2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class vs. 2016 Chevrolet Impala
Whether you’re looking for a family sedan, or a comfortable ride for zipping around Alpharetta, power, fuel-efficiency, and safety are likely at the top of your list. As a classic choice in its segment, many drivers would agree that the full-size 2016 Chevy Impala is a model sedan. However, if you’re shopping for a compact five-seater with engine specs, fuel economy, and amenities that outdo many of its competitors – the Chevy Impala included – take a closer look at the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. To showcase the power of the C-Class, we’ve pitted it against the 2016 Chevy Impala in the comparison below!
Engine Power and Fuel-Efficiency
Capable of producing 196 hp and 186 lb-ft of torque, the base 2016 Chevy Impala is powered by a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. With Start/Stop technology at the helm, the 2016 Impala earns a sensible EPA-estimated 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway rating. The 2016 C-Class, on the other hand, starts off with a 2.0L turbo 4-cylinder engine that generates 241 hp and 273 lb-ft of torque. The entry-level 2016 C-Class also features Start/Stop technology, yet manages to earn higher EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings than the less powerful Impala. Rated at 25 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway, the C-Class stands out as the stronger and fuel-friendlier sedan.
Comfortable and Techy Cabin
As you move from the entry-level LS to the top-of-the-line 2LTZ, you’ll gain access to a variety of luxuries and technologies for the Impala, including a central display screen, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth®* audio streaming, and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. Designed from front to back for comfort, the base C-Class includes many of the Impala lineup’s features, as well as the following Mercedes-Benz-exclusives:
- Multi-Mode Drive Program: Operable via a selector on the center console, DYNAMIC SELECT® allows you to alternate between driving modes (ECO, Comfort, Sport, Sport+, and Individual).
- Touchpad Controller: Used in conjunction with the central infotainment screen, the touchpad controller responds to swipes, pinches, and handwriting gestures.
- Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers: These intelligent wipers are able to adjust their frequency according to rainfall for a clearer view and safer drive.
Crash Test Ratings and Safety Features
Safety-oriented inside and out, the 2016 Chevy Impala scored top “Good” ratings in IIHS moderate overlap front and side crash tests, as well as a “Superior” rating in front crash prevention. Still, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Sedan is more than a match for the Impala. Not only does the C-Class brag the same above ratings, it also integrates COLLISION PREVENTION ASSIST PLUS® and more. While upgrading to the Impala 2LTZ gets you Forward Collision Alert, this system lacks the automatic braking feature that makes CPA PLUS® such an effective preventative. What’s more, ATTENTION ASSIST® and PRESAFE® – the C-Class Sedan’s other standard collision-mitigation systems – are lost on the Impala lineup.
Select Your Ultimate C-Class Sedan!
Despite its small stature, the 2016 Mercedes-Benz C-Class offers greater engine specs, fuel economy, and comfort and safety features than the full-size Chevy Impala. To take a C-Class Sedan for a test drive, contact RBM of Alpharetta! We’re available to assist you from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday.
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