2005 Chevrolet Impala Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,410 - $6,311
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
180-240
Seats
5-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,410 - $6,311
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
20 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
180-240
Seats
5-6

Chevrolet Impala Models & Trims

Base $3,410 - $4,835*
Horsepower: 180 hp - 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Aluminum, Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
LS $3,815 - $5,530*
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
SS Supercharged $4,292 - $6,311*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 17 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

3.91

204 Reviews

28% 40% 27% 3% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The Impala boasts an impressive sound system that rivals cars 10 years newer.

Overall, the Chevy Impala is a sturdy yet refined car that is easy to maintain and cheap to repair. A quiet ride with an awesome sound system, my 2005 has lasted me thru 170, 000+ miles. Besides routine maintenance it has recurring issues regarding the solenoid in the transmission. Perhaps that is a model wide issue, but other than that it has stood up well against city driving, long trips and the occasional aggressive outburst. You cannot go to wrong with it though, with such a buttery, smooth shift through the gears, this car makes you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride.

- Andrea B

Reliable and roomy, but be sure that you know how to maneuver a wider car.

My vehicle has been reliable over the years and has had very few mechanical issues for its age. Some people might appreciate the moonroof, although I haven't used it in years and forget that it's there. The trunk is pretty roomy and has a net for holding groceries. An annoying thing about my car is that warning lights keep getting stuck on, such as low tire pressure and change engine oil, after the issue has been resolved (or in some cases, when there wasn't an issue to begin with). This seems to be a common problem in Chevrolets, as it happened in my Malibu too.

- Sara D

It sometimes drips oil so I keep an extra quart in the trunk. One feature I really like is being able to check the temperature outside while driving.

My car is used for basic, everyday activities. Visiting my Mom or in-laws, going to the grocery store, appointments, meeting a friend for lunch or a movie. Round trips of 10 miles or less. It's a 4-door, roomy inside, and has a very good sized trunk. Very easy to help parents get in and out, and to put their walkers in the trunk. Even though it's mostly used around town, I average 30 mpg. The furthest I drive it is to visit my son in East Lansing, which is a 3 hour round trip. I average 33 mpg on these trips. It only has 135,000 miles on it.

- Judith S

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,410 - $4,835
$3,815 - $5,530

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 - 200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.4L 3400 V6 SFI (180 HP [134.2 kW] @ 5200 rpm 205 lb.
3.4L 3400 V6 SFI
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI (200 HP [149.2 kW @ 5200 rpm 225 lb.
3.8L 3800 V6 SFI
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.2 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.2 in.
39.2 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.8 in.
36.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
18.6 cu. ft.
18.6 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Not Available
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Standard

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/60R16
P225/60R16

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.5 in.
110.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38 ft.
38 ft.

Length

Length
200 in.
200 in.

Width

Width
73 in.
73 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3389 .lbs
3466 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
225 ft. lbs.
225 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
V6 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 gal.
17 gal.

Combined

Combined
25 mpg
25 mpg

City

City
20 mpg
20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 mpg
30 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Optional
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Standard

Assistance

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings