- 3.6L V-6 engine produces 302 hp – 70 more than in 2011
- Impala Police gets GM-estimated 27 mpg highway
Law enforcement officers are just as affected by higher gas prices as the citizens they are sworn to protect and serve. The 2012 Chevrolet Impala Police helps address this by adding more MPG and a more powerful engine.
A new 3.6L V-6 engine and a six-speed automatic transmission achieves 302 hp and an estimated fuel economy of 17 mpg city and 27 mpg highway – a 3 mpg advantage over previous Impala models and 28 percent better than the Ford Crown Victoria. The 2012 Impala can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 6.6 seconds, based on GM engineering tests.
The 2012 model will be the first Chevrolet Impala Police to feature StabiliTrak, GM's proven electronic stability control technology. Significant brake upgrades shortened the vehicle's 60-0 mph stopping distance to 132 feet in GM tests. Impala's steering and suspension systems are also new for 2012, reducing body roll and improving handling.
In response to strong demand from police customers, Goodyear Eagle RS-A all-season tires, which have a W speed rating, enable speed of up to 140 mph if required. They are standard on the 2012 Impala Police.
Retail customers who purchase the 2012 Impala, which goes on sale this month, also will get the additional horsepower and fuel economy.