Buick Verano

Base MSRP price range:
$21,065 - $29,215
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Ratings Category: Luxury compact cars
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Buick Verano Overview

The Verano is based on the Chevrolet Cruze but has more sound insulation and upscale trimmings. Power from the 2.4-liter four-cylinder is adequate, but the engine is noisy and its 24-mpg overall is among the worst in the class. A 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder makes the car quicker and quieter. It rides relatively comfortably, and handling is responsive though not that sporty. The interior is finished appropriately for the price and roomy enough up front, but it's very cramped in the rear and the lack of power recline and adjustable lumbar support for the driver's seat is chintzy. A standard built-in Wi-Fi hot spot is new for 2015. Reliability has been above average.

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