Compare 2012 Chevrolet Impala vs 2012 Hyundai Azera vs 2012 Toyota Avalon

2012 Chevrolet Impala
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2012 Hyundai Azera
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2012 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Impala 4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
Impala 4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
Impala 4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Azera 4-Door Sedan 20 28 $29,864 $32,000
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Avalon 4-Door Sedan 19 28 $29,876 $33,195
Avalon 4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,729
$29,864
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,760
$32,000
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$533 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2012 Impala has a dated design and lacks excitement, but a stronger, smoother powertrain should make its simple layout and excellent interior space more palatable. With real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance, the new 2012 Hyundai Azera brings far more sophistication to the showroom, but doesn't lose its carry-over attributes of comfort and value for the money. A classy, comfortable near-luxury sedan, the 2012 Toyota Avalon has a more modern look but traditional big-car handling and smooth performance.
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Fuel Economy
City
18 mpg 20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.4 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 45.5 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 54.6 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 36.8 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 40.3 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 54.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 58.3 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 107.0 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.3 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 57.9 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 63.3 61.6
Wheelbase (in)
110.5 112.0 111.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.9 73.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 63.2 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.4 5.3
Length, Overall (in)
200.4 193.3 197.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
18.6 16.3 14.4
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.94 x 0.43 11.2 x 0.39 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.93 x 1.18 12.6 x 1.10 11.7 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 2.90 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 14.5 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 36.5 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact T135/80D17 P215/55R17
Front Tire Order Code
QPX NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/60R16 P245/45R18 P215/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QPX NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/60R16 P245/45R18 P215/55R17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 NA 100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3825 3572
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD - Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 18 x 7.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 5.2 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD - - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6500 293 @ 6400 268 @ 6200
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5300 255 @ 5200 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LFX - TBD - NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.3L/204 3.5L/211
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28 28
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 3.39 4.14
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 2.65 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 - TBD - NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.04 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.38 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/manual shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.77 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 4.25 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.00 0.71
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Hyundai Azera Toyota Avalon
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.63 0.67 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Touring w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.18 0.95 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
Tri-Link Multi-Link Multi-link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.0 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
- --
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
- --
Rollover Rating
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