While we are at it, the Malibu comes in five available trims. The 2007 has less wt. There are a great deal of factors that affect the Chevy cars 0-60 stats, so different sources may test the same vehicle and each may arrive at a unique 0-60 mph and quarter mile result. Further, under the flipped-forward seats is a composite storage tray that runs the entire width of the rear floor, perfect for even more storage. The 94 and 95's had digital speedometer and in 96 they were changed to a standard full gauge cluster with tachometer. Countering that expectation, however, is a fairly hefty curb weight of 3503 lb -- that's 165 lb heavier than the largest-in-class. The Impala has a long list of standard equipment.
That's ok though, the 06-09 generation would have been dissapointing if they didn't give it some juice. Sit in the Malibu and it feels large, but in fact, at 112. As General Motors continues to reinvent itself, its cars continue to improve, and the Chevrolet Malibu is the most recent example of a job well done. All engines are mated to a four-speed automatic transmission. I have not yet tried my 06 yet to verify, but all online Car sites and Magazines seem to 100% agree, so odds are it is correct. That said, the generous headlights that sweep back along the sides of the hood and its unique twin grille openings lend the Impala a hint of modernity. But how often is your foot on the floor? The brakes, however, did receive a number of positive comments.
No, No, No, you can't just look at the horsepower, the 1996 had more than 25 ft-lbs more torque, and sounds so much better. For 2008, both V-6s can be ordered with ethanol-based E85 compatibility, and those with the larger V-6 have a cylinder deactivation system for improved fuel economy. The key fob if applicable , should also be removed from the key ring. This engine provides enough oomph in the lower rev range but quickly loses breath. The instrument panel wraps into the door panels; its double-hump design is reminiscent of early Corvettes. The front-drive Impala offers a comfortable and spacious interior, a luggage-swallowing trunk, and a quiet, unremarkable over-the-road demeanor.
Most models benefit from enhanced antilock brakes and traction control. A tire pressure monitoring system is standard on all models. The 96 Super Sport of course. While these numbers are good for bragging rights, the differences are small enough to be virtually undetectable through seat-of-the-pants feel. All 2008 Impalas are equipped with four-wheel disc brakes.
Also, the cabin is very roomy and comfortable, both on the front and on the back, and the trunk has enough space for a respectable amount of load- which you can easily see from the outside. Chevrolet offers a hybrid powertrain as well. Furthermore, they want more support from the seats and better cupholders. The transmission functions as expected, but is no match for the competition's more-refined five-speed automatics. Everything from weight to driver experience to tires can have an influence not just on mph times, but on zero to 60 times and quarter mile times as well.
The rear seatback folds down to create a pass-thru into the trunk. How Does the Impala Compare? Additional features such as the keyless start to improve the experience, and the rear-view camera adds up to the safety and handiness of this sedan. A four-speed automatic is standard on all Impalas. If you decide to make a purchase through our links, we may be paid a commission. Driven more normally, the transmission is programmed to maximize fuel economy by shifting up to the highest practical gear as quickly as possible.
The steering is also completely serviceable and feels very easy to the hand, and you can change the setup to adapt it to your personal preferences. These seats flip forward as their backs fold down into a flat-floor extension of the trunk. Drivers have reported some minor issues when switching gears, and you have to pay particular attention to the pressure you put on the pedal, or else the gearbox will get a bit clunky. The rear seatback folds down to create a pass-thru into the trunk. The brash styling continues inside with multiple choices of high-contrast interior colors and more chrome trim. The Toyota Avalon can match that time, but only at 98 mph.
When parked near its chief rivals, the Malibu looks larger than most, but dimensionally it's among the smallest -- only the and cast smaller shadows. The recall began on September 23, 2014. In the affected vehicles, the weight on the key ring and road conditions or some other jarring event may cause the ignition switch to move out of the run position, turning off the engine. The Impala is Chevrolet's large, front-wheel-drive sedan, redesigned for 2006. Not according to a recently filed piece of litigation, which says a suspension defect -- and one General Motors is allegedly aware of -- may be to blame. The Chevy Impala's quarter-mile performance has been much like its zero-to-60 performance in terms of consistency.