Test Drive: 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet has been trying to save the planet recently with cars like the Volt and battery-powered Spark EV, but this one is aimed at reviving an endangered species.

The 2014 Impala is the bowtie brands latest entry into the large car segment, one of the few that has been shrinking at a dramatic rate in recent years as Americans trade down to smaller models or up to three-row crossovers.

Theres good reason for this trend. Midsize vehicles are much roomier than they used to be and are delivering killer gas mileage, while anyone with five or more people to haul around would be hard-pressed to resist the siren song of a big CUV.

But rather try to disguise it as either of tho