2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

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    2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway
    Civilians will get 302 HP and 30 MPG highway.
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    July 17, 2011
    By: Nick Saporito


    Back in February GMI broke news that the 2012 Chevrolet Impala would get a minor tweak and new 3.6-liter V-6.

    After confirmation from GM on the tweaks to Chevrolet's aging sedan, GM published that the 2012 Impala with police package, a perennial favorite of police agencies in the U.S., would be rated at 27 MPG highway.

    The announcement led to questions as to whether or not the 2012 Impala, devoid of the "old" push-rod V-6's, would be rated higher in retail trim. As it turns out, it will be.

    The 2012 Impala ditches two push-rod V-6's, the 3.5-liter and 3.9-liter, in favor of GM's new 3.6-liter V-6 with 302 horsepower. 2012 also marks the first year in which the Impala sports a modern six-speed automatic transmission.

    According to the EPA's website, the government agency will be rating the 2012 Impala at 18 MPG city and 30 MPG highway. The 2011 Impala 3.5-liter and 3.9-liter were rated 19/29 MPG and 17/27 MPG respectively.

    According to GM, the 2012 Impala in police guise is good for a 0-60 MPH time of 6.6 seconds. It's not clear if that figure is accurate for the retail car or not.

    The revised Impala will be competing with Ford's revised 2013 Taurus, which is estimated to be rated at 31 MPG highway with Ford's 2.0-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder.

    Production of the 2012 Impala has already began at GM's Oshawa, Ontario assembly plant.
    Last edited by nsap; 07-17-2011 at 11:52 AM.
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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    "Battling" with Ford's Taurus? I think that's a bit of stretch.

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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Hooray?

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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    When will the Chevrolet website start showing 2012 models? www.cars.com has about 50 2012 Impalas at dealerships right now across the country.
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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    When will the Chevrolet website start showing 2012 models? www.cars.com has about 50 2012 Impalas at dealerships right now across the country.
    Can we get photos ? If they are already at some dealers how come we can't photos ? Their is a new grille and a revised rear and their are some interior revisions as well.

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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    I just found a 2012 Impala on a dealership lot, photos at the link.

    New look confirmed: http://bit.ly/pLpQvX
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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    I just found a 2012 Impala on a dealership lot, photos at the link.

    New look confirmed: http://bit.ly/pLpQvX
    The link says 4 speed automatic.

    Fail >_<

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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by All Star View Post
    The link says 4 speed automatic.

    Fail >_<
    I saw that. Will probably take awhile for dealers to become acclimated with the idea of a six speed in the Impala.
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    When did Impala lose its center headrest for the back row?
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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by Griffen427 View Post
    "Battling" with Ford's Taurus? I think that's a bit of stretch.
    Maybe not in quality or newness, but sales? Look out Taurus!

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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Looked at the pictures at the link. Lame front end, rear lighting, and rental grade grey interior.
    Last edited by RoyG; 07-17-2011 at 12:50 PM. Reason: typo

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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Wow, a column shifter...I thought those went the way of the T-Rex...
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    You know, people may not like the Impala, but something about it has seriously grown on me.
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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by Hitman1970 View Post
    When will the Chevrolet website start showing 2012 models? www.cars.com has about 50 2012 Impalas at dealerships right now across the country.
    Manufacturer websites, whether sales brochures or owner links, are in my experience often primitive, user-unfriendly sites. This has been my experience with Honda, Buick, Pontiac, KIA...the beat goes on. The sales sites are usually much better. The owner sites...

    You'd think the importance of these would be obvious, apparently not.

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    I just found a 2012 Impala on a dealership lot, photos at the link.

    New look confirmed: http://bit.ly/pLpQvX
    Bench still available. Wish more offered that.

    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    I saw that. Will probably take awhile for dealers to become acclimated with the idea of a six speed in the Impala.
    I hope their learning curve isn't that flat. But I'm not optimistic.
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    Re: 2012 Impala Rated 30 MPG Highway

    Quote Originally Posted by Suziebob View Post
    You know, people may not like the Impala, but something about it has seriously grown on me.
    I don't see a thing wrong with this car. A lot of people still don't have to have a super-duper touchscreen infotainment center in their car to be happy. This car still looks good (though I know that's subjective), now has a great modern power train, is roomy and comfortable, is a good value for the money... what's wrong with it? It may not be a true "flagship", but to anybody but the harshest of critics, I fail to see how a car that still sells pretty well is somehow a negative for GM.
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