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

By Emily Eppley | October 25th, 2016

With all the high-quality sedans out there it’s hard to know which one is the best for you. Between the Chevrolet Impala and the Buick LaCrosse, there are some excellent features but there are just a few that set each one apart.

What’s to love about the New Buick LaCrosse?

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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True to tradition, the Buick LaCrosse puts driver and passenger luxury at the forefront. There’s heated leather on the steering wheel and seats, dual climate control and lots of connectivity with your smartphone to make the ride more enjoyable. And with the new lower center console the cabin has a very open and airy feel.

But the added technology really sets this sedan apart. With the available Automatic Park Assist, you can cue the car to park itself in both parallel and perpendicular parking spaces. When you add that to the standard Buick IntelliLink touchscreen with features for hands-free texting and music controls, then your car just got a whole lot smarter.

What’s to love about the Chevrolet Impala?

This spectacular sedan has something for everyone. The base engine is a 2.5-liter four cylinder with 195 horsepower; a healthy output for a non-turbo four. Like the LaCrosse, the Impala can get GM’s direct-injected 3.6-liter V6, which produces 305 horsepower. With either engine, the Impala delivers a pleasant riding experience for five passengers and composed handling.

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The chrome-accented interior offers plenty of room regardless of which row you’re in – front passengers have 45 inches of legroom and 40 inches in the backseat. And thanks to Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, everyone can connect seamlessly to access the best playlists and navigation. Or use the available Chevrolet MyLink touch-screen display to navigate, send/receive texts and access your music.

And if you’re worried about safety, take a look at the 5-star overall vehicle score from NHTSA. The Available Forward Collision Alert, Available Side Blind Zone Alert, Available Rear Vision Camera and perfectly placed airbags keep you protected on all sides so you can drive with confidence.

The winner is…

When it comes to comfortable driving and impeccable performance, the 2017 Buick LaCrosse is a clear winner. The models have comparable seating space and size with the Chevrolet Impala only beating the LaCrosse for trunk space. The more athletic Buick LaCrosse is sure to offer the luxury and performance you expect out of your next full-size sedan.

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