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2014 Buick Verano 2014 Volkswagen GTI 2014 FIAT 500L
 
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4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
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  • Trekking
  • Lounge

Prices

MSRP $23,700 $25,095 $19,195
Invoice $22,752 $24,091 $19,050
Avg. Paid $24,190 $24,225 $19,821

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.2 8.6 8.0
Critics' Rating 8.5 9.3 8.1
Performance 7.4 8.9 7.3
Interior 7.8 9.1 7.6
Safety 9.7 9.7 8.5
Reliability 3.5 2.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Smooth, quiet ride
  • Good cargo space
  • Upscale cabin
  • Powerful turbo engine
  • High-quality interior
  • Spacious front and rear seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great all-around performance
  • Excellent visibility
  • Ample cargo space
  • Intuitive controls and tech features
Cons
  • Low fuel economy for the class
  • Confusing interior controls
  • Sluggish navigation system with small screen
  • Rivals offer sportier handling

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/4-cyl 2.4L/145 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 1.4 L/83
MPG 21 City / 32 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy 25 City / 33 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.7 101.5 102.8
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 165.9 166.5
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 70 69.8
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.8 65.7

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3113 3203

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet 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
Interior Cargo Shade Standard Standard
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard 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
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 92.9 99.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3 40.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.2 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 53.6
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5 39.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 35.5 35.2
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.8 54.7
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 53
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46 68
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 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 Standard

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard
Driver Lumbar Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger 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 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
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Locking Rear Differential Standard
Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard Standard
Turbocharged Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/4-cyl Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.0 L/121 1.4 L/83
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 6700 200 @ 5100 160 @ 5500
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4900 207 @ 1700 184 @ 2500
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Turning diameter 36.0 35.8 32.3

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21 (Est) 25
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 31 (Est) 33
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 14.5 13.2

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs Multi-Link Torsion Beam

Transmission

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