New Impala tops sedans in Consumer Reports tests

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The newly unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Impala is diaplayed at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 4, 2012 in New York City (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

DETROIT (AP) - Chevrolet's completely reworked Impala has outscored all other sedans in tests done by Consumer Reports magazine.

It's the first time a sedan from a U.S. automaker has topped the ratings in the 20 years that the magazine has been giving numerical scores.

Consumer Reports Automotive Test Director Jake Fisher says the Impala has an impressive ride, and it handles and stops like a sports car. He says it's also roomy and quiet and is made of high-quality materials.

The 2014 Impala went on sale in April with a starting price of just under $27,000. The magazine says it is competitive with cars costing $20,000 more.

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