Full-size sedans have left the land-yacht past behind--today, they're more like the urbane cousins to their suburban family-sedan kin.
The Impala has a companion piece in the Buick LaCrosse, built from the same gear but fitted with a somewhat richer interior that nets a little less user-friendly space.
The Hyundai Azera's more stylish than ever, and it's also a much better performer, with more adept steering and ride control, with every tech gadget you'd find in a competitive luxury sedan.
The Ford Taurus gets retouched for the 2013 model year with MyFord Touch controls and a new turbo four powertrain; the rear seat's a bit tight, though, and it feels thick and a little ponderous.
Nissan's Maxima carries over the energy of the Altima, which gets drained by a CVT and a middling interior.
Finally, the Toyota Avalon takes an interesting tack for 2013 with a sleek new body, user-adjustable driving feel and a cabin that caters to higher-end impulses, though it's not quite as confident on challenging roads as the Chevy.
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|19 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy|
|Gas I4||Gas/Electric I4||Regular Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded V-6|
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|4-Door Sedan LS w/1LS||4-Door Sedan Base FWD||4-Door Sedan SE FWD||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan 3.5 S||4-Door Sedan XLE (GS)|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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