Chevrolet Impala Trims
The Chevy Impala is one of Chevrolets long time best sellers. First introduced in the 1958 model year it quickly gained popularity and by 1965 had become the best selling can in the US. This sleek full sized car was Chevys most expensive passenger car and was distinctive with its symmetrical triple taillights.
While still considered one of the top large sedans made the 2011 Impala has retained little of the appearance that made it so distinctive in the past. The Impala currently comes in 4 trims the LS, LT and LTZ. The LS and LT come with a 3.5 liter V6 engine offering 211 hp and the LTZ comes with a 3.9 liter V6 engine with 230 hp.
Previous years Impalas
While the Impala was introduced in the 1958 model year we will be starting with the more model year of 1995. The 1995 model year Impala SS had a 115.9 wheelbase and came with a 5.7 liter V8 engine as a 4 door sedan. This continued for 1996.
Chevy took a break from making Impalas for 3 years between 1997 and 1999 and restarted production in 2000 with a newly designed Impala. The 2000 Impala was smaller with a 110.5 wheelbase and was more fuel economical dropping to a V6 engine from the previous V8. Chevy offered two engines for their Impala sedan and Impala LS sedan 4 door vehicles a 3.4 liter engine and a 3.8 liter engine. This remained the same for the 2001, 2002, and 2003 model years.
For 2004 in addition to the Impala Sedan and Impala LS sedan Chevrolet also offered a Supercharged version of their 3.8 liter V6 engine for the new Impala SS sedan. These trims were also offered in 2005.
There were several changes for the 2006 model year. Chevy now offered a 3.5 liter and a 3.9 liter engine for the LS sedan and the new LT sedan and LTZ sedan. The SS sedan now came with a standard 5.3 liter V8 engine. These trims were also offered in 2007, 2008 and 2009, with the addition of a LT 50 anniversary edition of the Impala for the year 2008.