For better or worse, most OEM-backed concept vehicles displayed at SEMA each year rarely see life outside of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition is not one of them. Chevy used last year’s SEMA Show to gauge interest for the Blackout Impala, and it was one of several different concepts on display. Apparently, the reaction to the Impala Midnight Edition was enthusiastic enough that this model will be going into production.

Even though the current Chevrolet Impala has definitely grown up quite a bit in terms of its styling and comfort, the new Midnight Edition package shows the car’s darker side. Set to go on sale this summer, the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition is a styling package with lots of attitude for not a lot of added cost. The end result is a big, bold Impala sedan that has a look that is custom enough to get away with a SEMA Show debut, but restrained enough to actually become a reality.

Continue reading to learn more about the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition.

  • 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition
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    2016
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  • 0-60 time:
    7 sec. (Est.)
  • Top Speed:
    155 mph (Est.)
  • Price:
    29500 (Est.)
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Exterior

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As the saying goes, customers can get the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition in any color he likes, as long as it’s black… Jet Black. The dark paint job is complemented by black Chevrolet bowtie badges front and rear, body-colored rear spoiler and door mirrors, a black grille surround and exclusive 19-inch wheels with black-painted accents. The limited amount of bright trim on the fascia, side-window openings, decklid and exhaust outlets adds a little elegance to the package.

Interior

Just like the exterior, the only way to option the cabin of the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition is with the Jet Black leather seats, and a set of sport pedals round out the interior upgrades.

Drivetrain

For the 2016 model year, the Midnight Edition package will be available on Chevrolet Impala models equipped with either the 2.5-liter four-cylinder or the optional 3.6-liter V-6, but the limited number of 2015 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition cars will only be offered with the base engine.

Prices

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Chevrolet confirmed that the Midnight Edition package would add between $995 and $1,595 to the price of the Impala, but it did not attach exact prices to specific models. The Midnight Edition package will only be offered on LT and LTZ trim levels of the 2016 Impala, and the “small number” of 2015 Impala Midnight Edition sedans will only come on the 2LT trim, which starts at $31,110. Chevrolet has not released pricing for the 2016 Impala.

Competition

2015 Dodge Charger

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When it comes to big sedans, nothing is meaner-looking right now than the 2015 Dodge Charger. Like the Impala, you can get a plain-Jane version with a V-6 under the hood, or you can opt for your choice of three(!) Hemi V-8s – depending on your budget, of course. Even though it is made in Canada, the rear-drive Charger is a true American muscle car with performance that matches its exterior design. For the expected starting price of a 2015 Impala Midnight Edition, you will be able to buy a V-8-powered Charger R/T that starts at $32,995.

Read our full review of the 2015 Dodge Charger here.

2015 Ford Taurus SHO

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Another family sedan with menacing looks is the Ford Taurus SHO. Unlike the Impala Midnight Edition, the Taurus SHO adds plenty of performance with its 365-horsepower, 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 and standard all-wheel drive, but the only problem is that its starting price ($40,220) is well above even the highest trim of the 2015 Impala.

Read our full review of the 2015 Ford Taurus SHO here.

Conclusion

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The 2015 Chevrolet SS included, Chevrolet hasn’t had such a mean-looking sedan in its lineup since the Caprice-based Impala SS in 1994. A few years ago, Chevy probably would have slapped a badge on the Midnight Edition and called it a day, but the lack of any performance upgrades relegated this car to a special-edition package only. Either way, the Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition will be yet another exciting addition to the Chevrolet lineup this year.

  • Leave it
    • Nothing you can’t do with a can of Plasti Dip
    • Chevrolet could have taken the blacked-out look further
    • No performance upgrades

Press Release

Chevrolet announced today it will sell a special edition blacked-out package for the Chevrolet Impala based on a concept shown at the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas.

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Arriving in dealerships early this summer, the Impala Midnight Edition is outfitted to give the full-size sedan a more dramatic, sinister look.

“Since its introduction in 2014, Impala has become a benchmark for Chevrolet car design,” said Steve Majoros, Chevrolet director of car marketing. “The Midnight Edition further strengthens the Impala’s dramatic, head-turning styling.”

The Midnight Edition includes:

Jet Black exterior, including body color mirrors
19-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels with black accents
Black grille and surround
Front and rear black Chevrolet bowtie
Jet Black interior
Sport pedals
Black rear spoiler.

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Customers can purchase the Midnight Edition package on 1LT, 2LT and LTZ trim levels. Package prices range from $995 to $1,595 above the starting retail price.

The Impala Midnight Edition will be available with a choice of two powertrains – the standard 2.5L iVLC with stop/start technology and a 3.6L V-6 that is the most powerful naturally aspirated engine in the segment.

The Midnight Edition will be available for the 2016 model year, although a small number of 2015 Midnight Editions will be produced in the 2LT trim level with the standard 2.5L engine.

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Since the Chevrolet Impala’s redesign in 2014, it has been named the Cars.com Best Car of 2014 and one of Kelley Blue Book’s 12 Best Family Cars for 2014.

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