Comparison - Lexus IS 300 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Impala Premier 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
40,660
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
36,420
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.40gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
BLUE VELVET METALLIC
#192135
GRAPHITE METALLIC
#2D3D3E
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#0F0F10
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#2E3332
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#9A9388
SILVER ICE METALLIC
#C7D0D8
SUMMIT WHITE
#DBE6E9
BLACK
#020303
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#D7D7D7
CAJUN RED TINTCOAT
#B70125

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

For 2018, the Lexus IS 300 gains a four-cylinder and rear-wheel-drive version in its lineup. In actuality, though, this is just last year's IS 200t renamed. The all-wheel-drive version still has a V6 engine, and it gets a 5-horsepower boost (to 260 hp).

PROS
Ride quality is smooth and comfortable on bumpy roads
Cabin is well-isolated from noise
Offers more features for the money compared to German alternatives

CONS
Optional Remote Touch infotainment system is distracting to use
V6 power compares to smaller turbo engines, but isn't as efficient
Handling capabilities do little to create driver excitement

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Lexus IS ranked #11 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Lexus IS has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 36 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Upscale interior
Quick acceleration
Cushioned ride

Cons
Subpar fuel economy
Undersized trunk
Frustrating infotainment system controller

By: 
usnews.com

The Lexus IS needs more powertrain guts, and more styling glory, to tackle the cars it wants to take down.

Pros
Lots of standard equipment
Subtle, stylish look
Swift-shifting 8-speed
Long options list
F Sport headed in the right direction

Cons
Too many cooks under the hood
Awkward powertrain walk
Pricey options
Tight rear seats

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala ranked #6 in Large Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Impala has a score of 8.5 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 41 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Comfortable ride
Powerful available V6 engine
Intuitive infotainment system
Spacious seats and trunk

Cons
Underpowered base engine

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Chevrolet Impala adds better base equipment this year for good value among full-sizers.

Pros
Sharp exterior
Better base infotainment
Quality ride
Good interior room

Cons
No hybrid powertrain
Interior is too busy
Back seat head room may bother some
20-inch optional tires are too rough

By: 
thecarconnection.com

As you'd expect from a large domestic sedan, the 2018 Chevrolet Impala has a smooth ride quality, a spacious interior with plenty of room for rear-seat passengers, and a trunk that's one of the largest available in any sedan.

PROS
Smooth, quiet ride
Spacious rear seat and trunk
Sleek cabin with lots of technology upgrades
Capable optional V6

CONS
Less handling prowess than its main rivals
Thick roof pillars hamper visibility
Some interior surfaces feel cheap
Underwhelming performance and economy from the standard four-cylinder

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
19.00mpg
19.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
26.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
24
Cylinders: 
6
V
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
3.50L
3.60L
Torque: 
264ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
305hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.40Feet
38.80Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition
Adaptive Cruise Control
Leather Steering Wheel
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
184.30in
201.30in
Width: 
71.30in
73.00in
Height: 
56.30in
58.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.10in
Wheel Base: 
110.20in
111.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
45.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.80in
Front Hip Room: 
54.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
10.80cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3737.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leatherette
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Rear ventilation ducts
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
10 Total Speakers
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Speed Sensitive Volume Control
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
Satellite Radio Satellite Radio
USB Connection
293 Watts Stereo Output
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
100 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
17 X 7.5
19 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R17
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
no
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
LED Headlamp
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Premium Plus Package
Premium Package
F SPORT W/All-Season Tires
Comfort Package
F SPORT Package W/18" Wheels And All-Season Tires
Premier Convenience Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Premier Confidence Package
Midnight Edition Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Adaptive Front Lighting System
Rear Spoiler
Alloy Wheel Locks
Door Edge Film By 3M
18" Mesh Alloy Wheels
F SPORT 18" Five-Spoke Alloy Wheels
Door Edge Guard
Body Side Moldings
18" Aluminum Alloy Wheels W/Summer Tires
Rear Bumper Applique
Premium Paint
Gloss Black Emblems
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
Power Sunroof
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
F SPORT Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Navigation System
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
F SPORT Key Gloves
Navigation System/Mark Levinson Audio System
Heated Steering Wheel W/Paddle Shifters
Carpet Trunk Mat
F SPORT Perforated Leather Heated Steering Wheel
Illuminated Door Sills
All-Weather Floor Liners
Power Rear Sunshade
Key Gloves
Trunk Organizer
First Aid Kit
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats