Chevy Impala’s Darker Side: Midnight Edition
Even though the Impala is celebrating a recent update on life and has plenty to be thankful for, Chevy thought it’d be fun to make a special edition that appeals to the darker, more sinister side in all of us. Enter, the Midnight Edition.
Sure, it may sound silly to assume that just because it’s all black, that it’s somehow sinister. I get it. But when you look at it, you’ll get it. This is not just a black 2016 Chevy Impala. It’s covered in glossy black. It’s striking and it’s pretty bada**. Let’s just agree on if there were a hero and a villain exiting a car, it’s not the hero that’s going to be exiting the Midnight Edition.
Sinister Appeal in Jet Black
No worries on standing out from the already different and upgraded 2016 Impala. The Midnight Edition wears most of its noticeable upgrades on the outside. An unmistakable jet black paint job, black mirror caps, jet-black trim on the radiator grille and blacked out emblems on both ends are quite difficult to miss. As a larger sedan, it’s these black trims and sporty appointments like a discreet trunk-mounted spoiler and 19-inch alloy wheels that adds to its sleek appeal.
With a car that looks this good, you need to know that it’s powered by sufficient amount of energy and no worries, there either. Even the base model gets a direct-injected 2.5L 4 cylinder engine that delivers 195 horsepower and 187 lb/ft of torque. While a 4 cylinder is nothing to scoff at, we all know that a V6 just fits the model better, now doesn’t it? It’s appearance needs matching power from the dark side. So, another option exists: a naturally-aspirated 3.6L V6 mill rated at 305 horses and 264 lb/ft of torque is much better, no doubt. And for when those getaways need to occur faster than normal, this V6 gets to 60 mph in 6 seconds. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
To complete the ‘noir’ motif, the interior is also equally decked out in all black. Were you really expecting otherwise?
The Midnight Edition is available on all Impala trim levels except the base model, LS. Adding this package to your 2016 Impala will cost anywhere from $995 to $1595 depending on which trim level you start at. Entering the dark side has just never looked so good.
2016 Chevy Impala
When Chevy recently decided to switch platforms, they went almost straight across the board, updating most of their models. The 2016 Chevy Impala was no exception. Now sharing the same platform as the Buick LaCrosse and Cadillac XCS and even Motor Trend’s Car of the Year, 2016 Camaro, Chevy’s done well to distinguish the Impala’s updates with more than just its platform. Though the base can carry a 4 cylinder well, it’s best suited with a V6 under the hood just to show it’s true prowess.
Along with many upgrades in safety technology (the Impala earned five-star ratings in safety from both government tests), Chevy has added Apple’s CarPlay as well as an option for wireless charging to its interior and infotainment.