The 2012 Chevrolet Impala vs. the 2012 Ford Taurus

At Cox Chevy, we have some great cars on the lot, and one that we’re always excited to bring to you year after year is the Chevy Impala. Chevy’s engineers manage to keep improving the Impala just when you think it can’t get any better. At Cox Chevy, we know that you’re shopping around and comparing the Impala to other cars in its class. If you’re looking for a great mid-sized sedan you’ve probably also considered the Ford Taurus. Let’s take a closer look at how these two American sedans compare.

Powertrain and Fuel Efficiency

Both the Taurus and the Impala come with good-sized V6 engines to provide responsive acceleration even with a full carload. The Taurus ships with an electronic fuel injected 3.5L standard that puts out 263 hp at 6250 rpm and 249 lb-ft torque at 4500 rpm. The Chevy has an even bigger and more powerful direct injection 3.6L that generates 300 hp at 6500 rpm and 262 lb-ft torque at 5300 rpm. Despite the bigger motor the Chevy is actually more fuel-efficient than the Taurus. They both get 18 mpg in the city but the Impala gets 30 mpg highway to the Ford’s 28 mpg, which will save you more than change at the pump.

Interior Comfort

These 4-door sedans come with roomy 5 seat interiors so that you can transport the whole family. They also come with all the standard amenities you would expect from a well equipped car, such as airbags all around, power windows and locks, cruise control, CD and MP3 playback and the list goes on and on. Only the Impala however comes standard with Bluetooth connectivity and integrated Onboard Handsfree Communications system so you can use all your features safely. The 2012 Impala also comes standard with Sirius XM satellite radio.

These are a few of the highlights of both the Taurus and the Impala. There are many other things we could say about these two cars, but we think these facts paint a clear picture of the comparison. Visit Cox Chevy to test drive this 2012 Chevrolet Impala today.