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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,719 $23,790
4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 19 29 $23,535 $24,645
4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 17 27 $25,890 $27,110
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,296 $29,630
4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $29,733 $31,135
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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
$22,719
$24,414
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,790
$27,325
Monthly Payment Estimate
$397 / month
$455 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 19 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.4
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.5 106.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in) 62.4 62.2
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 18.6 14.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.93 x 1.18 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.94 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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 17 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code QPX NA
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
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) 100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) 1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3555 3490
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5 16 x 6.5
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
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 211 @ 5800 268 @ 6200
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 28
Transmission
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.38 4.15
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
Summary
Body Style 4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) 0.63 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 6 -
 
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