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2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Buick Verano near Washington, DC

See Which Luxury Compact Sedan Comes Out on Top!

You’ve been itching to get behind the wheel of a compact luxury sedan, but you aren’t sure which model makes the most sense for you and your needs. You certainly aren’t alone, which is why we at Pohanka Acura wanted to help make your decision a little easier, as we have compared the 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Buick Verano near Washington, DC, so you can see how these two choices stack up against one another.

Let’s begin under the hood, as both the 2016 Acura ILX and the 2016 Buick Verano are powered by 4-cylinder engines. However, you’ll feel more power from the engine in the ILX, as it produces 201 horsepower and 180 lb.-ft. of torque. When behind the wheel of the Verano, its 4-cylinder can only generate 180 horsepower and 171 lb.-ft. of torque. Even with a more powerful performance, the ILX still manages to be more fuel efficient with a rating of 25/36/29 MPG city/hwy/combined1. In the Verano, you’ll be stopping to refuel more with a fuel rating if 21/32/25 MPG city/hwy/combined2.

The differences between the 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Buick Verano near Washington, DC, don’t stop under the hood - they also can be seen when you take a look at the exterior design. When you’re driving to work on a particular dreary morning, the standard fog lights on the ILX will help aid your visibility. Such feature isn’t available in any trim level of the Verano. Similarly, the ILX gives off a bright, white beam with its Jewel Eye® LED headlights. These highly illuminating five LEDs use less energy and last longer than projector-beam headlights, which is what you’ll find on the Verano.

Moving to the interior, the 2016 ILX brings you more exciting features than the 2016 Verano. For starters, the sunroof in the ILX comes standard, filling your cabin with warm sunshine and vitamin D. Such comfort is only available in top trims of the Verano. Additionally, you won’t have to constantly fumble with the driver and front passenger seat, as they can be adjusted using power, while the Verano only has manually-adjustable driver and front passenger seats coming standard. These seats are made even better in the ILX, as they come standard with heating capabilities, which is only available in top trim levels of the Verano. 

When you look at what each compact luxury sedan has to offer in terms of technology, the ILX prevails here as well. For starters, you won’t have to search for your keys to start up the engine, because the ILX comes standard with push-button start, a feature not found in the Verano. The Acura ILX also boasts HomeLink®, a universal feature that lets you control your garage door opener, front gate, and even the interior lights in your home, all without leaving the driver's seat. Such innovation isn’t offered in the Buick Verano. And in terms of driving safely in the city, the ILX comes standard with Adaptive Cruise Control. So you set a desired speed and also maintain a safe distance from the vehicle ahead of you. This feature isn’t available in the Verano.

We hope that our side-by-side look of the 2016 Acura ILX vs 2016 Buick Verano near Washington, DC, was beneficial in your search for a new luxury compact sedan. If you’d like to test drive the 2016 ILX, and see all of its exciting features first-hand, visit Pohanka Acura! Our new-vehicle showroom is open seven days a week, with convenient evening hours, so it’s always a good time to stop by.


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1 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.

2 EPA estimated. Actual mileage may vary. 

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