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2014 LTZ vs 2017 LT

I had a 2014 impala LT, v6. crashed it, now im in the market for a new one. (had it for 2 months) Looking at prices, i have found two vehicles that are around the same price, hoping to get advice on how to go since you may know more about reliability than me:

--(1) 2014 LTZ with moonroof, loaded with DRL, HID headlamps ($20,690, 30,000 miles, personal lease back to dealer, one owner)

--(2) 2017 LT, without moonroof, no DRL, no HID ($19,500, 21,000 miles, rental/fleet lease vehicle for 7 months)
both are V6 with maintenance records


i cant find many LTZ with moonroof offerings in my price range. I really want the moonroof and HID/DRL combo but not sure if its worth not having bumper to bumper warranty.

i basically want to know what im getting myself into if i go for the 2014. (out of pocket expenses)

i have considered other vehicles like the '16 maxima (no moonroof) but i want to give chevy a chance, got lots of compliments on my impala before the crash


thanks. im in the kentucky, wv, indiana, ohio areas
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Personally, I'd go for the 2017... 3 years newer, 9000 less miles and $1000 cheaper... To me, I rarely use the moonroof in my 2012 - it's usually either too cold or too hot (use A/C instead). It's rare that the temperature is in the right "zone" to use the moonroof... Plus, they have the potential to rattle and leak as the car ages.

There were quite a few recalls with the early 9th gens as well - I'd imagine that most of those issues have been resolved in the 2017.

Although.... I think that the powertrain warranty on the 2017 will be 60k miles compared to 100k miles on the 2014 (I think) - definitely something else to consider...

Really though, only you can make this decision! :-)

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moon roofs are usually cool the first month you have them. then you forget its there, or it lets way too much light in to be enjoyable. as JT stated, usually it's too hot or too cold. and when you do open it, it lets more noise in than the side windows. a potential for a leak later on is there. although i love them, it's not a do or die option for me personally. now going three years newer seems like a great tradeoff (there are some awesome aftermarket lights by Spyder i'm sure that would make you much happier for a fraction of the price of factory.
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We use our sun/moon roof quite a bit.

Remember with the 2017 you gain apple car play and android auto but lose the hd radio the 2014 had and also the pausing live radio (I think the 2014 had that). Like has been mentioned the powertrain warranty is less on the 2017 also.
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we recently had a 2017 cruze loaner with apple play, it was pretty awesome. you can play your navigation from your phone on the car stereo (no need for gm navigation then), and controlled your phone through the radio. it was a pretty worthwhile improvement in my eyes over the previous years as far as phone integration goes.
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I'd get the 17, but count me as one who frequently uses my moon roof. I love it.

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Let's see a.....3 year old car with no warranty or a current year model for the remaining 7 months of the year. A V6 or leather interior difference is a big deal not DRLs, HID or even a moonroof (had'em, don't miss 'em) destined for leakage as soon as the seals shrink of the drain blocks.

Get the '17, lower mileage and you save over a grand that you can use to get the exact DRLs as an OEM functional set from gen5diy.com for around $500 (one's in my photo are aftermarket to the LT) and since the halogen bulb headlamps uses the 9005 bulbs as headlamps, install a set of Sylvania 9005 Zxe xenon bulbs, same wattage as the original, just as white and bright as HID for under $40....most older Impalas use 9012 and can't use these bulbs. And only the '16 - '17s have AutoAndroid capability in the MyLink system which alone is worth it.....No need for an onboard Nav, uses Google maps always automatically updated, and voice commands, hands free telephone, directory access, voice operation, text reading etc, play audio files stored on phone, etc, 4G hotspot for internet connectivity all available on the 8" center screen.

Go to KBB.com and price out both vehicles as trades to see what they are really worth the minute you sign ownership. 9000 miles at .025 a mile chews up $2000 in average vehicle expenses.

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I had a 2014 impala LT, v6. crashed it, now im in the market for a new one. (had it for 2 months) Looking at prices, i have found two vehicles that are around the same price, hoping to get advice on how to go since you may know more about reliability than me:

--(1) 2014 LTZ with moonroof, loaded with DRL, HID headlamps ($20,690, 30,000 miles, personal lease back to dealer, one owner)

--(2) 2017 LT, without moonroof, no DRL, no HID ($19,500, 21,000 miles, rental/fleet lease vehicle for 7 months)
both are V6 with maintenance records


i cant find many LTZ with moonroof offerings in my price range. I really want the moonroof and HID/DRL combo but not sure if its worth not having bumper to bumper warranty.

i basically want to know what im getting myself into if i go for the 2014. (out of pocket expenses)

i have considered other vehicles like the '16 maxima (no moonroof) but i want to give chevy a chance, got lots of compliments on my impala before the crash


thanks. im in the kentucky, wv, indiana, ohio areas
I would seriously look into both. We just got rid of our Impala in my sig for a new 2017 Maxima Platinum. Incredible car. Loving it. Both are fantastic cars and you cant go wrong with either. Unless you get an Impala with the engine vibration issue or it develops over time. Not everyone has the issue. Its VERY RARE but some do like myself. It made me hate the car because of that 1 major issue. Everything else though. I loved it.

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another vote for the 2017 LT - no question in my mind. All 3 of our cars have moon roofs (2 of them also have double moon roofs).

My wife and son like theirs and use them, but could live without them. I would prefer not having a moonroof myself. Without, Quieter generally, lighter generally without the roof....less things to go wrong or leak....I open mine once in a while but its a novelty to me. I forget I have it for months at a time. We have never had any issue with leaks or mechanicals with any of the roofs, but I hear stories all the time...and the roof on my 07 Escalade used to allow some water in when in a high pressure touchless carwash....the roof would not sway me at all in my decision making....the V6, 3 years newer, warranty, less miles, less $$ would!!!

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Go to KBB.com and price out both vehicles as trades to see what they are really worth the minute you sign ownership. 9000 miles at .025 a mile chews up $2000 in average vehicle expenses.
I don't know what all options each car has as he didn't say and I didn't know what the colors were so I picked black for both...

KBB shows the 2014 LTZ with Bose, heated and cooled leather seats, moon roof, blind spot alert and comfort package, and 19" wheels in very good shape is worth $20,322

KBB shows the 2017 LT with Bose, heated and cooled leather seats, rear park assist and camera, lane departure warning in very good shape is worth $17,820


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I don't know what all options each car has as he didn't say and I didn't know what the colors were so I picked black for both...

KBB shows the 2014 LTZ with Bose, heated and cooled leather seats, moon roof, blind spot alert and comfort package, and 19" wheels in very good shape is worth $20,322

KBB shows the 2017 LT with Bose, heated and cooled leather seats, rear park assist and camera, lane departure warning in very good shape is worth $17,820
I stand corrected on KBB as worth a damn in this instance. When you punch in the 2014 LTZ as a 2017 LTZ with all the identical options and mileage and you get a quote of $21,136 meaning if the OP is willing to buy a '14 LTZ he should look around further and spend another $800 and go for a '17 LTZ. In KBB comparing apples to apples a $36K+ '17 LTZ 30K miles is really only valued another $800 in trade as against a $29K+ '17 LT 30K miles.

A better KBB comparison and net worth is three years from now when the '17s warranty runs out and the comparison is against a 6 y.o. '14 LTZ vs. a 3 y.o. '17 LT. LT still appears to be the better choice.

I've seen this same year syndrome before...current year cars are greatly devalued because of the 20%+ rebates and the stigma that any vehicle traded within the first year is a lemon or an otherwise problematic car......only reason I didn't take a bath trading the '16 Malibu for the '17 Impala is because I paid received close to 25% off on the Malibu on a dealer's special + GM bucks and 22% + GM bucks $2K topoff on the Impala.....essentially paying only the difference in MSRP between the two stickers for a 1 year newer vehicle with 2K less miles.
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I can just tell you that where I am, you're not going to find a 2017 V6 LTZ anywhere near 21 Grand.
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for 2017 there is no LTZ trim.
only premier. but if you know where i can get an 2017 LTZ/Premiere for the price above, i will buy it immediately. assuming an 8 hour max drive from where i am

but yeah that LTZ and those options are sweet to have.

drove a maxima. not as smooth as the Impala but its fun to drive. very responsive IMO, and VERRRRY fast. it picks up pretty quick. although i like the maxima i'll try to get an impala first, if all else fails ill go maxima, 2016 and up.

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People are forgetting his original posting...
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Nobody is forgetting. The overwhelming majority said get the 2017 LT. Then somebody indicated in post number 11 that they thought you could get a 2017 V6 LTZ for about that same price........ which led to a discussion. I don't think any of that changes the fact that everybody, or at least the majority, is in favor of getting the 2017 LT.

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