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2014 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size Car

2014 Chevrolet Impala

Best Full-Size Car:
2014 Chevrolet Impala

All-new for 2014, the Chevrolet Impala is a standard bearer for what it takes to be a 5-Year Cost to Own winner. The V6 Impala is priced in the sweet spot for full-size sedans, while the fuel-smart 4-cylinder models allow the car to start at a lower price than most of its competitors.

That lower starting price means less horsepower, true, but it also means a less precipitous drop in the value of your new Impala when you drive it off the dealer's lot, as well as over time. Best of all, we've calculated that the Chevy Impala will hold its 5-year resale value better than its domestic rivals and most of its Asian and European competition as well.

That's the heart of the 2014 Chevrolet Impala's cost-to-own story — one kind of value. But the big Chevy sedan also comes equipped with another kind of essential value: It is well worth owning. Even in 4-cylinder mode, the Impala gives you elegance-affirming acceleration and a near-silent cabin, thanks to active noise cancellation technology and liberal use of acoustic glass.

Much of the long-term cost-to-own magic of the new Chevy Impala comes courtesy of its eye appeal — a shape that will hold up nicely over time — and the fact that its interior makes us think of luxury cars we've admired. All good scenes and no bad ones, that's what makes a 5-Year Cost to Own winner.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$44,981
as of December 13, 2013

2nd Place Finisher
2014 Toyota Avalon

2014 Toyota Avalon

Smart and stylish, the Toyota Avalon holds on to its value year after year. This year, the Avalon won KBB's Best Resale Value Award.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$45,211
as of December 13, 2013

3rd Place Finisher
2014 Dodge Charger

2014 Dodge Charger

Like a roomy interior and a gorgeous shape, full-size performance never passes out of style. The Dodge Charger embodies all three virtues.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$45,778
as of December 13, 2013

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See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2013 | 2012

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