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    2014 Chevrolet Impala Starts At $27,535



    William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    November 23, 2012

    The brand new 2014 Chevrolet Impala will begin at $27,535* (includes $810 destination charge), an increase of about $700 from the outgoing Impala.

    Chevrolet says the base price gets you a 2.5L four-cylinder engine LS model. If you want a higher trim model with the 2.5L four, be prepared to pay $29,785 for the LT and $34,555 for the range-topping LTZ.

    Wanting V6 power? You can get a 3.6L V6 on the LT model for $30,760, and the LTZ model for $36,580.

    Pricing for the e-Assist mild hybrid model hasn't been announced at this time.

    Chevrolet says the V6 model will be the first arrive at dealers sometime in early in the first quarter with the four-cylinder following close behind.

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

    Press Release is on Page 2


    Chevrolet Announces Pricing for the 2014 Impala

    New sedan offers added content and technology starting at $27,535

    DETROIT – The all-new 2014 Impala, Chevrolet’s flagship sedan, will go on sale this spring with a starting price of $27,535, including an $810 destination charge.

    Impala was America’s best-selling full-size sedan in 2011, with sales of more than 171,000, which made it one of the 10 best-selling cars in the United States

    “We’ll build on the success the Impala nameplate has generated over its history,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Chevrolet marketing. “We’ve added sophisticated design features, more technology and safety equipment, while conserving Impala’s current strengths like spaciousness and comfort.”

    Chevrolet’s latest MyLink radio debuts in the 2014 Impala. The in-vehicle entertainment system adds an eight-inch color display screen that is customizable. The system also adopts natural voice recognition – a first for Chevy.

    The 2014 Impala has several new features, including Adaptive Cruise Control and crash-avoidance technologies like Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert. Ten standard airbags are included as well – among the most in the segment.

    Three direct-injection engine choices will be available to customers: a 3.6L V-6, a newly designed 2.5L four-cylinder and a 2.4L four-cylinder with fuel-saving eAssist technology that is estimated to deliver 35 mpg. All engines are matched to a six-speed automatic transmission.

    The 2014 Impala will be offered in LS, LT and LTZ trim levels.

    The 3.6L, 305-horsepower-engine will come to market first, with a starting price of $30,760 for the LT and $36,580 for the LTZ, including destination charges.

    The 2.5L engine is priced as follows: $27,535 for the LS; $29,785 for the LT; $34,555 for the LTZ.

    Pricing for the 2.4L engine with eAssist will be announced later.

    The new Impala will be built in the Oshawa, Ontario, and Detroit-Hamtramck, Mich., assembly plants.

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    This may be only $700 over the previous sticker, but it is about $4k - $5k over actual base transaction price. I'm sure Chevy expects volume to drop substantially.

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    I wonder if the base LS will have body-color steelies with dogdish hubcaps, a single outside mirror, no exterior chrome except for nameplates, and a vinyl bench interior with AM radio?

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    This may be only $700 over the previous sticker, but it is about $4k - $5k over actual base transaction price. I'm sure Chevy expects volume to drop substantially.

    They already have stated so. They expect the volume car to be the Malibu now.

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    I wonder if the base LS will have body-color steelies with dogdish hubcaps, a single outside mirror, no exterior chrome except for nameplates, and a vinyl bench interior with AM radio?

    In a way it is sad this kind of car is gone even though no one outside of taxi fleets bought them.

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    I wonder if the base LS will have body-color steelies with dogdish hubcaps, a single outside mirror, no exterior chrome except for nameplates, and a vinyl bench interior with AM radio?

    LoL..it's not 1977...

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    Hmmm...hate to say it, but Chevy has kind of left me in the dust. The next Impala, while gorgeous, won't be the "value" that the current model is. I've got to cough up more than $30K for a V6?

    Sat in a Malibu Eco last weekend and it felt like a squeeze, especially in the rear--even when compared to our '07 (OK, we have a Maxx, but still). I was also astonished at the $30K + sticker on this Malibu.

    Another car I sat in last week was a '13 Sentra. Very nicely finished & equipped for $20K, with a lot more comfy interior than the Malibu. Uh-oh.

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    Hmmm...hate to say it, but Chevy has kind of left me in the dust. The next Impala, while gorgeous, won't be the "value" that the current model is. I've got to cough up more than $30K for a V6?

    Sat in a Malibu Eco last weekend and it felt like a squeeze, especially in the rear--even when compared to our '07 (OK, we have a Maxx, but still). I was also astonished at the $30K + sticker on this Malibu.

    Another car I sat in last week was a '13 Sentra. Very nicely finished & equipped for $20K, with a lot more comfy interior than the Malibu. Uh-oh.

    The new Malibu is slow to grow on me. We even have a 08 and the rear leg room is so much more.

    I hate to say it but if the new Malibu is to be the new volume car GM had better jump on it now for a remake. I suspect when most of this car was done it would have been a class leader but much of this project sat on the shelf as GM calls it till it was reactivated after the bail out. In the mean time everyone else moved on.

    A fast redo like Honda just did on their car is in order. Not sure how much GM could add to the car to make a little more leg room.

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    As far as the Malibu and Impala, IMO GM goofed on the Epsilon II wheelbases...don't know why there are so short in both SWB and LWB versions compared to the platforms they replaced. I assume the short wheelbases and narrowness is partially due to Epsilon II being a global platform.

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    I wonder if the base LS will have body-color steelies with dogdish hubcaps, a single outside mirror, no exterior chrome except for nameplates, and a vinyl bench interior with AM radio?

    We should be so lucky...add a 5 speed manual & optional air conditioning to that list, please!

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    The automakers have not introduced any economy specials during this interminable economic slowdown.

    I remember the Mopar "America" stripper specials, used to see a lot of those on the road. Come to think of it, they do have a special Caravan out now for a low, low price that has a variation of the America name, but I forget exactly what it's called. I think I posted a thread about it a few munts ago.

    Maybe we need more poorboy specials. I see no reason to be optimistic about the economy.

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    The problem is with the way cars are built today it is cheaper to build them with more things vs building a lower number with less things.

    As crazy as it sounds in the big picture it is hard to build a cheap stipper car unless you have enough buyers willing to take large numbers.

    Today if someone is trying to save money they will buy a pick up or a Sonic. They will get the options and save money with size in cars.

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    As far as the Malibu and Impala, IMO GM goofed on the Epsilon II wheelbases...don't know why there are so short in both SWB and LWB versions compared to the platforms they replaced.

    I agree the Malibu and Impala need a little size adjustment to match others in the maket.

    The Epsilon II just needs a little more length but it needs more width. The Malibu needs just a little more lenght. Overall both cars need more size between them. The Cruze is fine but the Malibu is too close in size.

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    The automakers have not introduced any economy specials during this interminable economic slowdown.

    Maybe we need more poorboy specials. I see no reason to be optimistic about the economy.

    Agreed. The OEMs push the ideal that every car / every buyer needs big alloy rims & huge integral 'infotainment' systems & backup cameras, and it's just not as unilateral as they want everyone to believe. But the Marketing Mill works 24/7.

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    I took a brief drive in a new Malibu Eco, and it is an upgrade from the current car. However, the lack of room in the back is almost inexcusable. The rear of the Buick Regal feels bigger, though on paper it's only slightly bigger. I find the rear of the Regal to be habitable, and the back of the Verano to be entirely too tight. The next generation of GM vehicles needs to have wider large cars and more legroom in the midsizers.

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    The automakers have not introduced any economy specials during this interminable economic slowdown.

    Maybe we need more poorboy specials. I see no reason to be optimistic about the economy.

    Agreed. The OEMs push the ideal that every car / every buyer needs big alloy rims & huge integral 'infotainment' systems & backup cameras, and it's just not as unilateral as they want everyone to believe. But the Marketing Mill works 24/7.

    Wow. Well said, both of youse...I really have lost interest in new cars. I've been chalking it up to my crabby old age, but I think a lot has to do with what we are talking about here.

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    I think the level of standard equipment that the typical buyer expects is much higher today than it was in the past. Stripped cars as were available 30-40 years ago wouldn't fly today...even in the small cheap segments (Spark, Sonic, Cruze, etc) cars tend to be pretty well equipped, even in base forms...

    I think the level of standard equipment that the typical buyer expects is much higher today than it was in the past. Stripped cars as were available 30-40 years ago wouldn't fly today...even in the small cheap segments (Spark, Sonic, Cruze, etc) cars tend to be pretty well equipped, even in base forms...

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    Those that need a bigger vehicle but cannot afford it are forced to go used, which hurts new-car sales. The automakers are pushing customers down in size if they want to spend less. That might not be feasible for some people. It is reality, for sure, but not really fair, imo.

    I guess though when an affordability index is thrown into the mix, my theory might be shaky... if the economy were in any kind of decent shape. But it is not.

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    Good grief, young lady.  It seems you've been working hard on this.  But it is still TMI and too distracting.  What if the car doesn't understand a word that comes out of my mouth?  And these touch screens are iffy, man... no tactile feedback like a button, and they are not immediate like a button, they require you to hold your finger in place longer than a button.

    Sorry, me no likey "MyLink" and I think it is a waste.  Competitive pressure being what it is, though, I do not foresee a turnback of time on these widely panned interactive systems.

    Pick a system, they've all been panned by reviewers and customers alike... Sync, MyFordTouch, CUE...  look what has happened to Ford's "quality" scores because of MyFordTouch and Sync.  I know Ford's engineers and line workers didn't suddenly stop putting together a good vehicle...

    Every review I've read on CUE has panned it.  And these reviewers are young ppl who should be tech-savvy, not geezers, like a lot of Cadillac and Impala customers who will absolutely have NO USE for these systems.

    These systems are not truly made for drivers.  Perhaps for PASSENGERS of autonomous vehicles, and that is a future I do not want to participate in.  They will have to pry my cold, dead fingers off the steering wheel!

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    Well there are more things in play when you consider what is put in cars.

    Things like larger wheels are not just for the cool factor but with the side crash standards pushing the sides of the cars larger the larger wheels are to down play the thick sides and tall noses now required.

    Many of these new sound systems are looking to not only play to the youth market but now they are looking to them to remove weight. Some in the industry are looking to make it where your NAV, sound and music will all be taken from your smar phone. This will remove much in the dash other than a box to interphase the amp and speakers with your phone. This is a little off but it is being considered more and more with nearly everyone gettring smart phones. Kind of a modern radio delete option LOL.

    Also we need to consider that in the past people would start with the lowest model and add options thill they run out of money. Today people start with the top model and move down till the payment matches what they can afford. People today are greedy. Some just want to make the rich greedy but nearly all of us have a high degree of greed and envy anymore and this is reflected in our buying habits. New phone comes out or video game people will stand in line and fight for it and over pay to boot.

    Finally car companies make money and more money the more optioned cars are. They have little interest in making stripper cars that would often be left on the lot and even when they sell it little profit is seen.

    One last thing is even in the base segments the cars with the most options like a Nox LS will be purchased over many other models at a similar price as they are pretty well optioned even at the entry level. On the Nox Terrain forum many people purchased the Nox just because it offered things at a lower price and was precieved as the better value. This has brought in many buyers from other makers just because of this value.

    Brand Loyalty is not it once was and people buy based on precieved value and quality. GM is still earning the Quality end but they market the value end with great prices and as many options posible,

    As for Mylink. I have now had the GMC verision since April and while I am not a big tech kind of guy I do like it. The system is easy to use and learn. Just with voice and a couple buttons on the steering wheel it works smooth and easy. As time goes on these systems will be more and more refined and with free firmware updates things on older systems will improve and adapt to new phones and other items. I do think the CUE went too far on the tech side out of the box. I expect like I drive they will refine it and in this case it will come much faster than BMW did it.

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    Well if the Terrain SLE-1 had no backup camera it would make me happy because I like to participate in the operation of the vehicle, not just be a passenger waiting for the car to wipe the drool off my chin. And it would lower the price so more could be sold.

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      Passengers will have access to USB charging ports in all three seating rows, available wireless charging and steering wheel-mounted phone and audio controls. Chevrolet’s Rear Seat Reminder feature is standard on all trim levels.
      When it comes to helping to protect passengers, a comprehensive suite of available safety technologies and adaptive crash-avoidance features offers ease of use and added peace of mind, with new available features including:
      Surround Vision D-Optic LED headlamps (standard on High Country and Premier) Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning Front Pedestrian Braking Forward Collision Alert Low and High-Speed Forward Automatic Braking. Teen Driver is standard, allowing parents to set certain controls and review performance in order to help encourage better driving habits, even when parents are not in the vehicle. 
      Performance and efficiency
      A new 3.6L V-6 and nine-speed automatic transmission form the standard propulsion system, expected to offer nearly 10 percent more horsepower than the current model and a GM-estimated 25 mpg highway (FWD). The combination also supports an estimated 5,000-pound (2,268 kg) trailering capacity when properly equipped.
      Sporting the new RS trim, the Traverse will exclusively feature a 2.0L turbocharged engine that provides a unique driving experience, with more maximum torque than the V-6. It is also paired with the nine-speed automatic transmission.
      Both engines feature new intelligent stop/start technology that determines the best times for fuel-saving engine-stop events, based on a variety of driving factors.
      New Traction Mode Select is standard on all models and allows the driver to make real-time adjustments to the vehicle’s driving mode to account for varying road conditions. On available AWD models, it also allows the system to be completely disconnected from the rear axle, which helps save fuel and enhances refinement.
      High Country’s exclusive Advanced AWD system employs twin-clutch technology that optimizes traction for every condition it encounters. It is engineered for optimal performance in wet, snowy and icy conditions, while also providing enhanced stability in dry conditions.
    • By William Maley
      It seems dual overhead cams are making a return to the Corvette in one application. A set of GM service documents made their way on to Reddit sometime this morning. In the documents, there is a 6.2L DOHC V8 with LT5 code. Furthermore, the engine application corresponds to the 2018 Corvette. There isn't any indication of forced-induction being used for this engine.
      LT5 holds a special place in Corvette history. This was the code used for the only Corvette to ever feature a DOHC V8, the C4 ZR-1. 
      What could this engine be used for? The Drive believes this engine could be used for the mid-engine Corvette since it is a break from the traditional. We're wondering if there could be track-special Corvette that could use this engine.
      Source: The Drive, Reddit

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