Test Drive of the Week: 2011 Chevy Impala

August 23rd, 2015 by

It’s time for another Test Drive of the Week!

I really enjoy this part of my job. I literally get to test drive a car, and let you know what I think about it. It’s awesome.

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This week’s test drive was the 2011 Chevy Impala

Sales Associate Alex Manzanera and I got to take a spin in this beauty.

The 2011 Chevy Impala in Gold Mist Metallic
Estimated 19 MPG city, 29 highway

Vehicle Highlights: This car gets up and GOES. Great acceleration and a very smooth ride in both the city and on the highway.

Vehicle Lowlights: Not a lot of bells and whistles. Has basic features, but they function very efficiently.

The leg room in this car is more than enough for just your legs.

If you have a large bag or maybe just got done grocery shopping, there is plenty of room to set this up front and still allow your passenger to move around comfortably.

(ignore the shadow from my arm on the floor and dash)

The Impala comes with an AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 playback seek-and-scan.
It also comes with auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and  an auxiliary input jack. The 2011 Impala has a 6-speaker system.

XM Radio comes standard in the 2011 Chevy Impala, and nearly all 2011 GM models. It includes 3 months of trial service.

OnStar comes with the 2011 Chevy Impala
for 6 months of Directions and Connections.

This plan includes:

  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Emergency Services
  • Crisis Assist
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance Stolen
  • Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block
  • Remote Door Unlock
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download
  • OnStar eNav (where available)

It also comes with OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling.

The picture below is of the microphone that is used for both OnStar and Bluetooth cell phone use through the audio system.

The back seat is also super-spacious, which is great for extra luggage, car seats or even hauling smaller objects.

Tons of trunk space as well! Folding down the back seat will only give you more room.

One thing I forgot to include was the functional console! Most consoles have a large vacuole of space, but what I liked about the Impala is that it’s console had a removable tray. Pretty handy!

I enjoyed the 2011 Impala simply because it’s…simple. There are no fancy gadgets blinking at me or wacky features that will be distracting my driving. This is a great car for anyone who wants a simple and smooth ride. And who doesn’t want that?

Check out our Don Hattan Chevrolet’s website for more information on this car! We promise you’ll love it as much as we do 🙂

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