Compare 2008 Chevrolet Impala vs 2007 Ford Five Hundred

2008 Chevrolet Impala
2007 Ford Five Hundred
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 18 29 $21,427 $22,675
Impala 4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 50th Anniversary 18 29 $23,856 $25,245
Impala 4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 18 28 $23,936 $25,330
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS 18 29 $20,766 $21,975
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 28 $26,129 $27,650
Impala 4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $27,740 $29,355
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4-Door Sedan Limited AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan Limited AWD 19 25 $26,164 $28,460
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan Limited FWD 21 29 $24,499 $26,610
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan SEL AWD 19 25 $22,947 $24,885
Five Hundred 4-Door Sedan SEL FWD 21 29 $21,281 $23,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,427
$26,164
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,675
$28,460
Monthly Payment Estimate
$378 / month
$474 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Sporty SS aside, the 2008 Chevrolet Impala is a practical—but not exciting—choice if you’re on a tight budget and need a sedan with a lot of space.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 25 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 57.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 53.7
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 41.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 39.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 108.3
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 53.6
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 57.8
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 200.7
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 60.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 65.0
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - 26.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 74.5
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 64.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 21.2
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.43 13.0 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.9 x 1.18 12.4 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
NA 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 20.0
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 40.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 2.86
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/55R18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QPX T8C
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P225/55R18
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX T8C
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA 1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3814
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 18 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 11.6
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 120
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 600
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4000 207 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
LZE 991
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.0L/182
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800 203 @ 5750
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 NA
Trans Order Code
MX0 44C
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 5.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 NA
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Continuously Variable
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 2.46-0.41
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 NA
Trans Type
4 1
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Ford Five Hundred
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.91
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring Multi-link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Independent
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring MacPherson strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -

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