For 2016, the
Buick Verano compact sedan gains some new colors and an 8-way-power driver’s seat (replacing last year’s 6-way-power seat).
About Buick Verano
Aiming to build a miniature version of the popular LaCrosse sedan, Buick’s compact Verano for 2017 nearly hits the bull’s-eye. Unfortunately, lackluster sales have seen the Verano’s best bits axed this year, namely its turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual transmission. What’s left for consumers is still a competent little luxury cruiser comparable to the Acura ILX, Volkswagen Jetta and to a lesser degree, the Lexus CT 200h. Sharing its basic components with Chevy’s previous-generation Cruze may be one reason buyers didn’t bite, although Buick certainly added enough luxury bits and unique styling to avoid creating another Cadillac Cimarron. Time will tell if the Verano gets a do-over for 2018 or is permanently scratched from the roster.