Road Test/ 100
Predicted Reliability/ 5
Predicted Owner Satisfaction/ 5
The Verano is based on the previous generation Chevrolet Cruze, and tries to pack luxury into a compact package. A high point is its commendably quiet cabin. Power from the 2.4-liter four-cylinder is adequate, but the engine sounds raspy and its 24 mpg overall is among the worst in the class. An available 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder makes the car quicker and quieter. It rides relatively comfortably, and handling is responsive though not as sporty as the Regal's. The interior is roomy enough up front, but very cramped in the rear. The lack of power recline and adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat is chintzy. Forward-collision and lane-departure warning systems are readily available. 2017 marks the final model year for the Verano.