The all-new 2012 Buick Verano compact sedan is distinguished by luxury and technology, including 10 standard airbags, an available heated steering wheel and a next-generation radio system with OnStar-powered connectivity that enables seamless communication between the Verano and the driver’s smartphone.
An Ecotec 2.4L and six-speed automatic powertrain combination is standard and delivers an estimated 177 horsepower and 170 lb.-ft. torque, 0-60 mph performance of 8.0 seconds and an estimated 31 mpg on the highway. A 2.0L turbo engine will be offered in the future.
The quietest compact sedan on the road, Verano’s quietness is supported by acoustical laminated glass, triple door seals, refined chassis dynamics and specially manufactured 17-inch standard forged alloy multi-spoke wheels, which minimize road noise.
Verano design cues include a bold, detailed black chrome waterfall grille, prominent blue translucent projector beam headlamps, portholes, chrome accents, premium wheels and a tailored body-to-wheel relationship.
Complementing the 2012 Verano’s exterior is an interior marked by exceptional seat comfort and support, as well as premium soft-touch materials, including ambient lighting. Metallic and wood trims and warm ambient lighting make the cabin an inviting environment.
The next-generation radio system has a navigation system, USB and auxiliary input jacks, Bluetooth with streaming audio, structural speech recognition, SMS texts, smartphone app integration (Pandora, Stitcher, etc.) and Gracenote music organization for external devices.
Base model estimated mpg: TBD
Estimated starting price: $21,000
Compiled by Motor Matters