2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight Edition comes in three trim
levels: 1LT, 2LT and LTZ.
Chevrolet presented the 2016 Impala Blackout concept (renamed
to Midnight Edition) last year at the SEMA show. It got nice
reviews and the green light for production.
The full-size Impala has received a more dramatic,
inauspicious, sinister look, reminiscent of the Impala SS from
the middle of the 1990s.
The Impala Midnight Edition comes with a Jet Black exterior,
encompassing body-color mirrors, a black radiator grille with a
jet-black trim, 19“ machine-faced aluminum wheels with black
accents and a black rear spoiler. The well-known Chevrolet
emblems on both ends of the exterior are blacked out. The
subtle trunk-mounted spoiler gives the big sedan a sportier
The exterior also comes in five new colors: Siren Red Tintcoat
exterior color (extra cost) (late availability), Citron Green
Metallic exterior color, Heather Gray Metallic exterior color,
Mosaic Black Metallic exterior color (late availability) and
Green Envy Metallic exterior color (extra cost).
Chevrolet has not yet revealed the pictures of the Midnight
Edition cockpit, but it claims that the new Impala is equipped
with sport pedals and Jet Black upholstery of the seats, the
dashboard and the door panels. These should be the main
upgrades regarding the interior.
On the mechanical side, the 2016 Impala gets 800 cold-cranking
amps unit instead of the 2015 Impala’s 900 cold-cranking amps
battery, for reasons unknown.
On the infotainment level, the 2016 Impala adds wireless device
charging to its equipment list, whereas the CD player is now
part of the Technology Package, which comes standard on the LTZ
trim level. The 2016 Impala also features some other types of
Engine and performance
The customers of the Midnight Edition are offered a choice
between the standard 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine or 3.6-liter
V6 engine. Chevy Impala 2016 with a 2.5 liter engine
accelerates from 0-60 mph in less than 8 seconds, with a top
speed of 130 mph, average consumption is estimated at 27
mpg. Stronger version from 3.6-liter on average consumes
slightly more, about 25 mpg, but the performance is better from
0-60 mph arrives in less than 7 sec.
No mechanical modifications have been made to the Midnight
Edition. Base models come with a direct-injected 2.5-liter
4-cylinder engine which delivers 195 horsepower and 187
pound-feet of torque, whereas the customers who go after the
upgraded trim, can order a naturally-aspirated 3.6-liter V6
engine which puts out 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of
torque. Both engines are front-wheel drive and mated to a
6-speed automatic transmission.
The most powerful variant of the Chevy Impala is Impala SS,
which under the hood has a 6.2 liter aspirated V8 with 420
horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.
Price and release date
According to General Motors, the 2016 Chevrolet Impala Midnight
Edition sedan should hit the Chevrolet dealers in early summer
Package prices range from $995 to $1,595, which are added
to the base price, and depends on the trim level to which are
added. The pricing of the 2016 Chevrolet Impala has not
yet been officially announced, but is estimated at $
30,000 for the base trim level.