2014 Buick Verano vs. Its Competition

2014 Buick Verano
Marty Padgett Marty Padgett Editorial Director

The Verano's premium feel and lighter pricetag are a blue-ocean approach that doesn't have many direct competitors just yet.

If it were our cash, we'd cross-shop the Acura TSX sedan and wagon, which have 201 hp, good handling and more interior space, but dated connectivity and styling.

The Lexus IS is reshaped and redirected more firmly at sporty drivers, but has intentions of competing with the BMW 3-Series.

The Audi A3 is in its last year before being replaced by a new sedan; the hatchback has pert handling and available turbodiesel power, but high prices.

The biggest challenge to the Verano is the new front-drive Mercedes CLA; it's firm and taut in a way the Verano is more comforting, but with a base price of about $30,000 it's an intriguing alternative with a sterling badge on the hood.

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Mild or slightly spicy--in either flavor, the 2014 Buick Verano delivers long on comfort, without bowing to sport-sedan cliches.
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With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan.
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The 2014 Acura ILX is a nice, balanced compact luxury sedan for those who put the emphasis on comfort and feature, not true sport-sedan reflexes.
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The 2014 Lexus IS is an important car for the brand, and at first impression, the redesign is off to a good start.
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The 2013 Audi A3 wears its age well, and remains a sporty, versatile choice for compact hatchback buyers who can afford a little luxury.
MSRP From    
$23,700$30,635$26,900N/A$27,270
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/4-cylPremium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded I-4N/ATurbocharged Gas I4
EPA Class    
CompactCompact CarsCompact CarsN/ASmall Station Wagons
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic4-Door Sedan 2.0LN/A4-Door HB Manual FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveN/AFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
555N/A5
Passenger Doors    
4N/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanN/AHatchback
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODN/AManual
Detailed Spec Comparison
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