It might be Buick’s smallest sedan, but the Verano offers high levels of comfort long associated with larger Buicks such as the Regal and LaCrosse. The Verano shares its architecture with the popular Chevrolet Cruze but distinguishes itself with higher levels of fit and finish, advanced safety features, and a softer ride.
What's New for 2014
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. In addition, a new Smoky Gray Metallic exterior color debuts.
Choosing Your Buick Verano
The front-wheel drive Verano continues to attract more customers to the growing market for premium compact sedans with a stylish blend of technology, sophistication, craftsmanship and performance.
Base, Convenience and Leather models come with a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Hooked to a six-speed automatic transmission, it achieves 21 mpg city and 32 mpg highway.
The range-topping Premium boosts available horsepower to 250 with a turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder engine. Buyers can choose between six-speed manual and automatic transmissions—either is available at no extra charge. Expect 20 mpg city and 31 mpg highway with the manual or 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway with the automatic.
The Verano seats up to five and is available in four models. Each trim level adds standard equipment to the trim level below it.
Standalone options include navigation and a sunroof.