The Impala has impressed buyers so much over the years
that Chevrolet had to reorganize its production schedule.
Crafted at Chevy's award-winning Oshawa No. 1 Car Assembly
Plant in Ontario, Canada, the Impala has ranked in the Top
10 in U.S. passenger-car sales for the past four years.
To keep up with this demand, GM recently added a third shift
They may have to continue working overtime, especially
with the new 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS. This Super Sport
version of the Impala was first seen back in 1961. As its
name suggests, it is a beefed up, highlighted Impala that
cranks out the power and catches the eye with its style.
The 2004 Chevrolet Impala is available in a base trim, an
LS trim and the new SS model.
Chevy likes to say that the Impala is a mid-size car with
a large car's roominess. The base four-door sedan seats
six passengers and offers 18.6 cubic feet of trunk space.
The 2004 Chevrolet Impala gets a new set of seats with
contemporary styling upgrades. New sport leather is available
with 40/40 bucket seats with a console. The heating, ventilation
and air conditioning (HVAC) system also receives improvements
on airflow and the control head receives a contemporary
The new SS displays its racing inspiration with a six-gauge
instrument cluster and special "SS" badging.
On the outside, the new 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS strives
to set itself apart as well. It comes only in black with
a monochromatic theme and features color-keyed bodyside
moldings, "SS" badging, unique decklid spoiler
and lowered front fascia with integrated fog lamps.
Base models come with a 3.4-liter V6 with 180 horsepower
and 205 lb-ft of torque. Standard on LS models and optional
with the base trim is a 3.8-liter Series II V6 with 200
horsepower and 225 lb-ft of torque.
The SS leaves the other two in the dust with a supercharged
Series II V6 with 240 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque.
All of the engines are mated to a smooth 4-speed automatic
The 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS has stiffened spring rates
and suspension enhancements in both the front and rear end
for better handling ability. 17-inch diamond-cut cast aluminum
wheels let the SS take tight corners at high speeds.
Safety and Security
There are more than 100 safety and security features with
the Impala. Standard features on Impala LS include remote
keyless entry, traction control, a tire inflation monitoring
system, antilock brakes and an available driver's side-impact