The poster car for luxury on a budget, the Verano promises greater refinement and comfort than the rest of the compact class. The Verano succeeds well enough in its mission to be considered a credible alternative to entry-level sedans from prestige brands.
What's New for 2016
The Verano is now availble in price-leading 1SV trim.
Choosing Your Buick Verano
Most Verano models run with a 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission. The available turbocharged 2-liter four-cylinder lays down 250 horsepower and comes with your choice of the six-speed automatic or a six-speed manual transmission. Expect 25 mpg in combined driving with the base engine and 24 mpg from the turbo. You can be assured of luxuriously smooth, quiet running with any Verano.
This year's lineup consists of five Verano models:
The 1SV, while undeniably affordable, is too austere for a modern-day Buick in our view. Most buyers will feel more comfortable with the popular Base model. However, if you're looking for a real luxury car (and not just a nice compact), the posh and speedy Premium Turbo is the way to go.