Last post on Aug 15, 2012 at 6:36 PM
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Buick Verano, Acura ILX, Car Comparisons, Sedan
#1 of 6 Verano vs. Acura ILX
Apr 30, 2012 (7:43 pm)
The Verano appears to be the better value, but falls short of the ILX on fuel economy and rear seat leg room. Would like to hear from anyone who's compared one versus the other, weighed the tradeoffs, and reached a conclusion.
#2 of 6 Re: Verano vs. Acura ILX [hpmctorque]
Jun 20, 2012 (9:43 am)
I have looked at both and both are good cars. However the Verano is quieter, more powerful, and cheaper (around $3000). It is also has a larger trunk and more head and hip room. The fuel economy trade off is around 10% - so in my opinion not huge. The Verano turbo should be a good powertrain option going forward compared to the ILX 2.4.
The Verano also has a bigger touchscreen, more airbags and an available Bose stereo system. Reliability would probably be an Acura advantage although Buick do seem to score well in reliability surveys.
#3 of 6 Re: Verano vs. Acura ILX [hpmctorque]
Jul 09, 2012 (8:46 am)
I agree with everything guy1974 said, but in addition, I find people love the ride of the Verano; extremely smooth for car the length of the Verano. (Probably due to the design/wheel placement and suspension.) For me personally, it is like driving a miniature Cadillac.
I also have to re-mention the Bose sound system... incedible sound!
#4 of 6 Priced too high!!!!!!!!
Aug 04, 2012 (7:19 am)
ILX is definitely priced too high when we take a close look at the competition. Verano offers more content, room, horsepower, and torque for 3 to 4 K less $. And, aggressive factory incentives from Buick add the advantage. Even 2012 Ford Focus has more HP.
If this car were offered for $3500. less [ about $100. less on a three year lease basis ] , buyers, including myself, would be on Acura lots waiting for the nest ILX delivery.
#5 of 6 Acura vs. Buick Resale
Aug 05, 2012 (7:17 pm)
I'm not shopping in this market segment and can't comment specifically on the virtues and features of two cars being compared.
But regarding price/brand comparisons, I would also take a look at future resale. Buick may have improved recently, but in the past GM's depreciated at a much, much faster rate than Acuras. Part of that was poor GM fit and finish and build quality, and hopefully GM has addressed most of these with the new models. But I wouldn't just make the price comparison based upon purchase price today. I'd look at future resale and, if you intend to keep the car for 5-7-9 years, how you think it will hold up both mechanically and in appearance.
#6 of 6 Re: Acura vs. Buick Resale [habitat1]
Aug 15, 2012 (6:36 pm)
You make a valid point about residuals. It does depend how long you expect to keep the vehicle, it seems increasing numbers want to keep a car 10+ years so the difference would be minimal by then. Also GM seems to be offering reasonable lease deals (inflating the residual perhaps) which takes the risk out since you can choose to buy it or not at the end of the 3 years.
If the Verano scores well in reliability surveys (truedelta.com is one that gives upto date data) going forward then it certainly has all bases covered.