Full-size sedans are great for drivers looking for more cargo space in the back and more comfortable seating space in the cabin. Most times, these vehicles offer seating for five passengers and plenty of room in the trunk for everyone’s belongings. Often times the fuel economies are more impressive than an SUV, so drivers won’t have to worry about spending more at the pump. Our team here at Serra Toyota is going to compare Toyota’s full-size sedan - the Avalon - to another popular choice on the market, the Chevy Impala.
It’s important to note we will be comparing the two at their base models, so keep in mind there are more models and trims available with different features and performance capabilities. To start, the 2016 Toyota Avalon XLE does have a higher starting price point than the 2016 Chevy Impala LS. Drivers will notice the Avalon also offers a lot more standard features, which in turn make up for the difference. The fuel economies are similar as well as the transmissions for a smooth driving experience.
|2016 Toyota Avalon XLE||VS||2016 Chevy Impala LS|
|3.5-liter V-6||Engine||2.5-liter I-4|
|21 city/31 hwy||MPG||22 city/31 hwy|
|6-speed automatic||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
|Standard||Backup camera||Not available|
Drivers will notice the 2016 Avalon XLE is set with a larger, more powerful engine than the 2016 Chevy Impala LS. Both vehicles are set with standard front-wheel drive. The Impala does offer slightly more cargo space with 18.8 cubic feet compared to the Avalon with 16.0 cubic feet. Both vehicles are capable of towing up to 1,000 pounds.
Safety features across the board are the same for both vehicles. They each offer standard anti-theft protection, automatic headlights, brake assist systems and electronic traction control. The 2016 Avalon starts to come out on top with the amount of standard features that are not available on the Impala. The Avalon XLE comes set with a CD Player, automatic climate control, an outside temperature gauge, heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats and voice activated controls, all of which are not available on the Impala LS.
Those interested in learning more about the 2016 Toyota Avalon are encouraged to contact our team here at Serra Toyota for more information. Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of this full-size sedan can do so by scheduling a test drive online today.