The 2006 Impala was a complete redesign from the ground up. The car was mocked for lackluster quality and reliability for the better part of a decade. The redesigned model was more modern and offered an improved interior. The problem was that the car was not that reliable. The build quality of the Impala wasn’t the best and the cars were relegated to rental car fleets (via Hot Cars).
There was the SS version of the car but it was a letdown as well. The 5.3 L V8 was not the performance-minded engine that enthusiasts hoped for. The car was weighed down by a soft exterior design and ugly alloy wheels. There was nothing unique about the Impala SS like there was with the 1995 model. The 2006 Impala SS was a car that was better left avoided due to lackluster design and performance.