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2010 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,290
2017 BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,358
23 local 2017 BMW 3 Series listings
4 GREAT deals
8 GOOD deals

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2010 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
Rob Feeman Review:

With a redesign of the Impala pushed off to a future year as GM reorga...

The Good: The 2010 Chevrolet Impala gets good marks for its performance, suspens...

The Bad: Chevy has discontinued the well-reviewed, high-performance Impala SS f...

2017 BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive Sedan AWD
Andrew Newton Preview:

The F30/F31 version of the BMW 3 Series came out in 2012, and it represents the same tempting balance of luxury and performance that has made the 3 Series popular for decades. While th...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2010 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
Robert writes:
Great car, felt a bit less powerful compared to the LT.
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Chevrolet Impala LT FWD better.
"Exterior wise, there werent too many differences. Interior was different, the LS had leather seating while LT had fabric ones."
evill writes:
great car so far. i have 10070 miles on it.
Power Ranked 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL worse.
"ts up and engine"
Looks/Style Ranked 2010 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL worse.
"just more sleek"
GuruXVTDW writes:
I have had 3 impalas. I loved them all, I chose to buy another one because of affordability & comfortable for...
2017 BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive Sedan AWD
MarqRane writes:
The 340i and Audi S4 are both very capable entry level luxury sedans. Both offer a a sporty ride, and ample po...
10
Guru97M5N writes:
Classic brand, but it has lost a step to Audi. Lack of a standard transmission option on 4-cylinder xDrive mo...
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Prestige FWD worse.
"Front end styling seems more stylish (exception is the Audi LED lights). Audi back end looks a little bobbed relative to the BMW."
Value Ranked 2017 Audi A4 2.0T Prestige FWD better.
"Power delivery of the Audi 4 is smoother and quieter than the BMW 330, making Audi feel like a better car. "
GuruD71PY writes:
As I said I am buying a Jaguar for my wife although I would have bought the BMW because of reliability and ava...
Value Ranked 2017 Jaguar XF better.
"In the used car market it is a better value than the BMW. Bigger car, more power than the 330i. In fact it is comparable to the 5 series."

Specs

2010 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
2017 BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive Sedan AWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
18 MPG
18 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
29 MPG
29 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 17 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
207 hp @ 5,800 RPM
211 hp @ 5,800 RPM
180 hp @ 5,000 RPM
Torque
215 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
216 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
200 lb-ft @ 1,250 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
9.8:1
--
11:1
Displacement
3,500 cc
3,500 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 2.9 in
--
3.31 in x 3.55 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Front Driver 5 stars --
Front Passenger 5 stars --
Side Driver 5 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 4 stars --
Rollover (pre-2011) 4 stars --
Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Overall -- 4 stars
Front Crash Driver -- 4 stars
Front Crash Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Crash Overall -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver -- 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger -- 5 stars
Side Pole Driver -- 5 stars
Rollover -- 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 6 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.3 in 42 in
Back Legroom 37.6 in 35.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 18.6 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs --
Exterior
Length 200.4 in 182.8 in
Width 72.9 in 80 in
Height 58.7 in 56.5 in
Wheelbase 110.5 in 110.6 in

Available Options

2010 Chevrolet Impala
LS FWD
2017 BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive Sedan AWD

Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Jatoba Brown Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mediterranean Blue Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Platinum Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Heated Front Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Wireless Charging
  • Brushed Aluminum Trim with High-Gloss Black Accent
  • Burl Walnut Wood Trim
  • Fineline Anthracite Wood Trim
  • Cold Weather Package
  • Lighting Package
  • Premium Package
  • Sport Package
  • Track Handling Package
  • Driver Assistance Package
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Venetian Beige/Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Power Front Seats
  • Moonroof

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