Biggers Chevy Celebrates America’s Impala
The iconic Chevrolet Impala has held a principal role in the American automotive industry for more than 50 years, its longevity due to its affordability, engine power, comfort features, and accessibility. The 2013 Chevy Impala can seat up to six people with its available front bench seat; one of the only vehicles on the market that still offers this classic feature! Most of the changes that happened throughout this generation are improvements to engine efficiency and power, as well as additional technological features.
Chevy Impala 9th Generation: 2006-2013
The 9th generation Chevy Impala debuted in 2006 and was offered in four different trim levels: LS, LT, LTZ, and SS. The base model and LT were equipped with a 3.5L V6 that produced 211 hp, while the LTZ had a 3.9L V6 that produced 230 hp. However, the real showstopper was the SS trim level, incorporating a small block V8 engine into a FWD vehicle for the first time, resulting in a 5.3L V8 engine producing an astounding 303 hp. The SS also received unique styling and 18-inch alloy wheels. However, it only lasted until 2008 when it was discontinued.
The Chevy Impala was also a popular model used by police departments as service vehicles. Based on the LS models and known as the he 9C1 and 9C3, these Impalas were prepared to handle police equipment such as sirens, radios, lighting, and special badging. It also came with the optional preparation for a criminal cage to be installed between the front and rear seats.
2007 saw upgrades including 3.5L V-6 with Flex Fuel, a new 3.9L V-6 with Active Fuel Management, and a navigation system. 2008 celebrated the 50th Anniversary Edition of the Chevy Impala, featuring black and red interior and exterior styling highlights with 50th anniversary logos and emblems.
The current 2013 Chevrolet Impala is the best one to date, with features that include OnStar, Bluetooth, satellite radio, and an auxiliary audio jack. Not only is 2013 Chevy Impala the last one of the 9th generation, but it is also the last model that will offer the convenient front bench seat.
Come into Biggers Chevrolet today to see why the Chevy Impala has withstood the test of time for over 50 years!