Think of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala as a Cadillac XTS for the rest of us

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala reminds me of a Chevy Malibu on Viagra – but in a good way.

General Motors isn’t screwing around when it comes to their bread and butter cars. The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is one of their more contemporary updates when it comes to completely rethinking what a large sedan is. While Chrysler is set on rear drive architecture and Ford’s Taurus is still a hefty proposition based on an older platform, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala appears to be spacious, frugal and modern.

With a base price of $27,535 – it looks like the 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be a budget warrior too. Not bad considering it’s based on the lauded Cadillac XTS platform.

The last generation Impala pained my shallow sense of aesthetics. I thought it was a lazy design with no thought put into anything that would engage the heart. Sorry, but it was an example of what old GM was. Fortunately, this new 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a real eye-catching machine. Someone cared about this design and opted to put in stylish cues in tasteful spots. I especially like the character lines over the rear fenders and all of  the lights’ design. Front and rear, they look the business.

General Motors has stepped up their efficiency game and the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is a prime example of their new thinking. There is a 195 horsepower, 2.5-liter four-cylinder and a 2.4-liter that, on its own, makes 182 hp and is hooked up to General Motor’s eAssist hybrid system. The largest engine is the 305 hp , 3.6-liter V6 which makes 264 lbs-feet of torque. GM’s efficient six-speed automatic transmission is bolted to all of the power plants.

Prices will be very competitive with the top of the line 2014 Chevrolet Impala LTZ topping out at $36,580.

The most notable aspect of this redesigned, full-sized, economy-priced sedan is its upscale interior. General Motors has been notorious in the past for crap interiors. In the past four years, notable improvements have manifested throughout all of GM’s vehicles. Yes, cheap plastics are still used, but at least they look good.

It looks as good as a Cadillac interior.

I love the interior look of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala. It looks smart and contemporary without looking overwrought. The pop-up navigation screen with hidden cubby is a cool touch and the use of leather over the driver’s IP is slick. The seats look inviting and comfortable while the seating space looks top-notch.

The Fast Lane Car will update you with information about the 2014 Chevrolet Impala the moment we get it.

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala will be in dealerships later in 2013.

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Editor’s note: Yes, I think that the 2014 Chevrolet Impala is not only a bargain version of the XTS – I think it’s better looking too. There… I said it!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism – Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.