In the Impala's competitive set, there are plenty of modern, well-updated alternatives with more design pizazz yet about the same amount of interior space.
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--although it's still hard to say that it has a lot of personality.
In terms of safety, the Ford Taurus is the champion, with enviable crash-test results and a Volvo-enhanced platform; it's also as daring as the Chrysler 300, which has been significantly revamped with a beautiful interior and a better base powertrain.
And the Hyundai Azera is all-new for 2012; its distinctive new design helps position it as more of a luxury car--and all the comfort is there.
|2012 Chevrolet ImpalaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2012 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2012 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2012 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2012 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy|
|Gas V6||Gas/Electric I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large Cars||Midsize Cars||Large Cars||Large Cars||Large||Large|
|4-Door Sedan LS Retail||4-Door Sedan Base FWD||4-Door Sedan V6 RWD||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||Sedan||4-Door Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic|