Do the 2016 Buick Verano Standard Features Fit a Luxury Car?
The 2016 Buick Verano standard features might seem better than the average sedan, but can they compete with all of the luxury cars available in the Chicago area? We put the Buick up against the 2017 Acura ILX, a car we think is one of the best midsize sedans of 2016, in order to give our Chicagoland drivers an idea of what they should expect out of a luxury sedan.
Do you think the Buick has what it takes to go toe-to-toe with an Acura? Read on to find out.
Standard vs. Standard for a Luxury Car
When we talk with our drivers about standard features, we know that many of them have different expectations of the standard for a regular sedan and a luxury sedan. While the 2016 Buick Verano standard features give it a leg up on a normal sedan, it doesn’t really have what it takes to compete with even an entry-level luxury car like the ILX.
You’ll find each of these features on every 2017 ILX, and they either are outright unavailable on the Buick or require upgrades past its base model:
- One-touch power moonroof
- Speed-sensing interval wipers
- Power-adjustable driver’s seat
- Heated front seating
- LED headlights
- Push-button ignition
- Steering wheel–mounted paddle shifters
In addition to all of these benefits, the ILX also gives passengers more room with superior front leg and shoulder room to the Buick. For a more in-depth comparison, be sure to read our 2016 Buick Verano review, where we investigate engine power, fuel economy, and other important aspects of a new car.
Remember that when you upgrade an Acura, you’ll find amenities like a state-of-the-art sound system, satellite-linked navigation, and advanced safety and accident prevention features. Upgrading the Verano just puts it on par with real luxury sedans.
Test Drive an ILX
The 2017 Acura ILX fuses power, technology, and luxury into one affordable new sedan, and we want to show you all that it has to offer. Visit a Chicagoland Acura Dealer near you today to get behind the wheel and see it for yourself. We think you’ll be impressed by just how much more it has to offer than the 2016 Buick Verano standard features.
Chicagoland Acura Dealers includes Joe Rizza Acura, Acura of Libertyville, Muller’s Woodfield Acura, McGrath Acura of Westmont, Continental Acura of Naperville, Arlington Acura in Palatine, Ed Napleton Acura, McGrath Acura of Morton Grove, Pauly Acura, McGrath Acura of Downtown Chicago, and Muller Acura of Merrillville.