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2005 Chevrolet Impala

2005 Chevrolet Impala
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The Impala is one of the clear mainstays for Chevy. It is General Motors' best-selling car in the U.S., and it ranks fifth among national sales leaders. For the 2005 model year, Chevrolet says it carries forth the model line mostly unchanged, but there are a few perks and improvements to the large sedan.

The majority of the new changes involve the top-line SS, a sporty model with an undeniable dose of raw power. For the SS, Chevy upgrades with minor trim changes outside and different front headrests. The SS also includes 17-inch wheels vs. other models' 16s. Furthermore, the 2005 SS offers chromed-finish 17s as a new option.

Available Models
The 2005 Chevrolet Impala is available in a base trim, an LS trim and the SS model.

Interior Features
Being a large sedan, the Chevrolet Impala is large enough to carry a family and their suitcases. The base four-door sedan seats six passengers and offers 18.6 cubic feet of trunk space.

OnStar is standard across the line for 2005. Base models come fitted with air conditioning with manual dual-zone climate controls, an interior air filter, a front split bench seat, power mirrors, windows and door locks and remote keyless entry.

LS models throw in a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a 6-way power driver seat with lumbar adjustment, a center console, a split folding rear seat and more. The SS has leather upholstery, an AM/FM/CD player and floormats.

Exterior Features
The body-color side moldings that are standard or available on all 2005 Chevrolet Impala models are now made from a specially developed nanocomposite. This material creates a part that weighs 7 percent less than the part it replaced, plus it has a higher quality finish and is 100-percent recyclable.

Base models come with a 3.4-liter V6 with 180 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque. Standard on LS models and optional with the base trim is a 3.8-liter Series II V6 with 200 horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque.

The SS leaves the other two in the dust with a supercharged Series II V6 with 240 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. All of the engines are mated to a smooth 4-speed automatic transmission.

The SS has stiffened spring rates and suspension enhancements in both the front and rear end for better handling ability.

Safety and Security
There are more than 100 safety and security features with the 2005 Chevrolet Impala. Standard features on Impala LS include remote keyless entry, traction control, a tire inflation monitoring system, antilock brakes and an available driver's side-impact airbag.

2005 Chevrolet Impala - New for 2005
OnStar is now standard – new Gen 6 hardware with upgraded hands-free capability
Impala SS side and grille badging is body-color with gold Chevrolet bowtie emblem
Impala SS front bucket seats feature halo-design headrests
Gold Chevrolet bowtie emblems appear on all models
17-inch chrome finish diamond-cut cast aluminum wheels now available on SS
Sport Appearance Package now available on Impala sedan
Exterior colors: Laser Blue Metallic, Sport Red Metallic and Silverstone Metallic

Fast Stats
Sedan: 6
LS: 5 or 6
SS: 5
MSRP from
3.4L V6
3.8L V6
3.8L SC V6
180 @ 5200
200 @ 5200
240 @ 5200
4-speed auto
MPG: City/Hwy
3.4L 21/32
3.8L 20/30
3.8L SC 18/28

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