Buick's compact sedan is both quiet and luxurious, but its position in the Buick food chain does entail compromises.
For example, upscale features such as a heated steering wheel are available, while basics like a power-seat recline and adjustable lumbar are not.
Power comes from a 2.4-liter four-cylinder, but its 24 mpg overall fuel economy is unimpressive for the class.
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is also available.
The car is very quiet, but some engine noise is evident.
While Verano rides relatively comfortably, handling is best described as responsive, rather than sporty.
The interior is nicely finished, but cramped in the rear.
The best package to get is the Convenience Equipment Group, which adds a power driver's seat, heated mirrors, a rearview camera and blind spot monitoring.