2011 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala

  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala

  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala

  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala

  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2011 Chevrolet Impala

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General Motors has finally come out and said exactly what kind of power the 2012 Chevrolet Impala will bring to the table when it debuts later this year. In February, we heard that the aging full-size four-door will come with a 3.6-liter V6 under the hood mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, though at the time, The General elected to skip handing out any specifics beyond displacement. According to GMInsideNews, the 2012 Impala will pack a full 302 horsepower and 252 pound-feet of torque in standard trim when it touches down.

The 2012 Buick Lacrosse is set to receive the same updated 3.6-liter V6.

Unfortunately, those impressive numbers are to be the sum total of the updates that GM has planned for the Impala. The model has been on sale in its current configuration since 2006 and a full update isn't scheduled to land until 2014 at the earliest. Still, as GMInsideNews points out, the refreshed six pot gives the 2012 Impala almost as much power as the old Impala SS – not too shabby.


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      LUSTSTANG S-197
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm all for a 302 hp V6, but I would rather have seen them give the Impala an update enthusiasts can get excited about, and well before 2014. I know that not every car can be geared toward enthusiasts, but this is Impala, not Camry. Come on GM, call this car something else, and put the Impala nameplate on a rwd V8 Dodge Charger competitor.
        Kendall
        • 3 Years Ago
        @LUSTSTANG S-197
        They're putting the next Impala on the Cadillac XTS platform
      KaiserWilhelm
      • 3 Years Ago
      A nice highway cruiser....and that's about it.
      Sportbike
      • 3 Years Ago
      Take it easy guys, some people like "Cmicasa The Great" think cars like the Impala are the best car on the planet.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        TangoR34
        • 3 Years Ago
        Just look at it and compare to other Chevys. This design is so early 90s. It needs to be rebodied with more muscular lines like the cruze and volt
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        This thing is a relic of the GM that put most of its focus in the truck and SUV markets and seemed to think no one wanted exciting rwd cars anymore. With the exception of the Corvette, it chose to ignore that part of the market instead. It may be a good car, but it is about as exciting as a cinderblock wall. Just looking at it makes me feel uninspired, and even a little depressed, especially when I compare it to the ones from the early 60s and mid 90s. I pull for the domestics just as much as the next guy, which is why crap like this frustrates the heck out of me. I know GM can do better if they would pull their heads out of the sand and realize that some people actually want sporty sedans.
      marcosc
      • 3 Years Ago
      IT WOULD BE CHEAPER AND WISER TO JUST RETIRE THIS DINOSAUR.. THIS IS WHY HYUNDAI WILL LEAVE DOMESTICS IN THE DUST..
      Justin
      • 3 Years Ago
      It is interesting that people continue to slam GM cars; while those of us who actually drive them are getting great results and enjoying the vehicles for years, I have a GM vehicle with over 230,000 miles, still crankin. To be honest I have owned a range of foreign cars, now I only by GM, truthfully they are some of the best cars I have ever owned.
      Kai F. Lahmann
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey GM, stop wasting money for this dinosaur and better invest in into *smaller* models like a 4.4m SUV. Or where's your answer on Ford Escape and Toyota RAV4?
        LUSTSTANG S-197
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kai F. Lahmann
        You mean replace one set of "vanilla on wheels" with another? No thanks. If there is anything GM does not need, it is yet another CUV.
        harleydavid105
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Kai F. Lahmann
        The Impala is an excellent full-size affordable car. I have owned my 2007 since new and love it.
      BimmerFerret
      • 3 Years Ago
      The V6 still won't save this car from the massive amount of crap it is. My grandparents have one. Worst car ever. Transmission is bad, interior is god awful, the 3.5L OHV is a joke (that part will be better in this one at least), suspension tuning at the time my grandparents bought it claimed to be "sport tuned." Give me a break GM. Either update this car entirely or kill it. The Malibu is 100X better.
        Justin
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BimmerFerret
        2 of those complaints were just fixed.
        BigProof
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BimmerFerret
        You must have never driven anything else if you think the 07 Impala is a great car in comparison to everything else that was available at the time. Did you buy it because of the big rebates that helped you get approved for credit? Or did you get it used from Drivetime?
        harleydavid105
        • 3 Years Ago
        @BimmerFerret
        I have a 2007 Impala with the 3.5 liter Flex-fuel eng. It is a great car and runs excellent on E-85 fuel, which I have been using since it was new.
      jamiescale
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do they make the Impala AND Malibu?
      ophrey
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is an aging dated Hertz rental type car, the interior is among the worst of any sedan type car in the past 10 years, and its more CAMRY like, then the camry ever was. Scrap it , dump it, theres no room for this dinosaur in GMs line up
      gtv4rudy
      • 3 Years Ago
      Time to give this taxi a retirement party
        • 3 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
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      joe shmoe
      • 3 Years Ago
      aww hell yeah. finally some powerful rental cars. the last time i rented this piece of crap, it only had 210hp. slow as shet.
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