Let’s Compare: 2017 Chevrolet Impala vs 2017 Buick LaCrosse

By Justin Cupler | October 25th, 2016

When you’re looking for a comfortable full-sized sedan for you and your family, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse and Chevrolet Impala are both exceptional options with plenty to offer. The available technology added creature comforts as well as integrated safety features set these two apart. But which one gives you the best bang for your buck? They are pros and cons to each, but let’s see which one makes the grade.

How does the 2017 Chevrolet Impala stand out?

If you’re looking for a family sedan with tons of space and an efficient engine, the new 2017 Chevrolet Impala is the ride for you. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four cylinder with an impressive 195 horsepower that earns a hefty 31 mpg highway. Or if you have the need for some serious power, the available direct-injected 3.6-liter V6 achieves 305 horsepower. With either engine, all five passengers are sure to enjoy a smooth ride.

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And Chevy didn’t skimp on the technology in this full-sized sedan. You and your passengers can take advantage of the 4G Wi-Fi to connect their music with Apple CarPlay or Android Auto ensuring a happy ride for the passengers. And the driver will appreciate the adaptive cruise-control, available Forward Collision Alert and in-dash navigation to make long rides more enjoyable.

How does the 2017 Buick LaCrosse stand out?

This souped-up sedan is full of elegant touches and masterful strokes of power. The available 3.6-liter V-6 engine with electric assist produces 310 horsepower and earns an impressive 31 mpg on the highway – and can be paired with all-wheel drive. That’s more than enough ponies to get you from one business meeting to the next.

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The Buick Lacrosse continues to impress with the advanced QuietTuning technology to keep noises out on the road and your ride quiet. The connectivity allows for seamless integration of your smartphone using the Buick IntelliLink so you can access playlists, change the radio station and even text using only your voice. Combine those with the available heated leather steering wheel and seats and you have a seriously plush ride for the both the driver and the passengers.

Which one gets top marks?

We’re all about the Chevrolet Impala. It has a more spacious interior, better gas mileage and great safety technology to keep you and your passengers safe. The U.S. News & World Report named the 2016 model “Best Large Car for the Money” and we have to say we agree. You definitely get your money’s worth and some pretty great additional features to boot!

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