1996 Chevrolet Impala review

By 1996, the Chevy Impala was rejuvenated as a 5.7-liter V8–powered engine edition, which gives power of 260 horsepower and torque of 330 lb-ft, the sort of power that is very much wanted beneath the hood of an attractive package. Still, it commanded just a three-year run from 1994 to 1996. Also, it appears to be one of General Motor’s superior models that were relegated prematurely. The 1996 Chevrolet Impala models include Chevy Impala LT, Chevrolet Impala LS and Chevy Impala SS.

1996 Chevy Impala

The Chevrolet Impala 1996 engine gave out a power of 194 kW, 260 HP @ 4,800 RPM; 330 ft lb @ 3,200 RPM, running on unleaded fuel. The engine had 101.5 mm bore, 10 compression ratio, 88.4 mm stroke, cast iron block, overhead valve, cast iron head, and two valves per cylinder.

The 96’ Impala looks menacing with regular big 17-inch alloy wheels having monochromatic paint, and other standard features such as alternating windshield wipers, a rear spoiler, and tinted glass.

1996 Chevy Impala interior

The interior of the 1996 Chevrolet Impala boasts bucket seats, an automatic drive indicator on dashboard, air conditioner, Carpet floor mats, Steering wheel mounted cruise control, Bucket reclining electrically adjustable driver and passenger seat, Leather seat upholstery with additional vinyl, Ventilation system with four fan speeds and lots more.

1996 Chevy Impala SS review

Their Chevrolet Impala SS series was their best sporty model and it was available from 1961 to 1969. In 1992, GM revived the Impala Super Sport badge with a model at the Detroit Auto Show. The Chevy Impala SS was mainly a refurbished and lowered Caprice LTZ with a Corvette ZR1 motor. The full size, rear-wheel drive acknowledged lofty commendations and production began more or less straight away at General Motor’s Arlington, Texas, production plant. The 1994 Impala SS was the first Impala SS in 25 years and the sole four-door built.

1996 Chevy Impala rear view

The Chevrolet Impala SS 1996 model was the closing year of the Impala Super Sport and it was the sole model having analog gauges rather than digital and the shifter located in the center console instead of having it in the steering column. The Chevy Impala SS has an original floor-mounted shifter that controls its refined 4-speed automatic transmission, and its novel analog tachometer keeps tabs its dominant LT1 V8. The LT1 engine gives out 80 bhp above the engine of the Caprice it is founded on and gives the Impala SS remarkable performance statistics. It turned out a successful car in its first year as the stipulated 6000 were manufactured, but order rose to above 41000 in 1996.

1996 Impala design

1996 Chevrolet Impala SS pictures

1996 Impala SS colors

The 1996 Chevrolet Impala colors included, house of Kolor candy apple red and magenta, which were the major colors employed after the dual sliding sunroofs and the smooth front and rear urethane bumpers were installed. Dark cherry and dark green-grey as paint color options were likewise obtainable for the exterior.

1996 Impala poster

By now a gorgeous and highly performing vehicle, the Chevy Impala offers a dream vehicle at a great price.

1996 Chevrolet Impala SS
  • Power
  • Speed
  • Design
  • Collectibility


Not-so-rare car, actually an old good Caprice with big engine. However, it is a great entry-level muscle car for custom build or everyday cruising.