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Compare Buick Verano vs. Volkswagen GTI vs. BMW i3

Compare the Buick Verano against the Volkswagen GTI and BMW i3. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Verano, GTI and i3 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 Verano, GTI and i3. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Buick Verano 2014 Volkswagen GTI 2014 BMW i3
2014 Buick Verano 2014 Volkswagen GTI 2014 BMW i3
     
4dr Sdn
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  • 4dr Sdn Convenience Group
  • 4dr Sdn Leather Group
  • 4dr Sdn Premium Group
4dr HB Man Wolfsburg PZEV
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  • 4dr HB DSG Wolfsburg PZEV
  • 4dr HB Man Driver's Edition PZEV
  • 4dr HB DSG Driver's Edition PZEV
4dr HB
  • 4dr HB
  • 4dr HB w/Range Extender
 

Prices

MSRP $23,700 $25,095 $41,350
Invoice $22,752 $24,091 $38,040
Avg. Paid $16,303 $18,524 $33,521

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.5 8.4 7.8
Critics' Rating 8.4 9.4 8.7
Performance 7.4 8.9 8.7
Interior 7.8 9.1 8.0
Cost to Own 9.2 8.8 N/A
Safety 9.7 9.7 N/A
Reliability 4.0 2.5 3.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Composed ride
  • Impressive cargo space
  • Elegant cabin
  • Powerful available turbocharged engine
  • Premium cabin materials
  • Roomy seats
  • Good cargo space
  • Great overall performance
  • Comfortable, roomy seats
  • Engaging driving dynamics
  • Lots of cargo space
Cons
  • Poor fuel economy estimates
  • Confusing dashboard buttons
  • Slow navigation system with small screen
  • Some cheap cabin materials

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Manual Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/4-cyl 2.4L/145 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Electric
MPG 21 City / 32 Hwy 21 City / 31 Hwy N/A

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback Hatchback

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 105.7 101.5 101
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 165.9 157
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 70 70
Height, Overall (in) 58.1 57.8 62

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Standard

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3113 2799

Tires & Wheels

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

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard
Back-Up Camera Standard Optional
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
Rear Parking Aid Optional
Remote Engine Start Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Optional
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers 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
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard
Heated Mirrors 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 4
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 95.0 92.9
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 39.3 39.6
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.2 40.5
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.1 54.7 53.6
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 38.5 37.2
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 35.5 31.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.9 52.8 49.2
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 46 11.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.3

Entertainment

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

Heating & Cooling

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

Navigation & Communication

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

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Optional Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Premium Synthetic Seats Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional
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 Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard
Auto-Leveling Headlights Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard
Rear Wheel Drive Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Electric Motor Standard
Turbocharged Standard
Engine Type Gas/4-cyl Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 Electric
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.0 L/121
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 180 @ 6700 200 @ 5100 170
Torque (Net @ RPM) 171 @ 4900 207 @ 1700 184
Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift Manual w/OD Automatic
Turning diameter 36.0 35.8 32.3

Fuel

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

Suspension

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

Transmission

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