2007 Chevrolet Impala | car review @ Top Speed

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The 2007 Impala, underwent a major redesign for is poised for another successful with the addition of Active Management to the 3.9L V-6, a technology that shuts off the engine’s cylinders when power is not needed. Active Management improves fuel by up to 8 percent in certain driving

This is GM’s first of Active Fuel Management on a engine. Previously on Impala, Fuel Management was available on the Impala SS equipped with the small-block V-8.

“Fuel is important to our Impala customers. can choose gasoline-saving features as the 3.5L V-6 FlexFuel that can run on E85 gasoline or a combination of both; and Active Fuel Management is on both the 3.9L V-6 and the 5.3L said Ed Peper, Chevrolet manager. “Combined with the amenities, comfort, strength and Impala is known for, I the 2007 Impala to continue to Chevy assert its leadership in the

With more than 1.4 sales since its 1999 including more than in 2005 the Impala has cultivated a of new and returning customers.

Standard and safety features include traction control and side-curtain rail air bags on Impala. A of premium-feature V-6 engines, which variable valve timing to performance and economy, is standard in the LS, LT and LTZ with LS and LT models receiving a V-6 that produces 211 (157 kW) and 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm) of torque. in LTZ and available in LT models is a 233-horsepower kW)* 3.9L V-6 that Active Fuel Management as as variable intake technology.

The Impala SS is powered by the 5.3L V-8 with Active Fuel The 5.3L small-block V-8 is rated at 303 (226 kW) and 323 lb.-ft. (438 Nm) of

Additional highlights of the 2007 include:

New exterior colors, Precision Red, Imperial Metallic, Bordeaux Red and Red Jewel

Retuned suspensions with track, providing sporty, comfortable ride

Family of 16-, 17- and 18-inch and tires

Enhanced ABS and traction (now standard on some LT

Comfortable interiors with attention to detail, including seat upholstery stitching, IP components and jewel-like IP details

Nuance leather -appointed (available)

Standard side-curtain air for front and rear passengers

remote vehicle starter

Standard OnStar service

XM Radio now standard on selected

Refined design

The ’07 conveys sophistication and exudes roominess. On the exterior, large have a premium, jeweled with three independent units. These details other high-quality attributes, as tight tolerances of 3.5 mm or less body components and substantial door handles, to provide an feeling of solidity. Also, flat-blade windshield wipers are to provide consistent pressure on the which helps eliminate and wind noise.

The Impala LS, LT and LTZ have varied exterior cues that identify model, while the Impala SS a distinct front-end appearance is separate from other It includes a dual-split grille a SS-signature black-diamond crosshatch At the rear, a rear spoiler is on LTZ and SS models and is available on LT. The Impala SS receives Corvette-inspired bright tips.

Inside, Impala is with thoughtful features, clever flip-and-fold rear (standard on LTZ and SS, available on LT). The rear seat cushions a storage tub under the seat can contain spillage while a variety of items. The tub also as a covered storage area the seat with cushions and offer convenient grocery bag when the cushions are flipped A generous pass-through from the can be created by flipping the seat forward and the seat backs an exclusive feature in the midsize

All of Impala’s available seating cleaner, simpler and more appearances. Uplevel Nuance appointed seating features deck seams around perimeter and French seams on the cushions. The seats also firmer cushions and increased support that provide comfort, especially during drives. The driver’s seat includes adjustable lumbar.

The Impala’s instrument panel around into the door and has a double-hump design that is of early Corvettes. Impala LS, LT and LTZ have a wood-trimmed appearance, a sportier, brushed sterling-appearance is available. The Impala SS comes with a “technical”-pattern trim with the wood-trimmed appearance as an

Completing the Impala’s comprehensive is a host of useful comfort and features, including:

Available climate control system up to 12 degrees F temperature setting between the two front zones

factory-installed remote vehicle system with a 200-foot range and automatic climate to warm or cool the vehicle to entry

Informative gauge and an expanded driver information with more than 50 depending on the vehicle’s equipment

easy-access, steering wheel-mounted control buttons

Steering radio controls on uplevel

Eight-way, heated power seat standard on LTZ and SS leather-appointed six-way power driver standard on LS, LT with cloth

New 7.0 Generation OnStar system Turn-by-Turn navigation

Three systems feature new, radios that are compatible the enhanced OnStar system. The CD-radio includes a six-speaker An uplevel MP3/CD-radio is configured for XM Radio, with a two-line, reconfigurable display and the capability to between AM, FM and XM stations without to reset the frequency. An uplevel radio adds an in-dash changer. Impala also a premium Bose audio All radios include a standard input jack for external such as an iPod or remote player. Located in the lower corner of each radio, the allows for plug-and-play through sound system.

All radios a standard auxiliary input for devices, such as an iPod or MP3 to be played through the vehicle’s system. The input is located in the right corner of each

XM Satellite Radio is standard on SS, and on LS, LT and LTZ.

Chassis and suspension

Quiet, and refinement are the ride and handling conveyed through the Impala’s and suspension systems. A robust structure provides a firmer to help reduce noise, and harshness (NVH), while enhancing steering and handling

Impala’s fully boxed frame rail assemblies a wider, deeper and structurally upper front tie bar, slight machining differences V-6 and V-8 models to provide room for the small-block V-8 engine. Stronger between the upper and lower stiffen the front structure for ride and handling and a large, front-of-dash panel has been It is constructed of Quiet Steel steel, which consists of deadening material bonded sheets of steel and reduces sound.

An extruded aluminum cradle is used on both too, and contributes to a smoother, ride. The cradle’s lateral (at the steering joint) is increased a new, one-piece machined cross member and new aluminum body mounts, which improve handling control. equipped with a V-6 engine a two-point engine-mounting system, V-8 models have a three-point system.

A power rack-and-pinion system is standard on all models, entry-level LS model now sharing the responsive 13.3:1 steering of LT, LTZ and SS models. All models also a quieter, improved-performance power pump and fluid reservoirs. The new optimizes internal flow of the steering fluid within the pump and the reservoirs.

The front features a MacPherson strut independent setup with struts and a stabilizer bar. jounce bumpers in the front help enhance stability and The rear suspension uses a arm, tri-link setup gas-charged struts and coil A rear stabilizer bar is standard on all Based on the basic front and suspension designs, the Impala three levels of suspension each matched to the power and performance level of its respective

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FE1 (16-inch wheels): Standard on with the 3.5L V-6, the FE1 provides improved control previous base models compromising ride quality. It stiff, constant-rate front and variable-rate rear springs to higher roll rates at the front, a stiffer torque design reduces NVH and helps a smoother, quieter ride. The include 16-inch wheels and ALS (all-season) Goodyear Integrity specifically developed to provide a ride compared to previous models. A 10-mm (0.4-inch) track also is achieved, as the wheels each are moved 5 mm

FE1 (17-inch wheels): The FE1 suspension is available with 17-inch and tires for better high-speed including the 10-mm-wider track. combination is standard with equipped with the 3.9L The 3.9L engine also more powertrain damping to optimize ride quietness, and handling. P225/55R17 AL2 (touring) Eagle LS2 radials are matched the 17-inch aluminum wheels to enhanced handling capability and stability in tighter turns.

FE3 Impala SS models receive a FE3 which includes 18-inch P235/50R18 AL3 (performance) tires and alloy wheels, to provide a ride that complements the small-block V-8’s performance. A hollow front stabilizer bar and solid rear stabilizer bar to provide more roll than the FE1 or FE2 suspensions. Also, stiffness helps reduce lean and contributes to greater stability.


Impala’s V-6 are as fuel-efficient as they are sophisticated. A V-6 is standard in the Impala LS and LT, delivering 211 (157 kW) and 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm) of more standard power previous models and, in more power as a base than some key competitors’ top (or offering.

Vehicles with emissions systems in the United are equipped with the 3.5L which is compatible with E85 fuel, allowing the vehicle to run on any of gasoline and/or E85. sold in YF5 ( California ) or NE1 (Northeast) are equipped with PZEV of the 3.5L engine. This is not E85-compatible. Customers in these have the option of ordering engines .

Standard in LTZ and available in LT is a new 3.9L V-6 that uses valve timing and a variable-length manifold to help produce 233 (178 kW) and 240 lb.-ft. (328 Nm) of The 3.9L engine offers power and usable torque its operating range, with 90 of peak torque available 1800 to 5800 rpm. New for the 3.9L V-6 also features Active Fuel Management

The ’06 Impala SS reinstates V-8 power, with the all-new all-aluminum V-8 that features Fuel Management. Devel exclusively for front-drive applications, the engine produces 303 horsepower kW) and 323 lb.-ft. (438 Nm) of torque.

All of engines are matched with the 4T65 electronically controlled automatic transmission, which is for its smoothness and durability. A strengthened is equipped with the 5.3L to handle the V-8’s torque.

and crash avoidance

Impala standard side-curtain air bags, provide optimum head for outboard passengers. The side air bags are mounted in the side rails and deploy down to the edge of the windows from the to the C-pillar. Impala’s other features include:

Four-wheel-disc system featuring smooth, operation, longer pad life, and resistance to brake pulsation

ABS is standard on LTZ and SS, and available on LS and LT, which provide improved steering while braking. It also Electronic Brake Force which helps provide braking regardless of load, or braking speed

Available and brake-managed full-function traction system works with the ABS to help ensure stable on a variety of road conditions

are standard on the front safety helping to minimize forward during a frontal collision and more effective load-limiting The retractors have more force, cinching the belt tightly. Three-point safety are equipped in all standard seating

LATCH (Lower Anchors for CHildren) child seat system is included in all second row positions

Tire Pressure System is standard on models with 17- and 18-inch wheels

remote keyless entry system provides a second for the red panic button. Drivers can use the to locate their cars, sounding the panic alarm

The Impala includes features to enhance the vehicle structure, lighter, more rigid and rear bumper systems. the Impala features a strengthened cage” passenger compartment the front and rear doors for improved energy dissipation in the of a crash.

The OnStar system is on Impala. OnStar-equipped Impala feature digital and analog OnStar’s digital hardware includes upgraded hands-free recognition capabilities, including intuitive continuous digit and improved voice recognition OnStar is the leading provider of safety, security and information in the United States and Canada. the GPS satellite network and wireless OnStar features core services and OnStar Personal that allows drivers to and receive hands-free, voice-activated calls using a powerful digital/analog system and external for greater reception. The OnStar available on the 2007 Impala the General Motors Advanced Crash Notification (AACN) making crash data to 911 centers to potentially dispatch the life-saving personnel and equipment to scenes faster.

The new 7.0 Generation system offers Turn-by-Turn with the optional Directions and service. Turn-by-Turn navigation the driver through the route by the digital readout lines in the head. Directions are downloaded by the advisor to the vehicle and can be played or paused through the drive up to the Besides being an easy to use (all directions are downloaded to the car by an Turn-by-Turn offers an affordable that is always up to date (no to purchase map updates).

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