Compare 2012 Chevrolet Impala vs 2012 Toyota Avalon

2012 Chevrolet Impala
2012 Toyota Avalon
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS Retail 18 30 $24,729 $25,760
4-Door Sedan LT Retail 18 30 $26,193 $27,285
4-Door Sedan LTZ 18 30 $29,088 $30,300
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 19 28 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 19 28 $32,792 $36,435
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,729
$29,876
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,760
$33,195
Monthly Payment Estimate
$429 / month
$553 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.6
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. 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 19 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
56.4 55.8
Second Leg Room (in)
37.6 40.9
Front Head Room (in)
39.4 38.9
Second Hip Room (in)
57.2 56.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.7 59.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
104.5 106.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 58.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
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 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.4 3.22
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.3 16.1
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.0 36.9
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 Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3555 3572
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 17 x 7.0
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
125 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
262 @ 5300 248 @ 4700
Engine Order Code
LFX NA
Displacement
3.6L/217 3.5L/211
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
300 @ 6500 268 @ 6200
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
22 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
18 19
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.90 1.90
Trans Order Code
MX0 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
2.77 3.68
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.40 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.70 0.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.50 3.30
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.80 1.42
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.90 4.14
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Chevrolet Impala Toyota Avalon
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
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Touring NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.3 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
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
--
Overall Side Crash Rating
--
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
--
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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