Disclosure: I received this car for one week to review in exchange for sharing my honest opinion.
So for one week I got to drive around in a 2014 Chevy Impala and wow was it nice. First off it is a full-size sedan that seats five people, yes I was able to fit my family of five in there. I had one car seat and two booster seats in the back seat, although for full-time use it would be tight for us.
Some features I loved:
- Lots of legroom – especially in the back seat
- Sleek design
- Auto headlights, yes I love when I don’t have to remember to turn them on/off
- Ten standard air bags, including driver and front passenger knee air bags – seriously the car would be like a giant cushion if all the air bags went off!
- Touch screen menu/navigation with Chevrolet MyLink (I didn’t use MyLink but it sounds cool!)
- 6 months of OnStar included (I didn’t use this but I love that you get 6 months to try it out!)
- Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert – alerts you if someone is too close to you in the front or side
- Lane Departure Warning – this alerted me if I was veering out of my lane (you can of course turn this off)
- Rear vision camera
- Power sunroof with second row skylight
- EZ Key Passive Entry System
- Heated steering wheel in addition to heated seats – especially nice in the cold Chicago weather
- Handsfree calling
- 2 Power outlets (12 volt)
- Huge trunk!
You can just type in the address, not separate fields for street, address…
Super cool feature – hidden spot behind dashboard with USB port:
That little button on handle is how you unlock the car if you don’t want to use the keys!
I also made a quick YouTube video of the car, sorry its not the best I was holding the camera as I was taking the video:
Overall, I found the 2014 Chevy Impala to be a smooth ride that I will miss. My husband actually liked the car so much, he has added the Impala to his future new car possibilities. I drove the car both short distances around my town and a little farther, no complaints here. I barely used half a tank of gas all week, so I guess the gas mileage is decent at its average of 22 MPG. This car had some features I had never seen before such as the heated steering wheel, lane departure warning, alerts and so many air bags, and I definitely see the Chevy Impala making a comeback. I honestly think of an Impala as a big car that older people drive, not senior citizens but rather the generation of people in their 50s. This is a car younger generations will love and the size didn’t see that boat-ish inside to me! For a family of four to a single person, this is a great car for anyone really. The price of around $26,000+ (depending on features of course) is a little high for a sedan for me, but it does scream “safety” and “luxury” inside.
VISIT: Check out the 2014 Chevy Impala online or look for it at your nearest Chevy dealership.