Our example was equipped with the Advanced Safety package that adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and forward-collision warning to the Impala's suite of active safety technologies.
The precollision warning system has three levels of sensitivity. If you don't want the car beeping and flashing dashboard lights at you constantly, I'd suggest that you go with the middle or lowest level.
One of the first things that I noted when getting behind the wheel of the Impala was its electronic power-steering system, which is absurdly light -- you could drive this car with a pinky finger, if you wanted.
The maps for the optional navigation system are sharply rendered and feature 3D buildings, but the performance was abysmally slow. I'd rather see the system ditch the buildings in favor of smoother operation and more clearly visible street names.
Available audio sources include HD Radio, satellite radio, three USB ports for mass storage and iPod connectivity, an SD card slot, a 3.5mm analog auxiliary input, and Pandora Internet Radio integration.
Additionally, the driver can access and interact with a variety of infotainment functions with the steering wheel controls and this small, color LCD in the instrument cluster. With the touch screen, voice commands, OnStar, and this secondary screen, there's a variety of ways to navigate the Impala's tech.