A while back, we told you that the 2012 Chevy Impala was getting a substantial power boost thanks to a new 302-horsepower 3.6-liter V6 under its hood. However, it doesn’t look like you’ll pay dearly for all that extra power at the pump.
According to the EPA, the 2012 Impala gets 18 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. “That’s 1 mpg better on the highway and 1 mpg worse in the city compared with the outgoing 2011 Impala’s standard 211-horsepower, 3.5-liter V-6,” write Cars.com. “Technically, the new engine is 1 mpg lower in the combined cycle compared with the 2011’s base V-6, but that ignores the power gains on the 2012 Impala.”
Annual fuel cost estimates for the 2012 Impala are $109 higher than the 2011 model with the base 211-horsepower engine, but also $115 less than the 2011 Impala with the optional 230-horsepower V6. Autoblog writes that, “While the combined fuel economy of the two models is likely still the same, it's hard to argue with an extra 91 horsepower without a penalty at the pump.”
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