Congrats to the people over at GM for a job well done.
Here’s your first clue: the top-rated sedan on the market today isn’t (for once) the Toyota Camry. Nor is it from a luxury carmaker. Consumer Reports has just announced that the new 2014 Chevrolet Impala has just become its top-rated sedan. In fact, the new Impala beat big names like the Audi A6, Lexus LS 460L and the Acura RLX with a score of 95 out of 100. Considering how rigorous Consumer Reports does its testing, that’s a mighty impressive number.
The only other car that's done better than the Chevy was the Tesla Model S, which famously scored a 99 not long ago. Compared to the previous-gen Impala, which received just a 63 on the same scale, that’s a significant jump and it says a lot about how things are being run now at GM. In fact, Chevrolet is the first US automaker to make it to the top of the magazine’s sedan ratings in two decades. According to CR, its past top-rated sedans have either been Japanese or European models since 1992. For now, the Chevy Impala is top dog, but there will soon be some fresh competition coming its way from nearly every automaker, both foreign and domestic. For now, congrats GM.