2016 Buick VeranoBase 4dr Sedan

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11.3

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7.4

Our test-driver called the Buick's steering "crystal clear" thanks to its ample response and precision.
- Edmunds.com

The Buick Verano is a compact luxury sedan that features upscale styling and progressive technologies, along with comfortable seating for five and a high level of standard equipment.

The front-wheel drive Verano is available in four trim levels: Base, Convenience Group, Leather Group and Premium Turbo Group. It is powered by either a 180-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with direct fuel injection, or a 250-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine for the Premium Turbo Group trim. Both engines are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode, and an optional six-speed manual is available with the 2.0-liter engine. Every Verano is outfitted with 18-inch aluminum wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth wireless connectivity, satellite radio, USB port and Buick's IntelliLink system, which allows smartphone integration and audio streaming through the vehicle's infotainment centre, controlled via a 7-inch LED touch screen. The Convenience Group adds heated exterior mirrors, heated front seats, an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror and an 8-way power driver's seat. The Leather Group is further equipped with leather upholstery, passive entry/start, upgraded audio and a heated steering wheel, while the Premium Group is visually distinguished by dual exhaust outlets and a flushmount rear spoiler. Standard safety features include 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with brake assist, electronic stability and traction control systems, rearview camera, OnStar and a tire pressure monitor, as well as ten airbags. Ultrasonic rear parking assist sensors, Forward Collision Alert, Rear Cross-Traffic Alert and Side Blind Zone Alert are standard on all but the Base trim level.

The Buick Verano carries over with minimal changes for 2016. An 8-way power driver seat adjuster is now standard with the Convenience Group.

Introduction

The Buick Verano is a compact sedan positioned below the midsize Regal, with a starting price substantially lower.

A new Verano Sport Touring edition joins the lineup for the 2016 model year, with special 18-inch black-pocket wheels and a rear lip spoiler.Otherwise, little has changed for 2016, other than a switch from a six-way to an eight-way power driver's seat.Verano was introduced for the 2012 model year.

The Verano emphasizes comfort and quietness over power and we found it well-composed underway and pleasantly hushed beyond its class.Connectivity possibilities and safety score well.Fuel economy is not a strong point, however.

Designers took existing GM architecture, originated for the Chevrolet Cruze, and transformed it into a distinctive sedan for a new premium segment.If the sporty nature of an Audi A3 or Mercedes-Benz CLA isn't to your liking, the Buick Verano presents an appealing alternative.Overall level of refinement ranks among the best in its segment.

A few hints of Buick heritage can be discerned in the Verano's grille and interior, helping to sublimate its small-car proportions.Almost all styling cues are tasteful and subdued, except for Ventiports (the simulated portholes found on Buicks dating back for decades).Because Buick is a premium brand, even its entry-level model deserves a richly finished interior, highlighted by softly lit gauges.

Two engines are available, with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

The standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 180 horsepower.Acceleration performance from 0 to 60 mph takes about 8.6 seconds.That's on the slowpoke side of the performance equation, but a large proportion of customers should find it satisfactory.

Buick's 250-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter engine alters the Verano experience considerably, reaching well past the four-cylinder's lukewarm performance.Suffering virtually no turbo lag, the Verano Premium Turbo edition can reach 60 mph in just 6.2 seconds, a very quick performance.Turbos get slightly quicker steering ratio and a modestly firmer ride.A manual gearbox is available.

In government crash-testing, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Verano five stars overall.Verano earned a Good rating from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, but no small-overlap test was run.An opt-in service, called FamilyLink, lets parents know where teen drivers are at all times.

Lineup

The 2016 Buick Verano comes in six trim levels: Verano 1SV ($21,065) is the economy model, omitting a few items, such as a rearview camera and IntelliLink.Verano 1SD ($23,480) is the standard model, abundantly equipped with a rearview camera; IntelliLink touch-screen interface; CD player; satellite radio; Bluetooth; dual-zone automatic climate control; power windows, locks, and mirrors; remote start; cloth upholstery; and 17-inch alloy wheels.Verano Convenience ($24,475) adds heated power mirrors, heated front seats, rear parking sensors, auto-dimming mirror, six-way power driver's seat, and 18-inch wheels.

Verano Leather ($26,505) includes leather-appointed seating, E-Z Key passive entry, pushbutton start, Bose nine-speaker surround sound, and a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Verano Premium Turbo ($28,670) comes with the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, a trunklid spoiler, aluminum sport pedals, and dual exhausts, plus equipment similar to leather and convenience groups.Verano Sport Touring includes 18-inch black-pocket wheels and a rear spoiler.

Safety features available on Verano include blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, forward collision alert, and lane departure warning, bundled in a Driver Confidence Package.Ten airbags are standard equipment.

Interior

Inside, the Buick Verano is spacious and attractive.Interior appointments compare favorably with any luxury automobile of similar size.Two-toning adds a distinctive look, as does matte-metallic trim.The driver faces a thick-rimmed, relatively small-diameter steering wheel.

The driver's seat provides pleasing support, and even taller drivers should find a comfortable setting, helped by abundant front headroom and ample seat travel.

Back seats are somewhat snug, but nicely contoured to fulfill requirements of two adults.Leg space becomes a problem only if several riders of above-average height are aboard.A third back-seat occupant might balk for anything other than a short jaunt.

The trunk is large and nicely shaped.For additional cargo space, the rear seatbacks fold nearly flat.

Driving Impression

Impressive comfort makes the Verano an excellent daily driver, as well as a fine choice for vacation trips.Delivering a quiet and well-controlled ride, Buick's smallest sedan simply does its job without fuss, imparting a healthy helping of confidence.Because the Verano is so quiet, the engine sounds as if it's off in the distance.

A responsive automatic transmission helps the standard 180-horsepower engine feel more eager than its specifications suggest.Manual shifting is possible, though no paddles are provided.

With 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, the Turbo is a stronger performer.

Handling is predictable and better than expected, considering the Verano's relatively soft ride.This is not a sporty car, however.Models with the standard 180-hp engine are softly sprung, and the Premium Turbo's suspension is only a little more taut.Turbos get a slightly faster steering ratio, also.

The Verano is enjoyable to drive, though when driven hard body lean in curves can become considerable.Despite a spongy brake pedal, stopping power is good.

Gas mileage is not great for a compact.The 180-hp engine is EPA-rated at 21/32 mpg (City/Highway), or 25 mpg Combined.The 250-hp Turbo is almost as thrifty: 24 mpg Combined, with either transmission.

Buick's Quiet Tuning uses tangible steps for precise sound-deadening, including triple-sealed doors, an acoustic windshield, laminated side glass; plus a variety of foams and baffles.Even on coarse pavement, road, wind, and engine noise won't impede conversation in soft voices.

Summary

The Buick Verano is a smooth, quiet, comfortable compact sedan with predictable handling that's enjoyable to drive.Performance from the standard engine is leisurely.Drivers who want more responsive acceleration will prefer the optional turbocharged engine, which nearly matches the EPA ratings of the standard engine.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection.James M.Flammang contributed to this report.

Walkaround

Handsome in a subtle, mildly generic manner, the Verano's small-car body lines are similar to those of the Chevrolet Cruze, except for differences in the addition of chrome trim elements.Carefully integrated into the smoothly shaped nose, the grille and headlights are heavily chromed, if somewhat smaller than in many recent GM models.

Small windows at the front of each door fit in smartly with the overall design.A Verano might not stand out as much as some compact rivals, but nothing about it is unattractive, apart from those irritating fake portholes on the fenders.

Even though some structural and suspension components are shared with the compact Chevrolet Cruze, Buick's Verano is tuned for greater comfort as well as supremely quiet running.

ABS Brakes
ABS4-wheel
Air Conditioning
Air filtrationInterior air filtration
Front air conditioningAutomatic
Front air conditioning zonesDual
Airbags
Driver AirbagYes
Head airbagsCurtain 1st and 2nd row
Knee airbagsDriver and passenger
Passenger AirbagYes
Audio System
Antenna TypeWindow grid
Audio security systemYes
Audio security systemYes
Digital Audio InputYes
Digital Audio InputYes
In-Dash CDSingle
In-Dash CDSingle
Memory Card SlotIntelliLink
Memory Card SlotYes
Memory Card SlotYes
MP3 playerYes
MP3 playerYes
Premium BrandIntelliLink
Premium Brand SpeakersBose
RadioAM/FM stereo
RadioAM/FM stereo
RadioSiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite
Radio Data SystemYes
Radio Data SystemYes
Satellite RadioSiriusXM
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Speed Sensitive Volume ControlYes
Total Number of Speakers9
Total Number of Speakers6
Brakes
Braking assistBraking assist
Front brakesVentilated disc
Child Safety
Child safety locksManual
Colors
Fabric TypeCloth/leatherette
Fabric Type 2Plastic
Fabric Type 3Cloth/leatherette
Fabric Type 4Carpet
Roof typeFixed roof
Comfort Features
Cargo area floor matVinyl/rubber
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Cargo area lightCargo area light
Center console trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Center console trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Dash trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Dash trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Door trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Door trimSimulated wood/metal-look
Floor matsVinyl/rubber front and rear
Floor matsCarpet front and rear
Reading lightsFront and rear
Shift knob trimLeather/chrome
Shift knob trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimUrethane
Steering wheel trimLeather/chrome
Convenience Features
12V DC power outlet2
12V DC power outlet2
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Audio controls on steering wheelAudio controls
Cargo netCargo net
Center ConsoleFull with covered storage
Cruise controlCruise control
Cruise controls on steering wheelCruise controls
CupholdersFront and rear
Door pocketsDriver, passenger and rear
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate, remote engine start
Multi-function remoteTrunk/hatch/door/tailgate
Overhead consoleMini
Power steeringElectric power steering
Power steeringElectric power steering
Remote trunk releasePower
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Retained accessory powerRetained accessory power
Seatback storage2
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Steering wheelTilt and telescopic
Storage OrganizerYes
Universal remote transmitterUniversal remote transmitter
Dimensions
Front Head Room973 mm
Front Head Room945 mm
Front Hip Room1,364 mm
Front Leg Room1,067 mm
Front Shoulder Room1,400 mm
Front track1,532 mm
Overall height1,476 mm
Overall Length4,671 mm
Overall Width1,814 mm
Rear Head Room960 mm
Rear Head Room960 mm
Rear Hip Room1,318 mm
Rear Leg Room881 mm
Rear Shoulder Room1,344 mm
Rear track1,542 mm
Wheelbase2,685 mm
Doors
left rear passenger door typeConventional
Rear door typeTrunk
right rear passenger door typeConventional
Driver Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height AdjustableManual
Height AdjustablePower
Manual Adjustments8
Manual Adjustments8
Power Adjustments8
Drivetrain
Axle ratio3.23
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine
Block HeaterRegular duty
Compression Ratio11.20 : 1
Cylinders4
Displacement145 cm^3
Engine ConfigurationInline
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Horse Power180 hp
Max RPM6,700 RPM
Max Torque RPM4,900 RPM
Remote engine startRemote engine start
Size2.4 L
Torque232 Nm
Total Valves16
TypeRegular unleaded
Valve GearDOHC
Variable Valve TimingVariable valve timing
Vehicle EmissionsLEV II
Exterior Features
GrilleChrome
GrilleChrome
Rear spoilerLip
Tailpipe finisherChrome
Fuel Consumption
City11.3 L/100 km
Combined9.6L/100 km
Highway7.4 L/100 km
Header
Doors4
Driven WheelsFront-wheel
Engine Size2.4 L
Fuel TypeRegular unleaded
Number of CylindersI-4
Trans Speeds - VA6
Trans Type - VAAutomatic
TransmissionAutomatic
Headrests
Adjustable Front HeadrestsManual adjustable
Adjustable rear headrestsManual adjustable
Number of rear headrests3
Instrumentation
ClockIn-radio display
ClockIn-radio display
CompassCompass
CompassCompass
External tempExternal temperature display
External tempExternal temperature display
Lane Departure WarningWarning
Low fuel levelLow fuel level
Rear CollisionCross Traffic Alert warning
Rear View CameraYes
TachometerTachometer
Transmission Temperature GuageTransmission temperature
Trip computerTrip computer
Trip computerTrip computer
Lights
Daytime running lightsDaytime running lights
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Exterior entry lightsRemote activated
Front Fog lightsFront fog/driving lights
Headlights auto delayAuto delay off
Headlights dusk sensorDusk sensing
Locks
2-Stage unlocking2-stage unlocking
Power door locksRemote power door locks
Mirrors
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Driver mirror adjustmentPower remote
Heated driver mirrorHeated
Heated passenger mirrorHeated
Inside rearview mirrorElectrochromatic
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Passenger mirror adjustmentPower remote
Vanity mirrorsDual illuminated vanity mirrors
Passenger Seat
HeatedMulti-level heating
Height adjustableManual
Manual Adjustments8
Rear Seats
Center armrestYes
FoldingFold forward seatback
TypeBench
Roof
One-Touch Power SunroofOne-touch power sunroof
SunroofExpress open/close glass
Safety and Performance for CarsProd
Antilock Brakes4-wheel
Four-wheel antilock brakesFour-wheel antilock brakes
Head airbagHead airbag
Side airbagSide airbag
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlTraction control
Seatbelts
Rear center seatbelt3-point belt
Seatbelt pretensionersFront
Seats
Climate controlledDriver and passenger heated-cushion, driver and passenger heated-seatback
Front seat typeBucket
Front seat typeBucket
seating capacity5
Total Seating Capacity5
UpholsteryCloth/leatherette
Security
Anti-theft alarm systemYes
engine immobilizerEngine immobilizer
Spare Tire
Mount LocationInside under cargo
SizeCompact
Spare Wheel
Rim typeSteel
Stability and Traction
Stability controlStability control
Traction controlABS and driveline
Suspension
ClassRegular
Front Spring TypeCoil
Front Stabilizer BarRegular
Front Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Front suspension typeStrut
IndependentFour-wheel
Rear Spring TypeCoil
Rear Stabilizer BarRegular
Rear Suspension ClassificationIndependent
Rear Suspension TypeMulti-link
stabilizer barFront and rear
Telematics
internet accessMobile hotspot
internet accessMobile hotspot
Navigation systemYes
Satellite communicationsOnStar Guidance
Satellite communicationsOnStar Guidance
wireless phone connectivityBluetooth
Tires
Diameter18.0"
Diameter17.0"
PrefixP
PrefixP
Profile45
Profile50
Speed RatingH
Speed RatingH
Tire Pressure Monitoring SystemTire specific
TypeAS
TypeAS
Width225 mm
Width235 mm
Transmission
Automatic typeAutomatic
Manual / automaticAutomatic
Number of speeds6
Transmission Hill HolderTransmission hill holder
Truck Features
BumpersBody-coloured
BumpersBody-coloured
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Door reinforcementSide-impact door beam
Video System
Primary Video Monitor Size7.0"
Video Monitor LocationFront
Warranty
basic distance80,000 km
basic months48 months
drivetrain distance110,000 km
drivetrain months72 months
roadside distance110,000 km
roadside months72 months
rust distance160,000 km
rust months72 months
Weights and Capacities
Cargo capacity, all seats in place397 L
Cargo capacity, all seats in place405 L
Curb weight1,497 kg
EPA interior volume2,577 L
Fuel Capacity59 L
Max cargo capacity405 L
Max cargo capacity397 L
Towing Capacity454 kg
Turning radius5 m
Wheels
Diameter18
Diameter17
Rim TypeMachined w/painted accents aluminum
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Rim TypeSilver w/painted accents aluminum
Rim TypeSilver aluminum
Wheel LocksYes
Width8
Width7
Windows
Front wipers - intermittentVariable intermittent
One-touch windows4
Power windowsPower windows
Privacy glassLight
Rear defoggerRear defogger
Body ExteriorStd.Opt.
Heated door mirrors
Power door mirrors
Spoiler
Convenience FeaturesStd.Opt.
1-touch down
1-touch up
Air conditioning
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Automatic temperature control
Driver door bin
Driver vanity mirror
Emergency communication system
Front beverage holders
Front dual zone A/C
Garage door transmitter
Illuminated entry
Navigation system
Overhead console
Passenger door bin
Passenger vanity mirror
Power moonroof
Power windows
Rear beverage holders
Rear door bins
Remote keyless entry
Speed control
Telescoping steering wheel
Tilt steering wheel
Entertainment FeaturesStd.Opt.
AM/FM radio
CD player
MP3 decoder
Radio data system
Steering wheel mounted audio controls
Lighting, Visibility and InstrumentationStd.Opt.
Blind spot sensor
Compass
Delay-off headlights
Exterior parking camera rear
Front fog lights
Front reading lights
Fully automatic headlights
Low tire pressure warning
Outside temperature display
Rear reading lights
Rear window defroster
Tachometer
Trip computer
Variably intermittent wipers
Voltmeter
PowertrainStd.Opt.
Block heater
Manual-shift auto
Variable valve control
Safety and SecurityStd.Opt.
4 wheel disc brakes
ABS brakes
Brake assist
Dual front impact airbags
Dual front side impact airbags
Electronic stability
Ignition disable
Knee airbag
Occupant sensing airbag
Overhead airbag
Panic alarm
Perimeter/approach lights
Rear side impact airbag
Security system
Traction control
Seats and TrimStd.Opt.
Front centre armrest
Heated front seats
Power driver seat
Rear seat centre armrest
Split folding rear seat
Suspension/HandlingStd.Opt.
Alloy wheels
Four wheel independent suspension
Front anti-roll bar
Power steering
Rear anti-roll bar

2016 Buick Verano Base 4dr Sedan, Rocky Mountain House, Alberta

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