...The radio includes traditional auxiliary and USB inputs but also lets you stream music from a mobile device using Bluetooth. The system can read aloud text messages and works with mobile music apps such as Pandora. GM's available OnStar app expands the reach of the emergency communication service by letting you check the Verano's fuel level and tire pressure, among other things. Power comes from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes an estimated 180 horsepower. The engine has direct injection, and it teams with a six-speed automatic transmission. The combination is expected to yield an...
...and optional equipment for the Convenience and Leather trims includes a power sunroof and an audio system with navigation.The 2012 Buick Verano has undergone Buick’s exclusive QuietTuning Technology, which the automaker states attacks external noises at three different points with aerodynamic parts, acoustical laminated glass and noise-absorbing padding to create an extremely quiet interior. Warranty-wise, the Verano is protected by GM’s standard protection plans, which include a 4-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty, 5-year/100,000-mile limited powertrain/drivetrain...
...Should you want more power, hold your horses: GM will offer a turbocharged four-cylinder down the road. The Verano will need more than a power bump to be fun, though. The linear brakes and sharp steering show promise, but throw the Verano into a corner and its nose-heavy balance and precipitous body roll will have you dialing back the antics. Most Verano drivers will keep to straight-line stop-and-go, I suspect, where the car fares better. The front-drive TSX feels similarly mushy at the limits. Driving enthusiasts should look elsewhere. The Verano rides as well as the Cruze — no slouch...
Buick has released pricing on its 2013 Verano Turbo compact sedan, and its latest sport-focused luxury offering will begin at $29,990, including a destination charge of $885... read more August 8, 2012 by Kurt Ernst
Less than a year after its launch Buick’s entry-level Verano sedan is getting a new performance variant powered by a turbocharged engine and available with a six-speed... read more June 12, 2012 by Viknesh Vijayenthiran
To Buick, size should have little to do with vehicle safety. Its smallest sedan, the Verano, recently earned a Top Safety Pick award from the Insurance Institute for Highway... read more March 30, 2012 by Kurt Ernst
Here’s some good news if you’ll be shopping for a Chevy Malibu, Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain, Buick Verano or Buick Regal next year: GM is pulling the 2.4-liter... read more January 11, 2012 by Kurt Ernst
Buick is in the middle of a renaissance these days, reinventing itself from a purveyor of dull-but-quiet sedans for the AARP set, to a maker of near-luxury cars for the... read more November 7, 2011 by Kurt Ernst