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2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. Its Competition

 
2013 Chevrolet Impala
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
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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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6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Dated in styling, safety, and comfort, the 2013 Chevrolet Impala still earns credit for interior space, highway gas mileage, and low prices.
8.2
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The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.
8.4
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The image-building 2013 Chrysler 300 is handsome and classy, as well as a proper luxury car or a scorching muscle sedan.
8.0
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The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
8.6
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The 2013 Hyundai Azera is still a good value, but now it offers real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance.
8.4
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The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
MSRP From     
$25,860$31,660$30,345$26,700$32,250$30,990
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy14 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas V6Gas/Electric I4Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsLargeLarge
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LS Retail4-Door Sedan Base FWD4-Door Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan XLE (Natl)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
4 Door SedanSedanSedanSedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/manual shiftAutomatic
 
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