- 1 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers
- 1.1 1996 Chevrolet Impala Used Price Estimates
- 1.2 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Exterior Colors
- 1.3 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Interior Colors
- 1.4 1996 Chevrolet Impala Engines
- 1.5 1996 Chevrolet Impala Trims
- 1.6 1996 Chevrolet Impala Previous Generations
- 1.7 1996 Chevrolet Impala Future Generations
- 1.8 Chevrolet Impala Overview and History
- 1.9 1996 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Reviews
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS 0-60 Times, Top Speed, Specs, Quarter Mile, and Wallpapers
The 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS is a Rear-wheel drive Sedan. It can accommodate up to 5 passengers. It has 4 Doors and is powered by a 5.7L V8 OHV 16 valves engine which outputs 260 hp @
5000 rpm and is paired with 4 speed automatic gearbox. The 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS has cargo capacity of 577 Liters and the vehicle weighs 1916 kg. In terms of ride assists, the 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS has stability control and traction control in addition to anti-lock brake system (ABS). The vehicle has an optional engine as well It offers and. Safety features also include None and None. The front suspension is while the rear suspension is. The car also features a It has as standard. Electronic features include Cruise Control. For convenience, the car has Power windows and Power door locks. There is also a remote keyless entry feature. Moreover, the car has. The steering wheel has audio control buttons. In terms of performance, the car has 284 N.m of torque and a top speed of 234 km/h. The 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and hits quarter mile at 15.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is 14 L/100km in the city and 8.4 L/100km in the highway. The car price starts at $ 33,820
5.7L V8 OHV 16 valves
260 hp @
Number of Seats
4 speed automatic
Maximum Cargo Space
Acceleration 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph)
Fuel Consumption (City)
Fuel Consumption (Highway)
0-400m (Quarter Mile)
0-400m (Quarter Mile) – Speed
0-800m (Half Mile)
0-800m (Half Mile) – Speed
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Acceleration 0-143
1996 Chevrolet Impala Used Price Estimates
Estimates based on a driving average of 12,000 miles per year
Trade In Price
Private Party Price
Dealer Retail Price
George Thorogood must have had something like the Impala SS in mind when he penned “Bad to the Bone.” This car is menacing, with its monochromatic paint job, wide tires and fat alloys. The 5.7-liter V8 throbs under the hood, and the exhaust note reads “Don’t mess with me.” Chevy’s retro Impala SS delivers the goods, all right, and does so without coming off as a bad joke.
Based on the Caprice police package, Chevy addresses our two complaints about the Impala SS in 1996. A tachometer has been added to the instrument cluster, and a floor shifter graces the center console. The rest of the interior is strictly Caprice-issue, which is the SS’s only remaining shortcoming. While the leather-trimmed seats offer a bit more support than the Caprice bench, but you won’t confuse them with Recaros. The rest is in place: surprisingly good looks, great performance, and a price that doesn’t induce heart failure.
However, GM evidently doesn’t know when its got a good thing going. Witness the 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT. After five years, the car finally had the right engine, styling and suspension to compete in the sports coupe arena, and the General killed it. Now, after several years on the market, they finally get a version of the Caprice perfected, and then pull the plug. We usually don’t speculate about the collectability of any particular car, but when you consider that the limited-production Impala is dying after a short three-year run, and the final models include a tach and floor shifter, and Green Gray or Dark Cherry are likely the less popular colors, the Impala SS looks like a good investment.
Caprice and Impala production is scheduled to cease in December 1996. Not to worry, the Lumina is rumored to be in line to continue the SS tradition with a 3.4-liter V6, lowered suspension and flashy wheels. Somehow, we doubt it will be nearly as magical in execution as the Impala.
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Exterior Colors
1996 Chevrolet Impala SS Interior Colors
1996 Chevrolet Impala Engines
Standard in Trim
Fuel Consumption – City
Fuel Consumption – Highway
5.7L V8 OHV 16 valves
260 hp @
5.7L V8 OHV 16 valves
260 hp @
1996 Chevrolet Impala Trims
1996 Chevrolet Impala Previous Generations
1996 Chevrolet Impala Future Generations
Chevrolet Impala Overview and History
Chevrolet is the auto equivalent of a gene-boosted steroid-pumped feline. The ferocious cat was groomed by Swiss born racing driver Louis Chevrolet and business whiz Buick resurrector and former GM head William Durant, as a joint venture that started in 1910. Shortly after Durant was forced out of GM, he partnered with Chevrolet, whom he had previously employed at his Buick racing team, to regain the popularity he had lost.
The Chevy headquarters was set in Detroit and the newly formed brand was baptized, receiving its famous “bowtie” logo in 1913. There are several hypotheses as to how the logo design came to be, two of them being the closest to unanimous acceptance. One of the theories hints at the logo having been designed after a poster Durant had seen in a French hotel while the second claims the “bowtie” is actually a stylized representation of the Swiss flag cross.
No matter how it originated, the golden Chevy logo persisted. In fact, the brand grew at such a fast pace that it allowed Durant to regain ownership of GM in 1916. After having become wealthy enough, Durant bought a smashing 54.5 percent of GM’s shares, reinstating himself as head of the auto empire.
Soon after the takeover, Chevrolet was absorbed into GM, becoming a separate division. Having gained even more strength after the merger, the newly formed entity was quick in starting off production and launched the model D in 1918. The V8 35 hp engines fitted on these cars were replaced by smaller 6 cylinder ones, that proved particularly successful on commercial vehicles. The engine gained reputation due to its high durability and earned the “cast iron wonder” nickname.
Only a few years later, Chevy revealed the SUV in its archaic form: the Suburban Carryall. Sporting rough terrain riding capabilities, seating for 8 and weighing around 1½ tons, it marked the beginning of Chevy’s future SUV line-up.
The American producer continued its successful innovations streak by introducing the Powerglide transmission in 1950, becoming the first low-price competitor to equip its vehicles with automatic shifting. Shortly after the introduction of the fully automatic transmission, the legendary Corvette was born.
The Vette had such a good reception that it remained the longest running Chevy model in the brand’s history, having also been the first American sports car to enter mass production. The Vette also premiered the usage of lightweight construction materials for the car’s body, like plastic, at that time.
Following the acclaim garnered by the Vette’s release, Chevy launched several other models, including the flashy Impala and the short lived air-cooled Corvair. During the 60’s, Chevy reached its sales peak with 3 cars out of any 10 sold in the US. However, before such a performance was achieved, Chevy designed a new small-block V8 engine used to equip its ’55 truck range.
This particular engine made it till today, going through plenty of modifications in the process ranging from lightweight, durable aluminum construction to ECU managed control and modern fuel injection for better dosage and increased power.
Although Chevy has been registering lower sales in the past few years due to uncontrolled brand extension, some of the “bowtie” emblazoned automobiles have become either cult classics or vintage collectibles, four wheeled icons as reminders of a past age of glory.
1996 Chevrolet Impala Consumer Reviews
GM got it right, then quit!
I have seven cars, including a Porsche Boxster, Jaguar XJ8, Honda S2000 and some winter AWD/4WD vehicles. Driving the SS is somehow very very satisfying, it lopes along, big, black, bad, and then, when called on, just puts you into the comfy seats and gets to really outrageous speeds in a blink. I’m sure that more modern vehicles beat the numbers on acceleration, etc, but blasting around a freeway on ramp at 80 to 90 in a couple of heart beats with this beast is extremely fun!
My Dream Come True…96 SS
I wanted one of these cars from the
first time I saw one on the road.
After doing some homework, I realized
quickly that the 1996 model was the one
to own. In 1998, after selling my
Camaro, I was surprised to find one in
a local trading paper that was about 60
miles away. I was fortunate enough to
have a seller that offered to drive to
my home and let me see the car. They
told me that they were the
original owners and had all
paperwork…including the original
window sticker. Low and behold…right
at the scheduled
time they said they’d show up…A
menacing low, black car crept past my
The best Chevy ever made!
The best Chevy ever made.
Have enjoyed owning & driving it for nearly 13 years, transmission & engine have been flawless, water system/radiator/cooling required replacement, been thru 3 sets of tires, still turns heads. I am very proud to own such fine machinery that gets rarer yearly, get offers to sell all the time, have driven across country north-south & east-west, makes for great made-in-America advertising, insured as 4-door Caprice but is actually a Super Sport (no complaints), passes state emissions/safety tests without fail, plan on keeping all the way
1995 Chevrolet Impala
“A big beautiful time machine.”
This car rides like a dream. I love it. Comfort, power,& beauty stuffed all in one. This can be a family car or a car u want to take to the racetrack. Definitely a real true machine.
1996 Chevrolet Impala
“Driving my dream car”
I ordered my 96 impala Oct 1995 and got it 12/17/1995. Happiest day of my life. It now has over 211k on it, on my 2nd engine, just recently changed out the transmission and have absolutely NO REGRETS AT ALL BUYING THIS CAR! I am constantly approached either while sitting in my car at a store or gas station, or at a stop light asking if its for sale. With high miles and the fact that I have driven this car DAILY, I am having to replace and fix a lot of things including repair of leather interior. But this goes with the territory with age and miles that it has on it, and again No regrets. Its my 4 door vette, with ample trunk space to bring home my groceries, or grab my kid and his full sized mountain bike.
1996 Chevrolet Impala
“Fast, fun, economical, practical, comfortable”
I bought this car new and will own it until my next life. I currently have 58,000 miles on it. Due to our cold, snowy winters I only drive it from spring to fall. Wherever I go people still admire the car and ask if it is for sale.