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2019 Chevrolet Impala Review

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala finishes near the top of our large car rankings. It provides lots of room for passengers and cargo, and it touts a comfortable ride and user-friendly features. Just be sure to skip the underwhelming four-cylinder base engine and get the available V6.

Pros & Cons

  • Muscular V6 engine option
  • Balanced, comfortable handling
  • Spacious rear seats and trunk
  • Intuitive infotainment features
  • Weak base engine
  • Some cheap cabin materials
  • Fewer driver assistance features than many rivals




Critics' Rating: 8.4
Performance: 7.8
Interior: 8.5
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.9
Safety: 9.3
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2019 Chevrolet Impala Overview

Is the 2019 Chevrolet Impala a Good Used Car?

Yes, the 2019 Impala is a good used large car. Few class rivals have as much back-seat and trunk space as this Chevy sedan. The Impala provides a smooth ride, comes with easy-to-use infotainment features, and offers a punchy V6 engine. It also gets an above-average predicted reliability rating.

Take note of that V6, because you'll want it instead of the unimpressive four-cylinder engine that comes standard in the Impala. Additionally, many competitors come with more standard active safety features than this Chevrolet.

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How Much is the 2019 Chevrolet Impala?

Based on listings for the 2019 Chevrolet Impala, the average list price is $19,953. Prices range from $22,249 to $28,896 and vary depending on the vehicle’s condition, mileage, features, and location.

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How Much Does the 2019 Chevrolet Impala Cost to Own?

The 2019 Impala’s five-year costs for gas, insurance, taxes, fees, repairs, and maintenance are projected to be about $27,600, or $5,520 per year. That’s slightly below average for the class.

2018 vs. 2019 Chevrolet Impala: What's the Difference?

Chevrolet didn't make any notable changes to the Impala for 2019, so the 2018 and 2019 models are essentially the same.

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Here are the recent key changes for the Chevrolet Impala since it was redesigned for 2014:

  • 2015: no notable updates
  • 2016: Apple CarPlay and wireless device charging added to options list
  • 2017: no notable updates
  • 2018: rearview camera, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto became standard
  • 2019: no notable updates

If you're considering an older model, be sure to read our 2016 Impala, 2017 Impala, and 2018 Impala reviews to help make your decision. Also, check out our Best New Car Deals and Best New Car Lease Deals pages to learn about savings and discounts you can find on new vehicles.

How Reliable Is the 2019 Chevrolet Impala?

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala has a slightly above-average predicted reliability rating of 3.5 out of five.

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2019 Chevrolet Impala Recalls

There have been 1 safety recalls issued from NHTSA.

SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC Recall Date: 08/30/2018
  • Summary: General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain 2018-2019 Chevrolet Equinox, Impala, Cruze, Volt and Bolt EV vehicles, GMC Terrain vehicles, Buick Lacrosse and Regal vehicles, Cadillac XTS and XTS Professional vehicles and 2018 Chevrolet Malibu vehicles. The rear brake caliper pistons may have an insufficient coating causing gas pockets to form, potentially reducing rear brake performance.
  • Potential Number of Units Affected: 210,628
  • Consequence: A reduction of braking performance can increase the risk of a crash.
  • Remedy: GM will notify owners, and dealers will bleed the vehicle's brake system, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300, Cadillac customer service at 1-800-458-8006, Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, or GMC customer service at 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 18279.
  • Notes: Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to
  • NHTSA Campaign ID: 18V576000

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Which Used Chevrolet Impala Trim Is Right for Me?

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala comes in three trims: LS, LT, and Premier. The LS and LT come standard with a four-cylinder engine, and they're available with a V6. Premier models are equipped with the V6. All Impalas feature front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission.

Though the base model comes well-equipped, the midrange Impala LT is a better choice because it's available with many features that you can't get in the LS trim. Since each trim offered different options when new, you may be able to find Impala models with more features than we list below.

  • Chevrolet Impala LS: The Impala LS comes standard with a rearview camera, an 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, three USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hot spot. The base model also has cloth and synthetic leather upholstery, an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat, proximity keyless entry, and push-button start.
  • Chevrolet Impala LT: In addition to the LS trim's features, the Impala LT comes with dual-zone automatic climate control and remote start.
  • Chevrolet Impala Premier: The Impala Premier adds leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a Bose surround-sound stereo, a 120-volt household-style power outlet, navigation, rear parking sensors, blind spot monitoring, and rear cross traffic alert.

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What Does Chevrolet's Certified Pre-Owned Warranty Cover?

Chevrolet offers a certified pre-owned program for vehicles six years old or less and with fewer than 75,000 miles. Eligibility is determined by the vehicle’s initial sale date. For its certified pre-owned vehicles, Chevy extends the original new-car powertrain warranty to six years or 100,000 miles. These vehicles also get a one-year/12,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty after the three-year/36,000-mile new-car warranty expires. Chevrolet CPO vehicles must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and 24-hour roadside assistance may be available, so read Chevy’s warranty page carefully.

Chevrolet has one of the better CPO programs among affordable carmakers, but Hyundai, Buick, and Kia are better, according to our analysis.

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How Safe Is the Impala?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave the 2019 Impala an overall safety rating of five out of five stars, with five stars in the frontal and side crash tests and four stars in the rollover test.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2019 Impala the highest rating of Good in four out of five crash tests performed. In the IIHS driver-side small overlap front test, the Impala earned the second-highest rating of Acceptable. The Impala's headlights received the lowest rating of Poor for how well they illuminate the road ahead.

The IIHS uses a different scale for grading collision avoidance features. When equipped with forward collision warning, the Impala received the lowest rating of basic for the effectiveness of its front crash prevention system. Add automatic emergency braking, however, and the Impala earned the highest rating of Superior.

Standard advanced safety features:

  • Rearview camera

Available advanced safety features:

  • Rear parking sensors
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane change alert

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2019 Chevrolet Impala Versus the Competition

Which Is Better: 2019 Chevrolet Impala or 2019 Toyota Avalon?

The 2019 Toyota Avalon is one of the Impala's top challengers in the large car class, and it gives the Chevrolet a run for its money. Both cars ride comfortably, but the Avalon comes standard with a V6, which is an option in the Impala. Inside, the Avalon feels more luxurious and has many more standard features. The Toyota also offers some features – such as a head-up display, a surround-view parking camera system, and reverse automatic braking – that you can't get in the Impala.

Which Is Better: 2019 Chevrolet Impala or 2019 Buick LaCrosse?

The 2019 Buick LaCrosse and the Impala are both GM vehicles, and the better choice comes down to personal preference. The LaCrosse gets good gas mileage thanks to its standard mild-hybrid powertrain, and it also delivers quick acceleration from a stop. The LaCrosse feels more poised through turns than other large sedans, but it doesn't sacrifice passenger comfort or ride quality. Both cars have similar standard features lists and plenty of back-seat room. The Impala has a larger trunk, but the LaCrosse touts higher-quality cabin materials.

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2019 Impala Performance

How Does the 2019 Chevrolet Impala Drive?

The four-cylinder base engine feels taxed by the Impala's bulk, making the available V6 a better choice. This large sedan delivers a cushioned ride for the most part, but the available 20-inch wheels leave you feeling more road impacts. The Impala is easy to maneuver despite its size, and it has composed handling.

  • Base engine: 197-horsepower 2.5-liter four-cylinder
  • Available engine: 305-horsepower 3.6-liter V6
  • Drivetrain: front-wheel drive
  • Transmission: six-speed automatic
Does the 2019 Chevrolet Impala Get Good Gas Mileage?

With its base engine, the Impala gets 22 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, which are typical ratings for the class. With the V6, this Chevy sedan gets 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.

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2019 Impala Interior

How Many People Does the 2019 Impala Seat?

The 2019 Impala seats five people in two rows. It features an attractive cabin with modern styling, but a few low-rent plastics keep the interior from feeling as luxurious as it could.

The front seats are comfortable and supportive, though they could use more side bolstering. It's easy to see the road ahead, but thick roof pillars impede side visibility at times. The rear seats are among the most expansive in the class, and tall adults can easily ride in the back.

Standard seating features:

  • Cloth and synthetic leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable driver's seat

Available seating features:

  • Genuine leather upholstery
  • Power-adjustable passenger seat
  • Heated and ventilated front seats
  • Heated steering wheel
How Many Child Car Seats Fit in the 2019 Chevrolet Impala?

The 2019 Impala has two complete sets of LATCH car-seat connectors for the rear outboard seats and an upper tether and one lower anchor for the rear middle seat. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave this LATCH system the second-highest rating of Acceptable for ease of use, citing lower anchors that are set too deeply in the seats.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Features

The MyLink infotainment system has an intuitive interface that's easy to master. The touch screen is a bit of a reach from the driver's seat, but it responds well to inputs, and there are physical controls for some basic functions. Standard features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto make it easy to sync your smartphone with the vehicle.

  • Standard infotainment features: an 8-inch touch-screen, Bluetooth, three USB ports, a six-speaker stereo, satellite radio, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and a Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Available infotainment features: navigation and an 11-speaker Bose surround-sound system
  • Additional standard features: proximity keyless entry and push-button start
  • Other available features: remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a dual-pane sunroof, and a 120-volt power outlet

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2019 Chevrolet Impala Dimensions

Chevrolet Impala Cargo Space

Few other large cars can match the size of the Impala's 18.8-cubic-foot trunk. A split-folding rear seat is standard, allowing the storage of long items.

2019 Chevrolet Impala Length and Weight
  • Length: 16 feet, 9 inches
  • Curb weight: 3,681 and 3,811pounds

Where Was the 2019 Chevrolet Impala Built?

Chevrolet built the 2019 Impala in Michigan and Canada.

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