2017 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size Car

2017 Chevrolet Impala

Best Full-Size Car:
2017 Chevrolet Impala

The Chevrolet Impala returns for a sixth year straight as the 5-Year Cost to Own winner among full-size cars. With a starting price of just over $28,000, Chevy's comfortable cruiser undercuts its rivals and is proof you don't need to spend a lot of money to get a lot of car.

Ever since its massive makeover in 2014 to become a sleek yet substantial family sedan filled with creature comforts, the Impala has been a regular award winner. For 2017, the model again took top honors with the Kelley Blue Book Best Buy Award for full-size cars.

In addition to its long-term low ownership costs, the Impala stands out with its roomy interior and serene ride, making it an excellent choice for families with adult children or friends. As we state in our full review of the 2017 Impala: "One of the best traits about the 2017 Chevy Impala is its comfortable and quiet ride. This is a superb choice if you want a big sedan that prioritizes wafting over lanes vs. shrieking around corners. Our engine of choice is the optional 3.6-liter V6, which pairs the Impala's stately ride with effortless acceleration and passing power." At just over $1,000, even that preferable engine is a value in this big sedan.

While the Impala name dates back decades, today's version has features its forbearers couldn't even imagine. Technology highlights include both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone integration, built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi and wireless phone charging, while other perks include climate-controlled seats, forward collision alert and blind-spot monitoring. The only thing that isn't substantial about the 2017 Impala is its impact on your wallet.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$46,199
as of December 31, 2016

2nd Place Finisher
2017 Toyota Avalon

2017 Toyota Avalon

Refined, feature-laden and always ready to please with its cushy ride, the Toyota Avalon can add low ownership cost to its long list of assets.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$48,773
as of December 31, 2016

3rd Place Finisher
2017 Nissan Maxima

2017 Nissan Maxima

Along with its trademark sporty and dynamic manners, the Nissan Maxima sedan packs plenty of power and a lengthy list of standard features.

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5-Year Cost to Own:
$49,251
as of December 31, 2016

Other Category Winners


See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2016 | 2015 | 2014
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