2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA

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$7,995
$2,028
below average
87,990 Miles
16,678
Miles above average

Vehicle Details

Mileage: 87990
Color: SILVER
Body Style: Sedan
Doors: 4
Transmission: Automatic 6-Speed
Engine Type: 3.6L V6
Drive Train: FWD
Fuel: FLEX FUEL
Location: Chadron, NE
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Option & Equipment

Antilock Brakes
Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Auxiliary Input
Bluetooth
Child Safety Locks
EXHAUST - DUAL TIP
HEAD
Heated Seats
IMPACT ABSORBING BUMPERS
IN-DASH CD - MP3 PLAYBACK
IN-DASH CD - SINGLE DISC
INTERIOR ACCENTS - CHROME
INTERIOR ACCENTS - WOODGRAIN
Keyless Entry
Leather Seats
Leather Steering Wheel Trim
MIRROR COLOR - BODY-COLOR
MULTI-FUNCTION REMOTE - KEYLESS ENTRY
MULTI-FUNCTION REMOTE - TRUNK RELEASE
OIL MONITOR
ONE-TOUCH WINDOWS - 1
PASSENGER SEAT - HEATED
PASSENGER SEAT MANUAL ADJUSTMENTS - RECLINING
PASSENGER SEAT POWER ADJUSTMENTS - 6
PASSENGER SEAT POWER ADJUSTMENTS - HEIGHT
POWER BRAKES
Power Door Locks
POWER DOOR LOCKS
Power Driver Seat
Power Passenger Seat
POWER STEERING
Power Windows
POWER WINDOWS - LOCKOUT BUTTON
Premium Sound System
RADIO - AM/FM
READING LIGHTS - REAR
REAR BRAKE DIAMETER - 10.9
REAR BRAKE TYPE - VENTILATED DISC
REAR BRAKE WIDTH - .43
REAR HEADRESTS - 3
REAR SEATBELTS - 3-POINT
REAR SHOCK TYPE - GAS
Rear Spoiler
REAR SPOILER
REAR SPRING TYPE - COIL
REAR STABILIZER BAR
REAR STRUTS
REAR SUSPENSION CLASSIFICATION - INDEPENDENT
REAR SUSPENSION TYPE - MULTI-LINK
REMOTE ENGINE START
Remote Start
Remote Trunk Release
SATELLITE COMMUNICATIONS - ONSTAR
SEATBELT PRETENSIONERS - FRONT
SEATBELT WARNING SENSOR - FRONT
SHIFT KNOB TRIM - LEATHER
SIDE AIRBAGS - FRONT
SIDE CURTAIN AIRBAGS - FRONT
SIDE MIRRORS - HEATED
SOLAR-TINTED GLASS
SPARE TIRE MOUNT LOCATION - INSIDE
SPARE TIRE SIZE - TEMPORARY
SPARE WHEEL TYPE - STEEL
Stability Control
STABILITY CONTROL
STEERING WHEEL - TILT
STEERING WHEEL MOUNTED CONTROLS - AUDIO
STEERING WHEEL TRIM - LEATHER
TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM
TIRE TYPE - ALL SEASON
TOTAL SPEAKERS - 8
Traction Control
TRACTION CONTROL
TRIP ODOMETER
UPHOLSTERY - LEATHER-TRIMMED
VANITY MIRRORS - DUAL ILLUMINATING
WARNINGS AND REMINDERS - LOW FUEL LEVEL
WARNINGS AND REMINDERS - TIRE FILL ALERT
WHEELS - ALUMINUM
WINDOW DEFOGGER - REAR
WIRELESS DATA LINK - BLUETOOTH

Recalls & Defects

VIN 2G1WC5E31C1230293 may have been recalled. Check full report for more information

STEERING:HYDRAULIC POWER ASSIST:HOSE, PIPING, AND CONNECTIONS

GM IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2012 CHEVROLET IMPALA VEHICLES MANUFACTURED FROM APRIL 19, 2011, THROUGH JULY 29, 2011. THE UPPER POWER STEERING HOSE MAY HAVE BEEN MISROUTED SO THAT IT CAN COME IN CLOSE PROXIMITY TO AND/OR CONTACT THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER. WITH THE ENGINE ON, HEAT FROM THE CATALYTIC CONVERTER MAY MELT THE POWER STEERING HOSE.



Vehicle Rating & Owner Reviews

Overall Rating
4.3
  Based on 18 reviews

Loved my Impala

5
Kristi on 10/30/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating: 5

My impala was an excellent choice for me. Kept me safe, always reliable, fun to drive and affordable. I had no problems with my Impala. I owed a 2012 for 6 years. I will miss it and will definitely buy another. Love American made!

Great car for the money

4
dreese on 02/17/2016

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: 5 Technology Rating: 4 Value Rating: 5

If your in the market for great car for the money, check out the Impala. I bought my 2012 used with 30,000 miles on it and have no regrets. I use the car for my daily commute and average 22 to 24 mpg's in mixed driving. I have hit 32 on the highway, not bad for a car of this size with a 300 horse v6 under the hood. There are 4 cylinder econo boxes that won't give you that. I have the LTZ with full leather seating surfaces, power everything, heated seats and bose sound system. All this for 14 grand. The car does not have a touch screen infotainment system and I really don't need it. Found this car in a ad, scheduled a test drive and bought the car same night. I have now put 20,000 miles on it and only needed to put four tires on it and four oil changes. The more I drive it the more I like it.

Blind Spots

4
Joyce Bronk on 07/20/2015

Performance: 0 Comfort: 0 Fuel Economy: 0 Fun To Drive: 0 Interior Design: 0 Exterior Design: 0 Build Quality: 0 Reliability: 0 Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 4 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: 5 Value Rating:

This car has blind spots. If you are shorter and need to move the seat forward for driving the headrest on the both the passenger and driver make it difficult for lane changes. The mirrors out need to be redesigned because you can't see when a car is in the lane next you when it is between the rear of your car and the back door. I have purchased addition mirrors to help with these problems because I nearly caused two accidents because of poor visibility. Other than that I love the car.

my baby :)

5
angelstarr1 on 03/10/2015

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I had a 2000 impala which was flawless and now I bought me a 2012 white ls fleet..and I must say it is the most comfortable car I have driven in my LIFE..and iv always loved the impala no matter what other pplz opinions may be about them..the exterior and interior are fine with me no complaints hear..I enjoy the 2012 impala and if you have never tooken one on a test drive..i suggest you do that..and you will see why most of us Chevy owner's love em so much..

Good Cruiser But Disappointed With Chevy's Gearing

2.6
kobiewan on 03/04/2015

Performance: 3 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 2 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 2 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

The interior is cheap yes. But so are other cars. I can look past that due to the car being reliable. One thing I did notice is the transmission. I like that it cruises at 2k at 80. But for one, it hesitates and gear hunts. I also believe the gears to be too tall. Of course it is a huge improvement over the old impala with the 4 speed. But usually in a v6 you should not have to even cross 2.5 rpms on the tachometer before going to second gear. This car takes off like a four cylinder on an incline, and it is not lively until higher speeds are achieved. It is not bad but not good. Hopefully the newer ones are better

bad trans

3.3
William Bandy on 02/25/2015

Performance: 1 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 3 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 3 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 3

car is very unresponsive when you take off, hesitates to move. I thought it was just the trans but even the electronics such as fan controls are sluggish. took it in, they say its ok . if all impalas are like this & it keeps getting good reviews what does it say about buyer revues. The car would be car of the year if it wasn't for the 6 speed trans & heating controls, who ever passed that should be fired

Love my Impala!

4.3
retire2018 on 12/07/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 4 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 4 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

Not sure what the complaints are about. This car is a pleasure to drive. I drive a combination of driving and get 24 mpg. The 300hp is amazing! Smooth acceleration and great braking. I don't know about others but I have no problems with parking, good turning radius. The car rides and handles well. As for pricing, I bought the car with 21.4k miles and paid $11900. It is a LT model and was a rental out of Montana. It has tinted windows and a sunroof. As far as handling, I find it to handle quite well for the size of car that it is. My personal opinion is that it's a great car and a great value.

Great Car!

5
yankees2012 on 10/04/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Just purchased a used 2012 Impala LT with 17k miles. I got it for a great price and I can tell you its one of the best rides you can experience. I always had Cadillac's but this time I dont have as much to spend so I tried the Impala. What a car! I should have been looking in to Chevy sooner. The pick up and the nice soft ride is just like a Caddy. I tell you, there are no import cars out there that can give you a ride like this. I have driven them all. Edmunds review of the Impala having cheap interior, I dont see it. They just cater to foreign automobiles.

Great Value for the $

4.5
derrickg61 on 07/12/2014

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 4 Build Quality: 4 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

I love this car. Bought it in 2013 with 16K miles and now have 48K on it. I've read many reviews suggesting that the Impala has lackluster handling. I wonder if these reviewers have really driven an LTZ. It has GM's FE3 suspension which is also standard on SS Camaros of the same year. This car handles well, but the ride is a little stiff. One big improvement would not be using the Goodyear Eagle RS-A tires. While these tires have worn well, especially for the lead foot driving I do, they are a true hazard on wet roads. One of the worst wet handling tires I've ever owned. Oh, and the Bose sound system...Wow!

Another lackluckster car from GM

1.6
sebringdriver on 03/13/2014

Performance: 1 Comfort: 3 Fuel Economy: 1 Fun To Drive: 1 Interior Design: 1 Exterior Design: 1 Build Quality: 1 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 3 Performance Rating: 1 Interior Rating: 1 Reliability Rating: 4

Pro: It's large. Cons: Everything else. Aside from it's generic overall design, and terribly poor road handling, the Impala is very generic in both design and feel. Even with a fully loaded LTZ, I can't help but feel disappointed, and honestly a little embarrassed every time I drive this car. After all this IS used heavily as a fleet vehicle, and not only that, everyone seems to own one (why? I'll never know). Pulling this vehicle into a parking spot is near impossible on the first try- same with just about every oversized vehicle GM pumps out. Be prepared to feel every bump in the pavement too, as well as intense body lean in about every corner. Do yourself a favor don't buy this car

2nd Impala - Best Car I Have Ever Owned

5
carloverinbr on 06/02/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

This is simply the best car I have ever owned. I bought my first Impala in 2008. It was brand new and a few years later I had a wild hair to get an expensive, premium European car. I kept that car for about a year because it was constantly at the dealer for repair under warrantly. I really missed my Impala so I got another one! The 2012's new engine and transmission is awesome. My car was a rental and got a great deal. If you read the professional reviews, they are almost always negative but I really believe that these cars are underappreciated. If you want a great value on a car that will give you years of trouble-free driving, check out the Impala. I now have 38k on the Impala.

Great car however

5
hollandia on 04/02/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5 Safety Rating: Technology Rating: Value Rating:

Decided to purchase the Impala from my local Chevy and Buick dealer. The car had 15,000 miles when purchased. The car was first put into service in Hawaii as a rental . When I turned the radio off I could hear a whistel or buzz from 2100 to about 3000 RPM. Turns out there is a service bulliten on the 3.6 for buzzing, humming or whisteling from 2000 to 4000 RPM, bulletin PIP4956A. This covers the replacement of the intake manifold. Just picked the car and and no more noise. All work was performed under warranty. I really do like the car and who can complain about 300+ HP on tap. Since above post have had bottoms of doors repaired were rust had started to form between the outer door skin and the interior door structure. Called GM they will no longer cover repair because of the 3/36 warranty expired, however the said there still is a life time rust through warranty. Now let me see should I wait for the door to rust through or have it repaired now? Had it repaired on my time. Will try to get some reimbursement from GM.

Could not ask for better value

5
savantrep on 03/10/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

I recently purchased my first LTZ- a 2012 model after searching high and low for that perfect mix of performance, comfort and style. This car has it all. The 302hp engine is awesome as well as the ample room (I'm a tall guy).

Excellent LTZ

5
kmw8770 on 02/08/2013

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

Own a 2012 Impala LTZ loaded with every option. Solid build structure, very roomy, many features and great value. The fact that the 2012's & 13's have GM's new direct injected V6 engine and a six-speed auto make them that much better then the 11's. 302hp and on a trip back from southern PA to upstate NY averaged 30 mpg! Love the Bluetooth for phone, Bose sound system, XM satellite radio, heated seats etc. Love the car and plan on keeping it for a while, or at least until I can afford a 2014+ Impala LTZ.

Great Car!

4.4
cj7123 on 11/26/2012

Performance: 4 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 4 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 3 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 4 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

If you need something to change in every year of a car, then this isn't the car for you. If however, you want a safe, comfortable and reliable car, this is it. It has many creature comforts from heated seats to satellite radio and sync. We are getting 30 mpg with the new engine and transmission! So, if you need "bling" you might want to look elsewhere, but if you want a strong, reliable car with descent gas mileage for thousands of dollars less that the other cars they compare the Impala to, look no further!

Great car for Much Less than Competitors

5
jimmyjames76 on 10/30/2012

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 5 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 5 Reliability Rating: 5

We bought a 2012 Impala LT as a certified preowned car with 11k miles, so my review perspective is a little different than someone buying new. We looked at a lot of cars: Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Chevy Malibu, Chrysler 200, etc. We liked this car the best. It rode and handled better, had more power, a larger interior and trunk, remote start, and by far the best pricing. So far it's been an amazing car. It's a great blend of comfort, size, performance, and economy. The cars Edmund's recommends instead of this car are MUCH more expensive for the same miles/year. Like $8-10k more. So yes, you could get a better car, but I don't believe you can for the money. This is an excellent car.

2012 Chevy Impala LT

3.5
hmnijj on 03/17/2012

Performance: 3 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 4 Fun To Drive: 3 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 2 Build Quality: 3 Reliability: 4 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 3 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 4

This car is a great long distance traveling car; just don't go up in the mountains. The car doesn't handle very well but thats were you get the smooth ride from. One thing Chevrolet definantly needs to work on is the transmission. The transmission takes a good second-second and a half to shift to the correct gear when your stepping on it. Once again, do not take this car in the mountains when theres only a two way road and you need to pass someone. You have to get used to it that the transmission will lag so you have to step on it a bit earlier. But once it gets into gear, it does pull pretty good. The car seems to be overpriced when compared to the Charger which is a better car.

A Perfect Car

4.9
smoothoperater on 11/14/2011

Performance: 5 Comfort: 5 Fuel Economy: 5 Fun To Drive: 5 Interior Design: 4 Exterior Design: 5 Build Quality: 5 Reliability: 5 Comfort Rating: 5 Performance Rating: 5 Interior Rating: 4 Reliability Rating: 5

My 2012 Impala is one of the best driving cars I have ever been in. It has plenty of power, rides very smooth and Handles great. The Onstar system gives more accurate directions than Cars with onscreen navigation systems. I drove a lot of vehicles including some imports before buying. The Impala rides and drives as good or better than them. No it doesnt have a fancy display screen but the Onstar system works better. It also is easier to get in and out of than smaller cars.


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Overall Rating
7 / 10


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