Compare 2009 Chevrolet Impala vs 2008 Toyota Avalon

2009 Chevrolet Impala
2008 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan 3.5L LT 19 29 $23,535 $24,645
Impala 4-Door Sedan 3.9L LT 17 27 $25,890 $27,110
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS 19 29 $22,719 $23,790
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,296 $29,630
Impala 4-Door Sedan SS 16 24 $29,733 $31,135
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4-Door Sedan Limited
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $30,504 $34,665
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Touring 19 28 $26,423 $29,575
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XL 19 28 $24,414 $27,325
Avalon 4-Door Sedan XLS 19 28 $27,829 $31,625
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,535
$30,504
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,645
$34,665
Monthly Payment Estimate
$411 / month
$578 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
If you’re in the market for a comfortable sedan with lots of space at a reasonable price, the 2009 Chevrolet Impala is a practical but not exciting choice. The 2008 Toyota Avalon is designed for a cushy, comfortable ride and impressive interior space above all else.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 55.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 106.9
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 197.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 14.4
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.18 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 11.6 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17 18.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.0
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38 36.9
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P215/55R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPX NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3610
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
11.7 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
600 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
214 @ 4000 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LZE NA
Displacement
3.5L/214 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
211 @ 5800 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
SFI EFI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.42
Trans Type
4 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.38 4.15
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.86 3.69
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.61
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92 3.30
Summary
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
Body Style
4 Door Sedan LT 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Multi-link Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6 -

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