Compare 2014 Buick Verano vs 2013 Acura TSX

2014 Buick Verano
2013 Acura TSX
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4-Door Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $22,752 $23,700
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,875 $24,870
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,824 $26,900
4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,902 $29,065
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4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic 22 31 $28,719 $30,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Special Edition 22 31 $29,644 $31,510
4-Door Sedan I4 Manual Special Edition 21 29 $29,644 $31,510
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic 22 30 $29,968 $31,860
4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 31 $31,588 $33,610
5-Door Sport Wagon I4 Automatic Tech Pkg 22 30 $33,346 $35,510
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic Tech Pkg 19 28 $36,715 $39,150
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,752
$28,719
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,700
$30,510
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$509 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Mild or slightly spicy--in either flavor, the 2014 Buick Verano delivers long on comfort, without bowing to sport-sedan cliches. For nearly all compact-sedan shoppers except serious enthusiasts or green-car fanatics, the 2013 Acura TSX strikes an agreeable compromise between sport-sedan attitude and premium-car practicality.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 54.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57.8
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.0
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 94.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 34.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 37.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 62.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.9
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 185.6
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 106.4
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 72.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.1 x 0.35
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 - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 36.7
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A NA
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/50VR17
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 NA
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/50VR17
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 3470
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 8.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 105
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 170 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 201 @ 7000
Engine Type
Gas/4-cyl Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 2.652
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.082
Trans Type
6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.566
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 2.000
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.614
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.438
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 0.773
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Acura TSX
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double-Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA 7 (2012)
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
NA 7.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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