Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,871 - $7,945
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
211-303
Seats
5-6
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,871 - $7,945
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 29 HWY
Horsepower
211-303
Seats
5-6

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Owner Reviews

4.17

448 Reviews

42% 38% 17% 2% 1%

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Chevrolet impala lt: the power sedan.

The car runs well for a long time, so the life quality is great! Gas mileage is something I always want the best of, but it does fairly well even compared to some newer models. Nothing beats the spacious interior and-better yet- the trunk has enough room for even the longest road trips! The digital dashboard features are much more useful than I originally expected and can help a lot, like showing me the pressure in each of my tires or even the oil life. The car does seem to have some issues with the actuator(s); a couple have 'gone bad' and create an awful knocking sound. It is temporary, but starts up at certain times. It is more an annoyance than anything else. The car can handle a lot from hot summer days to far below zero temperatures. The gas tank easily hold 16 gal, which is nice to not fill up so often. The e85 flex fuel alternative is a great sustainability mark! That on top of the upper tier gas mileage really sells me from an environmental standpoint. Electric seat adjustment allows for that perfect, custom fit to give you a comfortable drive. The armrest compartment provides room for your sunglasses and more. It even flips up to serve as the back of a sixth seat- with an extra seatbelt, of course. The 'seat' converts into a pair of cup holders in two different sizes to save you frustration. The back middle seat also reveals a pair of cup holders, though this does remove the option if there are three people in the rear. There is no shortage of power adapter ports! Everyone will be able to charge their devices with two in front and one in back. It is all-around a stellar choice sedan for a single adult or a small family.

- Elaine P

Good investment -

I have no problems. My vehicle has great performance it I very reliable. I is very comfortable the vehicle has cushion seats I believe that cushion seats are great and more durable, the seats can be cleaned with carpet cleaner compared to leather interior which will crack up if exposed too long in the sun. I have always driven a Chevy I paid cash for my car in 2008 and I am the first. Owner. I believe that regular maintenance should be done on any car for instant regular. Oil change, maintain good tires, check, battery and safe driving without running into. Potholes which could cause alignment damage. My car is ten years old and only. Have a little over thirty three thousand miles. Even if I would purchase another car at this time, I would keep the one that I have and it would be a new Chevy also it is very important to keep the car clean. It is a good idea to use a protective car was in order to maintain the paint on your car. The Impala is very roomy and can ride six adults comfortably. Also it ha a large trunk which comes in handy on many occasions such as traveling, shopping, camping and many other chores. For example I delivers meals to the elderly and my trunk is very useful for hauling and various goods that I need to deliver. It can also accommodate the wheelchair that I sometimes use to help the handicap. So in summary would not hesitate to say if you purchase a Chevy Impala you cannot go wrong.

- Florence R

Safe and reliable, with some minor bugs.

In my experience, the car shakes when you use the breaks. The breaks work fine, and it is safe, but the shaking was pretty alarming before I got used to it when the vehicle was new. Other than that, it is a very smooth ride. It is easy to go fast without noticing because it is so smooth at high speeds. Overall it is very reliable and I would make the same choice to purchase it if I were to do it all over again. One minor issue that has caused some inconvenience is that the button in the car that pops the trunk jams every time I use it, and it is extremely difficult to unjam it. This is inconvenient when the car battery is dead, since you cannot access the trunk through the backseat and the only other way to open the trunk is with the remote key, which does not do much when the battery is dead. I keep jumper cables in the back seat instead of the trunk to work around this.

- Julie N

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2008 Chevrolet Impala Front angle view.
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VS
2008 Chevrolet Impala Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
LT 50th Anniversary
Key Specs

Category Name: Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,871 - $7,194
$5,199 - $7,038

Horsepower

Horsepower
303 hp
211 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
5.3L small block V8 SFI
3.5L V6 SFI (E85) includes (E85) FlexFuel (gas ethanol) capability uses gasoline or E85 fuel (211 hp [157.3 kW] @ 5800 rpm 214 lb
3.5L V6 SFI (E85)
3.5L V6 SFI
Interior Features

Category Name: Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Optional

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Category Name: Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.3 in.
42.3 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.4 in.
39.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.6 in.
37.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Category Name: Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Category Name: Heating & Cooling

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Category Name: Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5 - 6
5 - 6

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Category Name: Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler

Category Name: Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.5 in.
110.5 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
40 ft.
38 ft.

Length

Length
200.4 in.
200.4 in.

Width

Width
72.9 in.
72.9 in.
Mechanical Specs

Category Name: Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3711 .lbs
3555 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
303 hp
211 hp

Torque

Torque
323 ft. lbs.
214 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Optional

Performance Tires

Performance Tires

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Category Name: Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
17 gal.
17 gal.

Combined

Combined
8 - 12 mpg
9 - 15 mpg

City

City
16 mpg
18 mpg

Highway

Highway
24 mpg
29 mpg
Safety Features

Category Name: Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Optional

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

Category Name: Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety