1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

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    1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    A comment I made in another post about the new Caprice PPV essentially being the modern day successor to the 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS triggered an idea to compare the specification and performance numbers between the two cars.

    Even with a 17 year gap between the two cars, they are actually fairly evenly matched.

    1994-96 Impala SS 2011-14 Caprice PPV
    Dimensions
    Passenger Volume 115 cu. ft. 112 cu. ft.
    Headroom Front 39.2” 38.7”
    Headroom Rear 37.4” 37.6”
    Legroom Front 42.2” 42.2”
    Legroom Rear 39.5" 43.2”
    Cargo Volume 20 cu. ft. 17 cu. ft.
    Fuel Capacity 23 gal 19 gal
    Length 214.1” 202.2”
    Width 77.5” 74.8”
    Height 54.7” 58.7”
    Wheelbase 115.9" 118.5”
    Weight 4,221 lbs 4,200 lbs
    Engine
    Size 5.7 (350 cu. in.) 6.0 (364 cu. in.)
    Horsepower 260 hp 355 hp
    Torque 330 lb-ft 384 lb-ft
    Performance
    0-60 6.0sec 5.3sec
    1/4 Mile 15sec / 92mph 14sec / 102mph
    Lateral Grip 0.86 g 0.84 g
    Braking 60-0 120 ft 125.8 ft
    Top Speed 138 mph 154 mph
    Fuel Econ. 15city / 23hwy 15city / 24hwy

    *I found that most of this information for the two cars isn't in a few/one location and thought it would be a good idea to consolidate them.

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    The latest gen Caprice will go down in bench racing history.
    A product that consumers actively tried to buy but GM purposely with held from them.
    Would have been a great 300 competitor.

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    I wish it was updated with the VF, with the new SS front fascia, I bet it would have looked great.
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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Didn't think the B body would have a higher G limit than the Zeta
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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by Lowboy View Post
    The latest gen Caprice will go down in bench racing history.
    A product that consumers actively tried to buy but GM purposely with held from them.
    Would have been a great 300 competitor.
    GM can't do much once they hit the used market though.
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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by F14CRAZY View Post
    Didn't think the B body would have a higher G limit than the Zeta
    That number came from here: 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS - Archived Instrumented Test - Car Reviews - Car and Driver
    Body-motion control is excellent, although the stiff anti-roll bars tend to pull the entire car into one-wheel dips and bumps, resulting in a bit of head-toss on certain roads. Ultimate grip is impressive at 0.86 g.
    Motorweek also praised the handling of upgraded suspension and sticky tires.

    Just because a car is "old", doesn't mean it's outdated per modern standards.

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    PHAT-JAY

    I wish it was updated with the VF, with the new SS front fascia, I bet it would have looked great.
    I disagree, "civilian" caprice is awesome



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    Didn't think the B body would have a higher G limit than the Zeta
    Not to mention the stopping distance.

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Not to mention the stopping distance.
    Test Drive Junkie - 1994 Chevrolet Impala SS Test Drive Braking 60-0 120ft

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Oh I didn't doubt it, I was just surprised. The B-bodies had sketchy brakes. When they added the rear disks, GM didn't account for it with the proportioning valve. So I was shocked it could do better than the new one.

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyDiablo View Post
    Oh I didn't doubt it, I was just surprised. The B-bodies had sketchy brakes. When they added the rear disks, GM didn't account for it with the proportioning valve. So I was shocked it could do better than the new one.
    Overall I'm surprised as well by the numbers and how well the car still holds up.

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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Either the b-body has a massive filler neck or the fuel capacity is wrong. I filled my with 25, almost 26, gallons after I accidentally ran it dry cause of a bad fuel gauge. I doubt the filler can hold almost 3 gallons. Anyway, I cried when I recently sold my caprice. The car could literally do anything. The gas mileage was amazing too. my record was between 650 and 700 miles in a tank on that car. That was non stop at highway speeds with a fairly level grade. Had I been single I would of sold my Yukon and kept the Caprice. When I come back stateside you can bet your ass I will find another one.
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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Although if I can get my hands on a new one with the 9C3 interior for a decent price I'll get it as well and make that my toy since it has a LS motor.
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    Re: 1994-96 Chevrolet Impala SS & 2011-15 Chevrolet Caprice Comparison

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketCutlass View Post
    Either the b-body has a massive filler neck or the fuel capacity is wrong. I filled my with 25, almost 26, gallons after I accidentally ran it dry cause of a bad fuel gauge. I doubt the filler can hold almost 3 gallons.
    Usually there is an extra "reserve" designed into most fuel tanks that is not stated in the official specifications. My current vehicle supposed to have a 21gal tank, but once I got it fuel range down to 5 Miles Until Empty, I filled it up and discovered it's close to 23 gallons.

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