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Used Car: 2013 Chevrolet Impala Review

Review Last Updated: 7/30/14

Test drivers agreed that the 2013 Chevrolet Impala has clumsier handling and a lower-quality interior than most of its competitors.

Automotive experts were impressed with the 2013 Chevrolet Impala’s powerful standard V6 engine. In addition to the V6, a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive are standard. According to the EPA, the 2013 Chevrolet Impala gets 18/29 mpg city/highway, which is slightly less than what some competitors return. The Chevy Impala has a comfortable ride and strong brakes, test drivers reported, but it doesn’t handle corners with as much composure as many of its rivals.

Bland styling and low-grade materials gave many critics a bad overall impression of the 2013 Impala’s interior. Automotive journalists wrote that the Impala’s front and rear seats are spacious. The 2013 Impala is the only 2013 large sedan that is available with a front bench seat, which increases seating capacity from five people to six. At 18.6 cubic feet, the Impala’s trunk is large for the class. Bluetooth is standard on the 2013 Impala. Available features include leather upholstery, a sunroof and an eight-speaker Bose sound system. Critics agreed that the Impala’s interior gauges and controls are straightforward, though some pointed out that this is because the Impala has so few features for the class.

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The 2013 Buick LaCrosse has more available features than the Impala, including a touch-screen navigation system and blind spot monitoring. The LaCrosse eAssist gets remarkable fuel economy for the class, and reviewers reported that the LaCrosse has an exceptionally comfortable ride.

Most critics were impressed with the 2013 Toyota Avalon’s relaxed ride, composed handling and powerful V6 engine. The Avalon’s handsome interior styling and top-notch materials also pleased automotive experts.

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