Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Chevrolet Impala
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Impala is tech savvy, but is that a good thing?

The 2014 Impala can be had with Chevrolet’s latest iteration of MyLink, the company’s infotainment system. Despite this edition of MyLink being the easiest yet to navigate, will the Impala demographic really appreciate having to learn how to use it? Thankfully, there are conventional button and dial controls for the HVAC and radio.

The best feature of the Impala’s MyLink has to be the valet mode. Enter a four digit pin, much like you would a hotel safe, and the car will lock out all vehicular information like GPS history, radio stations, phone contacts, mileage, etc. As well, the touchscreen can slide up to reveal a storage compartment behind it that valet mode locks to create a small storage safe.

  • 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.