2015 Chevy Impala Start/Stop Technology
When Chevy redesigned the Impala for 2014, the full-size sedan immediately jumped to the top of its class, thus reclaiming much of its former glory. While much of what made the 2014 Chevy Impala so excellent is back in the 2015 Chevy Impala, there are a few new features that make the latest version of Chevy’s flagship sedan even more impressive. Among those features is start/stop technology, which helps improve fuel efficiency.
But what is start/stop technology and how does it help you improve your driving efficiency? Standard on models with the 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine, Eco Start/Stop technology automatically shuts off the Impala’s engine when you come to a stop. For instance, when you pull up to a red light and you are stationary for 15 seconds, your engine will completely shut off so you are no longer using fuel.
While the engine is off, all electrical components will continue to operate normally, and other than a slight reduction of noise, the engine shutting down will go largely unnoticed by drivers and passengers. Of course, when that light turns green, the engine will seamlessly start and you’ll be able to accelerate without any hesitation. That effortless acceleration can be partially attributed to the torque-reaction engine mounts that make the vibrations you’d normally experience with a restart much less noticeable.
The result of the 2015 Chevy Impala’s start/stop technology? A 5 percent increase in fuel efficiency that will save you a lot of money in the long run. Best of all, the system is completely automatic and it takes no effort from you. Additionally, the system checks elements like climate control and other features in use to determine whether or not it makes sense to shut down the engine.
As one of the most reliable full-size sedans on the road, the 2015 Chevy Impala continues to get better for the new model year. Experience the seamless operation of the Chevy Impala start-stop system by getting behind the wheel of Chevy’s flagship sedan and Don Wheaton.