Carryover powertrain plus a few new faces
Initially, the Impala will feature a carryover powertrain from the 2013 Impala, the 3.6 L V6. Power is up 5 hp and 2 lb-ft bringing the totals to 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque. The only transmission available in the Impala is a six-speed automatic. Chevrolet claims a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds for the V6 and that seems accurate. There is strong pulling power both in the city and on highway. It is more than enough for this vehicle, even when shuttling three adults and their luggage. Fuel economy is essentially unchanged for the V6 at 19 mpg city and 29 mpg highway.
A second drivetrain has just begun production and will join the V6 shortly. It is a 2.5 L four-cylinder engine producing 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque. It too is coupled to a six-speed automatic and Chevrolet expects 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with this set-up. Later this year, GM’s 2.4 L eAssist powertrain will join the Impala lineup as well.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala will begin at a base price of $27,535 with V6 editions starting from $30,760.
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