Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Chevrolet Impala Rated Top Sedan by Consumer Reports

For the first time in more than 20 years, the auto editors at Consumer Reports have rated a U.S. model as the best sedan in the market.  So what model you ask?  The 2014 Chevrolet Impala!

Consumer Reports rated the newly redesigned 2014 Chevrolet Impala at 95 out of 100, one of the highest ratings for a sedan by Consumer Reports ever.

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala was completely redesigned from its 2013 counterpart, which scored a mediocre 63 out of 100 in Consumer Report ratings last year.  In fact, Consumer Reports described the 2013 Chevrolet Impala as "outdated", did not recommend the vehicle, and even went so far as to advise consumers to avoid the vehicle "even as a free upgrade at the rental-car company."  While the reasoning for the complete redesign is certainly speculative, the beating that the 2013 Chevrolet Impala took by Consumer Reports certainly may have provided some serious encouragement.

The 2014 Chevrolet Impala is based on the same platform as the Cadillac XTS, and has been praised by Consumer Reports not only for the way it rides and handles, but also for its interior.  According to Consumer Reports, this vehicle literally sets the new standard for fit and finish in Chevrolet motor vehicles with high-quality materials and trim.  And, according the Consumer Reports, "The Impala is competitive with cars that cost $20,000 more." The 2014 Impala starts at just under $27,000.

The 2014 Impala is just one of 20 new or re-designed models that GM is releasing this year.  And, since only about 30% of those models have hit showrooms in 2013, the second half of this year will be a critical period for the automaker.  

Beth Wells
Helping Consumers Get Rid of Lemons, 9 Years Running

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