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2012 Buick Verano

At a Glance

Pricing $22,585 - $25,965
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.4l I4
Transmissions A6
Fuel Economy 21 (city), 32 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 56

Overview Information

The Buick Verano is a small front-wheel-drive sedan that serves as the entry-level vehicle for the Buick brand. With dimensions that are six inches shorter and 2 inches narrower than the Regal, the Verano could be smallest new Buick sedan since the Skyhawk of the eighties. The Verano is powered by a fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine, which is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. The Verano will be offered with a variety of options and trim levels. Buick has named the Lexus IS and Audi A3 as competitors, but the more powerful rear-wheel-drive Lexus and the all-wheel-drive wagon A3 are far more specialized.

What Changed:

The Verano is a new small Buick based on the European market Opel Astra and Chinese market Buick Excelle. The front-wheel-drive sedan is powered by a standard 2.4l four-cylinder engine rated at 177-bhp. A six-speed automatic is standard. Compared to the next largest Buick, the Verano is inches shorter and 2 inches narrower than the Regal.

Official Word:

Buick Verano delivers key luxury features and characteristics found in the Buick LaCrosse, in an efficiently packaged, right-sized vehicle for the compact luxury market. It is the brand's third all-new model in the past two years and the first in the compact luxury segment. Verano is the latest model in a Buick product renaissance that began with the Enclave and continued with the LaCrosse and Regal. Like them, Verano is distinguished by luxury and technology, including...Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Verano 2.4l I4 (177-bhp) A6 FWD 21/32/26 56 $22,585
Verano Convenience 2.4l I4 (177-bhp) A6 FWD 21/32/26 56 $23,785
Verano Leather 2.4l I4 (177-bhp) A6 FWD 21/32/26 56 $25,965