2011 Chevrolet Impala
In the competitive world of sedans, the 2011 Chevrolet Impala sticks to the script and offers a dependable ride like previous years; but is it enough to keep up with the competition?
Many other manufacturers have stepped up its game when it comes to their larger sedans that have been successful on the market, but the conservative approach taken by the Impala may cause it to be overlooked in the shadow of the like of the Hyundai Sonata and Ford Fusion.
However, there are some areas where the Impala shines and others where it doesn’t stack up to the competition. One area is at the pump, where this Chevy sedan consumes one gallon of gas every 19 miles in the city and a gallon of fuel every 29 miles on the highway. Compared to others like the Sonata — which burns a gallon of gas every 24 miles in the city and 35 on the highway — it’s not as efficient as it gets. The interior side of the vehicle doesn’t stand out either, but it may appeal to those who aren’t picky when it comes to design and material. The actual cabin is very spacious, seating up to six passengers comfortably, but the style and materials could have been upgraded. It also has the option for satellite radio and MP3 playback, along with a decent sound system.
The Chevrolet Impala comes in three models: LS, LT and LTZ — with the higher end types offering external and internal upgrades. There are few Chevrolet dealers in The Bahamas, and Maroone Chevrolet of Miami carries the vehicle at $25,540. However, factor in the 85 percent duty and the final price will be $47,249.
The latest Impala feels like it’s a couple steps behind others in its class, and with alternative options available it would be hard to pass up on them for this.
Guardian Business gives the 2011 Chevrolet Impala one thumb up and one thumb down.
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