When comparing the Buick Verano's and the Chevrolet Cruze's specifications and ratings, the Buick Verano has the advantage in the areas of typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, interior volume and base engine power. The Chevrolet Cruze has the advantage in the area of fuel efficiency. Based on this comparison of the Buick Verano's and the Chevrolet Cruze's specifications and ratings, the Buick Verano is a better car than the Chevrolet Cruze.
Buick Verano vs. Chevrolet Cruze Pricing
A used 2017 Buick Verano ranges from $9,484 to $18,999 while a used 2017 Chevrolet Cruze is priced between $9,799 to $18,990.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the Buick Verano’s base engine makes 180 horsepower, and the Chevrolet Cruze base engine makes 153 horsepower. The Verano is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 484 miles. The Cruze is rated to deliver an average of 32 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 534 miles. This gives the Chevrolet Cruze the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the Buick Verano. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
The Buick Verano has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front shoulder room and rear head room. The Chevrolet Cruze has the advantage in the areas of front head room, rear shoulder room, rear leg room, and cargo space. The Buick Verano and Chevrolet Cruze are comparable in regards to front leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The Chevrolet Cruze has an average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.