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Critics' Rating: 9.1
Performance: 8.6
Interior: 8.7
Total Cost of Ownership: 9.0
Safety: 9.4
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2015 Chevrolet Impala Review

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala sits in the middle of the highly competitive large car class thanks to good engine power, a comfortable ride, and a luxurious interior. 

Pros & Cons


  • Powerful available V6 engine
  • Upscale interior
  • Spacious trunk



  • Lethargic infotainment system


New for 2015

  • Stop-start technology for 2.5-liter engine
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hot spot

2015 Chevrolet Impala Overview

Is the 2015 Chevrolet Impala a Good Used Car?

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is a good used car. When it was new, it won our 2015 Best Large Car for the Money and 2015 Best Large Car for Families awards. It has everything large car buyers seek – a spacious and comfortable interior, a large trunk space, and a good combination of horsepower and handling. The only issue is an infotainment system that is slow to respond to user inputs.

Used 2015 Chevrolet Impala Performance and Interior

The base 2015 Chevrolet Impala has a 196-horsepower four-cylinder engine. A 305-horsepower V6 engine is available. A six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard in all Impala models. The base 2015 Impala earns an EPA-estimated 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway, which are great estimates for the large car class. It earns these estimates partly due to its stop-start feature, which shuts the engine off to save fuel when the car is stopped in traffic. The V6 gets up to 18 mpg in the city and 28 on the highway.

While you won't get sport-sedan handling from the Impala, it’s still fairly well-controlled through turns. The 2015 Impala also earns praise for its quiet, comfortable ride.

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The 2015 Chevy Impala seats five and comes standard with a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Leather upholstery, heated front seats, and ventilated front seats are available. The Impala offers more than enough room to accommodate taller adults in both the front and rear seats. There are complete sets of LATCH child-seat connectors on the rear outboard seats. The middle seat has a tether anchor and one lower anchor.

Standard equipment includes satellite radio, Bluetooth phone connectivity, a USB port, and a Wi-Fi hot spot provided by OnStar with 4G LTE. Available features include dual-zone automatic climate control, Chevrolet’s MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touch-screen display, and Bluetooth audio streaming. The infotainment system features a touch screen that’s easy to read and use. At 18.8 cubic feet, cargo space is better than most in this class.

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Used 2015 Chevrolet Impala Prices

The price of a used 2015 Chevrolet Impala ranges from about $16,500 for the base LS trim with a four-cylinder engine to around $23,100 for the LTZ trim with a V6 engine. The price varies depending on the vehicle's condition, mileage, features, and location.

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We Did the Research for You: 25 Reviews Analyzed

Our used car rankings and reviews are not based on our own opinions. Instead, we collect information like safety and reliability reports, total ownership costs, and the views of the automotive press. We analyzed 25 professional reviews for this 2015 Chevrolet Impala overview.

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U.S. News & World Report has been ranking cars, trucks, and SUVs for a decade, and our Best Cars team has more than 75 years of automotive industry experience combined. To ensure our impartiality, we don’t accept expensive gifts or trips from carmakers or dealers, and an outside team handles our site’s advertising.

How Reliable Is the 2015 Chevrolet Impala?

The Chevy Impala has a predicted reliability score of 3.5 out of five from J.D. Power and Associates. That’s above average for the industry.

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How Safe Is the Impala?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) gave the 2015 Chevy Impala five out of five stars overall and four stars in the rollover crash test. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) gave the Impala the top rating of Good in all crash tests except the small overlap front crash test, in which the Impala earned an Acceptable rating.

The base Impala has no standard active safety equipment. Available active safety equipment includes a rearview camera, forward collision alert, blind spot warning, rear cross traffic alert, front automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, and lane departure warning.

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Should I Consider Another Used Impala?

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is part of the car’s 10th generation, which launched in 2014 and includes the 2017 model year. You can save money by choosing a 2014 Impala over a 2015 model, but you won’t get OnStar with 4G LTE and a standard Wi-Fi hot spot. Models prior to 2014 are significantly different, with lower-quality interiors, poor handling, and few available features.

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Which Used Chevrolet Impala Is Right for Me?

The 2015 Chevrolet Impala comes in three trims: LS, LT, and LTZ. The base LS includes a 4.2-inch diagonal color infotainment display, satellite radio, Bluetooth for phones, OnStar with a built-in Wi-Fi hot spot, and an eight-way power driver’s seat with power lumbar support. The Impala LT includes dual-zone automatic climate control, an 8-inch color infotainment touch screen that recesses into the dash, three USB ports, and front passenger power lumbar support. The top LTZ trim adds push-button start, a remote vehicle starter, eight-way power for the front passenger seat, and heated driver and front passenger seats. If your budget permits, seek out an Impala LTZ; its strong mix of comfort and safety features is worth the money.

You might want to consider a certified pre-owned Impala. For all of its CPO vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles and provides a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Chevy’s warranty page carefully.

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2015 Chevrolet Impala and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Impala or 2015 Buick LaCrosse?

The 2015 Buick LaCrosse offers a comfortable interior, a powerful base engine, and good safety and predicted reliability scores. One area the Buick stumbles in is cargo space. The large car segment is known for its spacious trunks, but the LaCrosse’s is 8 cubic feet less than the Impala’s. The Impala also handles much better and has plenty of room for four adults and luggage. Go with the Chevy.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Impala or 2015 Toyota Avalon?

It’s hard to pick the 2015 Toyota Avalon, even though it bests the Chevy in predicted reliability with a near-perfect 4.5 score. The Impala has a stronger available V6 engine, better handling, and a trunk is roomier. The choice comes down to performance versus predicted reliability. You’ll enjoy driving the Impala more, but the Avalon may give you less problems in the long term.

Which Is Better: 2015 Chevrolet Impala or 2015 Ford Taurus?

You might consider the 2015 Ford Taurus when cross-shopping the Impala. The Taurus has a powerful base V6 engine, though the Impala’s available V6 is stronger. The Impala also handles better and is well-controlled on winding roads. The two share above-average predicted reliability and similar safety scores. These factors, along with a much nicer interior, make the Impala the better choice.

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