2009 Chevrolet Impala  -  $24,615


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $24,615
Base Invoice: $23,544
Destination Charge: $825
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn LS
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 19 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 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. Available with (NE1) Maine, Massachusetts, New York or Vermont state emissions requirements. Only Fleet order type FNR, FBC, FGO and FEF may order with (YF5) California state emissions requirements.)

Model Highlights

The Impala is a large-size front-wheel drive sedan that comes in four different models ranging from simple to sporty. The base Impala LS comes with a 211 horsepower, 3.5-liter pushrod V-6 engine; optional on the LT and standard on the luxurious LTZ is a 224-horsepower, 3.9-liter V-6. At the top of the range is the high-performance SS, powered by a 303-horsepower, 5.3-liter V-8.

With any of the engines, a responsive four-speed automatic is the only transmission offered. Both of the V-6 engines provide perfectly adequate performance for keeping up with traffic, even when fully loaded, but the V-8 in the SS yields exceptionally fast acceleration--with 0-60 mph times of less than six seconds.

The V-8, which is rated 16 mpg city, 24 highway, also comes with an Active Fuel Management system, which helps decrease fuel consumption during coasting and cruising. With the 3.5-liter engine, highway fuel economy ranges up to 29 mpg, while the 3.5- and 3.9-liter engines come with flex-fuel capability to accommodate up to 85 percent ethanol.

LS and LT models come with suspension settings that favor ride quality but provide good handling control, with rack-and-pinion steering, front MacPherson struts, and stabilizer bars front and back, with 16- or 17-inch wheels and tires. On these models the ride is especially quiet and well isolated. To take advantage of the added power from the V-8, the sporty LTZ and high-performance SS model also add larger stabilizer bars, a sportier, so-called FE3 suspension tuning, and W-rated 18-inch performance tires.

The Stabilitrak stability control system is offered on LTZ and SS Impalas, where it might most help to maintain stability and safety with the added power, but it's not available on 3.5-liter models. This year side thorax airbags for front-seat occupants are now standard, and full-length side-curtain airbags provide head protection. Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are also included on all Impala models.

The Impala's interior makes the most of available space, with plenty of legroom for front and rear occupants and enough space in back for two adults of nearly any size--three in a pinch--to be comfortable. LATCH child-seat tethers are included in all three rear seating positions. In LTZ and SS models (optional on LT) the rear seat cushions can be flipped forward to reveal a 'hidden' storage compartment, and the seatbacks fold forward to allow a continuous loading space through the trunk. The Impala is also one of the few remaining cars in its class to offer an available front bench seat, to accommodate three across and six people total.

Base LS models of the Impala come with most of the conveniences that buyers expect, including power windows, keyless entry, cruise control, and air conditioning, plus dual-zone manual climate control and a six-speaker CD sound system with XM Satellite Radio. LT models get a number of appearance enhancements, plus a remote start system and cast aluminum wheels. LTZ models are the most luxurious and bring a long list of extras like heated seats, a universal garage door opener, Bluetooth hands-free calling, steering-wheel audio controls, and a Bose eight-speaker sound system. Nuance leather upholstery with French seams is also included. All sound systems now have an auxiliary input jack for other sources such as iPods.

Many of the LTZ features are also offered as options on the LT. The options list on the top LTZ is quite short, with a dual-screen rear DVD system and a sunroof being the only significant choices.


Pros

Comfortable ride; roomy interior; affordability; available front bench seat; available V-8 power


Model News

For 2009, the Impala is carried over mostly unchanged, but it sees improved standard equipment, especially in the safety area. Thorax side airbags are newly standard across the model line, as are anti-lock brakes. Cup holders have been redesigned, Bluetooth hands-free calling connectivity is also newly available and dual-zone manual climate control is now standard.

The high-performance Impala SS gets a new, flashier "flangeless" 18-inch wheel design and a revised rear spoiler, and for all Impalas there are three new exterior colors available: Aqua Blue Metallic, Silver Ice Metallic and Victory Red.


Value Writeup

The Impala has a broad appeal for sedan buyers, thanks to a roomy interior, comfortable ride and a choice of several packages to vary the car's driving character that can range from sedate to sporty. It also remains one of the last sedans to offer, as a low-cost option, a bench seat in front; on the other hand, it's one of just a few front-wheel drive vehicles to offer an available V-8 engine.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
323.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
19 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 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

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

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

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.93 x 1.18 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.94 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
08V517000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 03, 2008

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
79

Summary
GM IS RECALLING 79 MY 2009 CHEVROLET IMPALA VEHICLES. SOME OF THESE VEHICLES HAVE A PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT AIR BAG INFLATOR THAT COULD FRACTURE AT AN INFLATOR TUBE DURING A DEPLOYMENT.

Consequence
DURING A PASSENGER-SIDE AIR BAG DEPLOYMENT, PIECES OF THE INFLATOR TUBE COULD STRIKE AND INJURY VEHICLE OCCUPANTS AND THE AIR BAG CUSHION WOULD NOT INFLATE FULLY, REDUCING THE CAPABILITY OF THE BAG TO PROTECT THE PASSENGER.

DEALERS WILL INSTALL A NEW PASSENGER-SIDE FRONT AIR BAG. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING MID-OCTOBER 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR THROUGH MYGMLINK AT HTTP://WWW.GM.COM/RECALL.

GM RECALL NO. 08342. CUSTOMERS MAY CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153); OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
10V480000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 13, 2010

Component
SEAT BELTS:FRONT:ANCHORAGE

Potential Number of Units Affected
303100

Summary
GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2009-2010 CHEVROLET IMPALAS FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 210, SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY ANCHORAGES. THE FRONT SAFETY BELT WEBBING MAY NOT HAVE BEEN PROPERLY SECURED TO THE LAP BELT ANCHOR PRETENSIONER MOUNTED TO THE SIDE OF THE SEAT NEAREST THE DOOR.

Consequence
THE SAFETY BELT MAY NOT RESTRAIN THE OCCUPANT AS INTENDED DURING A CRASH, WHICH COULD RESULT IN INJURY TO THE OCCUPANT.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT BOTH FRONT SAFETY BELTS FOR PROPER INSTALLATION OF THE ANCHORS TO THE PRETENSIONERS AND, IF NECESSARY, REINSTALL THE ANCHORS. THIS SERVICE WILL BE PERFORMED FREE OF CHARGE. THE SAFETY RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR BEFORE OCTOBER 26, 2010. OWNERS MAY CONTACT CHEVROLET AT 1-800-630-2438 OR AT THE OWNER CENTER AT WWW.GMOWNERCENTER.COM.

GM SAFETY RECALL NO. N100312. OWNERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV .

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V507000

Mfg's Report Date
JUL 05, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS , ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

Potential Number of Units Affected
289,254

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2009-2010 Chevrolet Impala vehicles manufactured April 25, 2008 through February 16, 2010. The front passenger seat frame may contact and damage the wires of the passenger presence sensor module.

Consequence
If the wires are damaged, the passenger presence sensory system may fail to recognize that the passenger seat is occupied, disabling the air bag. Damage may also cause the air bag fuse to short resulting in a loss of all air bags and seat belt pretensions. Both conditions increase the risk of injury during a crash.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will double wrap the wires with anti-abrasion tape and replace damaged wires as necessary, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's recall campaign number is 36110.

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.

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. Available with (NE1) Maine, Massachusetts, New York or Vermont state emissions requirements. Only Fleet order type FNR, FBC, FGO and FEF may order with (YF5) California state 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 antilock, 4-wheel disc includes (NW9) Traction Control

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

Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted

Mirrors, outside power-adjustable, body-color

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

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

XM Radio. XM Radio includes 3 trial months of service. XM turns your world on with commercial-free music channels from Rock to Jazz, Country to Classical, Latin Pop to Hip Hop, and virtually everything in between, all in amazing digital sound. Turn on your favorite Sports with every Major League Baseball game from Opening Day until the World Series, NHL Hockey, the PGA TOUR and college football and basketball. Plus XM brings you the biggest names in news and talk, outrageous comedy, award-winning family programming -- wherever you go from coast to coast. Exclusive live concerts, Oprah and Friends, Radio Disney, and so much more. Find what turns you on (Available only in the 48 contiguous United States. Required $12.95 monthly subscription sold separately after 3 trial months. Visit gm.xmradio.com for more details.)

Antenna, integral rear

Seats, front bucket, 40/40

Seat trim, cloth

Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power

Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control

Seat, rear fixed bench

Shifter, floor console

Steering column, Tilt-Wheel

Steering wheel, urethane

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

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

Air conditioning, dual-zone manual climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and air filtration system

Defogger, rear-window electric

Applique, woodgrain on instrument panel and door

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered

Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard

Lighting, interior with center-mounted dome and rear reading lights

Traction control, all-speed

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. Always use safety belts and the correct child restraints for your child's age and size, even in vehicles equipped with air bags. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat. See the vehicle's Owner's Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.)

OnStar, 1-year of Safe and Sound plan. Includes Automatic Crash Notification, Automatic Notification of Air Bag Deployment, Stolen Vehicle Location Assistance, a link to all Emergency Services, Roadside Assistance, Remote Door Unlock, OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands-Free Calling and Remote Horn and 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. For a list of vehicles with Automatic Crash Notification visit onstar.com. Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands.)

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

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

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

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$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

 
SILVER ICE METALLIC
$0

 
IMPERIAL BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
WHITE
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
DARK SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GOLD MIST METALLIC
$0

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
VICTORY RED
$0

 
MOCHA BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
SLATE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET, 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

 
LPO, WEATHER PROTECTION PACKAGE
$405

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$75

 
MOLDINGS, BODY-COLOR BODYSIDE
$100

 
LICENSE PLATE BRACKET, FRONT
$15

 
STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS, MOUNTED AUDIO CONTROLS
$0

 
LPO, DUAL HEADREST DVD SYSTEM
$1,735

 
FLOOR MATS, CARPETED FRONT AND REAR
$125

 
SHIFTER, COLUMN
$0

 
CARGO NET, TRUNK
$0

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0

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