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Compare Acura ILX Hybrid vs. Volkswagen GTI vs. Buick Verano

Compare the Acura ILX Hybrid against the Volkswagen GTI and Buick Verano. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the ILX Hybrid, GTI and Verano stack up against each other in terms of performance, features, safety prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new ILX Hybrid, GTI and Verano. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid
  • 1.5L CVT Hybrid with Technology Package
2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man Wolfsburg
  • 4dr HB DSG *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg
  • 2dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man w/Conv & Sunroof *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Conv & Sunroof *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man w/Sunroof & Navi *Ltd Avail*
  • 2dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG w/Sunroof & Navi *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition
  • 2dr HB Man Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB Man Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition
  • 2dr HB DSG Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
  • 4dr HB DSG Autobahn *Ltd Avail*
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
  • 4dr Sdn Premium Group
 

Prices

MSRP $28,900 $23,995 $23,080
Invoice $27,229 $23,035 $22,157
Avg. Paid $20,861 $19,744 $17,694

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.1 8.6
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.4 8.5
Performance 6.2 8.7 7.5
Interior 7.0 8.9 8.0
Cost to Own 9.0 8.8 9.3
Safety 9.3 9.7 9.7
Reliability 3.5 2.0 4.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Top-notch cabin build quality
  • Good fuel economy for the class
  • Premium cabin fit and finish
  • Roomy rear seats
  • Nimble handling
  • Quiet interior
  • Ample trunk space
  • Responsive available turbocharged engine
Cons
  • Small trunk
  • Limited rear-seat headroom
  • Sluggish highway acceleration
  • Slow touch-screen audio system responses
  • Low reliability rating
  • Underpowered base engine
  • Confusing dashboard buttons

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Electric I4 1.5L/91 Turbocharged Gas I4 2.0L/121 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl 2.4L/145
MPG 39 City / 38 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 21 City / 32 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 2 Door Hatchback Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.100 101.5 105.7
Length, Overall (in) 179.100 165.8 183.9
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70.600 70.0 71.4
Height, Overall (in) 55.600 57.8 58.4

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 Standard Standard Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2959 3034 3300

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Wheel Locks 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 Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard
Interior Cargo Shade Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Front 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 Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 89.300 93.5 95.0
Front Head Room (in) 38.000 39.3 38.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.300 41.2 42.0
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.600 54.6 55.0
Front Hip Room (in) 50.200 - TBD - 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 35.900 38.5 37.8
Second Leg Room (in) 34.100 35.5 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.500 53.1 52.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.700 - TBD - 51.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) - TBD -
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 10.000 14.3

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

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 Standard Standard

Seats

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

Brakes

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

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard 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 Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Turbocharged Gas I4 Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Displacement 1.5L/91 2.0L/121 2.4L/145
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 111 @ 5500 200 @ 5100-6000 180 @ 6700
Torque (Net @ RPM) 127 @ 1000 - 3500 207 @ 1800-5000 171 @ 4900
Transmission Continuously Variable Ratio Manual Automatic w/Manual Shift
Turning diameter 36.100 35.8 36.0

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Hybrid Fuel Standard
Gasoline Fuel Standard Optional
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 39 21 21
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 38 31 32
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 13.200 14.5 15.6

Suspension

Active Suspension System Standard
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Multi-Link Multi-Link Compound Crank
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
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard
Manual Standard
6-Speed Manual Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.