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2012 Chevrolet Impala

2012 Buick Lacrosse

  2012 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LS Retail Angular Front Exterior View 2011 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$25,760
$30,170
Invoice $24,729 $28,963
MPG
City/Highway
18/30 16/36
Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
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Bottom Line The 2012 Impala has a dated design and lacks excitement, but a stronger, smoother powertrain should make its simple layout and excellent interior space more palatable. Read Full Review As a sophisticated, roomy, tech-savvy premium sedan—now with up to 36 mpg—the 2012 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for a lot of shoppers who want luxury on a limited budget. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • A truly large interior
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Cushy highway ride
  • Strong new powertrain

Dislikes:

  • Anonymous exterior
  • Dowdy interior
  • Lacks navigation, USB
  • Soft, flat front seats

Likes:

  • New 36-mpg eAssist powertrain
  • Spacious, nicely trimmed interior
  • Absorbent but not pillowy ride
  • Top-notch safety

Dislikes:

  • Still not a sophisticated driving experience (4-cyl)
  • Luxury-brand price when loaded
  • Cheaper look and feel for Base model
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