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2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ FWDReview
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A Pleasure To Drive And Own — This car is the best car I have owned yet. Ten times better than my former 2005 Ford Taurus I traded in. Comfort and class in a great looking and riding automobile. If you don't own one you should drive and buy one you'll love it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Comfort, Style,  Power all in one

Cons: None - I love this car!!!

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2009 Chevrolet Impala SS FWDReview
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Sharp Appearance, Great Features, And Excellent Ride. — Great features and ride for the price. It has power with a sporty appearance. Doesn't look like a Grandma car but driven by one. It's fun to drive - and being Victory Red, it's not easily missed.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: has power, appearance, and peformance I wanted

Cons: Gas mileage isn't great but didn't buy it for that purpose.

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2009 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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Thumbs Up — Over all the quality of the car is great,It handles like a new car should very tight, acceleration could be better but its just about right if not above average for the engine/car size ratio. The price was very fair with the options added, Gas is great way better than the previous v8 i had. Fun car to drive, fits enough friends inside for a session.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Its a chevy Impala

Cons: needs upgraded stereo

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2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ FWDReview
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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

Pros: Interior design, handling, safety and Bluetooth connectivity.

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

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2009 Chevrolet Impala LS FWDReview
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Great Car — I bought this car after looking for a pickup crew cab. nothing came close to riding near a nice as the car. The car will tow anything I need to haul with the trailer I own

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: rides nice

Cons: goes faster than i realize in town driving

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2009 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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I Love My 2009 Chevrolet Impala — Since I purchased my 2009 Chevrolet Impala, no problems at all. The performance is better than I expected. Great acceleration on demand, and for a big car braking and overall handling is excellent. I would have to say the quality is superior to many and no rattle, squeeks or creaks at all. I paid a little more but in return will be happy to drive my impala till 2019. This car is a blast and fuel economy is about 25mpg's average.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Free Onstar for a Year, 5 years 100,000 Mile Warranty, XM Sat Radio

Cons: I didnt get mine with a Sunroof, Would also would have liked the Heated Leather Seats

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2009 Chevrolet Impala LTZ FWDReview
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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.

Pros: Power, trunk room

Cons: Ride quality, fuel economy

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2009 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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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.

Pros: Dignified appearance !Handles & Drives Great

Cons: Impala has wonderful leather seats, however I prefer cloth

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2009 Chevrolet Impala 1LT FWDReview
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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

Pros: Fantastic gas mileage for a large sedan.  Massive trunk space.

Cons: None

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2009 Chevrolet Impala Review
lpjortner says:
Actually owned the 2008 version and it was a reliable ride, but seats could get uncomfortable on long drives and seals and heater did not work well with frost forming on the interior for both of the 2008 Impalas that I owned (one I still own). Altima with similar miles is definitely a big step up.
vs2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
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Cargo Capacity Ranked 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL worse.
"Trunk space comparable; but layout is better for the Altima. "
Would Buy Ranked 2009 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL better.
"I did buy a 2009 Altima over replacing it with another Impala because I was blown away by the superior handling and overall ride."
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Great car. I dont like the auto stop feature. Otherwise, no complaints. Read More

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Love this car. This would have been my 5th Impala in 20 years! Read More

2018 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

Review By Frank

Besides it being in Maine. I need a v6, huge sunroof, low mileage. All this criteria must be met. No exceptions. Read More

Review By Nathaniel

I think this car would be a great buy and I feel like it would last a long time. Read More

2017 Chevrolet Impala Reviews

Review By Shawn

I love the car but the only complaint I have is its a bit hard to see out of the rear window because of how small it is. Very minor thing and otherwise the car is great. Read More

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The Premier is a very well equipped model. Leather everything, tons of safety features, plenty of room for adults in the back even with my 6 foot frame. Huge trunk. There are only two things i wish it... Read More

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too expensive on the resale market. Engine 2.4 cylinder is very underpowered for this size vehicle. Read More

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