2019 5-Year Cost to Own Awards: Best Full-Size Car

2019 Chevrolet Impala

Best Full-Size Car: 2019 Chevrolet Impala

Eight straight, folks. That's how many years in a row the Chevrolet Impala has taken the crown as KBB's Best Full-Size Car in our annual 5-Year Cost to Own ratings. Impressive. Indeed, this big and handsome Chevrolet sedan represents a lot of car for the money, which starts at about $28,000 and can touch $40,000 when fully equipped.

From our Expert Review: "Chevrolet's Impala nameplate has been around, on-and-off, since 1958 and while it remains a full-size sedan, measuring over 200 inches nose-to-tail, it doesn't have much in common with those bloated boulevard cruisers of decades past. The 2019 Impala features a stylish, coupe-like roofline while still offering plenty of interior space and great visibility. With its base engine it is reasonably peppy, while the 305-horsepower V6 is downright quick, launching from 0 to 60 in a mere 6.0 seconds. Despite its mass, the 2019 Chevrolet Impala has an unexpected spryness to its handling, but it's just as comfortable as those classic versions were in decades past."

The praise continues: "The first thing you're likely to note is just how well equipped and finished the latest Impala can be, especially with the mid-range LT and top-line Premier trims. Then you'll be impressed by the sedan's cavernous interior space. Even with five adults, no one will be jostling one another, especially with the Impala's supportive seats keeping you firmly in place."

Further buoyed by abundant modern tech that includes a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, the 2019 Chevy Impala exemplifies modern American luxury, helping to explain why it's been such a juggernaut in the Full-Size Car category of our annual 5-Year Cost to Own ratings.

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5-Year Cost to Own:

$45,101
as of January 1, 2019

2nd Place Finisher: 2019 Dodge Charger

2019 Dodge Charger
5-Year Cost to Own: $45,612
as of January 1, 2019

With its low ownership costs, lasting retro vibe and variety of powerplants, the 2019 Dodge Charger routinely shines in our 5-Year Cost to Own ratings.


3rd Place Finisher: 2019 Ford Taurus

2019 Ford Taurus
5-Year Cost to Own: $46,281
as of January 1, 2019

Although the Ford Taurus isn't quite as inexpensive to own as an Impala or Charger, its 5-Year Cost to Own continues to finish strong.


Other Category Winners

See the previous Winners of these Awards: 2018 | 2017 | 2016
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