Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
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From plain Jane to Supermodel

The first improvement noticed when approaching the 2014 Impala is the exterior styling. The car rivals the Toyota Avalon as the most stylish sedan in its segment; something no one would dream of saying in 2011. The Impala’s taught, sharply creased body lines look modern and elegant. Thankfully, the split grille design element found on virtually every new Chevrolet over the past decade is gone. It’s safe to say this is the most handsome Impala since the 1996 SS.

The rear-end treatment, including taillights, looks terrific; if only the Malibu had this styling. Adding a little visual pizazz to higher-trim LTZ models are front LED daytime running lights, HID headlights and optional 20-inch wheels

  • Mike

    Why would you get the 4 cylinder, the mileage is too small?

  • Mike

    I meant mileage difference.

  • Paul

    Really? 2014 and GM are up to 19 or 21mpg in a floaty, slab sided barge. Review desperate to like it and even then, they can say that the handling is not as embarrassingly bad as it used to be. Styling is hopelessly dated to my eyes. Looks like a 1990’s Saab. How can GM hope to stay in business, producing mediocrity like this? Fake stitching and an aftermarket looking screen stuck on the dash board. At least it’s cheap I suppose.

  • Zbigkid

    You could always buy an Audi, and have it stuck in the shop most of the time. And pay 25% more for a german engineered machine.