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2013 Buick Verano 2013 Audi A3 2013 Acura ILX
     
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
  • 4dr Sdn Premium Group
4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB Man FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0T Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic FrontTrak 2.0 TDI Premium Plus
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium
  • 4dr HB S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus
2.0L Automatic
  • 2.0L Automatic
  • 2.0L Automatic with Premium Package
  • 2.4L Manual with Premium Package
  • 2.0L Automatic with Technology Package

Prices

MSRP $23,080 $27,270 $25,900
Invoice $22,157 $25,361 $24,452
Avg. Paid N/A N/A N/A

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.3 8.2 6.9
Critics' Rating 8.5 8.3 6.2
Performance 7.3 8.5 6.9
Interior 8.1 7.9 7.3
Safety 9.7 10.0 9.3
Reliability 3.5 3.0 3.5

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Well-made interior
  • Good trunk space
  • Quiet cabin
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Smooth manual and automatic transmissions
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • High-quality cabin materials
  • Abundance of standard features
Cons
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Uninspiring handling
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Confusing navigation system
  • Cramped rear seats
  • Sloppy handling
  • Out performed by class leaders
  • Cramped cabin

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl 2.4L/145 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas I4 2.0L/122
MPG 21 City / 32 Hwy 21 City / 30 Hwy 24 City / 35 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.7 101.500 105.100
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 169.000 179.100
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 78.500 70.600
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.000 55.600

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3219 2910

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Optional Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.0 89.000 89.300
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.300 38.000
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.200 42.300
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 54.400 55.600
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 - TBD - 50.200
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.900 35.900
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.800 34.100
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.800 53.500
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 - TBD - 51.700
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 39.000
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.3 12.300

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Standard
Premium Sound System Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard

Navigation & Communication

Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Standard

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Driver Lumbar Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Optional Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Standard Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas I4
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.0L/121 2.0L/122
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 6700 200 @ 5100-6000 150 @ 6500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4900 207 @ 1800-5000 140 @ 4300
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 36.0 35.100 36.100

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Gasoline Fuel Optional Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30 35
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.500 13.200

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Four Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard
5-Speed Automatic Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard