Chevrolet Brags About the New 4-Cylinder Ecotec-Powered Impala
Fitted in the entry-level Impala, which can be ordered with a starting price of $27,535, the new powerplant will reportedly offer an improved fuel efficiency, thanks to its Intake Valve Lift Control technology, that’s now rated at an EPA estimated 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
Boasting 196 HP and 186 lb-ft of torque (252 Nm), the 2.5-liter Ecotec compares well with its direct competitors from Ford and Chrysler. In addition, Chevrolet says the direct injection is engineered to be one of the quietest and most refined in the segment, with engine noise intensity reduced by 40 percent.
“Impala customers have three engines to choose from, appealing to a wide array of needs,” said Chris Perry vice president, Chevrolet Marketing. “But the 2.5L model in particular offers both improved fuel economy as well as an accessible starting price of $27,535.”
Besides the 2.5-liter powerplant, the 2014 Chevrolet Impala will also be available with the eAssist 2.4-liter hybrid engine and the 3.6-liter V6 powerplant.