“Totally redesigned for 2014, our No. 1 pick on this list – the Chevrolet Impala – proves that the big, comfortable, affordable American sedan is alive and well, and now it is stylish and modern, too,” said executive editorial director and executive market analyst for Kelley Blue Book’s KBB.com, Jack R. Nerad.
When the Impala was being redesigned for the 2014 model year, engineers made a quiet cabin a top priority. They implemented technologies like triple-sealed doors, available active-noise cancelling technology, and acoustic foam baffles. Chevrolet even had a Motor City rock band, the Gentlemen Mutineers, use the Impala as a recording studio to prove the quietness of the cabin. The stiffer chassis also enabled engineers to tune the ride and handling more precisely for a feeling of control and comfort that is a complete about-face from American sedans of yore.
KBB.com reviewed sevreal entry-luxury vehicles like the 2014 Volvo S60, 2014 Toyota Avalon, and 2014 Chrysler 300, but the Impala surpassed all of them − a mean feat for a model that comes from an entry-level brand.