The Chevrolet Impala is something of a legend. Having made its debut as a top trim for the Bel-Air in 1958, Chevrolet’s flagship passenger car has been featured prominently in pop culture. It’s appeared in multiple classic hip-hop lyrics and boasted an engine that inspired a Beach Boys song. Though it’s gone through many changes since its debut, it remains a safe, reliable, and economical full-size car.
Perhaps you’ve heard the recent rumors about General Motors discontinuing the Impala after all this time. How about it- are the rumors true?
Yes, the rumors are true. General Motors has indeed announced that it will discontinue production of the Impala after the 2020 model year. The final vehicles will be coming off the assembly line in January 2020, after which GM will be idling the facilities. In a way, it makes us feel like singing, “bye-bye, miss American Pie.”
Is the modern Chevy Impala a good car?
Chevy Impalas have long been known for being reliable, safe, and a great value. There’s a reason they were chosen for use as police cars.
But that doesn’t mean they don’t rock our civilian world too. Aside from the aforementioned qualities, Chevy Impalas of the past decade have been uniformly comfortable, spacious, and practical, boasting a roomy interior and voluminous trunk. This makes them especially great for the vertically gifted. The nice thing about a large car is that it preserves a roomy interior and comfortable ride, while not being as bulky as an SUV or crossover.
Features in Chevrolet Impala models vary, but even models from the start of this past decade can include great amenities like heated seats, remote start, satellite radio, Bluetooth, steering wheel controls, and more. They’re often available for excellent prices and are cheap to maintain.
Where can I buy a used Chevy Impala?
We have a great inventory of used Chevrolet Impala vehicles right here at our dealership in Longview TX. Feel free to come take a look, or schedule a test drive if you’d like to give them a spin.
Most of our Impala models are from the vehicle’s ninth generation, which hold up admirably well in terms of interior space, highway gas mileage, and low prices. They also boast a smooth ride and strong powertrain. These were the models that made a statement of Detroit’s resurgence after the recession of the late 00’s.
The 2014 Impala ranked #1 among Affordable Large Cars in U.S. News & World Report’s rankings for that year.
Should I be worried about buying a vehicle that’s being discontinued?
Don’t worry about this vehicle being a costly investment due to its being discontinued. Repair parts will still be available for the foreseeable future, as the discontinued vehicles are still part of a brand with an image to uphold. As long as there is a demand for Impala parts and service, GM and the aftermarket will meet it.