Compare 2011 Toyota Avalon vs 2011 Chevrolet Impala

2011 Toyota Avalon
2011 Chevrolet Impala
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 20 29 $29,876 $33,195
4-Door Sedan Limited 20 29 $32,792 $36,435
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4-Door Sedan LS Retail
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan LS Retail 19 29 $23,515 $24,495
4-Door Sedan LT Retail 19 29 $24,681 $25,710
4-Door Sedan LTZ 17 27 $28,833 $30,035
Pricing
Invoice Price
$29,876
$23,515
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$33,195
$24,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$553 / month
$408 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
6.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Toyota Avalon is at once traditional and modern, with a classy, comfortable luxury-car look and feel combined with top-notch safety and a great feature set. It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
29 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Large
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.5 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
58.2 58.6
Front Leg Room (in)
41.3 42.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.8 56.4
Second Leg Room (in)
40.9 37.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.9 39.4
Second Hip Room (in)
56.2 57.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
59.4 58.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
106.9 104.5
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
197.6 200.4
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 58.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.6 61.5
Wheelbase (in)
111.0 110.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.9
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.4 18.6
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 x - TBD - 10.9 x 0.4
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)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.9 x 1.2
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.9 38.0
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.2 2.4
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.1 13.3
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/55R17
Spare Tire Size
P215/55R17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
N/A QVS
Spare Tire Order Code
N/A NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55R17 P225/55R17
Rear Tire Order Code
N/A QVS
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
150 NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3572 3555
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.0 17 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 11.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 600
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 125
Engine
Displacement
3.5L/211 3.5L/214
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
268 @ 6200 211 @ 5800
Engine Type
Gas V6 Gas/Ethanol V6
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
248 @ 4700 216 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
N/A LZE
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
29 29
Transmission
Trans Type
6 4
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.71 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
4.14 2.38
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.90 1.56
Trans Order Code
NA MX0
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.68 2.86
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.70
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.60 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.30 2.92
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.42 1.00
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Toyota Avalon Chevrolet Impala
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
0.9 1.18
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Strut Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
0.6 0.63
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.1 8.1
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
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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