Chevy Impala 2014: First American Model In 20 Years To Win ‘Best Sedan’ Category

The Chevy Impala 2014 model has won Consumer Reports‘ category for “best large sedan.” The win marks the first time in 20 years that an automaker located in the United States has claimed the top prize.

Consumer Reports ranked the Chevy Impala with an impressive “excellent” rating with a 95 out of 100 final score.

According to Jake Fisher, director of Consumer Reports automotive testing, “The Impala’s performance is one more indicator of an emerging domestic renaissance.”

The vehicles 95 out of 100 score is one of the highest ratings Consumer Reports has even given.

The company’s new focus on better quality has paid off, the Chevy Impala 2013 model far exceeded last years model which received a mediocre 63 out of 100 score. Last years model is described by CR as “a woefully uncompetitive and outdated model that was to be avoided even as a free upgrade at the rental-car company.”

Chevy fixed the 2013 Impala by placing it on the same platform as the Cadillac XTS. The car immediately received praise for its ride and handling. Consumer Reports also notes that the vehicles new interior sets a new standard for Chevy vehicles. The car manufacturer has apparently placed more emphasis on high-end materials and better trim standards.

Consumer Reports reviewers are so impressed with the car that they write:

“The Impala is competitive with cars that cost $20,000 more.”

General Motors has redesigned almost its entire vehicle line in an attempt to draw in new customers. One-third of Chevy’s new models are now in showrooms with others expected to arrive over the next few months.

So far, the redesign appears to be working with GM sales increasing by 8 percent, slightly better than the US markets average increase of 7.7 percent year-to-date.

Will you be checking out the Chevy Impala 2013 model? Do you like the new designs already featured on several GM vehicles?