2009 Chevrolet Impala SS

18 Aug 2014 | Author: | Comments Off on 2009 Chevrolet Impala SS
from General Motors Release) Chevy’s popular continues to be one of America’s top vehicles in thanks to a value story in timeless design, a long of standard features and a range of powertrains – including a segment-exclusive V-8 in the SS.

For 2009, Impala’s value is bolstered by new standard safety including thorax side-impact air and safety belt pretensioners for the lap belts. Anti-lock brakes and control are now standard on all models. is new Bluetooth phone connectivity the OnStar system.

Bluetooth enables hands-free phone with personal cell calls connected via the Impala’s system.

“In a very tough the Impala continues to shine as one of its said Ed Peper, Chevrolet manager. “More and more are finding the Impala not only a value-packed combination of features, but it in a smart, efficient manner.”

it comes to efficiency and fuel Impala has one of the most compelling in the market. The standard 3.5L V-6 is at 29 mpg on the highway, giving it fuel that matches or beats smaller cars. Both the and 3.9L engines are available E85 FlexFuel capability.

The Impala SS is an performer, too, with a V-8 and Active Fuel Management. It is at 303 horsepower and has a highway mileage of 24 mpg. Active Fuel can improve fuel economy by up to 12 in certain driving conditions.

New for

In addition to the new thorax side-impact air pretensioners for the front-seat lap belts and connectivity, changes to the ’09 Impala are evolutionary and reflect streamlined of popular features. They

New-design 18-inch flangeless, aluminum wheel for the Impala SS

disc brakes with ABS and control are now standard on all models

Common rear spoiler for all models (SS-style)

Revised molding design

Dual-zone climate control is now standard on all

Revised cup holder design

vanity mirrors for the driver and passenger are now standard on all models

are also three new exterior Silver Ice Metallic, Aqua Metallic and Victory Red. replace Precision Red, Silver Metallic and Silverstone

Impala design

Chevy conveys sophistication and exudes roominess. On the exterior, large have a premium, jeweled with three independent units. These details other high-quality attributes, as tight tolerances of 3.5 mm or less body components and substantial door handles, to provide an feeling of solidity.

Also, windshield wipers are used to consistent pressure on the glass, helps eliminate streaking and noise.

The Impala LS, LT and LTZ models varied exterior trim that identify each while the Impala SS receives a front-end appearance. It includes a grille with a SS-signature crosshatch pattern. At the rear, a is standard on LTZ and SS models and is available on LT.

The SS also receives Corvette-inspired exhaust tips.

Inside, is packed with thoughtful including clever flip-and-fold seats (standard on LTZ and SS, available on The forward-flip rear seat reveal a storage tub under the that can contain spillage transporting a variety of items. The tub serves as a covered storage beneath the seat with the down, and offers convenient bag hooks when the cushions are forward.

A generous pass-through the trunk can be created by flipping the bottoms forward and the seat flat – an exclusive feature in the segment.

All of Impala’s available seating clean, simple and tailored Uplevel Nuance leather- seating features premium seams around their and French seams on the center The seats also have cushions and lumbar support provide more comfort, during long drives.

The seat also includes lumbar.

The Impala’s instrument wraps around into the panels and has a double-hump design is reminiscent of early Corvettes. LS, LT and LTZ models have a wood-trimmed while the Impala SS comes with a “technical”-pattern trim with the wood-trimmed appearance as an

Completing the Impala’s comprehensive is a host of useful comfort and features, including:

Dual-zone control system with up to 12 F temperature setting difference the two front zones

Available remote vehicle start with a 200-foot (61-meter) and automatic climate pre-conditioning to or cool the vehicle prior to (Impala LS features available remote start)

Informative clusters and an expanded driver center – with more 50 alerts, depending on the vehicle’s

Standard easy-access, steering cruise control buttons

wheel radio controls on models

Eight-way, heated driver seat standard on LTZ and SS seats; six-way power seat standard on LS, LT with seats

OnStar system Turn-by-Turn Navigation

Three systems feature simple-to-operate that include standard XM Radio and are compatible with the OnStar system. The base radio includes a six-speaker a two-line, 32-character reconfigurable and the capability to select between AM, FM and XM without having to reset the An uplevel ICDX radio an in-dash six-CD changer.

also offers a premium audio system.

All radios a standard auxiliary input for external devices such as an Located in the lower right-hand of each radio, the input for plug-and-play through Impala’s system.

Chassis and suspension

Quiet, and refinement are the ride and handling conveyed through the Impala’s and suspension systems. A robust structure provides a firmer to help reduce noise, and harshness (NVH), while enhancing steering and handling

Impala’s fully boxed frame rail assemblies a wider, deeper and structurally upper front tie bar. ties between the upper and rails stiffen the front for improved ride and handling and a lower front-of-dash panel has strengthened. To reduce resonant it is constructed of Quiet Steel steel, which consists of material bonded between of steel.

An extruded aluminum cradle is used on both too, and contributes to a smoother, ride. The cradle’s lateral (at the steering joint) is increased a new, one-piece machined cross member and new aluminum body mounts to help handling control. Models with a V-6 engine have a engine-mounting system, while V-8 have a three-point mounting

A power rack-and-pinion steering is standard on all models, with a 13.3:1 steering ratio on LT, LTZ and SS All models feature a quiet, power steering system optimizes internal flow of the steering fluid within the and reservoirs.

The front suspension a MacPherson strut coil-over-spring setup with gas-charged and a stabilizer bar. Tall bumpers in the front suspension enhance stability and control. The suspension uses a trailing tri-link setup with struts and coil springs.

A stabilizer bar is standard on all models. on the basic front and rear designs, the Impala offers two of suspension tuning – FE1 and FE3 – each to the power and expected performance of its respective model

FE1 (LS and LT): The FE1 suspension provides control without compromising quality. It uses stiff, front springs and variable-rate springs to provide higher rates and, at the front, a torque strut design NVH and helps provide a smoother, ride. The packages include wheels and P225/60R16 ALS (all-season) Integrity radials; on LT models with the 3.9L V-6, it 17-inch wheels and P225/55R17 AL2 Goodyear Eagle LS2 radials.

FE3 ( LTZ and Impala LTZ and SS models receive a FE3 which includes 18-inch P235/50R18 AL3 (performance) tires and alloy wheels, to provide a ride that complements the small-block V-8’s performance. A hollow front stabilizer bar and solid rear stabilizer bar to provide more roll than the FE1 or FE2 suspensions. Also, stiffness helps reduce lean and contributes to greater stability.

Powertrain details

Chevrolet Impala

V-6 engines are as fuel-efficient as they are A 3.5L V-6 is standard in the Impala LS and LT, 211 horsepower (157 kW)* and 214 (290 Nm)* of torque – standard power as a base than some key competitors’ top (or offering.

Vehicles with emissions systems in the United are equipped with the 3.5L which is compatible with E85 fuel, allowing the vehicle to run on any of gasoline and/or E85. sold in YF5 ( California) or NE1 (Northeast) are equipped with PZEV of the 3.5L engine. This is not E85-compatible.

Customers in these have the option of ordering engines.

Standard in LTZ and available in LT is the 3.9L V-6 that features E85 capability. This engine more power and usable within its operating range, 90 percent of peak torque from 1,800 to 5,800 It is rated at 224 horsepower (167 kW) and 235 of torque (319 Nm).

The 5.3L all-aluminum small-block V-8 the performance-oriented Impala SS. It features Fuel Management, which can up to 12 percent better fuel Developed exclusively for front-drive the SS’s 5.3L engine 303 horsepower (226 kW)* and 323 (438 Nm)* of torque.

All of engines are matched with the 4T65 electronically controlled automatic transmission, which is for its smoothness and durability. A strengthened is equipped with the 5.3L to handle the V-8’s torque.

and crash avoidance

Impala standard side curtain air which provide optimum protection for outboard passengers. The curtain air bags are mounted in the roof rails and deploy to the lower edge of the windows the A-pillar to the C-pillar. Impala’s safety features include:

electronic stability control is standard on 2LT, LTZ and SS models

brake system featuring quiet operation, longer pad and more resistance to brake

ABS is standard on all models and helps improved steering control braking. It also includes Brake Force Distribution, helps provide optimum regardless of load, traction or speed

Traction control is standard on all models and works the ABS system to help ensure acceleration on a variety of road

Pretensioners are standard on the front belts, helping to minimize movement during a frontal New, more effective retractors have more force to cinch the belt tightly

Three-point safety are equipped in all standard seating

LATCH (Lower Anchors and for CHildren) child seat system is included in all second-row positions

Tire pressure monitoring is standard on all models

Standard keyless entry (RKE) provides a second function for the red button. Drivers can use the button to their cars, without the panic alarm.

The Impala features designed to enhance the structure, including lighter, rigid front and rear systems. Also, the Impala a strengthened “safety cage” compartment with the front and doors designed for improved dissipation in the event of a crash.


The OnStar system is on Impala. Its digital hardware upgraded hands-free voice capabilities, including more continuous digit dialing and voice recognition accuracy. is the leading provider of in-vehicle security and information services in the States and Canada.

Using the GPS network and wireless technology, features core safety and OnStar Personal Calling allows drivers to make and hands-free, voice-activated phone using a powerful 3-watt system and external antenna for reception.

The OnStar service on the Impala includes the Advanced Response System, making data available to 911 centers to dispatch the appropriate life-saving and equipment to crash scenes

Impala’s OnStar system offers Turn-by-Turn Navigation the optional Directions and Connections Turn-by-Turn Navigation directs the through the route by using the readout lines in the radio Directions are downloaded by the OnStar to the vehicle and can be played back or through the drive up to the destination.

being an easy-to-use system directions are downloaded to the car by an advisor) offers an affordable system is always up to date (no need to map updates).

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