When you’re shopping for a smooth, family-friendly drive, you may find yourself trying to decide between the 2020 Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Camry. Which of these sedans is the right fit for you, though? Our comparison guide will help you make this touch choice.
Passenger Space and Comfort: 2020 Chevrolet Impala
Since the Impala is a full-size sedan and the Camry a midsize one, the Impala automatically gives you more passenger space. That certainly means it’s the right choice for families, but it’s also best for those who crave lasting comfort. The Impala’s seats are both cushy and supportive, setting you up for an enjoyable commute.
Although it’s not quite as roomy as the Impala, the Camry aims to meet your high standards in comfort. Its seats are big and supportive enough to accommodate a wide range of body types. And, like the Impala, the Camry provides a smooth ride, maximizing comfort on a bumpy road.
Streetwise Technology: 2020 Chevrolet Impala
Besides plush, family-style comfort, the full-size Impala offers a wealth of gadgets to compliment your daily drive. Standard infotainment features – including an 8-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone connectivity, and a Wi-Fi hotspot – keep you connected, no matter where you roam. You also get two USB ports to charge devices. The Impala’s optional equipment makes life even easier. Add the wireless charging pad or navigation system for a little extra convenience.
The Impala also comes with something you won’t find on the Camry: OnStar emergency telematics. Should a problem arise, this technology can send emergency assistance, making it a priceless addition to your daily drive.
The Camry’s standard tech lineup is almost as good. It includes a 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and the latest smartphone integration features, making it easy to stay connected. Though it doesn’t offer an emergency system like Chevy’s OnStar, this Toyota does provide optional tech features, including a nine-speaker premium audio system and navigation.
Safest Performance: It’s a Tie!
Both the 2020 Chevrolet Impala and Toyota Camry will impress you with their crash-test scores and street-smart safety equipment. In government crash tests, both the Camry and the Impala came away with perfect ratings across the board.
And both sedans also offer a wealth of safety gadgets. Features like blind-spot monitoring and rear parking sensors help you navigate crowded parking lots and extra-small parallel spaces. Forward collision warning and lane departure warning systems provide extra safeguards against dangers you might miss otherwise.
Fuel Economy Savings: 2020 Toyota Camry
Since the Camry is a midsize sedan, it’s smaller than the full-size Impala, a fact that gives it an edge in the efficiency department. Indeed, depending on equipment and trim level, the Camry earns up to 34 mpg combined (29 city/41 highway mpg).
In addition to being bigger, the Impala is also more powerful. While it does a good job of combining that power with efficiency, it’s not quite as efficient as the Camry. The 305-horsepower Impala earns up to 22 mpg combined (19/28 mpg).
The 2020 Toyota Camry is the most efficient of the pair, but the 2020 Chevrolet Impala is the all-around winner of this showdown. The Impala is the right choice – especially for buyers who want the roomiest cabin, an impressive array of tech-savvy features, and cutting-edge safety.