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Reviewed by Marty Padgett
Editorial Director, The Car Connection
BASE INVOICE
$23,515
BASE MSRP
$24,495
Quick Take
It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features. Read more »
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overall look is pleasing enough

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functional and straightforward

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a distinct front-end look

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$24,495 $30,035
MSRP $24,495
INVOICE $23,515 Browse used listings in your area
4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Gas Mileage 19 mpg City/29 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas/Ethanol V6, 3.5L
EPA Class Large
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
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The Basics:

Chevrolet’s front-wheel-drive Impala brings a classically comfortable ride and big value to the table, but the 2011 model can't compete with the likes of the Ford Taurus, Toyota Avalon or Hyundai Azera in refinement.

The Impala sends a message, with bland styling inside and out. The outdated appearance plays through its street performance, too--it's reasonably quick and a comfortable ride, but excitement is completely off the menu.

The biggest asset in the Impala's portfolio is the copious interior and cargo room to be found inside. Five adults can really be comfortable inside, so long as you don't tackle aggressive roads, and the trunk's almost as big as the largest one in its class. Fuel economy is a credit, too--despite a four-speed transmission, the Impala can pull 29 mpg in highway driving, according to the EPA.

You may miss all the luxury features that can turn a Taurus into a $45,000 sport sedan, or the options that can spin an Avalon's pricetag into the high $30,000 range. So long as you're fine with the Impala's existential drabness, you can always bring along your own music and GPS, right?

Likes:

  • A truly large interior
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Cushy highway ride
  • The LS is big-car value

Dislikes:

  • Plain from all angles
  • Soft seats discourage cornering
  • No on-board navigation option
  • SS RIP
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