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Consumer Reports auto experts report from the 2012 New York Auto Show in New York City.
Chevrolet Impala

What is it? The Chevrolet flagship gets a redesign for 2014, with new styling, improved fuel economy, and electronic and safety features.

Chevy promises a more refined and engaging driving experience for the full-size sedan, with a quieter and more well-finished interior.

Engine choices include a 303-hp, 3.6-liter V6, a 195-hp, 2.5-liter four-cylinder, and a 182-hp, 2.4-liter four cylinder with GM’s e-Assist fuel saving technology that the carmaker says will return 35-mpg on the highway. All engines are paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard safety features include 10 air bags and the OnStar telematics system. Optional safety features include adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert and collision mitigation, a backup camera, park assist, and lane departure, blind spot, rear cross traffic warnings.

What is new or notable? Optional Chevrolet MyLink adds an eight-inch infotainment screen for navigation and Bluetooth audio streaming.

CR’s take: This redesign is long overdue and replaces an antiquated,uncompetitive design that scored poorly in our Ratings.

When will it be available? Early 2013.

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