Chevy Impala Lug Pattern (2000-2022)

The Chevrolet Impala is a full-sized sedan built by Chevrolet. The Impala is one of Chevrolet’s popular flagship passenger cars and is known for its decent amount of power along with an above-average reliability record. Regardless of how reliable your car is, you are going to eventually need to know the Chevy Impala lug pattern. 

All Chevy Impalas that were made between 2000 and 2013 have a lug pattern of 5 x 4.53 inches (5x115mm) and a center bore of 2.77 inches (70.3mm). The lug nuts on this Impala need to be tightened to 103 ft lbs.  If, however, your Impala was made between 2014 and now, then it uses a lug pattern of 5 x 4.72 inches (5x120mm).

This version of the Impala needs its lug nuts tightened down to 110 ft lbs. All Chevy Impalas from 2000 to now use 5 lug nuts.  

The above information is nice and all, but it’s not fully comprehensive. So, below we listed the Chevy Impala lug pattern in more detail for each generation.

Also, we take a look at the exact lug nuts that you need to use for your Chevy Impala. We will also explain the center bore, lug nut torque specs, and we will provide information regarding each engine configuration’s tire and rim options. 

Chevy Impala Lug Pattern

Chevy Impala Bolt Pattern

Year RangeLug PatternCenter BoreLug NutsThread SizeTorque Specification
2000 – 20055×4.53 inches (5x115mm)2.77 inches (70.3mm)5M12 x 1.5103 ft lbs
2006 – 20135×4.53 inches (5x115mm)2.77 inches (70.3mm)5M12 x 1.5103 ft lbs
2014 – current5 x 4.72 inches (5x120mm)2.63 inches (66.9mm)5M14 x 1.5110 ft lbs
Chevy Impala Lug Pattern

Wheel Fitment Specifications Per Generation

To do any amount of serious wheel or tire work on your car, you are going to need to know more about the vehicle other than just the Impala lug pattern. So, below we have detailed the various things that need to be considered.

2000 – 2005

If you have a Chevy Impala with the 3.4 L engine, then it has a tire size of 225/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET52. If, on the other hand, you have the slightly more powerful 3.8 L engine, then your Comaro uses a tire size of 225/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET52.

If you have the 3.8 L Impala SS, then it uses a tire size of 235/55ZR17 and a rim size of 6.5Jx17 ET52

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
3.4L180 HP225/60R166.5Jx16 ET525×4.53 inches (5x115mm)
3.8L200 HP225/60R166.5Jx16 ET525×4.53 inches (5x115mm)
3.8L SS240 HP235/55ZR176.5Jx17 ET525×4.53 inches (5x115mm)

2006 – 2013

For this range of years, the Chevy Impala with the 3.5L engine uses a tire size of 225/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET47. For the 3.6L engine option, a tire size of 225/60R16 and a rim size of 6.5Jx16 ET46 is used. If, however, your Impala has the 3.9L engine, then it has a tire size of 235/50ZR18 and a rim size of 7Jx18 ET52.

The high end ultra-powerful Impala SS with the 5.3 L engine uses a tire size of 235/50ZR18 and a rim size of 7Jx18 ET52.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
3.5L211 HP225/60R166.5Jx16 ET475×4.53 inches (5x115mm)
3.6L300 HP225/60R166.5Jx16 ET465×4.53 inches (5x115mm)
3.9L241 HP235/50ZR18 7Jx18 ET525×4.53 inches (5x115mm)
5.3L303 HP235/50ZR187Jx18 ET525×4.53 inches (5x115mm)

2014 – 2022

For Impalas that have the 2.4 L engine, a tire size of 235/50R18 and a rim size of 8Jx18 ET42 is used. If you have the larger 2.5L engine, however, then your Impala will have a tire size of either 235/50R18 or 245/45R19. Rim sizes for this Impala are either 8Jx18 ET42 or 8.5Jx19 ET42.

If your Impala is equipped with the more powerful 3.6L engine, then it uses either a 245/45R19 or 245/40R20 tire mounted onto either a 8.5Jx19 ET42 or 8.5Jx20 ET45 rim.

Engine SizeHorse PowerTire  SizesRim SizesLug Pattern
2.4L182 HP235/50R188Jx18 ET425 x 4.72 inches (5x120mm)
2.5L195 HP235/50R18, 245/45R198Jx18 ET42, 8.5Jx19 ET425 x 4.72 inches (5x120mm)
3.6L305 HP245/45R19, 245/40R208.5Jx19 ET42, 8.5Jx20 ET455 x 4.72 inches (5x120mm)

Properly Tightening The Bolts

Like most other cars, the Chevy Impalas use 5 lug nuts that need to be tightened in a specific, crisscross pattern. They also have to be tightened to a specific torque level. You can, of course, find this information in your Chevy Impala user manual, but we’ve listed it here for you also.

NOTE: You must tighten your lug nuts with the proper force. If you don’t, there is a high likelihood that components can become damaged and you are almost guaranteed that it will be nearly impossible to remove the wheel next time. And, of course, if you don’t tighten the lug nuts enough, the wheel could fall off and cause a major accident.

First, tighten the lugs with a hand wrench about half way just to get them all on there. If you tighten them all down right now, it will make it difficult to get all your lug nuts all torqued down to their proper level. Also, doing that can cause some serious alignment issues. So, for now just tighten them down about half.

After that, tighten them down with a proper torque wrench. The most recent Chevy Impala has a lug tightening spec of 110 ft lbs. After you do that, make sure to perform a travel test on your Chevy Impala lug nuts. A travel test is easy and it can keep you and your family safe. So, tighten your lug nuts 110 ft lbs and then drive for around 30 miles or so.

Then, check each lug nut’s torque level. If any of them are loose, re-tighten them and repeat the test. If any of your lug nuts are loose after that, then it means that your rim is warped and needs to be replaced. 

When To Rotate Chevy Impala Tires

In general, car tires last around 75,000 miles or 5 years, whichever comes first. And for those of you thinking that miles are all that matters, I will have you know that air and tire can do its fair share of damage to car tires. So if your tires are more than a few years old, you need to start to look into replacing them. 

The good thing is if you rotate your Chevy Impala tires at regular intervals, they are going to last way longer than they would if you didn’t. The best time to rotate Chevy Impala tires is around 7,500 miles. The great thing about rotating tires is that it’s super simple. Just move the rear tires to the front and move the front tires to the rear. While you are doing so, also swap the left and right sides, that’s it! 

Conclusion

The Impala has come and gone several times. For the third time around, the Chevrolet Impala became known for being a reliable car that had a decent amount of power. Regardless of how much get-up-and-go your vehicle has, you are going to need to know the Chevy Impala lug pattern sooner or later.

If your Chevy Impalas was manufactured between 2000 and 2013, then it has a lug pattern of 5 x 4.53 inches (5x115mm) and a 2.77 inches (70.3mm) center bore. The lug nuts for this Impala have a torque spec of 103 ft lbs.  If your Impala, however, was made between 2014 and now, that means it’s got a lug pattern of 5 x 4.72 inches (5x120mm). This version of the Impala has a lug tightening spec of 110 ft lbs. All Chevy Impalas from 2000 to now use 5 lug nuts.  

We hope this article helped you learn more about the Chevy Impala lug pattern. Thanks for reading!

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