The 2007 Impala, which underwent a major redesign for 2006, is poised for another successful year with the addition of Active Fuel Management to the 3.9L V-6, a fuel-saving technology that shuts off half the engine’s cylinders when full power is not needed. Active Fuel Management improves fuel economy by up to 8 percent in certain driving situations.
Standard and available safety features include ABS, traction control and side-curtain roof rail air bags on Impala. A family of premium-feature V-6 engines, which include variable valve timing to optimize performance and economy, is standard in the LS, LT and LTZ models, with LS and LT models receiving a 3.5L V-6 that produces 211 (157 kW) horsepower and 214 lb.-ft. (290 Nm) of torque. Standard in LTZ and available in LT models is a 233-horsepower (174 kW)* 3.9L V-6 that features Active Fuel Management as well as variable intake technology.
The Impala LS, LT and LTZ models have varied exterior trim cues that identify each model, while the Impala SS receives a distinct front-end appearance that is separate from other models. It includes a dual-split grille with a SS-signature black-diamond crosshatch pattern. At the rear, a rear spoiler is standard on LTZ and SS models and is available on LT.
Inside, Impala is packed with thoughtful features, including clever flip-and-fold rear seats (standard on LTZ and SS, available on LT). The forward-flip rear seat cushions reveal a storage tub under the seat that can contain spillage while transporting a variety of items. The tub also serves as a covered storage area beneath the seat with cushions down and offer convenient grocery bag hooks when the cushions are flipped forward. A generous pass-through from the trunk can be created by flipping the seat bottoms forward and the seat backs flat – an exclusive feature in the midsize segment.
Standard in LTZ and available in LT models is a new 3.9L V-6 that uses variable valve timing and a variable-length intake manifold to help produce 233 horsepower (178 kW) and 240 lb.-ft. (328 Nm) of torque. The 3.9L engine offers more power and usable torque within its operating range, with 90 percent of peak torque available from 1800 to 5800 rpm. New for 2007, the 3.9L V-6 also features fuel-saving Active Fuel Management technology.
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