Compare 2014 Chevrolet Impala vs 2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Chevrolet Impala
2014 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan LS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS 21 31 $25,919 $26,860
4-Door Sedan LS Eco 25 35 $28,115 $29,135
4-Door Sedan LT 19 29 $28,731 $30,085
4-Door Sedan LT Eco 25 35 $29,710 $31,110
4-Door Sedan LTZ 19 29 $33,930 $35,905
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4-Door Sedan XLE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan XLE 21 31 $28,431 $31,590
4-Door Sedan XLE Premium 21 31 $30,100 $33,445
4-Door Sedan XLE Touring 21 31 $31,726 $35,250
4-Door Sedan Limited 21 31 $35,910 $39,900
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,919
$28,431
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,860
$31,590
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$527 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.4
TCC’s Bottom Line
It took a while to get here, but the 2014 Chevy Impala fast-forwards over the past with fine handling and even better styling. The 2014 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Head Room (in)
39.90 38.5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.10 54.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57.90 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
105 103.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.40 37.9
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.90 56.9
Front Leg Room (in)
45.80 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.90 55.1
Second Leg Room (in)
39.80 39.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.20 62.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
201.30 195.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.90 57.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.00 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
111.70 111
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.00 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.8 16
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.6 x 1.2 11.7
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)
12.4 x 0.9 11.1
Brake Type
Pwr -
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.8 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 -
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Spare Tire Size
T125/70R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QGK NA
Spare Tire Order Code
QCL NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P215/55VR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3679 3461
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x - TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x - TBD - 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
5.3 -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 582
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
187 @ - TBD - 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LKW NA
Displacement
2.5L/150 3.5 L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
195 @ - TBD - 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Regular Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Sequential MPI
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 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)
2.94 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.90
Trans Order Code
MH7 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.1 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.2 7.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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