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2018 Chevrolet Impala LS FWD
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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
MSRP
$27,895
Invoice
$26,779
Average Price Paid
$26,727
694 listings nationwide

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
MSRP
$21,680
Invoice
$21,572
Average Price Paid
$20,829
14 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
Fair Price
$26,981
Good Price
$25,941
Great Price
$25,346
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Fair Price
$21,087
Good Price
$19,984
Great Price
$19,354

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,786
111 listings nationwide
9 GREAT deals
19 GOOD deals

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2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,947

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The latest-generation Impala introduced for 2014 has already proven to be a significant improvement over its predecessor, and Chevrolet is content enough with the current model that 20...

2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
George Kennedy Preview:

The Chevrolet Malibu proves that a dependable family sedan doesn’t have to be boring. The midsize Malibu boasts easy-to-use technology and as much as 250 horsepower on tap, but blends ...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
20
writes:
Nice car, but not enough room or power for the price. Seems like a quality buid though.
10
writes:
The Chrysler 300 TL is a comfortable and powerful car. Its also great looking and wont be confused with lookin...
Looks/Style Ranked 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring better.
"GM big cars all look alike. Especially from the sides. "
Would Buy Ranked 2018 Chrysler 300 Touring better.
"To me the Chrysler is a much better buy. Yes I bought the Chrysler over the GM vehicle. And I am a GM retiree. "
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
60
writes:
Very affordable price. Comfortable ride, well built, no issues so far (purchased a month ago); my other 2016 ...
60
writes:
Very good

Specs

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
22 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
28 MPG
30 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
305 hp @ 6,800 RPM
197 hp @ 6,300 RPM
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
264 lb-ft @ 5,300 RPM
191 lb-ft @ 4,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.3:1
10:1
Displacement
3,600 cc
2,500 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.7 in x 3.37 in
3.46 in x 3.97 in
2.91 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 4 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 45.8 in 42 in
Back Legroom 39.8 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.8 cu ft 15.8 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 201.3 in 193.8 in
Width 84.3 in 73 in
Height 58.9 in 57.6 in
Wheelbase 111.7 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2018 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Blue Velvet Metallic
  • Nightfall Gray Metallic
  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

Option Packages

  • Engine, 3.6L DOHC V6 DI with Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
  • LPO, 18" (45.7 cm) Aluminum Wheels
  • LPO, 18" (45.7 cm) Chrome Finish Aluminum Wheels
  • LPO, 19" (48.3 cm) Aluminum Wheels, Design 3
2018 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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