2011 Chevrolet Impala Review

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Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director
February 14, 2011

It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features.

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 The outdated appearance plays through its street performance, too--it's reasonably quick and a comfortable ride, but excitement is completely off the menu.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.

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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?
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April 14, 2015
For 2011 Chevrolet Impala

The only theing wrong with it is the head rests

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I do not know what IDIOT designed the head rest, but they sure as hell did not know what they were doing. They decrease the visibility out the back about 50 percent. They were also designed for people that are... + More »
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