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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan LS Retail
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
4-Door Sedan (Natl)
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,729
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,760
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$553 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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TCC Rating
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TCC's 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. A classy, comfortable near-luxury sedan, the 2012 Toyota Avalon has a more modern look but traditional big-car handling and smooth performance.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 18 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in) 37.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in) 39.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in) 57.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 58.7 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³) 104.5 106.9
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in) 58.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in) 42.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Front Hip Room (in) 56.4 55.8
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in) 58.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in) 110.5 111.0
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 11.1 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) 17.0 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.4 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 13.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 38.0 36.9
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code QPX NA
Front Tire Size P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code QPX NA
Spare Tire Order Code NA NA
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 3572
Wheels
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 125 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 262 @ 5300 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code LFX NA
Displacement 3.6L/217 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 300 @ 6500 268 @ 6200
Engine Type Gas V6 Gas V6
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 18 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.40 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.70 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.50 3.30
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.80 1.42
Trans Type 6 6
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.90 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.90 1.90
Trans Order Code MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 2.77 3.68
Summary
Vehicle Name Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Body Style 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 8.3 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score 5 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
 
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