2011 Toyota
Corolla
vs. 2012 Chevrolet
Impala LT

2012 Chevrolet Impala LT

9.8

starting from

$27,995

Reasons to buy the Chevrolet Impala LT

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Power windows
Standard
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OK brakes
Disc
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Power locks
Standard
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Keyless entry
Standard
2011 Toyota Corolla

7.8

Runner-up

Toyota Corolla

starting from

$16,660

Reasons to buy the Toyota Corolla

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Good city fuel efficiency
28 mpg
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Power outlets
Standard
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Good highway fuel efficiency
35 mpg
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Average range in the city
370 miles
Luxury Features 5.5 vs 10.0
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Winner: Impala LT
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  • Almost the same
  • Almost the same
Cost 10.0 vs 9.6
2011 Toyota Corolla Winner: Corolla
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  • Gets around 50% more miles per gallon in the city, 28 mpg vs 19 mpg
  • The best price we've seen is $11,335 cheaper (more than 40% less), $16,660 vs $27,995
Safety Features 10.0 vs -
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  • Child door locks come standard
Crash Test Ratings 10.0 vs -
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Performance 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
  • Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
Practicality 10.0 vs -
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  • Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
  • Neither offers a navigation system
Entertainment System 10.0 vs -
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  • Neither offers an entertainment system
  • Neither offers satellite radio
Road Tests 10.0 vs -
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  • Both take longer to stop from 60mph
Overall 7.8 vs 9.8

Luxury Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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moon roof Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a sun roof
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power seats Not Available vs Standard Conveniently adjust your seat with the Impala LT's power seats; not available on the Corolla
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keyless entry Not Available vs Standard The convenience of keyless entry comes standard on the Impala LT; not available on the Corolla
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leather Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a leather interior

Cost

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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MSRP $16,660 vs $27,995 The Corolla has a great price and the Impala LT is pretty reasonable
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In-city gas mileage 28 mpg vs 19 mpg The Corolla has great city mileage and the Impala LT is pretty reasonable
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basic warranty miles 36,000 mile vs 36,000 mile Shorter basic warranty
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basic warranty years 3 year vs 3 year Shorter-lasting basic warranty

Safety Features

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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antilock brakes Standard vs Standard Both come standard with ABS brakes
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Stability control system Yes vs Unknown
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Airbags 5 vs 5 OK number of airbags
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Rear brakes Drum vs Disc The Impala LT has good brakes for high-performance driving
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child door locks Standard vs Standard Child door locks come standard
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Roadside assistance system None vs OnStar

Crash Test Ratings

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Rollover resistance 4 stars vs Unknown
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Front driver crash test 5 stars vs Unknown
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Driver side crash test 5 stars vs Unknown

Performance

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Horsepower 132 HP @ 6,000 RPM vs 300 HP @ 6,500 RPM The Impala LT is fairly powerful, but the Corolla is underpowered
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Number of gears 5 vs 6 Average number of gears
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Transmission Manual transmission vs Automatic transmission The Impala LT's automatic transmission is convenient for stop-and-go traffic
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paddle shifters Not Available vs Unknown
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Air compressor None vs None Neither has an air compressor to maximize power output
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Power-to-weight ratio 20.7 lb/hp vs 11.8 lb/hp The Impala LT is a sporty car, but the Corolla is sluggish
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Drivetrain type front-wheel drive vs front-wheel drive Neither has a good drivetrain for off-road or bad weather driving
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Curb-to-curb turning radius 35.4 ft vs Unknown

Practicality

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Passengers 5 vs 6 The Impala LT can carry a soccer team, and the Corolla has an OK number of seats
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Highway driving range 462 miles vs 493 miles Average highway range
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Cargo space 12.3 ft3 vs 18.6 ft3 Both have OK cargo room
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front seats 51.3 ft3 vs 56.6 ft3 The Impala LT has roomy front seats, but the Corolla is very cramped
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folding rear seats Standard vs Standard Both have a rear seat that folds down for extra storage space
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power outlets Standard vs Not Available The Corolla 's standard power outlets will keep your gadgets charged; not available on the Impala LT
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roof rails Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers roof rails
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navigation system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers a navigation system
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Cupholders 8 vs Unknown
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front air conditioning Standard vs Standard A/C for hot summer days comes standard

Entertainment System

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Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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Number of speakers 4 vs Unknown
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Has speed sensitive volume Yes vs Unknown
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CD player Standard vs Standard CD player comes standard
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premium radio Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers satellite radio
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Has auxiliary audio input Yes vs Unknown
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Has subwoofer No vs Unknown
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entertainment system Not Available vs Not Available Neither offers an entertainment system

Road Tests

Toyota
Corolla
2011 Toyota Corolla
2012 Chevrolet Impala LT Chevrolet
Impala LT
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0-60 mph 9.0 seconds vs Unknown
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Braking distance at 60mph 136 ft vs 135 ft Both take longer to stop from 60mph
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1/4 mile 16.8 s s @ 83.0 mph mph vs Unknown
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Lateral acceleration 0.83 g vs Unknown
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Top speed 115 mph vs Unknown

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