The 2016 Honda Accord vs. the 2016 Buick Verano

2016 Honda Accord Sedan

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Buick Verano

2016 Buick Verano

The 2016 Honda Accord and the 2016 Buick Verano are smartly designed, midsize sedans with true luxury amenities. They both offer efficiency and performance, the latest technology, and attractive design. So which one do you choose here in the Elgin and Crystal Lake, IL area? You can learn how they compare side by side below.

Fuel Economy and Performance

Shoppers eyeing these sedans might have any number of priorities. You might want muscle for spirited acceleration, and you might want fuel economy to save you money at the pump, or you might just want a solid blend of both. When it comes to these details, the numbers don’t lie.

The 2016 Buick Verano uses a 2.4L four-cylinder good for 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque and an EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway. The Verano also offers an upgrade by way of a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque, and earns an EPA estimated 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway.

The 2016 Honda Accord starts with a more powerful 2.4L four-cylinder that cranks out 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque, and this base model earns 27 mpg highway/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* based on EPA estimates with continuously variable transmission. Upgrade to the 3.5L V6 and you’ve got 278 hp and 252 lb-ft of torque, and an EPA estimate of 21 mpg city/34 mpg highway with the six-speed automatic.

It’s clear that the Accord soundly beats the Verano in fuel economy and performance.


When it comes down to high-tech safety features, you’ll find that the Honda Sensing system in the 2016 Honda Accord, with automatic forward collision warning, collision prevention braking, and lane departure warning and prevention will provide the peace of mind you seek. The 2016 Buick Verano does offer a forward collision warning and a lane departure warning system, but no collision prevention braking or lane departure prevention features.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

You can drive the new 2016 Honda Accord here at your leading Elgin area Honda dealership, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. Our showroom is located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL, so come visit us to find out more about the newest Accord. Of course, you’re welcome to call us at 815-459-6400 or contact us online with any questions!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.