Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Chevrolet Impala

chevrolet impala 2012

A true classic, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala may not have all of the latest high-tech features of other sedans on the market, but it is a tried-and-true model with lots of room, plenty of comfortable features, and a large trunk for cargo storage. If you’re looking for a reliable sedan that will get you there every time, look no further than the 2012 Chevrolet Impala.

Key Features

The designers at Chevrolet know that you want a good sound system, which is why they include an eight-speaker Bose sound system as an option for the LT trim and as a standard feature for the LTZ trim.

The other big feature of this already spacious sedan is the fold-flat split back seat. You can fold down one or both sections to increase the already sizeable trunk to carry everything you need.

Changes for 2012

Did someone say power? The 2012 Chevrolet Impala now has a 3.6-liter V6 engine with 300 horsepower and a six-speed automatic transmission, standard at all trim levels. The LS trim also got 16” cast aluminum wheels, and a few other features have been added throughout the line.

What We Like

You can rely on Chevy to offer a reliable, standard Impala every year, and you know that you’re not just getting any sedan – you’re getting a very powerful vehicle. With 300 horsepower, you won’t have any problem getting in gear and moving down the road when you need to.

What Concerns Us

While the Impala is a great car for someone who doesn’t want a lot of fancy new high-tech frills, a lot of people love those frills. That can hurt your resale value on this car, which can be good for you if you’re buying a used one today but bad for you when you try to sell it later on.

Available Models

All trim levels of the 2012 Chevrolet Impala have the same 3.6-liter V6 engine with 300 HP at 6500 RPM and 262 lb-ft of torque at 5300 RPM. The Impala is also rated at 18 MPG on city streets and 30 MPG on the highway.

Major Recalls

Three major recalls have affected the 2012 Chevrolet Impala – one for misrouted power steering hoses, one for fractured front lower arm controls, and one for malfunctioning ignition switches.

Common Issues

Some drivers have complained of a one-second delay when accelerating and/or a clunking sound in the transmission or engine of some 2012 Chevrolet Impalas.

chevrolet impala 2012 interior

The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
Icon-warranty_badge-02

Skip the repair shop, our top-rated mechanics come to you.

At your home or office

Choose from 600+ repair, maintenance & diagnostic services. Our top-rated mechanics bring all parts & tools to your location.

Fair & transparent pricing

See labor & parts costs upfront, so you can book with confidence.

12-month, 12,000-mile warranty

Our services are backed by a 12-month, 12,000-mile warranty for your peace of mind.

Get A Quote

Need Help With Your Car?

Our certified mobile mechanics make house calls in over 2,000 U.S. cities. Fast, free online quotes for your car repair.

GET A QUOTE

More related articles

P0121 OBD-II Trouble Code: TPS "A" Circuit Range Performance Problem
P0121 code definition Throttle Pedal Position Sensor/Switch (TPS) A Circuit Range Performance Problem...
P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...


Related questions

Q: Sometimes when I make left turn I hear a clicking noise near tire area under car. What type of repair shop would I go to?

Hi there, thanks for your question. Sounds like something in your car hub wheel assembly might be off. To fix this, YourMechanic can come to your home or office to inspect this clicking noise for you and repair it. Other...

Q: Recommendation about buying a car without a CVT

I'm assuming you're talking new. You really have a limited amount for 25 grand because cars are getting more and more expensive. I personally would buy a Toyota but try to find on that doesn't have a CVT, because I'm...

Q: My 2009 Equinox is overheating intermittently. It overheated in the summer and tnen not again for 3 months then twice in one week

Check the coolant level to be sure it is adequate. Of course, if the coolant level is low enough to cause overheating, you may have a coolant leak. If the overheating is intermittent that would point to a possibly sticking...