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Chevrolet
IMPALA
2012
It had to be smart.
And powerful. And ready to
move like only this all-new
300-horsepower V6 can. Match
it with an advanced 6-speed
automatic that offers
30 MPG highway and you’re not
just moving out, you’re
moving the needle. IMPALA.
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Impala LTZ shown in
Black Granite Metallic
(extra-cost color).
1 EPA-estimated.
Impala is about room
for six, room to pack, and
a day that’s wide open.
Impala LTZ interior
shown in Ebony with
available features.
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Welcome to the cabin, a place so relaxing it seems to stretch
time as well as space. With seating for five or six adults, Impala
boasts room, comfort and convenience. Touches like available
rich leather appointments and dual-zone climate controls,
which allow the driver and front passenger to create their
own personalized environments, remind
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you that Impala also has a refined side.
revel in the spacious
Opt for some thoughtful amenities and
accommodations
you’re set to enjoy every minute.
1. Tap the steering wheel-mounted audio controls and listen
to your favorite music from siriusXM Satellite Radio,1 included
with a three-month trial, through the available Bose ® sound
system . 2. Connect to more with ONSTAR® remotelink ™2 and
MYCHEVROLET 3 apps. Link your Impala with the OnStar mobile
app and enjoy the conveniences of remotely locking and
2
unlocking your vehicle, starting the engine, and warming or
cooling the interior with your smartphone.4 Want to schedule
a service appointment online? Or create a quick reminder of
exactly where you parked? Use the myChevrolet app for that. On
the road, stay connected with Bluetooth®5 wireless technology
for select phones and OnStar Directions & Connections®6
with Turn-by-Turn Navigation, standard for six months.
3. Add an available flip-and-fold-flat rear seat for more
versatility. This 60/40 split seat offers three configurations.
As a bench, Impala comfortably seats three passengers.
Pull up either seat cushion or both to reveal a deep storage
tray that runs the entire width of the rear. Or fold down
both rear seatbacks to create a f lat surface for even more
cargo-carrying capability. And that’s all before you reach
the 18.6-cubic-foot trunk ,7 another clever use of space.
1 Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details. 2 Requires
Android or iPhone platform and active OnStar subscription which is standard for six months. 3 Requires Android or iPhone platform. 4 Requires available remote start. 5 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to
find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 6 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing
emergency service providers. 7 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
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Bill rietow lead development engineer
Bill Rietow has raced cars since he was old enough to drive a
go-kart. After working on the GM Racing Vehicle Team, Rietow
brought that competitive mind-set to the job of squeezing more
fuel efficiency1 from the powerful new 300-horsepower V6.
how were you looking to improve impala?
Essentially, the 2012 was an evolution of the Impala—making it
even better than what it currently is in the areas of powertrain
performance, ride and handling, and also fuel economy.1 We
have the StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System,
which uses individual brake pulsations at the appropriate
moment to help the driver maintain control of the vehicle.
The highway fuel economy of the car is better than the 2011
model year. We’ve attained 30 miles per gallon on the highway. 2
The previous base engine could only attain 29 miles per gallon
highway, 2 so that’s a significant breakthrough in fuel economy
that equates to less operating costs for the customer.
How does the 300-horsepower engine benefit the customer?
The extra power in the 3.6-liter engine allows us to go down
in overall axle ratio. For the customer, that means they can
ride along at 60 mph at a much-reduced engine speed, which
equates to greater fuel economy.1 Also, we’ve reduced the 0-to-60
time by over a second. Now you have very brisk acceleration to
expressway speeds and additional acceleration reserve to get
out of collision situations.
Where’s the balance point between fuel efficiency and power?
The 300-horsepower V6 has got plenty of straight-line
performance for a family sedan. So it became relatively easy
for us to balance the equation more towards fuel economy1 by
changing things such as transmission shift pattern and final
drive ratio to enhance the fuel economy of the car.
With your background in racing, do you feel like the 2012 Impala
is a passenger car with the heart of a race car?
I think it’s a passenger car that is engineered specifically for a
family-type environment, but what comes through is the passion
that we had from working on the racing team.
1 EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/30 highway. 2 EPA-estimated.
Impala LTZ shown in
Black Granite Metallic
(extra-cost color).
LT AT A GLANCE
Air conditioning with dual-zone climate controls
Front bucket seats with driver side
six-way power adjuster
Driver Information Center with outside
temperature display and compass
Flip-and-fold-f lat rear seat
Remote vehicle starter system
17-inch aluminum wheels
Rear spoiler
Impala LT shown in
Silver Ice Metallic.
Whatever your plans, Impala steps out in style with plenty
of room for the important people in your life. Up to six
very important people, as a matter of fact. Stretch out
with ample leg room, elbow room and trunk space­— this
is a full-size sedan by every measure. Impala makes a big
impression too. From first glance you’ll recognize the
Chevy trademark dual-port grille, new for Impala this
year, along with clean new lines that add a singular style.
The available rear spoiler hints at the potent, all-new
advanced powertrain within. While it may be uncommon
to expect this kind of performance from a sedan, it’s good
to know you can also achieve 30 MPG highway1 in a sedan
of this size. It’s apparent that Impala has it all. Efficiency.
Power. Style. And it’s easy on the wallet in a big way.
1 EPA-estimated 18 MPG city/30 highway.
A safety philosophy that
RUNS DEEP
BEFORE
What’s the best safety philosophy? Avoid a collision in the first
place. That’s why we’ve equipped Impala with advanced safety
systems like the STABILITRAK ELECTRONIC STABILITY CONTROL
SYSTEM with TRACTION CONTROL . On slippery surfaces, StabiliTrak
helps you stay the course by detecting the difference between the
path being steered and the direction the vehicle is actually going.
It then uses the brakes and, if necessary, adjusts engine torque
to help you keep your Impala on track. What’s more, FOUR-WHEEL
ANTILOCK BRAKES help maintain control and stability during hard
braking, by preventing wheel lockup. Other advancements
you can count on, including Daytime Running Lamps and a TIRE
PRESSURE MONITOR ,1 are just some of the forward-thinking ways
we try to help you avoid trouble on the road.
During
Sometimes, however, trouble finds you. And if a moderate to
severe collision does happen, Impala is designed to respond
quickly. Sensors throughout the vehicle determine how many of
the six STANDARD air bags2—including head-curtain side-impact
air bags—deploy. Adding to this protection, the cabin is reinforced
with HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL throughout. Meanwhile, front and rear
“crush zones” are designed to compress in a controlled manner,
helping absorb and channel energy away from the cabin and
engine. But our protective measures don’t end there.
AFTER
Should a collision occur, crucial information can be instantly
relayed to the OnStar command center via OnStar Automatic
Crash Response .3 There, trained OnStar Advisors utilize GPS
technology to pinpoint your exact location and can request that
assistance be sent right away—even if you’re unable to respond.
It’s part of Onstar Directions & Connections,3 standard for six
months, which also includes Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Remote
Door Unlock and Remote Horn and Lights. All this because nothing
is more important than your safety.
1 Excludes spare tire. 2 Air bag inflation can cause severe injury or death to anyone too close to the air bag when it deploys. Be sure every occupant is properly restrained. 3 Visit onstar.com for coverage
map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers.
SPECIFICATIONS
EXTERIOR
n STANDARD LS LT LTZ
Door handles: Body-color
Chrome
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n—
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Foglamps: Integral, in front fascia
——n
Mirrors: Body-color, power-adjustable
Body-color, power-adjustable, heated
n
n—
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Moldings: Body-color, bodyside
Body-color, rocker
n
n
n
n
n
n
Spoiler: Rear
—
n
n
Engines/Chassis
n AVAILABLE — NOT AVAILABLE
Interior
LS LT LTZ
Climate Control: Single-zone, manual and air filtration system
Dual-zone, manual, with individual settings for driver and
right-front passenger and air filtration system
n——
—
n
n
Defogger: Rear-window, electric
n
n
n
Instrumentation: Analog, four-gauge cluster with speedometer,
tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel gauge, trip odometer
and Driver Information Center
Analog, deluxe four-gauge cluster with chrome trim, speedometer,
tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel gauge, trip odometer, Driver
Information Center, outside temperature display and compass
n——
—
n
n
Lighting: Center-mounted dome and rear reading lamps
n
n
n
Mirrors: Inside, rearview, manual day/night
Inside, rearview, auto-dimming
Passenger visor vanity mirror
Driver and passenger illuminated visor vanity mirrors
n
n—
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n——
—
n
n
Steering wheel: Leather-wrapped with audio controls
n
n
n
Sunroof: Power, tilt/sliding with sunshade
—
n 4
n
Trunk release: Remote
n
n
n
Engine: 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 with Variable Valve Timing (VVT)
(300 hp @ 6500 rpm; 262 lb.-ft. of torque @ 5300 rpm)
E85 FlexFuel-capable 1
n
n
Engine block heater
n
n
n
Exhaust: Dual-outlet, stainless steel
n
n
n
Oil-Life Monitor
n
n
n
Steering: Power, rack-and-pinion
n
Suspension: Four-wheel independent, Touring
Four-wheel independent, Luxury-Tuned
n
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Universal Home Remote transmitter
—
n
Visors: Front, with vanity mirrors
Front, with illuminated vanity mirrors
n——
—
n
n
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, electronically
controlled with overdrive
n
n
n
n
n
5
n n
Safety & Security
Seating
Air bags: 2 Dual-stage frontal (includes Passenger Sensing System)
and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger; head-curtain
side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions
Cloth: Front buckets, with six-way power driver seat
n
n—
n
n
n
Front 40/20/40 split-bench, with six-way power
driver seat and steering column shifter
n
n 6—
Brakes: Four-wheel antilock, four-wheel disc n
n
n
Daytime Running Lamps
n
n
n
Leather-appointed: Front buckets, heated, with eight-way driver
and six-way passenger power seat adjusters ——n
Rear bench seat, fixed
n——
Rear seat: Flip-and-fold-flat
—
n
n
Door locks: Power-programmable with lockout protection
and rear child safety locks
n
n
n
OnStar 3 with Directions & Connections standard
for six months
n
n
n
Remote Keyless Entry
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player and auxiliary audio input jack
n
n
n
n
n
n
Remote vehicle starter system
n
n
n
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Bluetooth® wireless technology 7 for select phones
n
n
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System
Bose® eight-speaker sound system
——n
n
n
n
Tire Pressure Monitor
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 8 with three trial months
n
n
n
n
n
Traction Control System
Six-speaker sound system
n
n—
n
n
n
Vehicle Anti-Theft System
n
n
n
Audio Systems
n
Wheels
16" aluminum
n——
17" machined-aluminum
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18" machined-face aluminum
——n
Compact spare tire
n
n—
n
n
1 E85 FlexFuel capability not available in AZ, CA, CT, MA, MD, ME, NJ, NY, OR, PA, RI, VT and WA. E85 is a combination of 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to chevy.com/biofuels to see if there is an E85 fuel station near you. 2 Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant,
child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information. 3 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. 4 Requires available Sunroof Package with
Universal Home Remote transmitter. 5 Requires available Sunroof Package. 6 Not available with Sunroof Package. 7 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which phones are compatible with the vehicle. 8 Requires a
subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after three-month trial. Available only in the 48 contiguous United States and Washington, D.C. Visit siriusxm.com for details. 9 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
MAXIMUM CAPACITIES
18 city/30 highway
EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy
FUEL TANK (approximate)
104.5 cubic feet/seats 5–6
PASSENGER VOLUME
CARGO VOLUME 9
17.5 gallons
18.6 cubic feet
DIMENSIONS
58.7"
110.5"
200.4"
62.4"
72.9"
61.5"
SELECT VEHICLE FEATURES
Impala LS
Impala LT
3.6L V6 engine with 6-speed automatic transmission
In addition to or replacing LS features, LT includes:
16" aluminum wheels
17" machined-aluminum wheels
Exhaust: Dual-outlet, stainless steel
Leather-wrapped shifter and leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls
Outside power-adjustable mirrors
Flip-and-fold-flat rear seat
Custom Cloth seats with driver six-way power adjuster
Rear spoiler
AM/FM stereo with CD/MP3 player, auxiliary audio input jack and six-speaker sound system
Remote vehicle starter system
OnStar 3 with Directions & Connections standard for six months
Deluxe instrumentation with chrome trim, outside temperature and compass
SiriusXM Satellite Radio 8 with three-month trial
Dual-zone manual climate controls
StabiliTrak Electronic Stability Control System with Traction Control
Impala LTZ
Remote Keyless Entry
In addition to or replacing LT features, LTZ includes:
Bluetooth wireless technology for select phones7
18" machined-face aluminum wheels
Heated front bucket seats with leather appointments and eight-way driver,
six-way passenger power seat adjusters
Universal Home Remote transmitter for garage door opener
Bose eight-speaker sound system
Heated outside power-adjustable mirrors
Foglamps
DEALER-installed ACCESSORIES personalize your impala at chevy.com/accessories
All-Weather
Floor Mats
Cargo Tray
Exhaust Tip
Splash Guards
Spoiler Kit
COLORS
Black
Black Granite Metallic 1
Imperial Blue Metallic 2
Crystal Red Tintcoat 1,2
Victory Red
Gold Mist Metallic
Ashen Gray Metallic 2
Silver Ice Metallic
Summit White
Fabrics
Ebony Cloth
(standard on LS and LT)
Gray Cloth
(standard on LS and LT)
Neutral Cloth
(standard on LS and LT)
Ebony Leather Appointments
(standard on LTZ)
Gray Leather Appointments
(standard on LTZ)
Neutral Leather Appointments
(standard on LTZ)
WHeels
16" Aluminum Wheel
(standard on LS)
1 Extra-cost color. 2 Interim availability.
17" Machined-Aluminum
Wheel (standard on LT)
18" Machined-Face
Aluminum Wheel
(standard on LTZ)
IMPORTANT INFORMATION
100,000-mile/5-year transferable powertrain limited warranty. Every 2012 Chevy passenger car, light-duty truck, SUV and
crossover comes with a 100,000-mile/5-year (whichever comes first) transferable Powertrain Limited Warranty. Plus, you get
100,000 miles/5 years (whichever comes first) of the 24/7 Roadside Assistance Program, the Courtesy Transportation Program,
and much more. See dealer for details.
NEW VEHICLE LIMITED WARRANTY. GM vehicles registered in the U.S.A. are covered for 36,000 miles/3 years (whichever comes first).
The complete vehicle is covered, including tires, towing to your nearest Chevrolet dealership and cosmetic corrosion resulting
from defects. Repairs will be made to correct any vehicle defect, and most warranty repairs will be made at no charge. In addition,
rust-through corrosion will be covered for 100,000 miles/6 years (whichever comes first). See dealer for details.
ENGINES. Chevrolet products are equipped with engines produced by GM Powertrain or other suppliers to GM worldwide.
The engines in Chevrolet products may also be used in other GM makes and models.
ASSEMBLY. Chevrolet vehicles and their components are assembled or produced by different operating units of General Motors, its
subsidiaries or suppliers to GM worldwide. We sometimes find it necessary to produce Chevrolet vehicles with different or differently
sourced components than originally scheduled. Since some options may be unavailable when your vehicle is assembled, we suggest
you verify that your vehicle includes the equipment you ordered and that, if there were changes, they are acceptable to you.
ONSTAR. OnStar services require vehicle electrical system (including battery), wireless service and GPS satellite signals to be
available and operating for features to function properly. OnStar acts as a link to existing emergency service providers. Subscription
Service Agreement required. Call 1-888-4ONSTAR (1-888-466-7827) or visit onstar.com for OnStar Terms and Conditions,
Privacy Policy, details and system limitations.
A NOTE ON CHILD SAFETY. Always use safety belts and the correct restraint for your child’s age and size. Even in vehicles equipped
with the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster
seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with a passenger air bag. See the Owner’s
Manual and child safety seat instructions for more safety information.
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