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UPDATED: Jul 22, 2019

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The 2011 Chevrolet Impala ranks among the bottom of the seven affordable large cars on the market, according to U.S. News and World Report.

Complaints start with the car’s bland exterior styling, which makes it nearly invisible next to eye-catching competitors like the Chrysler 300 and the Ford Taurus.

Reviewers also complain that the 2011 Impala’s interior fit and finish are poor, and its handling is unrefined.

They do acknowledge that its fuel economy is better than what’s offered by some other large affordable cars, but it’s still no match for the Buick LaCrosse’s 25 city mpg/36 highway mpg rating.

Reviewers like Edmunds concede that the Impala’s engines, including a 3.5 liter V6 and a 3.9 liter V6, are adequately powerful. The problem is that they’re mated with an outdated 4-speed transmission.

The good news is that GM has announced a new engine and transmission for the 2012 Impala with all new models featuring a 3.6 liter V6 engine, as well as an updated 6-speed transmission.

Continue reading for information on auto insurance for the 2011 Impala and other large cars, or type in your zip code now to compare auto insurance quotes online!

How much is auto insurance for a Chevrolet Impala?

The National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) expects that auto insurance rates for the Chevrolet Impala will be less than the rates drivers will pay to insure many of its competitors. The average annual Chevy Impala auto insurance payment will be $1,049, and the average monthly payment will be $87.

Over five years, your auto insurance payments for the Impala will total about $5,244. This rate is based on drivers who have more than six years’ experience on the road, though.

If you have between three and six years’ driving experience, your annual bill will be closer to $2,000, and it’s likely to be around $3,000 if you’re a relatively new driver.

Yearly auto insurance rates for competing for large cars are usually between $900 and $1,200. For instance, Ford Taurus drivers pay just $995 a year to insure their cars, on average.

On the other hand, Chrysler 300 owners will owe an average annual insurance premium of $1,185, reports the NADA. Car insurance rates for the Toyota Avalon and the Buick LaCrosse fall in between these two, at $1,150 and $1,020, respectively.

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Chevrolet Impala Repair Costs

The Chevrolet Impala’s limited warranty lasts 36 months or 36,000 miles, which means you’re likely to start paying for repairs yourself during the third year that you own it. This first bill will total about $361, and the fourth and fifth year bills are generally $602 each.

The NADA reports that the total 5-year repair bill for this vehicle is approximately $1,566.

Repair costs for the Toyota Avalon are lower than the Chevrolet Impala’s, at $1,500. However, drivers ordinarily pay up to $1,627 annually for Buick LaCrosse repairs. For the Ford Taurus a typical 5-year repair rate is $1,774 and Chrysler 300 drivers will pay almost $100 extra on top of this.

If you opt for a midsize sedan instead of a large one, you’ll spend about 50% less on repairs. For example, Kia Optima repair costs are expected to total just $636 over five years, and Toyota Camry drivers will only pay about $700 for repairs.

Anticipated rates for the Honda Accord are comparable to the Camry’s, and Ford Fusion owners pay about $800 over five years.

Maintaining a Chevrolet Impala

The scheduled maintenance costs for the Chevy Impala are somewhat less than its competitors’. There’s a projected bill of just $85 for both the first and fifth years you own it, and a $186 bill the second year.

For maintenance costs during the third year, you’ll pay about $165, and the extensive scheduled service for the fourth year will cost around $1,446. By the sixth year you own your Impala, you’ll have already paid about $1,967 for maintenance.

Scheduled service for the Toyota Avalon and the Chevrolet Impala cost about the same amount, but you’ll pay roughly $2,347 to maintain a Chrysler 300 for five years.

The Ford Taurus is expected to rack up $2,464 worth of maintenance bills over five years, and the Buick LaCrosse will incur about $2,515 in routine maintenance costs.

Smaller sedans like the Ford Fusion, the Hyundai Sonata, and the Toyota Camry actually cost more than these large sedans to maintain. The Fusion’s maintenance costs will total more than $3,400 over five years, and you’ll pay about $3,000 worth of maintenance costs for either a Sonata or a Camry for five years.

Honda Accord maintenance will cost typical drivers $2,872 if they own their cars for five years.

Chevrolet Impala Crash Test Results

The Impala hasn’t been safety tested yet by the federal government, but the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has completed testing. It gave the 2011 Chevrolet Impala strong frontal and side crash test ratings, but the Impala only earned the second-highest crash test score on rear impact testing.

In this test, the IIHS measures the extent to which the vehicle can protect its passengers from whiplash.

The Chevrolet Impala also earned the IIHS’ second-highest score on the roof strength test, which assesses the vehicle’s ability to protect its occupants if a rollover occurs. If you’re looking for a large, affordable car with stronger safety ratings, you have lots of options.

The LaCrosse and Regal from Buick, as well as the Dodge Charger and the Chrysler 300, all earned the IIHS’ highest rating in each category. The Ford Taurus and the Toyota Avalon both performed equally well.

All of these models, including the Impala, feature dynamic stability control, which will be required on all cars beginning in 2012.

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