1984 Chevrolet Impala and Caprice Classic

The Chevrolet Caprice Classic was the only full-size, two-door Chevy in 1984.
The Chevrolet Caprice Classic was the only full-size, two-door Chevy in 1984.

While the Chevrolet Impala and Chevrolet Caprice Classic sedans continued to anchor Chevy's full-size lineup, the Chevrolet Caprice Classic coupe returned to the ranks for 1984. The Caprice Classic coupe had been dropped at the end of the 1982 model year. The 1984 Caprice Classic coupe, was the sole two-door vehicle offered in the full-size Caprice/Impala line and garnered nearly 20,000 orders for the year.

Other changes to Chevy's big rear-drive cars were fairly minor. Windshield wiper controls were moved from the dash to a more convenient location on the turn-signal stalk, while the optional cruise control now allowed incremental speed changes of one mph at a time.

A full-size Chevy wagon was also available only as a Caprice Classic in 1984.
A full-size Chevy wagon was also available only as a Caprice Classic in 1984.

Powertrains remained much the same as before, with a Chevy-built 110-horsepower 3.8-liter V-6 standard in coupes and sedans (a similar Buick V-6 again went into California cars). Standard in wagons and optional elsewhere was the good ol' 5.0-liter V-8, still with 150 horsepower, and optional on all was the 105-horsepower 5.7-liter diesel V-8. A three-speed automatic was standard on all but the 5.0-liter V-8, which got a four-speed automatic that was optional with the diesel.

With prices starting at under $9,000, the Impala and Caprice represented quite a bargain in 1984 dollars. Over 276,000 buyers agreed, prompting a 25-percent increase in sales over 1983.

1984 Chevrolet Impala and Caprice Classic Facts

Model
Weight range (lbs.)
Price range (new)
Number built
Impala
3,489-3,628
$8,895-$9,270
55,296
Caprice
3,532-4,053
$9,253-$10,210
221,199