Pros: Broad range of models and optional equipment; quiet interior; large trunk; comfortable ride
Cons: Mediocre rear visibility; sloping roofline cuts into headroom for rear-seat passengers
CG Says: Chevrolet’s Impala gets a long-awaited redesign for 2014. Having lived in the upper end of the midsize class for years, the Impala has clearly stepped over the line into the large-car segment for 2014, where it stacks up very well against a new field of competitors. Impala strong points include the most powerful V6 in the class, good passenger room, a pleasing ride, and a high level of quiet. The availability of a naturally aspirated 4-cylinder engine is a class exclusive for shoppers more interested in fuel economy than power. The best value probably comes from the mid-level LT, which, when optioned to the gunwales, still comes in a few hundred dollars below the starting price (with delivery) of an LTZ.