For the 2013 model year, the Impala nearly carries over everything from the 2012 model year, save for a few minor changes and one new package. The minor changes include a 150-amp alternator and a new exterior color option: Crystal Red Tintcoat.
The biggest addition for the 2013 model year is the Luxury Edition Package, which is available on the LT trim level. This package includes: leather seats, heated front seats, six-way power passenger seat, Bose eight-speaker stereo system with a year of SiriusXM programming, auto-dimming rearview mirror Universal Home Remote, and heated outside mirrors. Every 2013 Impala comes standard with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 300 horsepower and 262 foot-pounds of torque, and a six-speed automatic transmission. This setup nets the 2013 Impala 18 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway.
The Impala has plenty of competition in its class. Its first competitor is the 2013 Ford Taurus, which comes in at $26,600. The Taurus features a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 290 horsepower, room for five people, and gets 32 mpg highway and 22 mpg city. The next competitor is the 2013 Dodge Charger. The Charger comes in at a base price of $25,795 and it features a 3.6-liter V-6 engine with 292 horsepower, seating for five, and 18 mpg city and 27 mpg highway. A final competitor for the Impala is the 2013 Toyota Avalon, which comes in at a base price of $30,990. The Avalon boasts a 3.5-liter V-6 engine with 268 horsepower, has leather seating for five people, and gets 21 mpg city and 31 mpg highway.
The competition in the Impala’s class is stiff, but Chevy has been there and done that. Even with its experience, Chevy needs to load up the Impala with the features that families need at a price they can afford.
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