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2013 Buick Verano Turbo vs. 2013 Acura ILX 2.4

Answering The Entry-Level Luxury Question Twenty years ago, a comparison between an entry-level Buick and its Acura equivalent would have matched a Skylark against an Integra. The unfair battle would have resulted in the compact domestic's defeat in nearly every measurable category, as the Japanese competitor was arguably at the height of its powers. Yet the automotive industry has flipped, twisted and merged itself through more than just a recession over the past two decades – it's morphed into a whole different ballgame. Pitting a Buick against an Acura makes perfect sense to... Read More

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    Comparo: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo vs. 2013 Acura ILX 2.4
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    Answering The Entry-Level Luxury Question Twenty years ago, a comparison between an entry-level Buick and its Acura equivalent would have matched a Skylark against an Integra. The unfair battle would have resulted in the compact domestic's defeat in nearly every measurable category, as the Japanese competitor was arguably at the height of its ...

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    Review: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo
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    Not Luxury. Not Sport. Not Buick. Not Bad. Those of you who still think of the Buick Verano as some sort of callously badge-engineered, gussied up version of the Chevrolet Cruze ("Why would anyone spend that much money on Buick's Cruze?" you may have been heard to mutter) have got the wrong idea. Entirely. Even in its most modest form, the Verano turns ...

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    Rumormill: Buick Verano to go turbo-only for 2014?
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    If VIN tags recently posted online prove accurate, the 2014 Buick Verano may be getting a new base engine. Presently the Verano makes use of GM's 2.4-litre Ecotec four-cylinder engine in non-turbo trim; 2014 documentation appears to indicate that GM's entry-level luxury compact will instead feature a 1.6-litre turbocharged mill. If this is the same ...

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    Official: Opel Cascada is Europe's Buick convertible [w/video]
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    As we reported earlier, there has been much speculation regarding a Buick convertible of sorts. The most ringing endorsement of this conjecture comes today from General Motors Europe, as the new Opel Cascada has debuted on the interwebs. Opel calls the four-passenger Cascada an "athletic, glamorous midsize convertible." With a length of 4,697mm (185 in.), ...

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    First Drive: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo [w/video]
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    Look Who Just Raised The Bar In The Compact Entry-Level Luxury Segment We first slid behind the wheel of the Buick Verano, the American automaker's entrant in the compact luxury segment, one year ago in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest. After motoring through scenic Oregon, we boarded our flight back home quite impressed with the small four-door. In our ...

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    Official: 2013 Buick Verano Turbo packs 250 HP, available six-speed manual
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    There has been many a conversation about the Buick Verano around the proverbial water cooler here at Autoblog Towers. And while it isn't necessarily the type of vehicle you'd think a group of car enthusiasts would get excited about, those of us who have spent time with the Verano have all become quite smitten with it. Our only wishes: more power and a ...

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    Official: Buick Verano goes to Europe, changes name to Opel Astra
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    The Opel Astra notchback sedan has completed its round-the-world trip. General Motors has based its latest compact on the Delta II platform. Designed by its studios in the U.S. and Asia, it was first sold as the Chinese-market Buick Excelle GT and then in North America as the Buick Verano. Now it joins the Astra five-door hatch, Astra wagon and three-door ...

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    Review: 2012 Buick Verano
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    Baby Buick Makes Quiet Case As An Almost-Luxury Car

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    GM makes the small list
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    Kanishka Sonnadara rounds up five new American cars that show GM is finally "thinking small" ...er. %Gallery-137381% Traditionally, Detroit has always been known - even celebrated - for its big cars, General Motors especially, save for a stint in the 80s that brought us the Chevy Chevette. Call it an American thing, a land-of-abundance thing, a ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Buick Verano
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    GM Seeks To Define Compact Luxury Very, Very Quietly %Gallery-137471% Every six months or so, we drive a car that exceeds our expectations. Such is the case with the all-new 2012 Buick Verano, the American automaker's fresh new entrant into the $25,000 compact luxury segment. Wait a minute – what's this so-called "$25,000 compact luxury" ...