If you're in Richmond, Georgetown, or Frankfort, KY and you've been shopping for a luxury sedan that won't put a dent in your wallet, you've found it in the Toyota Avalon. This upscale head turner is a stunner from every angle, including the opulent cabin. The seasoned sales staff at Toyota on Nicholasville invite you down to our dealership to check out this prestigious car. Once you see our incredible low price on a 2015 Toyota Avalon, you'll be ready to sign on the dotted line!
Let's peek at how the 2015 Toyota Avalon stacks up against the Chevrolet Impala.
POWERTRAIN AND VALUE
Of course, a luxury sedan like the 2015 Toyota Avalon needs to be loaded with tech and amenities, but it's the smooth ride and agile handling which is really the true test of its prowess. Under the Avalon's hood sits a robust 3.5L V6 engine that pumps out 268 hp married to a 6-speed electronically-controlled automatic transmission with paddle shifters. (The Avalon also comes with a hybrid engine but we're keeping our focus on the gas model.) In comparison, the Chevrolet Impala has two engines -- a 2.5L 4-cylinder with 196 hp and a 3.6L V6 with 305 horses matched to a 6 speed automatic. But the V6 is only available in the priciest Impala model which is $3000 more than the base Avalon. Horses to horses, the 2015 Toyota Avalon standard engine is much more potent than the standard Impala I4.
A car of the pedigree of the 2015 Toyota Avalon and Impala is expected to be packed with amenities, and the Avalon comes through with flying colors. The base model includes daytime running lights, leather-trimmed steering wheel, a 6.1 inch touchscreen, rearview camera, and a smart key system with push button start. The Impala display is much smaller at 4.3 inches, and none of the 2015 Toyota Avalon's standard equipment are available on the base Impala.
Size matters, especially if you want a car that handles nimbly and is easy to maneuver. You'll get that with ability in the 2015 Toyota Avalon, which comes in at 195.3 inches and a wheelbase of 111 inches, vs. the much larger Impala's overall length of 201.3 inches and wheelbase of 117. That 6 inches of wheelbase and length difference makes it much easier for the 2015 Toyota Avalon to squeeze into tight spaces and make hairpin turns than the Impala.