2015 Buick Verano vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Verano better equipped and more affordable than just about anything else in it's segment, leaving it without any true competitor so far.

The Acura ILX may be the next closest thing, but it's not as comfortable as the base Verano, and it's nowhere near as quick as the Turbo.

The Lexus IS offers better driving dynamics than ever before, making it more of a sport sedan than ultra-soft luxury car.

The Audi A3 is new this year and drives well, but offers fewer options for the same money.

That leaves the Mercedes-Benz CLA as the Verano's closest competitor.

It's a little firmer on the road than the Verano, but its extra-stylish looks and unmatched cachet might make it worth the extra coin.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Buick Verano may not be much of a sports sedan, but it certainly delivers in the category of comfort.
The 2015 Acura ILX is a well-rounded compact premium sedan for those who want features and comfort, but don't mind sacrificing performance.
The 2015 Audi A3 and S3 put more pressure on "premium" small sedans, with real prestige in their badges and real potential in their spec sheets.
The 2015 Chevrolet Cruze might now be one of the oldest designs in its class, but it remains one of the strongest entries -- especially for those focused on comfort, practicality, and fuel-efficiency.
The 2015 Lexus IS offers a good blend of comfort, style, technology, and driving dynamics.
The 2015 CLA is a small Mercedes done right, with enough of the brand's style and refinement mixed with a dash of youthfulness.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 46 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Gas/4-cylPremium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Gas I4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class     
CompactCompact CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan w/1SV4-Door Sedan 2.0L4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium4-Door Sedan Manual L4-Door Sport Sedan RWD4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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