2008 Chevrolet Impala  -  $22,725


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $22,725
Base Invoice: $21,516
Destination Charge: $750
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 18 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Sdn LS
Transmission: Transmission, 4-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive
Engine: Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (E85) includes (E85) FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability, uses gasoline or E85 fuel (211 hp [157.3 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 214 lb-ft of torque [288.9 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Included and only available with (FE9) Federal emissions requirements.)

Model News

For 2008, StabiliTrak is now standard on the uplevel Chevy Impala models. The 2LT trim adds 17-inch alloy wheels, while the SS now has 18-inch chromed aluminum wheels and the LTZ has 18-inch machined aluminum flangless wheels as standard. In addition, performance suspension comes with the LTZ trim. E85 flex-fuel ability is now standard with the 3.9L engine. All Chevy Impalas include XM satellite radio. Three new exterior colors join the 2008 palette--Gold Mist Metallic, Mocha Bronze Metallic, and Slate Metallic.


Pros

Available Active Fuel Management system; roomy interior.


Model Highlights

The Impala, Chevy's top-seller for the last few years, is usually classed as a mid-size sedan, but it is one of the bigger mid-sizes around. As such, it is no surprise that the Impala boasts roomy seating and almost 19 cubic feet of trunk space.

The 2008 Impala comes in four trim levels: LS, LT, LTZ, and SS. The LS and LT have a 3.5L flex-fuel-capable V6, the LTZ comes with a larger 3.9L V6 (with Active Fuel Management), and the SS has a 303-horsepower 5.3L V8. The V6 engines have variable valve timing, while the V8 is mated to a heavy-duty Hydra-Matic four-speed automatic transmission plus performance-tuned four-wheel independent suspension. Beyond that, most of the differences between trims are in small tweaks, such as fog lights, aluminum wheels (both standard with the 3.9L and 5.3L engines) or heated mirrors (standard on the LTZ).

As with most mid-size sedans, air bags, power windows, power locks, and air conditioning are standard across the line. In addition, Chevy includes one year of OnStar's Safe and Sound plan. ABS, StabiliTrak, and a tire pressure monitor system round out the standard safety features.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Chevy Impala fends of its competition by offering a big, solid car that delivers smooth and safe performance at a low price.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
306.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
18 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
493.00 mi

Engine Order Code
LZE

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6

Displacement
3.5L/214

Fuel System
SFI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4000

Trans Order Code
MX0

Trans Type
4

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125

Total Cooling System Capacity
11.7 qts

EPA Classification
Large

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
104.5 ft³

Front Head Room
39.4 in

Front Leg Room
42.3 in

Front Shoulder Room
58.7 in

Front Hip Room
56.4 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
37.6 in

Second Shoulder Room
58.6 in

Second Hip Room
57.2 in

Wheelbase
110.5 in

Length, Overall
200.4 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.9 in

Height, Overall
58.7 in

Track Width, Front
62.4 in

Track Width, Rear
61.5 in

Trunk Volume
18.6 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3555 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.18 in

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear
0.63 in

Front Tire Order Code
QPX

Rear Tire Order Code
QPX

Front Tire Size
P225/60R16

Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.9 x 1.18 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.0 x 0.43 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
17 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
6

Corrosion Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V355000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 23, 2014

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,141,731

Summary
This defect can affect the safe operation of the airbag system. Until this recall is performed, customers should remove all items from their key rings, leaving only the ignition key. The key fob (if applicable), should also be removed from the key ring. General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2005-2009 Buick LaCrosse, 2006-2011 Buick Lucerne, 2000-2005 Cadillac DeVille, 2006-2011 Cadillac DTS, 2006-2014 Chevrolet Impala, and 2006-2007 Chevrolet Monte Carlo vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine.

Consequence
If the key is not in the run position, the air bags may not deploy if the vehicle is involved in a crash, increasing the risk of injury. Additionally, a key knocked out of the run position could cause loss of engine power, power steering, and power braking, increasing the risk of a vehicle crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will install two 13mm key rings and key insert into the vehicle's ignition keys, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors customer service at 1-800-521-7300 (Buick), 1-800-458-8006 (Cadillac), and 1-800-222-1020 (Chevrolet). GM's number for this recall is 14299.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver

Side Rear Passenger

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

Engine, 3.5L V6 SFI (E85) includes (E85) FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability, uses gasoline or E85 fuel (211 hp [157.3 kW] @ 5800 rpm, 214 lb-ft of torque [288.9 N-m] @ 4000 rpm) (Included and only available with (FE9) Federal emissions requirements.)

Transmission, 4-speed automatic electronically controlled with overdrive

Axle, 2.86 ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance-free with rundown protection and retained accessory power (600 CCA.)

Alternator, 125 amps

Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Touring

Steering, power, rack-and-pinion

Brakes, 4-wheel disc

Exhaust, single stainless-steel

Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) steel with deluxe bolt-on wheel covers

Tires, P225/60R16 all-season, blackwall

Tire, compact spare

Moldings, body-color rocker

Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control

Daytime Running Lamps

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Wipers, front intermittent

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

Seats, front bucket with Cloth, 40/40

Applique, woodgrain on instrument panel and door

Cloth seat trim

Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Seat, rear fixed bench

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel

Steering wheel, urethane

Shifter, floor console

Instrumentation, analog 4-gauge cluster with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel, trip odometer and Driver Information Center

Tire Pressure Monitor

Oil life monitoring system

Windows, power with driver Express-Down and passenger lockout

Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection and enhanced safety

Remote Keyless Entry

Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed

Trunk release, remote

Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASSlock

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

XM Satellite Radio. With a wide variety of programming, XM has something to excite any driver. Whether you want to be entertained or informed, to laugh, think, or sing, XM has the perfect channel for you - coast-to-coast, and in digital-quality sound. 3 trial months - no obligation (Available in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. All fees and programming subject to change. Subscription subject to customer agreement. For more information, visit gm.xmradio.com.)

Antenna, integral rear

Air conditioning, single zone manual with air filtration system

Defogger, rear-window electric

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

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

Air bags, dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (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. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your childs age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicles Owners Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

Door locks, rear child security

Trunk emergency release handle

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling, AccidentAssist and Remote Horn & Lights (OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance and Remote Door Unlock success varies with conditions. OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics available on most 2004 MY and newer GM vehicles. Diagnostic capability varies by model. Visit onstar.com or call 1-888-466-7827 for system limitations and details. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND AND VERMONT STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA, CONNECTICUT, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW YORK, PENNSYLVANIA OR RHODE ISLAND
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.5L V6 SFI (E85)
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.5L V6 SFI (E85)
$0

 
ENGINE, 3.5L V6 SFI
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 4-SPEED AUTOMATIC ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
PRECISION RED
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
DARK SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
SILVERSTONE METALLIC
$0

 
MOCHA BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
RED JEWEL TINTCOAT
$295

 
SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH CLOTH, 40/40
$0

 
SEAT, FRONT 40/20/40 SPLIT-BENCH WITH CLOTH
$195

 
EBONY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
NEUTRAL, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
GRAY, CLOTH SEAT TRIM
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM STEREO WITH CD AND MP3 PLAYBACK
$0

 
SHIFTER, COLUMN
$0

 
BRAKES, 4-WHEEL ANTILOCK, 4-WHEEL DISC
$600

 
TRACTION CONTROL, ALL-SPEED
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT AND REAR
$100

 
MOLDINGS, BODY-COLOR BODYSIDE
$100

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$0

 
REMOTE VEHICLE STARTER SYSTEM PREP
$30

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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