Chevy Impala vs Toyota Avalon

Drivers looking for the 2012 Chevy Impala will be excited to see our selection here at Cox Chevy in Bradenton. We’ve been recommending the Impala for its brand new V6 engine and six-speed automatic transmission, both of which set it apart from the competition.

However there still is competition in the full-size sedan market, and while the 2012 Toyota Avalon tries to keep up, we find that the Impala just keeps leaving it in the dust. Let’s take a look at how they match up.

Chevrolet Gives Drivers So Much More

The hard truth of car shopping is that the bottom line defines which vehicles many drivers look at, so we figured we would start comparing these two sedans there. The MSRP of Chevy’s popular sedan is an affordable $25,760; drivers who go with the Avalon will be spending over $7,000 more, thanks to Toyota’s MSRP of $33,195.

Spending more means that you’ll get more though, right? Wrong. The Impala’s got more going on under the hood, thanks to that redesigned six-cylinder engine, cranking out 300 hp and 262 lb-ft of torque to the Avalon’s 268 hp and 248 lb-ft of torque.

Not only is the Impala more powerful, but it’s got a more efficient engine as well. You’ll be getting an EPA-estimated 30 mpg on the highway with the Impala, compared to Toyota’s 28 highway mpg. That probably explains why Toyota gave their car a slightly larger gas tank: to convince you that you were filling up just as often as your friends.

You’ll get access to potentially life-saving telematics features with the Impala as well, reducing the temptation to take your hands off the wheel and use your phone or other electronic equipment while driving. One of many features Toyota doesn’t offer.

We think the choice is pretty clearly in favor of the Impala, where Chevy gives you more for less.

Take Home a Chevy Today

The best thing you can do to know which car is for you is to take one for a test drive though, so come on out to our Bradenton Chevy dealership today and test drive the 2012 Impala. We’re sure you’ll have quite a bit of fun behind the wheel of this great new sedan.