Chevrolet Impala Takes On Rivals In TFL Car Test: Video7
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.
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Could anyone else not take their eyes off the exposed and poorly finished wire bundle attached to the connector going into the back of the rear view mirror on the Taurus?
The Impala is a great riding family hauler with lots of HP for highway use , and with loads of room for people and cargo. I gets all kinds of positive comments on my 2LT model and would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who is looking for comfort and class :-). Built with pride and passion in Oshawa & Hamtramck 🙂
Funny how the 300 used to be targeted at the Lincoln and Cadillac now they are challenging the Ford and Chevy.
If you can’t run with the big dogs then you change class.
The 300 is a solid car for this class as it was never originally intended for this class and now is subjected to large discounts due to the dated platform and styling.
They are making a big deal about the larger grill being the answer to the biggest owner complaint. How about a platform that is now Benz derived and is 3800 pounds?
The Taurus is also getting old as it is a restyled 500.
We may see a new Impala much sooner than you think too.
“I can’t remain objective in this video review, so I’ll just complain about FWD a lot and hammer these cars down the road!”
“Aww man, after that rigorous test I could sure use some Neapolitan ice cream!”
I have driven a rented 2014 Impala and everyone who rode with me loved it. Even my niece, who owns an Infinity, fell asleep while I was driving, and later said it was the smoothest ride she has ever taken, and it was much better than her Infinity. The trunk is huge! I am 6 feet, ny nephew is 6 feet 2 inches, and we both fit inside the trunk (his wife took a picture of us inside).
If Chevy now produced a EREV version, that Impala would be the world’s best sedan!
When reviewing you should remain objective not what you like. That is a mark of a pro. Here well??????