2005 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

2005 Chevrolet Impala Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 15 reviews
"power" 13 reviews
"ride" 12 reviews
"reliable car" 9 reviews
"comfortable car" 7 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 3 reviews
"interior" 3 reviews
"power" 2 reviews

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2005 Chevrolet Impala LS Review
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5

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Good looks, awesome features, amazing fuel economy, spacious and dependable!!

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Can't even think of any!

cunningham5319
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Great Car, Great Price, Great Overall Value! — I can't complain. I haven't found anything I don't actually like about this car. It is reliable and very fuel efficient. It's roomy enough for the whole family and doesn't cost me a fortune in repairs! Smooth ride and great handle. The 3.4 liter v6 is surprisingly strong! Would recommend this car to anyone and would buy another one myself!

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jerrycars21 writes:
2005 Chevrolet Impala Base Review
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5

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Drives VERY well. The gas mileage is very impressive also. I'm also impressed with how fast it accelerates and how fast it can go in general.

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The only con I can possibly think of is if you have a big family, then this vehicle isn't for you.

jerrycars21
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Impressive. — I really have nothing bad to say about the vehicle. I've never had any major problems with it at all. I'm quite impressed. GM did very well when they decided to start producing this vehicle. I'm very much so a fan of this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kenmark writes:
2005 Chevrolet Impala LS Review
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5

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Cruise control Power steering
Clock
Tachometer
Low fuel level warning
a 3.4-liter V6 engine that produces 180 horsepower and 205 pound-feet of torque. Stepping up to LS trim gets you a 3.8-liter V6 that makes 200 hp and 225 lb-ft of torque.
As one of the few six-passenger sedans on the market, the Impala does have an edge on the competition when it comes to interior space

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Not Really Sporty or WOW factors interior wise

Kenmark
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Reliable Safe & Solid — This is a Car I would have my Kids Drive I would not worry about going across country in this Vehicle. Room, comfort, reliable and solid. Occupant safety is a big selling point for the Impala. In crash tests conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Impala earned five stars (out of five) for both the driver and front passenger in frontal impact testing, and four out of five stars in side-impact testing. In frontal offset crash testing, the Impala earned a "Good" rating, the highest possible. Anti-lock brakes and traction control are standard on the LS and SS, and optional on the base model. A side airbag for the driver only is optional on all Impalas.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sybil writes:
2005 Chevrolet Impala Base Review
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A very reliable chevrolet with good gas mileage and easy handling.  No high maintenance cost here.  

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Though it is not a very fast car, it does the job in getting through traffice, and is much more stable in traffic than a pt cruiser or similar vehicle, so if you are looking for a BMW engine then this is not for you.

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It Was Always A Reliable Car For Me As An Owner! — This is a very spacious car that is great for families or anyone who needs extra space. Has excellent stereo sound and quality speakers. It is easy to maintain so I have had no complaints on this one at all.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jgo406 writes:
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Surprisingly nice car. Have to admit to not really being a Chevy guy, but the comfort, quiet, and reliability have pleasantly surprised me.

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Not much, only complaint is its a 2005 so no Mp3 or Bluetooth.

Jgo406
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Good Vehicle, Particularly For Company Use. I Will Certainly Purchase Another — Purchased this vehicle as a company vehicle, it has proven to be great on the highway,amazingly good in slippery conditions and really good fuel economy. The V6 has really good pickup with great midrange torque for passing. After 100,000 miles the seats are holding up nicely and all the electronics wok well, very comfortable for long trips. Two thumbs up!

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Mark writes:
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good family transport, average engine

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lack of good MPG, FF

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It Works — 3.5 liter front wheel drive version fully moded with the leather an sun an sound package, supposed to get 31 on highway got 28 cause of the add on's. 4 person managable 5 tight. golden color that was a real eye catcher over the pewter.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tom writes:
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I realy like the appearance

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I realy haven't found any dislikes as of yet

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Great American Affordable Family Car — I always liked the looks of the LS, & SS I was realy surprised to see how well this car rides & drives. Alot nicer then I thought it would be. The aceleration is very good. Still watching the gas mileage, but so far not bad.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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iammatthewhart writes:
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4

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Lots of room.

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It's gold.

iammatthewhart
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Li'l Troy — It's reliable and gets fairly good gas mileage. It also has a lot of leg room on the inside in both the front and back seats. It's just your basic sedan but it will get you where you need to go.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Gage writes:
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Roomy.  Sporty.  Comfortable seats.  Large backseat.

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Poor handling.  Poor performance.

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It's A Chevy. — A middle of the road car in about everything. Very comfortable, but very poor handling. It is just a mediocre Chevy sedan. Looks better with the larger sportier wheels, spoiler, and tinted windows. Being the base model, it just has an average V6.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Robert writes:
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Its the car i learned how to drive in!!

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What i hate is when you turn the wheel all the way to the left or right it feels like its rubbing!!!

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Its Fun And Perfect To Drive For A Starter!!! — I love the appearance on the impala because its like a little sport car.. the performance on this car is really reasonable!!! The car is very fun especially if its your first car to learn how to drive in!!! every year its needs the basic stuff done to it!!!

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