2016 Mazda6 Sedan vs. 2017 Chevrolet Impala

If you’ve been considering one of the 2016 Mazda6 sedans or one of the 2017 Chevrolet Impalas now available to Tampa and Sarasota drivers, you may be wondering which would keep your family safer while providing the best value for your car-buying dollar. The experts at Cox Mazda did some research to figure that out, and we determined that one of these capable sedans easily outperformed the other in a variety of important ways that may influence your buying decision.

Both Vehicles at a Glance

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When it comes to protecting passengers from harm in the event of an accident, the 2016 Mazda6 sedan easily beat out the 2017 Chevrolet Impala:

  • 2016 Mazda6 Sedan The 2016 Mazda6 sedan is equipped with whiplash injury lessening seats which, in the event of a rear-end collision can move up and forward, reducing the amount of force the occupant feels and lessening the potential for serious injury. This is supported by NHTSA testing which showed that passengers received just 130 pounds of HIC (Head Injury Criterion), which measures the likelihood of severe head injury from a collision.
  • 2017 Chevrolet Impala The Chevrolet Impala does not have whiplash injury lessening seats, which means that in a rear-end collision passengers are subjected to more force and are more likely to sustain serious injuries. In recent NHTSA testing, Impala passengers absorbed 229 pounds of HIC, more than 100 pounds more than the 2016 Mazda6 passengers.


When it comes to efficient operation, the 2016 Mazda6 sedan easily out delivers the Chevrolet Impala:

  • 2016 Mazda6 Sedan The 2016 Mazda6 is powered by a SKYACTIV®-G 2.5L 4-cylinder with VVT. This engine gives drivers impressive efficiency of as much as 28 mpg/city and 40 mpg/highway economy when equipped with the i-ELOOP technology.
  • 2017 Chevrolet Impala The Chevrolet Impala comes standard with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine that only manages 22 mpg/city and 30 mpg/highway fuel economy meaning drivers will have to refuel 100 miles sooner in the Chevrolet than in the 2016 Mazda6.


The 2016 Mazda6 offers a number of convenience features that aren’t available on the Chevrolet Impala:

  • 2016 Mazda6 Sedan Drivers can make use of the head-up display, rain-sensing wipers, and auto high-beams on select models, allowing them to concentrate on the road instead of switches and gauges. This attention to convenience and value helps the 2016 Mazda6 sedan retain up to an estimated 57-percent of its value after three years – higher than industry average.
  • 2017 Chevrolet Impala The Chevrolet Impala cannot be equipped with heads-up display, rain-sensing wipers, or automatic high-beams. These omissions and other factors result in a much lower 3-year estimated value of just 45-percent. This means that drivers wishing to sell or trade their cars in after three years will see a much lower return on their investment as a result.

See Why the 2016 Mazda6 Sedan Rules Tampa and Sarasota Roadways

The 2016 Mazda6 easily beat the 2017 Chevrolet Impala in Tampa and Sarasota comparisons. Contact Cox Mazda at (941) 749-2790 or visit our showroom at 3101 CORTEZ ROAD WEST in Bradenton, FL to learn more or to take one out for a test-drive today.