Compare 2013 Buick Verano vs 2013 Lexus IS 250

2013 Buick Verano
2013 Lexus IS 250
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $22,156 $23,080
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,400 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,684 $26,755
4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,940 $29,105
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250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,156
$32,611
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$35,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$584 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
Comfortable, well-appointed and inexpensive on the luxury-car scale, the 2013 Buick Verano is a mild performer--that is, until the turbo T arrives later this year.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Sub-Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.8 52.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 43.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 85.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.1
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 30.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.0 54.4
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 180.3
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 107.5
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 70.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13.0
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.45 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.8 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 17.1
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 33.5
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 13.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45VR17
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3435
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 Compact
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5L/152
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 30
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.168
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.060
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.909
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.000
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.582
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.538
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.404
Trans Type
6 6
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Lexus IS 250
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A - TBD -
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 6
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.4 7.7
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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