Compare 2009 Chevrolet Impala vs 2008 Toyota Avalon

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2008 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan LS
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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4-Door Sedan XL (GS)
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
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.0
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
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 14.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
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 -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.0
Tires
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
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/60R16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3490
Wheels
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
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 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
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
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LS 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Suspension
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 -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.94
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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