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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|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
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|Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic w/manual shift|