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2017 Chevy Impala vs 2017 Toyota Camry

If you're in the market for a sedan, either for driving pleasure or for your family, then you have to decide whether you want a midsize or full-size option. There are benefits to both, but the full-size segment is often lacking in desirable options. That's why we are comparing the 2017 Chevy Impala vs the 2017 Toyota Camry.

While the Impala is a full-size sedan, the Camry falls into the midsize class. The harsh truth is that Toyota's full-size option, the Avalon, simply doesn't carry the same weight the Impala or Camry do. The Camry has the potential to come equipped with more upscale features typically found in the full-size class, while also having a name that is as popular as the Impala in the automotive world.

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2017 Chevy Impala vs 2017 Toyota Camry
197-hp 4-cylinder; 305-hp V6 Engine Options 178-hp 4-cylinder; 268-hp V6
45.8/39.8 inches Legroom (front/rear) 41.6/38.9 inches
Available Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Not available
Standard Built-in Wifi Hotspot Not available

Differences Between the 2017 Impala and 2017 Camry

Being the midsize option, the Camry will obviously come at a lower starting MSRP. But, cheaper does not always mean better. For example, the entry level Impala LS and the higher up Camry XSE are similarly priced, yet there is a significant difference in the engine options you'll find. The engine on the Camry XSE comes with 170 lb-ft of torque and 178 horsepower, while the standard engine on the Impala delivers 197 horsepower and 191 lb-ft of torque. It's also available with a 305-horsepower V6. Though they have similar pricing, the differences are significant.

Another reason the Camry deserves to be compared to a full-size vehicle like the Impala is that it is surprisingly spacious compared to others options in the midsize class. Its 101 cubic feet of interior space certainly makes it seem like it could be a full-size car. That being said, it does fall short of the Impala's truly incredible 105 cubic feet of total passenger room, as well as its 18.8 cubic feet of cargo space.

There are also many things you'll find in the Impala that you simply won't find in the Camry no matter how much you pay, like Android Auto and Apply CarPlay infotainment technology, which allows you to seamlessly connect to many of your favorite smartphone apps through the vehicle's touchscreen. The Impala also offers an in-vehicle assistance service through OnStar, which you won't get on the Camry. This means you won't find the Impala's built-in WiFi hotspot in the Camry either.

Like we said, going cheap doesn't always mean a better deal. So when comparing two popular names in today's sedan market, the 2017 Chevy Impala and 2017 Toyota Camry, go with the vehicle that was named the Best Large Car for the Money by U.S. News & World Report... the 2017 Impala. To take it for a spin, get in touch with us here at Parks Chevrolet.

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