Compare the 2015 Buick Verano Residual Value to the ILX
When shopping for a new luxury sedan in the Chicagoland area, it can be tempting to think there are no true entry-level options, but the 2016 Acura ILX is changing all that. Let’s take a look at its investment potential by comparing to the 2015 Buick Verano residual value so that you can make a smart decision on your next luxury car.
What Does Residual Value Measure?
The residual value of a vehicle is a measure of how much it’s worth after a certain amount of time, expressed as a percentage of its initial price. While the old story about cars losing half their value when you drive them off the lot is untrue, they do start to depreciate early.
Luxury cars tend to keep their value better than non-luxury vehicles. Organizations like ALG estimate future residual values based on a vehicle’s features, engine specs, and reputation for reliability in order to give drivers the tools they need to make informed decisions on their next car.
Comparing the Residual Value
It might be tempting to go for a vehicle that’s a step above the average sedan but still a step behind a luxury car, but once you take a look at the 2015 Buick Verano residual value, we think you’ll agree that the ILX is a better choice:
- The 2015 Verano residual value numbers come in at 41% at 36 months and 30% at 60 months.
- The 2016 Acura ILX has ALG residual values of 49% at 36 months and 36% at 60 months.
We can’t know for sure how ALG’s algorithms calculate residual value, but the ILX has features like these that set it apart from the Verano:
- One-touch power moonroof
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Heated front seating
- LED headlights
- Paddle shifters
- Push-button ignition
Those are the kinds of advantages that make a car appealing to drivers for quite some time.
See the ILX Firsthand
Looking at residual value numbers is a necessary part of shopping for a new car, but we have to admit that it’s not as fun as getting behind the wheel. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today so that we can put you in the driver’s seat of the new ILX and help you find out which packages might best personalize your new sedan.