2016 Buick Verano vs. Its Competition

2016 Buick Verano Turbo
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 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.

2016 Buick Verano Turbo2016 Buick Verano
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2016 Chevrolet Cruze2016 Chevrolet Cruze
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2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class
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Quick Specs
8.0
The 2016 Buick Verano delivers heavily on comfort and quiet, even if it's not much of a sport sedan.
8.0
The 2016 Acura ILX has a sportier focus than other entry-luxury sedans, without sacrificing comfort and refinement.
8.2
The 2016 Audi A3 models offer a variety of body styles, powertrains, and options to battle whatever the small luxury segment has to offer.
7.6
The 2016 Chevrolet Cruze inches closer to mid-size, while growing lighter, leaner, and more fuel-efficient.
8.2
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz CLA is tight on rear-seat space, and on value—but long on style and in AMG trim, explosive performance.
MSRP From    
$21,065$27,900$30,900$16,120$32,050
Gas Mileage    
21 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 43 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 42 MPG Hwy23 MPG City / 38 MPG Hwy
Engine    
Gas/4-cylPremium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Turbocharged Gas I4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
CompactCompact CarsSubcompact CarsMidsize CarsSubcompact Cars
Style Name    
4-Door Sedan w/1SV4-Door Sedan4-Door Sedan FWD 1.8T Premium Plus4-Door Sedan Manual L4-Door Sedan CLA 250 FWD
Drivetrain    
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
4N/AN/A4N/A
Body Style    
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission    
Automatic w/Manual ShiftAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODManualAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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