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2014 Buick Verano vs. 2014 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
The Buick Verano offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Nissan Altima with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Verano.

Convenience
The Nissan Altima requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Buick Verano, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Buick Verano is somewhat more expensive than the Nissan Altima. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Verano is much higher than that for the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Buick Verano is about the same width as the Nissan Altima. The Buick Verano is slightly shorter than the Nissan Altima, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
The Buick Verano has much less torque than the Nissan Altima, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Buick Verano has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Altima, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Buick Verano is significantly less powerful than the Nissan Altima. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick Verano and the Nissan Altima. The Buick Verano has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Altima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Verano than that of the Nissan Altima.

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2014 Buick
Verano

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MSRP*: $23,700 - $29,065
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2014 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,170 - $30,820
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Cash Back Rebate: Up to $750 Up to $500
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.00%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 0.07%
City MPG: 21 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 30 - 32 31 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $22,752 - $27,902 $20,971 - $28,488

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