2014 Chevrolet Impala Wins Cars.com/USA Today/MotorWeek Full Size Sedan Challenge

   2014 Chevrolet Impala Wins Cars.com/USA Today/MotorWeek Full Size Sedan

PR Newswire

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013

CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cars.com, the premier online resource
for buying and selling new and used cars, has named the all-new 2014 Chevrolet
Impala the winner of the site's Full Size Sedan Challenge. The challenge put
seven sedans against each other in a series of extensive expert and consumer
testing to determine which car deserved the title as best overall full size
sedan. In addition to the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, other full size sedans tested
include the 2013 Chrysler 300, 2013 Dodge Charger, 2014 Ford Taurus, 2013
Hyundai Azera, 2013 Nissan Maxima and 2013 Toyota Avalon.

"Of the seven sedans we tested, three were complete redesigns," said Patrick
Olsen, Cars.com's Editor-in-Chief. In addition to the fully redesigned and
top-placing Chevrolet Impala, the Toyota Avalon and Hyundai Azera were also
entrants with substantial makeovers.

"The Impala, which saw the most drastic redesign of them all, blew us all away
with its stylish looks and impressive drivability. In all honesty, this
redesign brought the Impala from one of the less desirable full size options
to the absolute best in the class," said Olsen.

Experts from Cars.com, USA Today, MotorWeek and a consumer who represents the
average full size sedan shopper tested the seven sedans for overall features,
comfort, driving ability and fuel mileage.

Tests included:

  o200 miles of driving on varying roads to test each sedan for real-world
    fuel economy.
  oOne day of round-robin driving where each expert tested each sedan on the
    same route back-to-back to gather impressions.
  oTesting by a car shopper representing the average full size sedan buyer
    for overall comfort, features, styling and drivability.

"Although full size sedans aren't the biggest sellers, they are still an
overall impressive group of cars," said Olsen. "Full size sedan buyers tend to
stay loyal to the segment, so automakers continue to innovate and update these
sedans to meet the needs of their drivers. This segment's challenge was
particularly interesting, because so many redesigned or all-new entrants were

Full results from the Full Size Sedan Challenge can be found on the Cars.com
Kicking Tires blog, here. For reviews of all full size sedans, or to find a
new car near you, visit Cars.com.


Cars.com is an award-winning online destination for car shoppers that offers
information from consumers and experts to help buyers formulate opinions on
what to buy, where to buy and how much to pay for a car. Cars.com offers
thousands of new and used vehicle listings, consumer reviews, side-by-side
comparison tools, photo galleries, videos, unbiased editorial content and many
other tools to take the drama out of car shopping. Cars.com puts millions of
car buyers in control of their shopping process with the information they need
to make confident buying decisions. Launched in June 1998, Cars.com is a
division of Classified Ventures LLC, which is owned by leading media
companies, including A.H. Belo (NYSE: AHC), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE: GCI), The
McClatchy Company (NYSE: MNI), Tribune Company and The Washington Post Company

SOURCE Cars.com

Website: http://www.cars.com
Contact: Ethan Hertzberg, 312.601.5685, ehertzberg@cars.com
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