The sedans that form the Impala's competitive set have all been updated--some twice or even more--since the Chevy's last full remake.
The Toyota Avalon reappears in 2013 with a sleek new body and new connectivity features, a trick the Hyundai Azera pulled off for the 2012 model year.
The Ford Taurus gets a mid-cycle refresh in 2013, and adds a new turbocharged four-cylinder option for better gas-mileage ratings, as well as MyFord Touch controls for infotainment and accessory systems.
The Chrysler 300 just received an eight-speed automatic to go with its six-cylinder engine for 31-mpg highway gas mileage.
Meanwhile, the Buick LaCrosse--a cousin to the Impala--has an eAssist model, a mild-hybrid package that lifts fuel economy to as much as 33 mpg on the highway cycle, while also delivering a much more likeable shape and a richer interior.
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|2013 Chevrolet ImpalaBrowse Used Listings||2013 Buick LacrosseBrowse Used Listings||2013 Chrysler 300Browse Used Listings||2013 Ford TaurusBrowse Used Listings||2013 Hyundai AzeraBrowse Used Listings||2013 Toyota AvalonBrowse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 31 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 Motown RWD||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|4 Door Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||Sedan||4 Door Sedan||Sedan|
|Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic|
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|2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2013 Buick Lacrosse||2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2013 Chrysler 300||2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2013 Ford Taurus||2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2013 Hyundai Azera||2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. 2013 Toyota Avalon|