2009 Chevy Impala

Overview

The Impala Chevrolet’s flagship sedan delivers style, surprising fuel economy, generous room, sporty driving characteristics and value. For 2009, Impala is available in four trim levels: - LS Well-equipped entry-level. - LT With 3.5L or 3.9L V6 in 1LT and 2LT preferred equipment groups. - LTZ The premium Impala. - SS The performance Impala.

Top Ten Features

  • 1. Outstanding and efficient engine performance Impala’s engine lineup includes a 3.5L V6, 3.5L FlexFuel V6 and a 3.9L FlexFuel V6. Impala SS models come equipped with a 5.3L small block V8 engine with Active Fuel Management
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  • 2. Precise handling Impala’s 4-wheel independent suspension is available in two different packages. The FE1 standard Touring suspension combines comfort with excellent control on LS and LT models. Impala LTZ and SS boast the FE3 Performance suspension for enhanced highspeed control and improved handling.
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  • 3. Segment-exclusive flip-and-fold-flat rear seats The 60/40 split-rear seat has bottom cushions that flip forward to create a tall and very versatile storage space. Integrated grocery bag hooks are also located on the underside of the seat bottom cushions. An under-seat storage tray with molded compartments provides even more flexibility. Flip the cushions forward and fold the seatbacks down to create a flat load floor.
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  • 4. Unparalleled seat comfort All seats are built for comfort with dense, firm foam, and all driver seats lumbar adjust. Unlike its competitors, Impala offers a choice of either a 40/20/40 split-front bench seat for 6-passenger seating or front bucket seats.
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  • 5. Large wheels and tires 16", 17" and 18" wheels and tires are matched to Impala’s engines for optimum handling performance.
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  • 6. Remote Vehicle Starter System Allows Impala to be started from 200' away. The remote start also activates Impala’s HVAC system and is integrated with the vehicle’s safety and wiring systems.
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  • 7. Impressive radio systems Impala radios boast simple operation and a wide range of capabilities. A standard auxiliary input jack allows external audio devices to be played through the vehicle sound system. XM Radio is also standard. An available Bose premium audio system with eight speakers provides even greater fidelity.
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  • 8. Safety systems Dual-stage front air bags with weight-based Passenger Sensing System (PSS), side-curtain air bags and new thorax side-impact air bags for the driver and front passenger are standard on every Impala. Standard OnStar with one year of the Safe & Sound Plan included. StabiliTrak – Stability Control System is included and only available on 2LT, LTZ and SS.
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  • 9. Refined interior and exterior Premium cues and craftsmanship, integrated center stack and chrome details define Impala’s interior. The sleek athletic exterior design creates a smooth profile and a wide track and tight wheel-to-body dimensions deliver an aggressive stance.
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  • 10. Luxury Edition Package This 1LT package includes several popular features such as leather-appointed front bucket seats, flipand- fold-flat rear seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, Bose premium 8-speaker sound system, Bluetooth, rear deck spoiler and OnStar Directions & Connections Plan (with PCK).
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Power & Handling

  • Two V6 VVT engines Variable Valve Timing (VVT) electronically controls and optimizes the location of the camshaft for various engine operating conditions. This improves fuel economy and reduces emissions while optimizing torque and horsepower. - 3.5L V6 VVT: Standard engine on LS and 1LT. Available in FlexFuel or gasoline-only versions. - 211 hp @ 5800 rpm (preliminary). - 214 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4000 rpm (preliminary). - 3.9L V6 VVT: With FlexFuel capability standard on 2LT and LTZ. - 240 hp @ 6000 rpm (preliminary). - 242 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4800 rpm (preliminary).
  • 5.3L small block V8 engine Standard on SS and particularly noteworthy since it was the first use of a small block V8 in a Chevrolet front-wheel drive vehicle. - 303 hp @ 5600 rpm. - 323 lb.-ft. of torque @ 4400 rpm. - All-aluminum construction: With refinements that include Corvette LS 6-cylinder head design, composite intake manifold for improved airflow, racetrackdeveloped high-capacity oil pump and high-lift cam for increased flow in and out of the combustion chamber. - Active Fuel Management: For improved fuel economy without sacrificing performance. Half the cylinders are shut off during routine driving, transforming the V8 into an efficient V4. When full power is needed, the cylinders are seamlessly reactivated. All cylinders always operate at ignition. - Tuned exhaust system reduces noise. - Premium fuel recommended but not required.
  • 4-speed electronically controlled automatic transmission Standard with 3.5L and 3.9L V6 engines, this proven transmission is configured for each engine to meet performance requirements.
  • 4-speed heavy duty electronically controlled automatic transmission Standard on SS to meet the higher torque demands of the V8.
  • Electronic Throttle Control Eliminates the physical cable between the accelerator pedal and the engine throttle. This computer-controlled by wire throttle system delivers more precise engine control and throttle response and eliminates pedal lag.
  • Structural strength For impressive ride and handling and reduced noise, vibration and harshness (NVH). - Stiff front-end structure: With a fully boxed upper frame rail, robust front tie bar, strong tie-ins between rails and a strong lower front-of-dash panel made of Quiet Steel. - Large C-pillars and sail panels with large interior boxed sections for good structural support.
  • Aluminum engine cradle Isolates engine noise and vibration for a smooth, quiet ride.
  • 4-wheel independent suspension Delivers impressive ride and handling. - Front: MacPherson struts with twin-tube dampers with gas-charged valving. - Rear: Tri-link coil-over-strut with twin-tube dampers and variable-rate coil springs. - Stabilizer bars: Front and rear.
  • Two suspension tunings Tailor Impala’s ride and handling further. - FE1 Touring: Standard on LS and LT models for controlled handling and good ride quality. - FE3 Performance: Standard on LTZ and SS, FE3 adds larger diameter stabilizer bars, 3-point engine mounts and stiffer spring rates for more control and stability during spirited driving.
  • Rack-and-pinion power steering system Provides quick, precise steering response. Standard on all models.
  • 4-wheel antilock disc brakes Standard on all models for 2009. Provide excellent stopping power and short stopping distances. Antilock system allows drivers to maintain vehicle control during hard braking.
  • Full-function traction control Reduces engine throttle and applies braking to improve traction and control. Standard on all models for 2009.
  • StabiliTrak - Stability Control System Standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS models to help keep the vehicle on the desired path.
  • Range of 16", 17" and 18" wheels. LS: Standard 16" steel wheels with deluxe covers. - 1LT: Standard 16" 5-spoke styled cast aluminum wheels. - 2LT: Standard 17" machined aluminum wheels. - LTZ: Standard 18" machined-face aluminum wheels. - SS: Standard 18" polished aluminum wheels.
  • Tires A wide assortment of tires are offered on Impala. - LS and 1LT: P225/60R16 all-season tires. - 2LT: P225/55R17 touring tires. - LTZ and SS: P235/50R18 W-rated performance tires.

Comfort And Convenience

  • Convenience Package Includes Universal Home Remote, inside rearview auto-dimming mirror and outside heated power-adjustable mirrors. Standard on LTZ; available on SS.
  • Luxury Edition Package Available exclusively on Impala 1LT. Includes leather-appointed front bucket seats, flipand- fold-flat rear seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls, Bose premium 8-speaker audio system, rear deck spoiler, OnStar Directions & Connections Plan including Turn-by-Turn Navigation (where available) and Bluetooth connectivity.
  • Refined exterior styling A sporty profile and sleek, athletic lines define Impala’s look. A wide stance, forward A-pillars and rearward extended C-pillars contribute to its smooth muscularity. Chrome trim with understated and grab-style handles add refinement. Proactive color-keyed bodyside moldings are also available.
  • Sporty, contemporary front end With aerodynamic hood, dual grille design (louver pattern on LS, LT and LTZ; diamond pattern on SS), sculpted headlamps and halogen fog lamps. (Fog lamps included on 2LT, LTZ and SS models only.)
  • Sleek rear-end appearance With Chevy signature dual tail lamps, clean decklid with no key cylinder, dual exhaust (3.9L and 5.3L) and available rear spoiler.
  • Power sunroof With sunshade available on LT, LTZ and SS.
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System Allows Impala to be started from 200' away. The remote start also activates Impala’s HVAC system and is integrated with the vehicle’s safety and wiring systems. Standard on LT, LTZ and SS.
  • Remote Keyless Entry With vehicle locator function with the key fob’s panic button. A momentary press of the panic button sounds three short beeps to help locate the vehicle in crowded parking lots.
  • Premium cues and interior craftsmanship Woodgrain appliqué trim is standard on LS, LT and LTZ (available on SS), and techno metallic is standard on SS. Chrome details, soft-touch knobs, low gloss tones, tight gaps and a seamless center stack signify quality.
  • Spacious interior feel Begins with the instrument panel designed to enhance openness with contrasting light and dark trim stretching door to door. Interior colors include Neutral, Gray and Ebony. Leather seating is available in all interior colors.
  • Outstanding interior passenger room and seating Impala delivers large car feel in a midsize package. - Front bucket seats: Standard on all Impalas. The center console offers roomy storage and a 12-volt power outlet with a power cord pass-through. - 40/20/40 front bench seat: Available on LT, permits seating for six. The 20% portion flips down to function as a storage console and armrest. - Standard 6-way power driver seat on LS and LT. - Standard 8-way power driver seat on LTZ and SS. - Leather seating: Standard on LTZ and SS and available on LT. Includes 6-way power front passenger seat and heated front seats with two temperature settings. - 60/40 flip-and-fold-flat rear seat: The seat cushions split and flip forward, allowing the seatbacks to fold flat to create a versatile cargo space. Standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS; available on 1LT.
  • 4-spoke steering wheel With integrated cruise control buttons. Standard on LS and 1LT. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with redundant audio controls is standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS; available on 1LT.
  • Driver Information Center This standard feature displays several messages and warnings at the bottom of the speedometer. An outside temperature and compass display is added on LT, LTZ and SS.
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard on all models.
  • Climate control Manual dual-zone system is standard on all Impala models. The dual-zone system allows as much as a 12° difference between the two front zones.
  • Personalization Programmable settings for several feature preferences including door locking, language, approach lighting, chimes and remote starting (if so equipped).
  • Generous trunk storage Impala’s 18.6 cu. ft. trunk is easy to access with a wide opening, low liftover and wide sill.
  • AM/FM radio with CD and MP3 playback With up to 36 preset stations in any combination of AM, FM or XM, Radio Data System (RDS), auto-tone control, automatic volume control, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack. Standard on all retail Impalas.
  • In-dash, 6-disc CD changer Available on 2LT, LTZ and SS.
  • Bose 8-speaker sound system Customized for Impala’s interior, this premium system adds a high-powered 6-channel amplifier with Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for vehicle specific equalization. Standard on LTZ; available on LT and SS models.
  • XM Radio Standard on all retail Impalas, including three trial months of service.
  • Bluetooth for phone Allows hands-free operation of most Bluetooth-capable cellular phones utilizing the vehicle’s audio system and steering wheel-mounted controls. Standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS; available on 1LT.
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    • Engine
      Horsepower @ rpm
      Torque (lb.-ft.) @ rpm
    • 3.5L V6, 211 @ 5800, 214 @ 4000
    • 3.5L V6, 263 @ 6250, 249 @ 4500
    • 2.7L V6, 178 @ 6400, 190 @ 4000
    • 3.3L V6, 234 @ 6000, 226 @ 3500
    • 2.7L V6, 186 @ 6400, 191 @ 4000
    • Transmission
    • 4-speed auto.
    • 6-speed auto.
    • 4-speed auto.
    • 5-speed auto.
    • 4-speed auto.
    • Fuel economy
    • 18/29
    • 18/28 (FWD); 17/24 (AWD)
    • 18/26
    • 18/26
    • 18/26
    • Front suspension
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent MacPherson strut
    • Independent short/long arm
    • Independent double-wishbone
    • Independent short/long arm
    • Rear suspension
    • Independent tri-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Independent multi-link
    • Drivetrain
    • FWD
    • FWD; AWD (A)
    • RWD
    • FWD
    • RWD
    • Steering
    • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
    • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
    • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
    • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
    • Power-assisted rack-and-pinion
    • Brakes
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc; ABS (A)
    • 4-wheel disc w/ ABS
    • 4-wheel disc; ABS (A)
    • Traction control
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Stability control system
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Wheels
    • 16" aluminum
    • 17" aluminum; 18" chrome-clad aluminum (A)
    • 17" steel; 17" aluminum (A)
    • 17" aluminum
    • 17" steel; 17" aluminum (A)
    • Tires
    • P225/60R16 all-season
    • P215/60R17 all-season; P225/55R18 all-season (A)
    • P215/65R17 all-season; P215/65R17 self-sealing all-season (A)
    • P235/55R17 all-season
    • P215/65R17 all-season; P215/65R17 self sealing all-season (A)
    • Wheelbase (in.)
    • 110.5
    • 112.9
    • 120.0
    • 109.4
    • 120.0
    • Track, front/rear (in.)
    • 62.4/61.5
    • 64.3/64.4
    • 63.0/63.1
    • 62.2/61.6
    • 63.0/63.1
    • Front seats
    • Cloth bucket; Cloth bench (A)
    • Cloth bucket
    • Cloth bucket
    • Cloth bucket
    • Cloth bucket
    • Power seats, driver/passenger
    • S/A
    • S/S
    • S/-
    • S/S
    • A/-
    • Leather-appointed front seats
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • Heated front seats
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • 60/40 flip-and-fold rear seat
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Air conditioning
    • Dual-zone manual
    • Single-zone manual; Dual-zone automatic (A)
    • Single-zone manual
    • Dual-zone manual
    • Single-zone manual
    • Remote Keyless Entry
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Remote Vehicle Starter System
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Driver Information Center
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Tilt steering column
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • A
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Steering wheel controls
    • A
    • S
    • -
    • S
    • -
    • Power OSRV mirrors
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Universal Home Remote
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Power sunroof
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • Rear spoiler
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • AM/FM/CD/MP3
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Satellite radio
    • S
    • A
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • 6-disc, in-dash CD changer
    • -
    • A
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • Premium speakers
    • A (Bose)
    • -
    • A (Boston Acoustics)
    • -
    • -
    • Hands-free calling
    • OnStar; Bluetooth (A)
    • A (SYNC)
    • A (UConnect)
    • -
    • A (UConnect)
    • Max. cargo volume (cu. ft.)
    • 18.6
    • 21.2
    • 15.6
    • 16.6
    • 16.2
    • Max. seating capacity
    • 6
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • 5
    • Head room, front/rear (in.)
    • 39.4/37.8
    • 39.6/38.8
    • 38.7/38.0
    • 40.2/38.2
    • 38.7/36.2
    • Leg room, front/rear (in.)
    • 42.3/37.6
    • 41.3/41.2
    • 41.8/40.2
    • 43.7/38.2
    • 41.8/40.2
    • Shoulder room, front/rear (in.)
    • 58.7/58.6
    • 57.8/57.6
    • 59.4/57.7
    • 57.9/57.1
    • 59.3/57.6
    • Hip room, front/rear (in.)
    • 56.4/57.2
    • 53.7/53.6
    • 55.9/55.9
    • 55.5/55.1
    • 56.2/55.5
    • Bumper-to-bumper warranty
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 3/36,000
    • 5/60,000
    • 3/36,000
    • Powertrain warranty
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000
    • Lifetime
    • 10/100,000
    • Lifetime
    • Roadside assistance and courtesy transportation
    • 5/100,000
    • 5/60,000 (Roadside assistance only)
    • 3/36,000 (Roadside assistance only)
    • 5/unlimited (Roadside assistance only)
    • 3/36,000 (Roadside assistance only)
    • Corrosion warranty
    • 6/100,000
    • 5/unlimited
    • 5/100,000
    • 7/unlimited
    • 5/100,000
    • Dual-stage frontal air bags
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Front passenger sensing system
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Seat-mounted side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S (Front and rear)
    • A
    • Head-curtain side-impact air bags
    • S
    • S
    • A
    • S
    • A
    • Rear park assist
    • -
    • A
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • S
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • OnStar
    • S
    • -
    • -
    • -
    • -

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