2007 Chevrolet Impala LT 3.5 Sedan



  • Year: 2007
  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Impala
  • Trim: LT 3.5
  • Bodystyle: Sedan
  • Doors: 4 Door
  • Mileage: 84,814 miles
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 F / FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Line: Front-wheel Drive
  • Fuel Type: Regular Unleaded
  • Exterior Color: Gray
  • Interior Color: Gray
  • VIN: 2G1WT58N979129782
  • Model Code: 1WT19
  • Stock #: 11338G

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    SEDAN 4 DR 3.5L V6 F

    2007 Chevrolet Impala
    Sometimes I find myself at the wheel of a car that seems to have a split personality. Today's test model, the 2007 Chevrolet Impala SS, is a good example. It wants to be a modern family car, but it also seems to reach back to the heyday of models that boasted powerful American steel.

    In the end, it parks itself squarely in the middle.

    A five-passenger sedan, the Impala works just fine as a basic family car. The interior is roomy, comfortable, and better than what we have seen in the past from General Motors Corp. There are nice multiple hues, and textured finishes instead of boring flat black plastic (though the surfaces are not soft-touch as in many foreign models).

    Also, the trunk is spacious, and the rear seat folds flat so the car can become a utilitarian sedan.

    But as for the Impala being an example of muscular, powerful American steel, there are mixed reviews.

    The power comes from one of my favorite engine configurations, a small-block V-8. It's a type of engine that has endured over the decades and can produce prodigious power from a relatively compact unit.

    In this case, that means 303 horsepower and 323 lb.-ft. of deep pulling torque. That allows for fast launches off the line -- Car and Driver magazine reports 0-60 miles per hour in under 6 seconds. At highway speeds, the car has the ability to easily pull out and push ahead for passing.

    On the outside, with its NASCAR-like fascia -- including a gaping lower air scoop and side vents, a thin grille featuring the Chevrolet bow-tie, and snake-eye headlamps -- it has a menacing look, at least from the front.

    And the sound from its twin chrome-tipped exhausts evokes the days of muscle cars. But not all of the features are as strong.

    The four-speed automatic transmission seems too much of a throwback in today's world of five- and six-speed units tucked into performance cars, many featuring paddle shifters on the wheel for a manual and sporting touch.

    And in an age when American builders of powerful cars are returning to the days of rear-wheel drive, Chevrolet has launched the Impala SS with front-wheel drive.

    I usually sense torque steer in the most tactile of ways: The front wheels get away from the engine in a heavy manner, sometimes forcefully pulling to the side. It commonly happens when there is more power than a front-wheel-drive system can apply evenly.

    With the Impala SS, however, it felt almost like the old days, when a rear-wheel-drive car without enough rear suspension would rear back and behave badly, a condition caused by a shifting of weight to the back. With the front wheels suddenly too light, steering can get sketchy.

    But the Impala SS is priced for its market -- about $26,000 to $30,000. And even though it comes up light and short in a few areas, this car accomplishes much of what Chevrolet set out to do.

    Royal Ford can be reached at ford@globe.com. 


  • Trip Odometer
  • Cloth Interior
  • Power Brakes
  • Power Door Locks
  • CD player
  • Power Windows
  • Cruise Control
  • Power Mirrors
  • Cup Holder
  • Power-Assist Disc Brakes
  • Power Steering
  • Climate Control
  • Traction Control System
  • Engine: 3.5L V6 SFI
  • Transmission: Electronic 4-Speed Automatic w/OD
Convenience Features
  • 1-touch down
  • Driver vanity mirror
  • Tilt steering wheel
  • Air conditioning
  • Front beverage holders
  • Speed control
  • Illuminated entry
  • Rear door bins
  • Front dual zone A/C
  • Power windows
  • Passenger door bin
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Passenger vanity mirror
  • Driver door bin
  • Emergency communication system
Entertainment Features
  • AM/FM radio
  • CD player
Seats and Trim
  • Power driver seat
Specs and Dimensions
  • Compression ratio: 9.80 to 1
  • Engine horsepower: 211hp @ 5,800RPM
  • Front headroom: 1,001mm (39.4")
  • Rear legroom: 955mm (37.6")
  • Turning radius: 5.8m (19.0')
  • Passenger volume: 2,959L (104.5 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior height: 1,491mm (58.7")
  • Front shoulder room: 1,491mm (58.7")
  • Wheelbase: 2,807mm (110.5")
  • Exterior body width: 1,852mm (72.9")
  • Towing capacity: 454kg (1,000lbs)
  • Engine bore x stroke: 99.0mm x 76.0mm (3.90" x 2.99")
  • Rear hiproom: 1,453mm (57.2")
  • Rear headroom: 960mm (37.8")
  • Front legroom: 1,074mm (42.3")
  • Interior maximum cargo volume: 527 L (19 cu.ft.)
  • Exterior length: 5,090mm (200.4")
  • Engine displacement: 3.5 L
  • Engine torque: 214 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Rear shoulder room: 1,488mm (58.6")
  • Interior cargo volume: 527 L (19 cu.ft.)
  • Front hiproom: 1,433mm (56.4")
Body Exterior
  • Door mirrors: body-color
  • Bodyside moldings
  • Power door mirrors
  • Bumpers: body-color
  • Fuel economy city: 21mpg
  • Horsepower: 211hp @ 5,800RPM
  • Fuel economy highway: 31mpg
  • Transmission: 4 speed automatic
  • Variable valve control
  • Engine liters: 3.5
  • Sequential multi-point fuel injection
  • Fuel tank capacity: 17.0gal.
  • Cylinder configuration: V-6
  • Engine location: front
  • Torque: 214 lb.-ft. @ 4,000RPM
  • Drive type: front-wheel
  • Number of valves: 12
Safety and Security
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • 4 wheel disc brakes
  • Panic alarm
  • Overhead airbag
  • Occupant sensing airbag
  • Ignition disable
  • Dual front impact airbags
  • Front tires: 225/60SR16.0
  • Rear tires: 225/60SR16.0
  • Wheel size: 16"
  • Four wheel independent suspension
  • Rear anti-roll bar
  • Front anti-roll bar
  • Power steering
  • Alloy wheels
Lighting, Visibility and Instrumentation
  • Outside temperature display
  • Fully automatic headlights
  • Tachometer
  • Front reading lights
  • Delay-off headlights
  • Trip computer
  • Compass
  • Variably intermittent wipers
  • Rear window defroster
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Rear reading lights
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