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Buick Verano

Buick Verano

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.

LATEST MODEL
2017 Buick Verano
What's new for 2017?
2017 Buick Verano

Buick’s 2017 Verano sedan is reduced to just three trim levels this year, and it loses the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and 6-speed manual-transmission option.

  • Expert Rating: 8.4
  • Consumers Rating: 8.9
  • MPG 21|31
2016 Buick Verano
What's new for 2016?
2016 Buick Verano

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).

2015 Buick Verano
What's new for 2015?
2015 Buick Verano

Like many GM vehicles this year, the 2015 Buick Verano gets OnStar with 4G LTE and a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, which includes a 3-month trial period. A new sport-appearance package is also available.

2014 Buick Verano
What's new for 2014?
2014 Buick Verano

Forward-collision alert and lane-departure warning join the Buick's impressive list of safety features. The Verano's tech system gets smarter with text message support and Siri Eyes Free, a voice-recognition system that works with Apple's iPhone.

2013 Buick Verano
What's new for 2013?
2013 Buick Verano

Big Verano news for 2013 is an up-power turbocharged engine option. Supplementing the standard Ecotec 2.4-liter, 180-horsepower 4-cylinder is a 2.0-liter turbo-4 tuned for 250 horsepower. This engine is bundled with most of the equipment from the Convenience and Leather option groups to create the Verano Turbo model.

2012 Buick Verano
What's new for 2012?
2012 Buick Verano

The 2012 Buick Verano represents yet another mile-marker on Buick's path to relevancy. Coming to market with youthful looks and a starting price around $23,500, the Verano stands a good chance of wooing younger buyers who might not have considered a Buick in years past

Consumer Reviews

Great daily driver

By on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 32,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "performance, comfort, mileage, leather"

Cons: "No exterior trunk release, auto shift transmission"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I bought this car after putting 130K on my SRT-4. I needed a car for work related travel without losing my soul to a boring sedan. This one hit the mark perfectly. the turbo pulls it great and the engineers seem to have found the sweet spot for comfort and performance. I get better mileage than listed and I don't drive slowly... I wanted to buy an American car, but didn't rule out anything. I am very happy with this car!"

48 people out of 49 found this review helpful

Very Happy!

By on Saturday, September 21, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 12,500

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "fun to drive, zippy, handles great, front leg room"

Cons: "rear leg room, cloth/vinyl seats, climate settings"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have had my Verano for a little over a year. We bought it in summer (fitting given it's name) and I drove it through it's first winter here in Michigan. It handled and handles amazingly in rain, snow, and shine. It is really nice for 2 person road trips. It's a little tight for 4 adults to fit in for long (3+hr) road trips, but does it's best to accommodate. The rear trunk space is excellent. The folding rear seats are very easy to use for larger items. Gas mileage isn't comparable to fuel efficient brothers, however, I noticed that when I turn off the traction control I can hit 30MPG easily with a mix of freeway and city driving. If I don't turn it off I get about 26 in the city and 29 freeway. I am not a slow driver. I have to navigate around a lot of large semi trucks on the freeway. I drive 37 miles to work, then back again, each day so for me the fuel economy is great. I love the pick-up and pep in the car. The sound system is really nice for not being bose or alpine. The lack of outside noise is to die for! I am always shocked when I roll down my windows and hear a loud motorcycle. I simply roll the windows back up and enjoy the silence. I really love my Verano. I have had a few problems that the dealership has taken care of. One was a recall. The other was a bit more tricky I guess. Ultimately, in the year I have had the car, I feel I made the right purchase."

63 people out of 66 found this review helpful

2013 Verano - very nice luxury compact!

By on Saturday, November 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,100

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "composed ride, near-luxury vibe, excellent value"

Cons: "manual seat adjust, no outside trunk release"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Wanted a domestic near-luxury compact instead of expensive foreign makes or the usual mid-sized choices. The Verano fit the bill perfectly. Tasteful two-tone interior, understated exterior styling, and perfect size for an empty-nester or young professional. The motor is only average in power and MPG, but the overall goodness of the car for the price is undeniable. The well-equipped base model seems to be the best value, if you can forgo the Convenience or Leather packages. Comfortable leatherette/cloth front seats, stylish gauges and dash, amazingly roomy trunk, and acceptable back seat."

47 people out of 50 found this review helpful

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