2016 Chevy Impala: A Family Vehicle in Disguise
Instead of looking around for your next minivan, you might want to consider the 2016 Chevy Impala instead. Why? Because, this sedan is the perfect family vehicle in disguise. Underneath that aerodynamic design lies a host of features waiting to greet your family with open arms. With surprisingly efficient road-trip worthy performance for a sedan, technology the whole family can enjoy, and a perfect five-star safety rating to keep your kids safe, the 2016 Chevy Impala is your next family vehicle.
Oh, and that bold design? It’s versatile and sleek enough for any occasion — on the inside and out.
A Design for Everyone in the Family
A few adjectives pop into your head when looking at the 2016 Chevy Impala: bold, athletic, fun, handsome, and professional. With a design that can uphold an array of descriptions like this, the Impala is a sedan that’s perfect for any occasion your family might need it for.
Are you a big deal in the office? If so, why not flaunt it? Pick up your work mates in a vehicle that’s just as bold and stylish as you are, and they are sure to buy you coffee on the way to the business meeting. The respect? Well, that would have to come from the aggressive and athletic stance the Impala has, which is thanks to the large rear-end and the inclusion of larger rear wheels that are slightly shifted forward. Plus, over 18 cu-ft of storage space in the trunk and seating for five ensures that you will have plenty of room for everyone, along with all their brief cases and paperwork.
Or, maybe your senior in high-school has a date for prom and needs something cool and modern to pick her up in — not that old Chevy truck you have sitting in the backyard. If that’s the case, the front-fascia with its LED headlights and slick split-grille design will attract all sorts of attention when they go down the road. Don’t blame the Impala if it ends up stealing your son’s date, though… After all, the Impala is always dressed to impress. Not to mention, the inner peace, thanks to Bose Active Noise Cancellation, triple-sealed doors, and acoustic laminated glass will help drown out any outside road noise in the cabin. That way, Barry White will be able to keep the mood maintained for the ride to prom or, whatever it is kids listen to these days.
The point is, whether it’s the inside or the outside that’s going to be the center of attention, the Chevy Impala has a versatile design to fit whatever each family member needs it for.
Road-Trip Worthy Performance
If Clark Griswold were driving his family to Wally World in 2016, this would be the car to he’d do it in. Apart from it’s comfortable and family-focused interior, it also has two great engine options.
The 2.5-liter is the base engine on the Impala, and is able to get some quite impressive fuel economy for a full-size sedan. With fuel saving technology like automatic Stop Start, the Impala equipped with this engine is able to net 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. It also puts out 196 horsepower and 186 lb-ft of torque, which balances perfectly with the fuel economy of this engine.
Optional is the 3.6-liter V6 engine, which comes standard on the higher level trims. This engine option would be great for dad driving the Impala, because it would be his own type of escape from the day to day family routine. When he gets on the highway, he can unleash the power of 305 horses and 264 lb-ft of torque, which gives it above average speed and power for its segment. The best part is, it doesn’t sacrifice fuel economy either. That way, when it comes time to pick the kids up from school and run to the grocery store, the 18 mpg city and 29 mpg highway ensures your wallet will stay fat and healthy.
Stellar all around fuel-efficiency on a full-size sedan with plenty of room for the kids? That sounds like a road-trip worthy vehicle to me, and a fun alternative to a minivan.
Technology for the Whole Family
With all of the technology that’s packed into the 2016 chevy Impala, there are a few features that stand out the most. Like the built-in Wi-Fi hotspot with 4G LTE speeds. This way, whether your co-pilot needs to use service for directions, or your kids want to hook up their newfangled handheld video game systems to the internet, you will have lightning fast Wi-Fi wherever you may roam.
Or, if music is what your family likes, the optional eight-inch digital color infotainment display is what you’ll want. It comes with a USB port, SD card slot, and MyLink paired with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to ensure that you have multiple ways to play your family’s favorite sing-along songs. Plus, the display also allows you to access hands free calling, send texts via voice, and a multitude of other helpful functions that are all synced to your phone via a wireless Bluetooth connection.
These are only a couple of the more family-fun technology features on the Impala and it still has plenty more to offer.
A Perfect Five-Star Safety Rating
No matter how much fun a vehicle is, however, it’s not good for a family unless it has rock solid safety features. Thankfully, the 2016 Chevy Impala scored a perfect five-stars in NHSTA government safety crash tests. With five stars in both frontal and side crash tests — and ten-standard airbags surrounded by a high-strength steel safety cage — the Impala will be able to keep your most precious cargo safe.
Of course, that’s only if a collision actually occurs, which is unlikely because the Impala is loaded with an abundance of preventive safety technology, such as the lane keep assist/departure warning, rear-cross traffic alert, and forward safety awareness systems. In a nutshell, these systems use radar or cameras to help ensure you are on track, and there is no threat of a possible collision. If there is, they will warn you visually and audibly. After all, the best way to avoid an accident is by not even risking one.
If a collision does occur, then an OnStar Advisor will be able to contact you if it detects an accident with sensors placed in the vehicle and determine if you need any help. If you don’t respond in a timely manner, it will automatically send emergency services to your location via GPS.
A Great Alternative to a Van
With a style that’s handsome and professional, but fun and athletic at the same time, loaded with technology for the whole family, and boasting a perfect five-star safety rating, who needs a minivan? Also, try finding the fuel-efficiency of this sedan on a minivan’s engine and you’ll find that it’s close to impossible.
Therefore, if you are looking for something for the entire family, don’t become part of the crowd that immediately starts test driving vans or SUVs. Instead, take this 2016 Chevy Impala for a spin with the family, and watch as smiles unfold on children and adults alike.