2017 Acura ILX vs. 2017 Buick Verano

2017 Acura ILX Black

Acura ILX

2017 Buick Verano Silver

Buick Verano

2017 Acura ILX VS 2017 Buick Verano
201 Horsepower 180
25 / 35 City / Highway MPG
EPA-Estimated*
21 / 31
Standard Heated Front Seats Optional
Standard Rearview Camera Optional
Standard Voice-Activated Controls Not Available

Well-Equipped Standard Features

The 2017 Buick Verano has situated itself in the entry-level of luxury cars; however, it lacks many of the standard features found on the 2017 Acura ILX. The omission of these amenities makes the Verano seem much less of a contender when compared to the ILX. The Acura ILX’s impressive list of standard features has been noted by Kelly Blue Book, which stated, “The 2017 Acura ILX offers up a lot of premium content in a car with a premium badge, but without a premium high price.”

Some of the most impressive standard features of the ILX include:

  • Voice-Activated Controls
  • Heated Sport Seats
  • Rearview Camera
  • LED Headlights
  • Power Moonroof

Those features either cost extra to equip on the 2017 Buick Verano, or aren’t offered at all.

2017 Acura ILX Interior

Performance and Efficiency

While luxury and comfort are important, cars in this segment should also be engaging to drive. While the 2017 Buick Verano and 2017 Acura ILX are close competitors, the ILX does outperform the Verano in both power and efficiency. Edmunds even takes note of the ILX’s playful nature, noting that its “precise steering lends a sense of sportiness.”

While both cars have a 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, the Acura ILX has more pep in its step with an output of 201 hp and 180 lb-ft of torque. The Buick Verano produces just 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Even with the ILX being more powerful, it is rated at an EPA-estimated 25 city / 35 highway mpg,* compared to the Verano’s 21 city / 31 highway mpg.

2017 Acura ILX Driving

Experience the Well-Equipped 2017 Acura ILX

Reading about the 2017 Acura ILX is one thing; getting a hands-on feel for its comfortable interior, sleek exterior lines, and peppy performance is a game changer. We have a well-stocked inventory of the new Acura ILX eagerly waiting for you to meet them. Visit Acura Columbus at 4340 Dublin Granville Rd. in Dublin, OH, to test drive one today!

*Based on 2017 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 only), and other factors.