If you’re in the market for a family car, you are most likely looking for a vehicle that has great safety and technology features, is reliable and affordable, and is a smooth enough ride to keep even the most outspoken backseat drivers from complaining. Sedans are perfect vehicles if you’re looking to check the boxes in these categories. Sedans generally have very good fuel efficiency, are affordable enough to fit into just about any budget and allow you to pick the features you’re looking for.
So what options do you have when shopping for a sedan? The good news is you have the ability to choose a vehicle that will best fit your needs. We here at Serra Toyota of Decatur want to help you figure out what will work best for you, so we decided to compare and analyze the features and specs of the mid-size 2017 Toyota Camry and the full-size 2017 Chevy Impala. Both have a maximum seating capacity of five, standard front-wheel drive and a 6-speed automatic transmission. But what are the differences between the two? .
The 2017 Chevy Impala is a full-size sedan that comes in three trim levels: the LS, LT and Premier. The Impala definitely gives you some room to customize with the LS having four available exterior color options, the LT with eight and the Premier with seven. The 2017 Impala comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine with 197 horsepower and 191 pound-feet of torque. But if you’re looking for something a little more powerful, you can choose the available 3.6-liter V6 engine with an impressive 305 horsepower and 264 pound-feet of torque. Looking for tech features? The 2017 Impala has available 4G LTE Wifi, Apple CarPlay Compatibility and a Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen display.
The 2017 Toyota Camry is a mid-size sedan, so it’s a bit smaller than the Impala, but it definitely packs a punch despite its smaller size. While the 2017 Camry comes standard with a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder engine, it also has a 3.5-liter V6 engine with 268 horsepower and 248 pound-feet of torque available on select trims. The vehicle is also jam-packed with standard and available technology features like wireless phone charging, Entune App Suite, a turn-by-turn navigation system, voice recognition and a multi-information display. You can also feel safe while driving the 2017 Camry with standard safety features like Vehicle Stability Control, Traction Control, Anti-lock Brakes, Electronic Brake-force Distribution, a backup camera, Brake Assist, Whiplash-Injury-Lessening seats and Smart Stop Technology. Looking for more than that? The vehicle also comes available with safety features like a Pre-Collision System, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Alert and Dynamic Radar Cruise Control.
Both the 2017 Toyota Camry and the 2017 Chevy Impala are amazing options if you’re in the market for a sedan, and it’s obvious why these two vehicles are at the top of their respective classes. But the Camry has more of the standard and available safety features that you’re probably looking for out of a family car, so we have to say that the 2017 Toyota Camry definitely has the edge over the 2017 Chevy Impala.