Compare 2008 Chevrolet Impala vs 2008 Toyota Avalon

2008 Chevrolet Impala
2008 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 18 29 $20,766 $21,975
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 18 29 $21,427 $22,675
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 50th Anniversary 18 29 $23,856 $25,245
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 18 28 $23,936 $25,330
4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 28 $26,129 $27,650
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $27,740 $29,355
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4-Door Sedan XL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $24,414 $27,325
4-Door Sedan Touring 19 28 $26,423 $29,575
4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $27,829 $31,625
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $30,504 $34,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,766
$24,414
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,975
$27,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$366 / month
$455 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Sporty SS aside, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala is a practical—but not exciting—choice if you’re on a tight budget and need a sedan with a lot of space. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 106.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.4
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 14.4
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.43 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.18 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/60R16
Front Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3490
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 16 x 6.5
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LZE NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800 268 @ 6200
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.42
Trans Type
4 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 4.15
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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