2013 Chevrolet Impala vs. Its Competition

2013 Chevrolet Impala
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The sedans that form the Impala's competitive set have all been updated--some twice or even more--since the Chevy's last full remake.

The Toyota Avalon reappears in 2013 with a sleek new body and new connectivity features, a trick the Hyundai Azera pulled off for the 2012 model year.

The Ford Taurus gets a mid-cycle refresh in 2013, and adds a new turbocharged four-cylinder option for better gas-mileage ratings, as well as MyFord Touch controls for infotainment and accessory systems.

The Chrysler 300 just received an eight-speed automatic to go with its six-cylinder engine for 31-mpg highway gas mileage.

Meanwhile, the Buick LaCrosse--a cousin to the Impala--has an eAssist model, a mild-hybrid package that lifts fuel economy to as much as 33 mpg on the highway cycle, while also delivering a much more likeable shape and a richer interior.

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Quick Specs
Dated in styling, safety, and comfort, the 2013 Chevrolet Impala still earns credit for interior space, highway gas mileage, and low prices.
The 2013 Buick LaCrosse hits the mark for comfort, sophistication, and refinement in a large sedan—and its 36-mpg rating is icing on the cake.
The image-building 2013 Chrysler 300 is handsome and classy, as well as a proper luxury car or a scorching muscle sedan.
The 2013 Ford Taurus gets improved performance and is more of a technology and luxury flagship than ever--although its 'smaller inside' packaging continues to limit its appeal.
The 2013 Hyundai Azera is still a good value, but now it offers real design appeal, confident performance, and a true luxury-car ambiance.
The 2013 Toyota Avalon is more responsive and sophisticated than ever before, without giving up any comfort; and in the new Avalon Hybrid, 40 mpg has never been so serene.
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Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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