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2014 Chevrolet Impala vs. Its Competition

 
2014 Chevrolet Impala
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Our expert editors build comparisons like this one to make it easy for you to understand the small handful of cars you should compare to whatever car you are already looking at. You get general thoughts on each car you should consider plus an easy way to compare basic information for yourself.

Full-size sedans have left the land-yacht past behind--today, they're more like the urbane cousins to their suburban family-sedan kin.

The Impala has a companion piece in the Buick LaCrosse, built from the same gear but fitted with a somewhat richer interior that nets a little less user-friendly space.

The Hyundai Azera's more stylish than ever, and it's also a much better performer, with more adept steering and ride control, with every tech gadget you'd find in a competitive luxury sedan.

The Ford Taurus gets retouched for the 2013 model year with MyFord Touch controls and a new turbo four powertrain; the rear seat's a bit tight, though, and it feels thick and a little ponderous.

Nissan's Maxima carries over the energy of the Altima, which gets drained by a CVT and a middling interior.

Finally, the Toyota Avalon takes an interesting tack for 2013 with a sleek new body, user-adjustable driving feel and a cabin that caters to higher-end impulses, though it's not quite as confident on challenging roads as the Chevy.

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8.0
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It took a while to get here, but the 2014 Chevy Impala fast-forwards over the past with fine handling and even better styling.
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Great on gas or long on comfort and refinement--the Buick LaCrosse can be either, though we'd steer you toward the premium editions.
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The 2014 Ford Taurus continues in its role of luxury and technology flagship for the Ford brand, but it remains compromised by its lack of rear-seat headroom and legroom
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The 2014 Hyundai Azera is a big, comfortable sedan that offers serious design appeal and a luxury-car ambiance.
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The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
8.4
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The 2014 Toyota Avalon is far more youthful than it used to be, with a more responsive, sophisticated personality, an excellent interior, and a 40-mpg Hybrid version -- plus of course top-notch comfort all around.
MSRP From     
$26,860$33,535$26,780$31,000$31,290$31,590
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas/Electric I4Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan Base FWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan 3.5 S4-Door Sedan XLE (GS)
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODAutomatic w/OD
 
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