2016 Acura ILX vs. 2016 Buick Verano
If you’re shopping for a small luxury car with an affordable price tag and high miles per gallon, then the Buick Verano might be on your radar. Unfortunately for the Verano, it’s simply outpaced by competitors like the Acura ILX. No matter which configuration of Acura ILX and Buick Verano you pick, you’ll find that the ILX offers a superior fuel economy estimate.
Performance and Efficiency
Whatever specification you choose, you’ll see that the Buick doesn’t keep up with the Acura ILX in fuel economy estimates by the Environmental Protection Agency. Take a look at the numbers:
- Base Buick Verano: The Verano gets a 2.4L 4-cylinder that earns an EPA estimated 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/25 mpg combined. This engine is paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and makes 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque for a 0-60 mph time of 9.0 seconds.
- Base Acura ILX: The Acura also gets a 2.4L 4-cylinder, but the EPA estimates that this car will yield 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined* with standard 8-speed automatic transmission with manual shift control. It will also sprint from 0-60 mph in only 6.9 seconds.
The Buick is also available with another engine option, but that 2.0L 4-cylinder only rates at 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined based on EPA estimates. Even that pricey upgrade option only just beats the Acura ILX when it comes to performance, with a 0-60 mph estimate of 6.6 seconds. That’s a lot of extra cost, both up front and at the fuel pump, for very little performance benefit.
Visit Your Michigan Acura Dealer
The Acura ILX is clearly the winner if you’re in the market for an entry level luxury sedan with good fuel economy. Michigan Acura Dealers offer the latest Acura vehicles, including the latest efficient ILX, so visit your local Acura dealership to test drive this sporty, smart, and economical small car.
*Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid models only), and other factors.