Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range
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LS Retail Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
18 City / 30 HWY

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Mechanical Features

  • Engine, 3.6L SIDI DOHC V6 VVT (300 hp [223.7 kW] @ 6500 rpm, 262 lb-ft of torque [353.7 N-m] @ 5300 rpm)
  • Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • Oil life monitoring system
  • Front wheel drive
  • Battery rundown protection
  • Alternator, 125 amps
  • Suspension, 4-wheel independent, Touring
  • Steering, power, rack-and-pinion
  • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc
  • Exhaust, dual-outlet stainless-steel

Exterior Features

  • Wheels, 16" (40.6 cm) aluminum
  • Tires, P225/60R16 all-season, blackwall
  • Tire, compact spare
  • Moldings, body-color bodyside
  • Moldings, body-color rocker
  • Headlamps, halogen composite with automatic exterior lamp control
  • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
  • Mirrors, outside power-adjustable body-color
  • Wipers, front intermittent
  • Door handles, body-color

Entertainment Features

  • Audio system, AM/FM stereo with CD and MP3 playback seek-and-scan, digital clock, auto-tone control, Radio Data System (RDS), automatic volume, TheftLock and auxiliary input jack
  • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)
  • Bluetooth for phone, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system and HMI (Human Machine Interface)
  • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio controls
  • Antenna, integral rear, AM/FM

Interior Features

  • Seats, front bucket
  • Seat trim, cloth
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power
  • Seat adjuster, driver manual lumbar control
  • Seat, rear fixed bench
  • Floor mats, carpeted front and rear
  • Shifter, floor console
  • Steering column, Tilt-Wheel
  • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped
  • Instrumentation, analog 4-gauge cluster with speedometer, tachometer, coolant temperature, fuel, trip odometer and Driver Information Center
  • Windows, power with driver Express-Down and passenger lockout
  • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
  • Remote Keyless Entry
  • Cruise control, electronic with set and resume speed
  • Trunk release, remote
  • Theft-deterrent system, vehicle, PASS-Key III+
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
  • Air conditioning, single-zone manual with air filtration system
  • Defogger, rear-window electric
  • Applique, woodgrain on instrument panel and door
  • Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night with map lights
  • Visors, driver and front passenger vanity mirrors, covered
  • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard
  • Lighting, interior with center-mounted dome and rear reading lights

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system includes Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, dual-stage frontal, and thorax side-impact, driver and front passenger, and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Head Curtain Side Air Bags are designed to help reduce the risk of head and neck injuries to front and rear seat occupants on the near side of certain side-impact collisions. A note about child safety: Always use safety belts and the correct child restraint for your child's age and size. Even with air bags and the Passenger Sensing System, children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate infant, child or booster seat. Never place a rear-facing infant restraint in the front seat of any vehicle equipped with an active frontal air bag. See your vehicle Owner's Handbook for more information.)
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Not available with a ship-to of Puerto Rico or the Virgin Islands. Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
  • Automatic Crash Response
  • Safety belt pretensioners, front row seats
  • Door locks, rear child security
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor

2012 Chevrolet Impala Owner Reviews

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Reliability of an Impala: My own personal experience owning an Impala

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

I have about 130,000 miles on my car and have just now started to experience common issues of a 2012 Impala. The first one was the air conditioner stopped working. It would come in and out, but the air was still cold. I would never know when it was going to work. I got that fixed in a few hours. The second issue is still with the air conditioner, but a simple $40 piece I can replace. It is harmless not to fix (I believe) but it is so annoying to listen to! It sounds like a machine gun is going off for the first 2 minutes my car is running.

- Mikaela T

2012 Chevy Impala features, drive and issues

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

Overall performance is really good. Heated seats, great sound system. Dual climate control. Has a ticking noise that can get annoying seems it's a very common problem and an expensive fix not sure why there is no recalls from the manufacturer to fix this problem. Love the internal computer tells you tire pressure, temperature, oil level, gas range, in cold temperatures it will tell you conditions are favorable for ice.

- Susan C

Man's Best Friend 'On the Road'

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

This is my second Impala now. Going from a Buick to a Chevy Impala was the best decision I've ever made. The ride is extremely smooth and the interior options are very accessible and easy to use. My 2012 Chevy Impala is small enough to give you the 'get up and go' feeling, but also large enough to make me feel secure out on the open road. A nice sturdy frame and spacious inside make for a comfortable commute.

- Aaron S

Chevy Impala, a Great Vehicle

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

I have had no problems with my vehicle other than regular maintenance and wear and tear.the tire pressure sensor is off by a few psi but no other major issues. I purchased this vehicle used and enjoy the experience I have had. I would be likely to recommend this vehicle to friends and family without hesitation

- Skyler R

My car is very well maintained and I appreciate the value I save on gas

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

My car is very comfortable and gets amazing mileage. My car does great on snow and it doesn't get stuck. My car is able to get me from home to New York in under five hours. My car does great in the summer. It cools down very quickly and I admire that speed for me and my family's comfort during hot weather

- Jane F

Chevrolet impala ls: my vehicle has a 6th seat in the front hitch on the back.

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

My vehicle runs amazing I really haven't had problems with it. I have had it for 3 yrs now it has not been undrivable one time its a v6 it's decent on gas it's just a smooth ride I recommend Chevrolet but not just the impala I have driven many Chevrolet's and they all have proven themselves proficient..

- Anthony O

The car is average but very reliable.

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

The car rides okay, but the suspension isn't great. I don't like the radio, it doesn't have Bluetooth so I have to use a cord to play music from my cell phone. It throws trouble codes sometimes when there isn't really a problem. The trunk is rooming and allows me to travel will everything I need.

- Michael V

Great car! Always but American made!

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

Bought this vehicle with pretty high miles, and usually some electronics go bad with mileage and use but everything works great and the car runs great! I drive it everyday to and from work and it never leaves me stranded, I would not hesitate to drive it across the country if I had to.

- Zachary F

Good family car and daily driver.

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

It's a great car, gets good gas mileage. Plenty of trunk space and a roomy interior. AC is always nice and cold and the heat is always very hot. It even turns down the blower automatically when you place a call with the built in Bluetooth and turns it back up when you hang up.

- Kelly M

Great family car with low maintenance

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

I really lovey impala. It's super comfortable making it great for long trips. Haven't had any major issues with it, just normal maintenance like break, oil changes, tune ups. I feel safe driving both of my children around in it, it's super Spacey and makes a great family car

- Kate S

It is tan and does not show dirt, which in my case is a good thing.

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

Overall it is a very good car. I have had some front end issues, but they seem to have been resolved. Something to do with sensors for the traction control. Get about 27.5 mpg. Comfortable, and handles very good. I have back issues and it can be a chore to get out of.

- David B

My Chevy impala is reliable.

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

It is reliable, and it works pretty well even though I bought it used. It drives really smoothly and has great acceleration. It is a decent-sized sedan that fits my needs as a single person. It also gets great mileage which makes it ideal for long trips.

- Hayley G

Great car overall, reliable and has enough room.

2012 Chevrolet Impala LS Retail

Great car overall. Only problem ever had was this flow regulator that kept clicking when trying to switch between heat and cool and vent direction. To fix was very expensive for something so small. I have heard this happen on 2 other cars of this make.

- Bob B

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