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2020 Toyota Avalon Vs. 2020 Chevrolet Impala: Which One Is Right For Me?

Posted at Fri, May 8, 2020 10:00 AM

Four door sedans have been offering people smooth rides, decent mileage, and all the utility needed for busy families, socialites, and career-driven individuals. 2020’s selection of full-size sedans here on Long Island do not disappoint in any of these categories, and you need look no further for evidence of this fact than the Toyota Avalon and the Chevrolet Impala. Both of these cars reign at the top of their class because they embody the best, but which one is right for you? In order to give you a hand with such a tough decision, and show you how the latest edition of the Toyota Avalon outpaces all challengers, our staff here at Westbury Toyota have put together a quick and comprehensive comparison guide.

Sleek And Refined

Both the Avalon and the Impala boast modernized aesthetics that make them pleasing to the eye. Additionally, both of these cars have a silhouette of modernized sophistication, and each likewise offers up a bevy of customization options so that your car perfectly reflects who you are.

However, in terms of just how much choice you will have in customizing your full-size sedan, the Avalon has more consumer options than the Impala. Not only are there more exterior color options for the Avalon than for the Impala, with the Avalon you can also get the perks of Toyota Racing Department (TRD) upgrades, which include enhanced performance capabilities and standout styling features, such as a red-tuned body with pinstripes and a glossy black front grille.

The Avalon also has a few other exterior options the Impala lacks, such as signature lighting, 19-inch sport wheels, and quad exhaust tips, all of which combine would give your Avalon a truly inspired look.

The Impressive Specs

The 2020 Avalon and Impala impress when it comes to performance. However, as you can see below, the Avalon is clearly the name to beat in its category:

2020 Toyota Avalon 2020 Chevrolet Impala
  • 2.5 liter (L) 4-cylinder DOHC engine with four different drive modes, capable of 176 horsepower (hp) and 163 pound-feet (lb-ft) of torque
  • 3.5 L V6 DOHC dual injection engine capable of 301 hp and 267 lb-ft of torque
3.6 L V6 engine capable of 305 hp and 264 lb-ft of torque
  • Direct Shift 8-speed Electronically Controlled Automatic Transmission with Intelligence (ECT-i)
  • Electronically Controlled Continuously Variable Transmission (ECVT)
6-speed automatic transmission, electronically controlled with overdrive
  • 22 miles per gallon (mpg) city, 32 mpg highway, and 26 mpg combined (XLE trim)
  • 43 mpg city, 44 mpg highway, and 44 mpg combined (Hybrid XLE trim)
19 mpg city, 28 mpg highway, 22 mpg combined

While the Impala has a bit more in terms of raw power, you can plainly see that the Avalon pulls ahead in other areas as it has more than one option for engine and transmission. What’s more, the Avalon is far more fuel efficient and in addition, has a Hybrid trim that can drastically decrease the amount you spend on fuel while at the same time let you lessen your personal impact on the environment.

In-Vehicle Technology

These days, no vehicle is complete without a sundry of in-vehicle technology features and once again, neither the Avalon nor the Impala are lacking in this department. Both vehicles offer up Apple CarPlay, useful navigation systems, and color touchscreens. However, the Avalon also has the following options:

  • 9-inch color touchscreen
  • 8 or 14 speaker premium audio setup
  • Qi-compatible wireless smartphone charging
  • 10-inch colorized head’s up display (HUD) with customizable settings

If you want to drive a car with the utmost in connectivity and useful tech features, the Avalon is definitely the way to go.

Which One Is Right For You?

When it comes down to it, the 2020 Toyota Avalon and the 2020 Chevrolet Impala are both incredible cars. However, as we’ve listed here, it is easy to see that the Avalon edges out the Impala in important areas such as fuel economy, tech options, and aesthetic customization. For your next full-size sedan here on Long Island, pick the one that will easily meet all your needs. If your interest is piqued and you would like to know more about the 2020 Avalon, please do not hesitate to give us here at Westbury Toyota a call.

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