USED CHEVY IMPALA VS. USED TOYOTA AVALON
When you are looking for a used car, there are a lot of things to consider. You will want to think about price, performance, features and what your needs are for that car. To help you out, we are going to compare to used cars below to see which one is best.
We will be looking at the 2016 model year for the used Chevy Impala vs. used Toyota Avalon. Below, you will see a comparison of the interior and exterior size, the performance and the features. Check it out!
Interior and Exterior Size Comparison
Let’s take a look at the interior and exterior size of each of these cars. The 2016 Impala has an overall length of 201.3 inches, a height of 58.9 inches and a width of 73.0 inches. The 2016 Avalon has a length of 195.3 inches, a height of 57.5 inches and a width of 72.2 inches. This means the Impala is slightly bigger overall as compared to the Avalon.
On the inside, the 2016 Chevy Impala has 123.8 cubic feet of interior volume, while the 2016 Avalon has only 118.3 cubic feet. The Impala also has more cargo space than that of the Avalon. The Impala has 18.8 cubic feet of trunk room, and the Toyota Avalon only has 16 cubic feet of cargo space.
Overall, the Impala gives you more passenger space and cargo space than the Avalon. That little bit of extra space could end up making a big difference.
Now, let’s take a look at the performance of these two vehicles. The Used 2016 Chevy Impala comes with a 2.5-liter four-cylinder standard engine. This engine gives you 196-horsepower and around 22 city miles per gallon and 31 highway miles per gallon. The other engine option is a 3.6-liter V6 engine. This engine gives you 305-horsepower and slightly lower fuel economy than the 2.5-liter engine.
As for the 2016 Toyota Avalon, you only have one engine available to you. The 3.5-liter V6 engine with the six-speed automatic transmission will be yours in the Avalon. This engine gives you 268-horsepower and about 21 city miles per gallon and 30 highway miles per gallon.
If you are looking for better fuel economy, the Chevy Impala is slightly better with the 2.5 liter engine. If you are looking for power in your vehicle, the Avalon engine beats out the first Impala engine option, but the Impala has a 305-horsepower engine option up its sleeve.
Finally, let’s take a closer look at the features of each of these vehicles. They both have a lot to offer, but which one has the features you are looking for? Check it out below!
The 2016 Impala has a few different trim options that you will be coming across. Each of these options has slightly different features. The base level LS gives you a Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth, a USB port, 4.2-inch display and more. The 1LT adds two more USB ports, the MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay. The 2LT is the same as the 1LT except it features the V6 engine.
Finally, you have the high-end trim that is the LTZ. This trim comes standard with the V6 engine and it also gives you features like a backup camera, leather upholstery, heated front seats, and more. You also get safety features such as forward-collision warning system, lane-departure warning and more.
Pricing on Used Chevy Impala vehicles will vary depending on condition and mileage, but you can expect the base level trim pricing to be around $16,000 and the high-level trim to be priced somewhere around $23,000.
There are five trim options you will see for the Used 2016 Avalon. These include the XLE, XLE Plus, XLE Premium, the Touring and the Limited. The XLE gives you an infotainment system, intelligent touch controls, dual-zone automatic climate control and more. The XLE Plus adds the power tilt/slide moonroof and the smart key system. The XLE Premium gives you the Entune Premium Audio with Integrated Navigation as well as smartphone charging and blind spot monitoring.
The Touring trim adds a different suspension, a leather-trimmed steering wheel with paddle shifters and LED headlights. The high-end option is the Limited trim. This trim gives you features like heated and ventilated front seats, premium JBL Audio, Toyota Safety Sense and more.
Again, the pricing for the Avalon will depend on the condition and mileage, but the lower level trims for 2016 will be around $19,000 and the higher-level trims could go all the way up to $32,000.
The base trim in the Chevy Impala gives you quite a bit of technology and features. You get a great value for your money and a lot of options. Going up from there you can add features or upgrade the engine. The Avalon also does a pretty good job with features, but to get the advanced technology, you will want to upgrade to higher trim levels.
Also, it’s pretty clear that the Avalon is going to be more expensive than the Chevy Impala. The Used Chevy Impala gives you more features for your money. For example, the Impala LTZ gives you great safety features for a price of around $22,000. The Avalon Touring gives you similar safety features for a price closer to $30,000.
Which is Right For You?
Now, you have to decide which vehicle is best for you and your life. You have to decide which features are most important to your needs and your life. Above, we took a look at the vehicle size, vehicle performance and vehicle features. Which vehicle was better?
If you are looking for more passenger and cargo space the Impala gives you that. If you are looking for a powerful performance the Avalon beats out the base engine of the Impala, but the Impala has a second engine on the higher trim levels that gives you even more power than the Avalon engine. Finally, when it comes to features, both of these are great options, but the Impala provides you with great features at a lower price.
The Avalon could be significantly more expensive and not give you that much more in features.
It looks like the Used Chevy Impala beats out the Used Toyota Avalon in this comparison. It is the best option for your money!