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.
|2010 Chevrolet ImpalaBrowse Used Listings||2010 Dodge ChargerBrowse Used Listings||2010 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2010 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2010 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||13 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large Cars||Large||Large Cars||Large||Large|
|4-Door Sedan LS||4-Door Sedan RWD||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan GLS||4-Door Sedan XL (SE)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||4dr Sdn||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic||Automatic w/OD||NA||Automatic w/OD|