Consumer Reports Ranks 2014 Chevrolet Impala as Best Full Size Sedan
Consumer Reports has called the 2014 Chevrolet Impala the best full size sedan and the best in its class. Consumer Reports also said that the mid-priced car is far better than some luxury sedans which cost more. The car has been in the market only a few months. It is the first time that a domestic sedan has topped CR’s charts in at least 20 years. “It performs well in so many different ways,” said Jake Fisher, Consumer Reports’ director of automotive testing. “It really fires on all cylinders.” This is another key victory for General Motors.
Last month for the first time is its history General Motors was the best-performing major auto manufacturer in the key J.D. Power’s initial quality consumer survey. The Impala racked up a class-leading 95 points in Consumer Reports magazine’s road test, beating all others in its peer group, including the Toyota Avalon, Ford Taurus, Chrysler 300, Buick LaCrosse, Nissan Maxima, Lincoln MKZ, Dodge Charger and Hyundai Genesis and Azera. Its score places it not only above its category but it also tops the vehicles that have been tested overall by Consumer Reports. The 2014 Impala’s base price ranges from $26,725 to $35,770, excluding destination charges.
The 2014 Chevrolet Impala arrived in dealerships in mid-May. It received its top marks for its smooth ride, spacious cabin and trunk, advanced electronic safety features, braking quietness and “very short” stopping distances. Impala’s 22 mpg was competitive but not the best in class. The Impala has a stylish new look and a comfortable, luxurious interior this year. Available high-end features include excellent voice-recognition for navigation and hands-free phone calls, autonomous brakes to avoid accidents, 10 air bags and radar cruise control that applies the brakes and accelerator automatically to stay a safe distance from the next car.