Chevrolet Impala Facts and Features

October 8th, 2020 by

If you’re looking for a large sedan that can transport your family in comfort and style, the 2020 Chevrolet Impala is a great option. Since it was first introduced in 1958, the Impala has continuously offered impressive roominess, excellent ride comfort, and generous trunk space at an affordable price. It continues to do so with its latest model year while offering revised trim and engine lineups. The sedan is now available in only two trim levels: LT and Premier. Take a look at the features and trims of the 2020 Chevy Impala.

Exterior Styling

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The 2020 Chevrolet Impala distinguishes itself from the typical full-size sedan with its sharp and muscular styling. This car looks great from every angle. Unlike the somewhat awkward gaping grilles in many cars, the Impala’s grille is well-proportioned and eye-pleasing. Its long, muscular hood leads into a steeply raked windshield for a sleek appearance, while its strong shoulder line and bulging wheel arches make it look athletic from the side. At the rear, a short trunk gives it a forward-thrusting profile. The Impala hides its long body well, thanks to its taut sheet metal.


The 2020 Chevy Impala doesn’t offer the standard 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine from the previous model year, leaving buyers with only one engine option. Its 3.6-liter V-6 engine is capable of producing 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. Since it’s the same engine that powers the Chevrolet Camaro, it makes the Impala perform like an SS-designated car. Despite its hefty size and weight, the sedan can sprint to 60 mph from a standstill in about six seconds, which is quite impressive for a large family-friendly car.

The Chevy Impala’s V-6 engine works with a six-speed automatic transmission to deliver power to the front wheels. With this combination, the car has more than enough power to perform more demanding tasks such as overtaking, merging with highway traffic, and going uphill. Additionally, its transmission shifts smoothly and quickly, which contributes to a pleasant ride.

Handling has long been one of the Chevrolet Impala’s strengths. The 2020 model year delivers a composed and comfortable ride in most situations. It moves smoothly over bumps and other uneven surfaces and negotiates corners and winding roads with ease, even with its standard 18-inch wheels. In fact, it’s almost entertaining to drive on curvy roads, thanks to its crisp, accurate steering and low center of gravity. Although its suspension is specially tuned for comfort instead of handling prowess, the Impala masks its hefty weight well and feels surprisingly lively and agile.

The Chevrolet Impala feels most at home on the highway. With its excellent highway tracking and limited road and wind noise, this sedan will keep you and your family feeling comfortable and relaxed on long road trips. Additionally, it delivers relatively good fuel efficiency on the highway, giving you 28 mpg. The Impala also performs well in an urban area. Its strong acceleration makes it easier for you to negotiate city traffic, while its light steering is a boon in parking lots and other tight situations. However, it only gets 19 mpg in the city.


The 2020 Chevrolet Impala can accommodate up to five people. It provides more rear-seat space than most of its rivals, allowing three average-sized adults to feel comfortable back there. Additionally, it has a well-designed cabin that features excellent fit and finishes. Except for the presence of some hard plastics, it looks and feels almost like a luxury car. The sedan also boasts one of the largest trunks in its class, giving you 18.8 cubic feet of storage space. It has standard split-folding rear seats to enable you to create even more space.


The 2020 Chevy Impala received an overall crash safety rating of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which is the highest rating any vehicle can achieve. The car comes standard with stability control, 10 airbags, and a rearview camera. Nonetheless, if you want to reduce your risk of accidents further, you can opt for some of the available driver-assistance features. These features include forward collision alert, blind-spot monitoring, adaptive cruise control, lane-departure alert, lane-changing warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and rear parking sensors.

Trim Levels

One of the most notable changes to the Chevrolet Impala for the 2020 model year is the discontinuation of the base LS trim. This makes the previously mid-level LT the base model. The LT is fitted with standard features such as cloth and synthetic leather upholstery, eight-way power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote start, keyless entry, infotainment system with an 8-inch display, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi hotspot, three USB ports, and a six-speaker audio system.

If you decide to buy the Impala LT, you’ll have the option to get the Convenience package, which includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated steering wheel, heated front seats, and a 120-volt power outlet. Opting for the Convenience package enables you to purchase the Driver Confidence package, which adds blind-spot monitoring, lane-changing warning, rear cross-traffic warning, and rear parking sensors.

The Chevrolet Impala Premier has all the features available in the LT trim, plus larger alloy wheels, leather-appointed seats, an eight-way power front passenger seat, navigation, wireless device charging, and an 11-speaker Bose sound system. In addition, it comes standard with the LT’s Convenience and Driver Confidence packages.

If you want more advanced safety features in your Impala Premier, you can get the Premier Confidence package, which includes forward collision alert, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure alert. For greater comfort, opt for the Premier Convenience package that comes with ventilated front seats and a power-adjustable, heated steering wheel. Also available is a dual-pane sunroof.

The 2020 Chevrolet Impala has consistently been a formidable entry in the full-size sedan segment because it offers exceptional value for money. Additionally, it can help you keep your ownership cost low with its good warranty and above-average reliability. Whether you’re looking for a new or used vehicle, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at United Chevrolet Buick GMC. Check out our inventory or schedule a test drive to see if the 2020 Impala is the right sedan for you and your family.

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