Compare 2015 Buick Verano vs 2015 Lexus IS

2015 Buick Verano
2015 Lexus IS
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4-Door Sedan Convenience Group
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Verano 4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $24,019 $25,020
Verano 4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,968 $27,050
Verano 4-Door Sedan Premium Turbo Group 21 30 $28,046 $29,215
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SD 21 32 $22,444 $23,380
Verano 4-Door Sedan w/1SV 21 32 $20,959 $21,065
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4-Door Sport Sedan AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan AWD 20 27 $36,350 $39,085
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line AWD 20 27 $40,707 $43,690
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan Crafted Line RWD 21 30 $38,614 $41,440
IS 250 4-Door Sport Sedan RWD 21 30 $33,993 $36,550
IS 250C 2-Door Conv 21 30 $40,325 $43,360
IS 350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,339 $42,300
IS 350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 28 $37,260 $40,065
IS 350C 2-Door Conv 19 27 $44,305 $47,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,019
$36,350
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$25,020
$39,085
Monthly Payment Estimate
$417 / month
$651 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort. The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
EPA Classification
Compact Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.9 53.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.0 44.8
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95.0 90.2
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 54.3
Second Leg Room (in)
34.7 32.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.9 54
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 36.9
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.1 56.3
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.7 61
Wheelbase (in)
105.7 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.4 71.3
Track Width, Front (in)
60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.1
Length, Overall (in)
183.9 183.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.3 13.8
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.4
Brake Type
Pwr 4-Wheel Disc
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 - 11.6
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
15.6 17.4
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Rack-Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
N/A -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5 -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.0 35.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0 NA
Front Tire Size
P235/45R18 P225/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3300 3649
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.5 -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130 100
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700 204 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas/4-cyl Premium Unleaded V-6
Fuel System
Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.5 L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 27
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.17
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.04
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 4.10
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.00
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.58
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.52
Clutch Size (in)
NA -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.40
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Verano Lexus IS 250
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
N/A -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
N/A -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.00 -
Suspension Type - Rear
Compound Crank Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
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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