The first semi-official images and details on the 2012 Chevrolet Impala have leaked to the web via a 2012 model-year preview PDF on the website. In addition to the photo above comes confirmation that the Impala will be powered by a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with E85 capability, but only that V-6.

The new powertrain includes a standard six-speed automatic transmission, and gets a solid range of optional feature and upgrades. The exterior refresh is minimal, with mesh grilles the main cue of the 2012 Impala. The refresh is destined to be short-lived, however, as an all-new car is due in 2014.

Our sister site, TheCarConnection, will have all the official details when they become available, but for now, you can see the leaked information, including trim levels, specifications, options, and features, on page two.

[GM Fleet (PDF) via GM Inside News]


2012 Chevrolet Impala

Safety and Security

  • Dual-stage front, side-impact and head curtain
  • side-impact air bags with Passenger Sensing System1
  • 3-point safety belts, all positions (except front center)
  • LATCH (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren)
  • system
  • Rear door child security locks
  • PASS-Key III+ theft-deterrent system
  • Daytime Running Lamps and automatic lamp control
  • StabiliTrak® stability enhancement system with
  • Traction Control
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System8
  • Front bucket seats
  • 6-way power driver seat with ratcheting lumbar control
  • Manual climate control with air filtration
  • Cruise control
  • Programmable power door locks
  • Full instrumentation including Driver Information Center
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Tilt adjustable steering column
  • Visor vanity mirrors
  • Power windows
  • AM/FM stereo with CD, digital clock, auxiliary input jack
  • and 6 speakers


  • Front-wheel drive
  • 3.6L SIDI DOHC VVT V6 with FlexFuel13 capability
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Oil Life Monitoring System
  • Power 4-wheel disc antilock brake system
  • 4-wheel independent suspension
  • Power rack-and-pinion steering
  • Battery rundown protection and retained accessory power
  • Power outside rearview mirrors
  • P225/60R16 all-season tires (fleet)
  • 16-inch cast aluminum wheels
  • Intermittent front windshield wipers

Select Optional Features

  • OnStar® 6-month Directions & Connections Plan2 with
  • Turn-by-Turn Navigation (fleet)
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Audio: Bose® premium 8-speaker system, Bluetooth®
  • wireless technology for select phones,16 steering wheel controls,
  • XM® Radio3 with a 3-month trial (fleet)
  • Remote Vehicle Starter System
  • Seats: Leather-appointed seating, split-bench front seats, flipand-
  • fold-flat rear seat, 8-way driver adjustment, heated front
  • seats
  • Universal Home Remote
  • Packages: LS Uplevel, LS OnStar® and Bluetooth®, LT Sunroof,
  • LT OnStar® and Bluetooth®
  • 17- and 18-inch aluminum wheels
  • Power sunroof

Model Availability

  • Impala LS (fleet) 1WF19
  • Impala LS (retail) 1WB19
  • Impala LT (fleet) 1WG19
  • Impala LT (retail) 1WT19
  • Impala LTZ 1WU19


  • (inches unless otherwise stated) Sedan
  • Wheelbase 110.5
  • Length 200.4
  • Width 72.9
  • Height 58.7
  • Seating f/r (max.) 3/3
  • Head room f/r 39.4/37.8
  • Shoulder room f/r 58.7/58.6
  • Leg room f/r 42.3/37.6
  • Max. cargo vol.4 (cubic feet) 18.6
  • Approx. fuel capacity (gallons) 17
  • Model Availability