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.