The 2014 Chevrolet Impala most certainly is a sleeper when it comes to full-size transportation in the U.S. The handsome yet inoffensive family chariot has a few competitors from Detroit − how do they stack up? The Fast Lane Car produced the below “mega-mashup” of three American rivals, with the Impala showing its distinctive colors.
The Impala competes against the Chrysler 300 and the Ford Taurus. The 300 has received a facelift for 2015, making it the second version of the second generation, with the most notable new features being its smoothed-out nose and much-improved interior. The Taurus, on the other hand, received a facelift for 2013 and remains basically unchanged.
The Impala, for all its tradition as America’s favorite sedan, is a FWD vehicle. While not the enthusiast’s first choice, there are plenty of other things to attract the interest of the average consumer, such as 22 mpg combined, brisk acceleration from its 3.5-horse 3.6L V6, 6-speed automatic, quality interior materials, comfortable ride, and overall refinement.
The video magazine’s conclusion? If you like sporty and don’t need AWD, the Impala is the car for you.