Chevy Finally Decides to Upgrade Its Rental Car Favorite
When public transportation isn’t really an option we’re always eager to head over to the rental car counter to see what we scored. Thankfully some perennial disappointments like the PT Cruiser and HHR have faded off into the sunset, but there is still one clunker that is always considered a bummer—the Chevy Impala. However, that won’t be the case for long, as it looks like the kind folks over at General Motors are finally giving the full sized sedan a long overdue update and upgrade.
The Chevy Impala has been a stalwart option in rental cars but for those looking to zip and zag around new roads and through new towns it’s always been a major buzz kill. Thankfully the car is due for a total renovation, as the 2014 Chevy Impala might just be something you'd want to take for a spin.
It's going to be a huge improvement over the former generation and that’s just basing things on looks alone. There will be both four-cylinder and six-cylinder options, and it’s going to get 18-inch wheels as a standard option which should help it stand out from its fellow rental cars. It definitely looks like a big car, but the model with eAssist will get about 32 mpg—that’s not too bad.
The 2014 model is set to hit showrooms—and rental car parking lots—early next year, so be on the lookout towards the end of this year in case one sneaks out early. We’re definitely looking forward to 2013, as we’ll be able to approach the rental car counter with a little less fear—at least for now.
[Photo via Chevy via MotorTrend]