2009 Chevrolet Impala User Reviews

2009 Chevrolet Impala Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 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" 9 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"power" 7 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
"seat" 2 reviews

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Powerflt writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Review
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Interior design, handling, safety and Bluetooth connectivity.

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OnStar Turn by Turn nice, but a navigation screen would be more useful and more cost efficient.

Powerflt
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Great Car At A Great Price For Families Looking For A Useful Sedan With Luxury And Sport Manners. — This is my fourth Impala and by far the best. I was happy with the 2000, impressed with the 2005 LS, satisfied with 2008 LS but totally impressed with my new 2009 LTZ! Performance: Acceleration of the 3.9 V6 is more than adequate for highway travel and passing. Braking is true and straight and the FE3 suspension while firmer than the FE1 ride is still very nicely mannered and matched well to the V6 powerplant. The build quality gets better all the time. While not as nice as Lexus or Cadillac the interior materials are very nice for a car of this price point (much nicer than Toyota Camry or Chrysler 300). With 6 airbags, ABS and traction control, stability control this car is as safe as it gets, and it sports a 5 star crash protection rating. The appearance, interior and exterior are pleasing and very modern. The car is pleasing to the eye yet has enough stlye so as not to get lost when compaired to cookie cutter Japanese compeditors. The sportiness and luxury mix of the LTZ is great. The flip and fold rear seating is unique to the Imapa in the full size class. Bluetooth connectivity and stability control two reasons we purchased this car. Fuel economy of this vehincle is great for the class, almost all the miles on this car are interstate miles averaging 31 MPG using E-10 fuel and 27 MPG using E-85. This is a very nice, contemporary American Family car that is sporty and fun to drive. It has ample room for a family of four adults and their gear for weekend trips.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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xwin writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Review
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Power, trunk room

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Ride quality, fuel economy

xwin
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Would Not Buy It. — I happened to rent Impala LTZ for a week and wanted to share my experience. *** Room Impala has enough room in the front seats but back seat is not large for the car of that size. If you carry large adults in the back I would go with another car. Hyndai Sonata had more room in the back although front seats probably not as roomy. Trunk space is especially ample. We could fit large stroller and 2 suitcases in the trunk without any problems. Very happy with that, since that is why we rented a large car. *** Ergonomics Suck big time. Especially bad is placing all controls on one nob on the left side of steering column. It is not intuitive and hard to control. I prefer two knobs on both sides of steering column. Climate control is a joke. There are two small levers which move in very fine increments and are impossible to adjust in the moving car. Radio has convoluted controls. Hyndai radio for example has more functions and very easy to control. Fan output control has 2 steps for every picture and you are not sure if you selected the right output since the indicator is pointing to the same picture. One thing that I liked was on board computer. It has a lot of information and even tire pressure in each tire. I did not play with it too much but it had lots of options. Radio played MP3s but would take extra long time to read the content of CD. I had to power it down and up several times to get it to work. Keyless remote had engine start button but the feature was missing from the car. They should have remote without extra non working buttons. There are 3 outlets including one in the center console, this is good since most cars only have 2. *** Build quality Build quality is mediocre. The fake wood panels look out of place. Over all this is typical American car that lacks refinement of Camry or Accord. Black rectangular radio in the wood-like frame looks ugly, especially because frame is different shape from the radio. Ford had same problem with their radio. Leather on the seats is nice quality. Although seats are not that comfy. My 2009 Sonata has more comfortable seats but leather isn't so nice. Both front seats are powered which is nice. *** Peformance No complaints there. My car had 3.9L engine with plenty of power. Transmission was shifting smoothly and downshifting on time. If you are after performance car this may be the car for you. If you are willing to sacrifice in all other departments. *** Fuel Economy Fuel economy is bad. The car is rated to 27 MPG on highway. I do not know how they rated it. I think it will get 27 MPG if you drive it at 50 MPH on the flat road. We took it to LA from San Jose which is 360 miles ride on the flat road with some mountains at the start and at the end. Fuel economy was 23.8MPG according to on-board computer. I did not speed but went around 75MPH on flat area of HW 5 and around 60 in the mountains. I think the transmission needs another gear or two to improve fuel economy. The turning off cylinders does not help a lot and mileage drops to single digits as soon as you press on accelerator. The price of the gas for round trip was around $110. We have rented Ford Crown Victoria before that had better mileage with V8 on that same trip. I was expecting around 27MPG at least with my driving. My Sonata is rated at 32MPG and I get 35MPG out of it as a rule. Sometimes even 37 if I only drive on highway. *** Ride Ride is noisy for the car of that size. I could not hear our kid from the back seat. This is not a whisper quiet Camry or not even Hyndai Sonata, which is reasonably noisy. Maybe they wanted more sporty feeling, not sure. Handling is ok in my book, but I am not race driver. *** Over All There is not much to like about this car. I would not buy it or recommend it at all. GM definitely has a long way to go before they build a car that can compete with Camry or even Hyndai. I have not driven Avalon which would be in the same class as Impala but our V6 Camry is much better in all aspects although Toyota is starting to cut corners as well.

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Carlin writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala 2LT Review
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4

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The price of the car was about 18k when it was done, for that price, leather interior, sunroof, heated seats, and v6 engine is great.

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The trunk opening isn't large enough and the rear seats don't fold completely flat. Also, 1/2 of the cup holders in the car aren't deep enough to hold any cup well, and there are only 4 cup holders.

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Great Car At Possibly Great Prices — Great car. If you look for them at Chevy Dealerships in the used section, you can find great priced examples that are in great condition because the were rental car agency fleet cars. I have very few complaints with the car, and have never been in a situation where it hasn't performed to the best of its ability. Great mpg: 32 hwy, 30 interstate, 26 city. The engine has power when you need it, maybe a bit too much for the front tires to handle if you aren't being cautious. Overall, it is a great car that I would recommend.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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KenF writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala Police Review
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Like any mature Chevy model, the Impala has got (almost) all the bugs worked out. Maintenance is easy, and cost-effective. In terms of styling, it sits somewhere between a Ford Crown Vic and the Dodge Charger. It's designed to be a cheap sedan, to compete against larger full-sized sedans.

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It's priced like a mid-sized compact but it's tries to be a full-sized sedan. It doesn't quite get there. With the Impala Chevy makes a number of engineering shortcuts that can be a little frustrating - especially with fasteners found throughout the car.

KenF
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Overall A Good, Economical Choice For A Sedan — If I HAD to choose between a Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor and the Chevy Impala Police Package, the Crown Vic wins hands down. Then again, the CV is nearly 8K to 10K more when new, and it shows. The 9C1 Impala is a smaller more nimble car, beefed up to take on the rugged duty of police work. It has a sleek design, and an easily maintained, cost-effective 3.9L V6. The car has a very light feel, making it a joy to cruise around in. I love the police package, the beefier suspension and skid plate, and the heavy duty cooling system, wheels, brakes and transmission brings a lot of peace of mind when driving on rougher roads or in a defensive-driving situation. I think the Impalas have found a perfect niche, priced like a smaller mid-sized sedan but nearly as accommodating as a full-sized sedan. The Impala line is a workhorse platform that still looks good going down the road. There are a lot of forums dedicated to the Impala so as an owner, it means you're in good company and have a great resource to turn to when working on one.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ryan writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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Decent MPG, quiet, millions on the road so you blend right in.

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I am sure something will go catasrophic eventually.

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They Are Alright. Just Another Mass Produced Soulless Sedan. — So far so good. It's got 38k miles. New Yokohama tires and a K&N air filter are the only changes from stock. Gets 28mpg @ 80mph on open freeway. It's a typical family sedan. No frills. Cheap plastic interior with no soul. It's comfortable. Quiet.

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Matt writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ Review
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Quality, Reliable car

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For size of car leg room is not the best.

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Family Sedan — The Chevy Impala LTZ is Reliable car, well it does not have the performance of a high priced car it does have nice touches. I look forward to the next impala that Chevy makes as long as they do not forget to keep making comfortable reliable cars.

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calvary writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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Dignified appearance !Handles & Drives Great

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Impala has wonderful leather seats, however I prefer cloth

calvary
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Dignified,fuel Efficient Cruiser — 2009 Impala looks so respectable.It is also very ,Fuel Efficient29+ miles per gallon. Such a comfortable Cruiser with wonderful leather seats.It Handles and Drives so very well,, also has all the power needed,,Also we enjoy all Power options and very low maintenance cost.

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Francisco writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala SS Review
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It call for attention and it has respect on the block.

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Not enough horsepower..Get a charger!

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Its Worth Having!!! — The performance on this car is outstanding. but is is an ss and bcuz of that it needs more horsepower coming out of the factory! so far it is still a good car, ever since i had i didn;t have to repair anything on it....

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Ahmeed writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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Basic reliable car.  Nothing extra special about it but good full size sedan, smooth enough ride, handling is tight, decent on gas with enough space to fit company.

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Nothing special about it.  Nothing that stands out.

Ahmeed
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Basic Reliable Car — I bought one and added a lot to it (rims, AM/FM Satelite, DVD, GPS, IPOD, compatible touch screen deck, tinted the windows, added sub-woofers). Spent a lot of money to kind of bring it up. Next car I get will be ready made with all the trims bells and whistles. If you are looking for something basic, this is a very good car, reliable, mine is a 09 and I've had it since then, only had to get a few minor repairs (glitches with the computer, and other minor things). I would recommend it if you just want to get from point A to point B in a good car that will hold up for a while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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masakran writes:
2009 Chevrolet Impala LT Review
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Fantastic gas mileage for a large sedan.  Massive trunk space.

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masakran
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Overall Excellent Vehicle For Size And Gas Mileage — The Chevy Impala LT has plenty of room for passengers as well as ample trunk space for a large amount of luggage. Offers a great ride with tremendous gas mileage for a large sedan. Very dependable and low maintenance cost.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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