The Verano aims to pack a lot of luxury into a compact package. Its most impressive high point is a commendably quiet cabin. But this Buick doesn't quite conceal its roots from the more budget-friendly Chevrolet Cruze. The interior looks attractive, but close examination reveals the luxury treatment only goes skin-deep. The overstuffed front seats have uneven support and lack full power adjustment. Cramped rear seating and a narrow driving position hurt accommodations.
Handling is sound and secure but not as sporty as in, say, the slightly pricier Buick Regal. Performance is adequate but fuel economy is just so-so at 24 mpg overall from the standard 2.4-liter four-cylinder. Upscale features such as a heated steering wheel are available, while basics like a power-seat recline and adjustable lumbar are not. The Verano Turbo has a 250-hp, 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder engine and sportier suspension tuning that makes the car more enjoyable to drive.
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