2011 Chevrolet Impala vs. Its Competition

2011 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LS Retail Side Exterior View
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Impala plays second fiddle to a host of full-size sedans with newer shapes and features.

The Toyota Avalon is a good choice for those who value comfort above all else; it offers the most features in the class and especially rich, impressive materials inside.

The Azera is another good, comfortable large sedan, and it's a strong value.

In terms of safety, the Ford Taurus is the champion, with enviable crash-test results and a Volvo-enhanced platform; it's also as daring as the Chrysler 300, which has been significantly revamped this year with a beautiful interior and a better base powertrain.

2011 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LS Retail Side Exterior View2011 Chevrolet Impala
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2011 Chrysler 3002011 Chrysler 300
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2011 Ford Taurus 4-door Sedan Limited FWD Angular Front Exterior View2011 Ford Taurus
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2011 Hyundai Azera2011 Hyundai Azera
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2011 Toyota Avalon 4-door Sedan (NAT) Angular Front Exterior View2011 Toyota Avalon
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Quick Specs
6.8
It's big and reasonably priced, but the 2011 Chevrolet Impala can't match other full-sizers on sex appeal or high-tech features.
8.4
A riper, more mature Chrysler 300 renews our faith in restrained American styling--and in big V-8, rear-drive fun.
8.0
The 2011 Ford Taurus isn’t quite a game-changing sedan, but it's a handsome, solid, high-quality choice.
7.4
Spacious, handsome, and unremittingly conservative, the 2011 Hyundai Azera is a great alternative for folks who think the company's Sonata is a bit risque.
8.0
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.
MSRP From    
$24,495$27,170$25,420$25,495$33,195
Gas Mileage    
17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/Ethanol V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6Gas V6
EPA Class    
LargeLargeLarge CarsLargeLarge
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan LS Retail4-Door Sedan RWD *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan SE FWD4-Door Sedan GLS4-Door Sedan (GS)
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
4 Door SedanSedan4 Door Sedan4 Door SedanSedan
Transmission    
AutomaticAutomatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic
Detailed Spec Comparison
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