2015 Chevrolet Impala vs. Its Competition

2015 Chevrolet Impala
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Deputy Editor

Today, big sedans are less like land barges and more closely related to their mid-size, more popular family-sedan siblings.

The Impala shares most of its underpinnings with the Buick LaCrosse, but the LaCrosse offers more options, a nicer cabin, and less interior space.

There's also the Hyundai Azera, which is stylish, drives well, offers tons of leg room, and ample technology.

The Ford Taurus feels smaller inside comes with the challenge of dealing with MyFordTouch.

The Nissan Maxima has an average interior and surprising performance, though it can be hindered by the continuously-variable transmission.

And, there's the Toyota Avalon, which feels more upscale than the Impala in many ways, but lacks the planted drive feel.

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The 2015 Chevrolet Impala is loaded with technology and handles better previous models, and it's better looking, too.
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The Buick LaCrosse is both supremely comfortable and excellent on gas, but we'd point you to the Premium versions if you're seriously considering one.
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The 2015 Azera is the big, stylish, luxurious Hyundai for folks who don't want the Genesis's bulk or price tag.
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The 2015 Toyota Avalon is no longer just for retirees, although they'll appreciate the attractive design, available fuel-sipping Hybrid, and rejuvenated driving dynamics as much as anyone.
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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.
MSRP From     
$27,060$31,065$27,055$34,000$32,285$31,290
Gas Mileage     
17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas I4Gas V6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Regular Unleaded V-6Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Large CarsMidsize CarsLarge CarsLarge CarsMid-Size CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan XLE (SE)4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
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/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD