The Winner Is… 2014 Chevy Impala – Consumer Reports
Victory is sweet for Chevrolet with the announcement that the 2014 Chevrolet Impala beat all others for Consumer Reports top sedan ratings. It’s the first domestic to rise to the top in 20 years.
The win is a “big deal,” according to Michelle Krebs, Edmunds senior analyst, who notes “it is rare that any Detroit automaker wins rave reviews from Consumer Reports.”
Consumer Reports assessed the Impala as being competitive with luxury brands costing much more, saying, “Overall, Consumer Reports found the Impala is competitive with cars that cost $20,000 more, including the Audi A6 and Lexus LS 460L, as well as the recently reviewed Acura RLX and Jaguar XF.”
“(Impala) scores higher than the Chrysler 300, Nissan Maxima, Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse,” he said. “It beat out the BMW 328i, Mercedes-Benz C250 and Acura TSX. It beat out at least more than a dozen vehicles — everything that would be on most consumers’ shopping lists.”
Shortly before the Consumer Reports announcement, the new Impala received the highest 5-Star overall vehicle score possible from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.