Kelley Blue Book Best Buys of 2017: Full-Size Car
Room, comfort, style and tremendous bang for the buck
For the third year in a row, the Chevrolet Impala has bested its rivals to retain its title as the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award winner among full-size cars. While it's no secret that demand for such large cars isn't what it used to be, Chevrolet's largest sedan makes a serious case for itself thanks to a fine blend of roominess, power, refinement and low ownership costs.
A good value now and later
With prices ranging from just over $28,000 for a base LS model to under $40,000 for an upscale, leather-drenched Premier edition that could mimic a luxury car, the 2017 Impala is a lot of car for the money. That value story continues for years to come, as proved by the Impala boasting the best figures in its class in Kelley Blue Book's latest 5-Year Cost to Own Awards.
For 2017, the Impala's value proposition becomes even stronger. That's because even a base Impala can be had with the more recommendable V6 engine instead of the standard 4-cylinder. For less than $1,100, this powertrain option changes the entire character of the Impala, giving it smooth and effortless acceleration thanks to its 305 horsepower, yet still yielding a respectable 28 mpg highway rating.
The Impala sedan is at its most rewarding on the highway. Comfortable, solid and serene, an Impala has a special way of making the miles fly by. And despite its larger dimensions, the Impala plays nice in the city thanks to its light steering, surprising maneuverability and good outward visibility.
Amenities, safety features and tech galore
The Impala is just as welcoming to passengers as it is to drivers. With amenities ranging from climate-controlled front seats to a premium Bose audio system and even in-car Wi-Fi connectivity, it's easy for the whole family to be satisfied. This year the Impala gains Android Auto smartphone compatibility, joining Apple CarPlay.
The Impala also impresses with its safety features and driving aids. In addition to its suite of OnStar communication services that assist with everything from vehicle diagnostics to emergency services, the big Chevrolet sedan offers lane-departure warning, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring and full-range adaptive cruise control.
With value, room, comfort, style and amenities to spare, it's easy to see why the 2017 Chevy Impala remains the benchmark among full-size family sedans.
More 2017 Chevrolet Impala
To get to know this car even more, read our full review of the 2017 Chevy Impala, where we cited it as "a superb choice if you want a big sedan that prioritizes wafting over lanes vs. shrieking around corners."
If you're ready to decide which Impala fits your desires and budget, build and price your own to unlock its current Kelley Blue Book Fair Purchase Price, 5-Year Cost to Own and more.
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