Compare the 2016 Buick Verano MPG to an Acura
You’ve got your eye on the Buick Verano as your next small luxury car. Yes, the Verano does offer attractive styling, plenty of premium features, and a pair of relatively solid powertrain options. One thing it doesn’t offer is competitive fuel economy estimates. When you compare it to competitors like the Acura ILX, you find that it simply doesn’t keep up when it comes to efficiency. Take a look at the details below.
Performance and Efficiency
Take a look at the fuel-economy figures offered by the EPA:
- 2016 Buick Verano: The Buick Verano earns an estimated 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/25 mpg combined with the base 2.4L 4-cylinder engine and 6-speed automatic transmission. The Buick can also be equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged engine that earns an EPA-estimated 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway.
- 2016 Acura ILX: The ILX also comes standard with a 2.4L 4-cylinder, but it’s much more efficient, getting up to an EPA-estimated 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* with standard 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control.
You can see that the Acura is simply more efficient in EPA estimates no matter what configuration you choose. The Acura is not only more efficient—it also offers a superior blend of power and performance: the 2.4L engine in the Acura makes 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque—considerably more than the 2.4L engine in the Buick, which rates at 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. The Buick with base engine takes a leisurely 9 seconds to reach 60 mph from stop, while the Acura will do it in an eager 6.7 seconds.
Time for a Test Drive
The 2016 Acura ILX is the clear winner in this comparison: It offers a better blend of performance miles per gallon. You can find the current ILX right now at your local Chicagoland Acura Dealer.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.