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control
  • Seat, rear fixed bench
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Shifter, floor console
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Instrumentation, analog 4-gauge cluster with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel, trip odometer and Driver Information Center
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and passenger lockout
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, remote
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual with air filtration system
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Applique, woodgrain on instrument panel and door
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with map lights
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior with center-mounted dome and rear reading lights
  • Seat, rear flip-and-fold flat with armrest
  • Instrumentation, analog Deluxe with chrome trim, 4-gauge cluster with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel, trip odometer, Driver Information Center, outside temperature and compass
  • Remote vehicle starter system includes Remote Keyless Entry
  • Air conditioning, dual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and air filtration system
  • Shift knob, leather-wrapped
  • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered
  • Seat trim, front leather seating surfaces
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
  • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 6-way power
  • Universal Home Remote includes overhead system
  • Theft-deterrent alarm system, content theft alarm
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming with map lights
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P225/60R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable body-color
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Door handles, body-color
  • Wheels, 17" (43.2 cm) machined aluminum
  • Tires, P225/55R17, all-season, blackwall
  • Spoiler, rear
  • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) machined-face aluminum
  • Tires, P235/50R18 performance, W-rated
  • Fog lamps, front, integral in front fascia
  • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable body-color
  • Door handles, chrome
MECHANICAL
  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (300 hp [223.7 kW] @ 6500 rpm, 262 lb-ft of torque [353.7 N-m] @ 5300 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery rundown protection
  • Alternator, 125 amps
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Touring
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system includes Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehic
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Safety belt pretensioners, front row seats
    • Door locks, rear child security
    • Trunk emergency release handle
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats
    • Tire Pressure Monitor
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
    • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
    • Antenna, integral rear, AM/FM
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 8-speaker system

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