2010 Chevrolet Impala vs. Its Competition

2010 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LT Angular Front Exterior View
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

The Toyota Avalon is a good choice for those who value comfort above all else; it offers the most features in the class and especially rich, impressive materials inside.

The Azera is another good, comfortable large sedan, and it's a strong value.

In terms of safety, the Ford Taurus is the champion, with enviable crash-test results and a Volvo-enhanced platform, but like the Impala, it's not especially distinctive or fun to drive.

Next to the competition, the Impala doesn't particularly stand out for safety.

The Dodge Charger is the sportiest and gets the most attention in the affordable large-sedan class, but its rear seat is smaller than the Impala’s, and with rear-wheel drive, it's arguably not as practical.

However, the Charger R/T has a better-rounded performance-driving experience.

Even GM's own Buick LaCrosse—which isn't priced that much higher than the Impala at the base level—trumps the Impala, especially in styling.

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6.6
The 2010 Chevrolet Impala is ideal if you’re after a large sedan for a reasonable price; just don’t expect too many frills.
7.8
The 2010 Dodge Charger is starting to show its age against many of its rivals, but its muscle-car appeal and low pricing will never get old.
8.4
The 2010 Ford Taurus punches up Ford’s reputation for quality and features, with an engaging new SHO model to boost.
7.4
The 2010 Hyundai Azera appeals to sedan shoppers on a budget who value comfort and interior space above all else.
7.8
The 2010 Toyota Avalon offers a Lexus-caliber interior experience, at a Toyota price.
MSRP From    
$24,290$24,590$25,170$24,970$27,945
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
Large CarsLargeLarge CarsLargeLarge
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan LS4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan XL (SE)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door Sedan4dr Sdn4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan4 Door Sedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomaticAutomatic w/ODNAAutomatic w/OD