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 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.
The Mercedes-Benz CLA is a little firmer on the road than the Verano, but its extra-stylish looks and unmatched cachet might make it worth the extra coin.
The Acura ILX may be the next closest thing to the Verano—it's not quite as comfortable, but a mid-life revamp has given it more power and luxury touches than it once had.
Meanwhile, the Chevy Cruze is moving on—for the 2016 model year it gets a thorough redesign and moves to a new platform.
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|2016 Buick VeranoBrowse Used Listings||2016 Acura ILXBrowse Used Listings||2016 Audi A3Browse Used Listings||2016 Chevrolet CruzeBrowse Used Listings||2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy||23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/4-cyl||Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Turbocharged Gas I4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Compact||Compact Cars||Subcompact Cars||Midsize Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan w/1SV||4-Door Sedan||4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus||4-Door Sedan Manual L||4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Manual||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
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|2016 Buick Verano vs. 2016 Acura ILX||2016 Buick Verano vs. 2016 Audi A3||2016 Buick Verano vs. 2016 Chevrolet Cruze||2016 Buick Verano vs. 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class|