Buick Premium Group 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) Specification

Basic info

  • Compact Cars EPA class
  • Performance Market
  • Car Primary body type
  • Midsize Vehicle size
  • Sedan Vehicle style
  • front wheel drive Driven wheels
  • 4 Num of doors
  • 6 speed AUTOMATIC Transmission

Engine

  • 2.0 gas Type
  • 250 at 5300rpm Horsepower
  • 260 at 2000rpm Torque
  • 1998 Displacement
  • 4 Cylinder
  • inline Configuration
  • turbocharger Compressor type
  • 9.2 Compression ratio
  • 16 Total valves
  • double overhead camshaft variable valve timing Valve
  • premium unleaded (recommended) Fuel type
  • 4ITCG2.0 Code

Colours

Interior

  • Ebony
  • Cashmere
  • Choccachino

Exterior

  • White Diamond Tricoat
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Mocha Bronze Metallic
  • Crystal Red Tintcoat
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Cyber Gray Metallic
  • Summit White
  • Luxo Blue Metallic

mpg

  • 21 City
  • 30 Highway

Prices

  • Base invoice $27,941.00
  • Base MSRP $29,105.00
  • Delivery charges $895.00
  • Used private party $17,067.00
  • Used Tmv retail $18,389.00
  • Used trade in $15,450.00

Verano Sedan Ratings

Grade B
9/18/2012
The 2013 Buick Verano offers buyers a competent alternative to the handful of luxury compact cars available. It's handsome looks, crisp handling, and plush ride are noteworthy. The interior is a little bit of a let down, though.
  • Comfort

    Grade B
    Score 8
    Ride comfort and quietness are clearly priorities for the Verano.
    • Seating Comfort

      Grade B
      Score 7
      With the exception of a manually adjusted driver's seatback, seating for four is comfortable and very supportive. The center slot in the rear seat isn't intended for sitting, though.
    • Ride Comfort

      Grade B
      Score 8
      This car rides like a much larger car with excellent road isolation and good damping characteristics -- as a luxury car should.
    • Quietness

      Grade B
      Score 8
      The Verano is noticeably quiet -- unusual for a small car but expected for a luxury car. Very little engine or wind noise; some tire noise depending on tire selection.
  • Interior

    Grade C
    Score 6.5
    The Verano's interior has all the ingredients of a luxury car, but they're all just slightly shy of expectations for the segment.
    • Ergonomics

      Grade C
      Score 6
      The center stack offers a complete inventory of controls, yet the array of buttons invites confusion. The standard touchscreen works well, but is a long reach away.
    • Ingress/Egress

      Grade B
      Score 7
      Typical compact-car-sized doors mean front seats are easily accessed, but rears require a little wiggling.
    • Space/Room

      Grade B
      Score 7
      Priority was given to a roomy up-front accommodations. Rear seats truly meant for two only and a little tight on head- and leg-room.
    • Visibility

      Grade C
      Score 6
      Slightly problematic C-pillar, but optional blind-spot monitor and rear parking sensors help. No rearview camera available.
    • Cargo/Storage

      Grade B
      Score 7
      At about 14 cu-ft, the truck is a good size (and regular shape) for a compact car. Standard 60/40 split-fold rear seats are appreciated.
  • Performance

    Grade B
    Score 8
    Acceleration depends on the engine that's been selected, while braking, handling, and driveability are very good regardless.
    • Acceleration

      Grade B
      Score 8
      The turbocharged Verano Premium is quick, especially with the optional manual transmission. The naturally aspirated base engine is noticeably underpowered in comparison.
    • Braking

      Grade B
      Score 7
      With a firm pedal and good fade resistance, the Verano provides the kind of good brakes people expect in a near-luxury car.
    • Steering

      Grade B
      Score 7
      Buick chose response and precision over sluggish and vague for the Verano's steering.
    • Handling

      Grade B
      Score 8
      Regardless of trim, the Verano carves a canyon road with the best of them -- and feels confident doing it.
    • Driveability

      Grade B
      Score 7
      The automatic transmission is intelligent and responds quickly to driver input. The Verano is easy and pleasurable to drive in a variety of situations.
  • Value

    Grade B
    Score 7
    With a range between $23K-$29, the lower trim levels make a better value statement than the Premium does -- yet the Premium's turbocharged engine is much better.
    • Build Quality (vs. $)

      Grade B
      Score 7
      Build quality is very good for the compact segment, but average for a luxury car.
    • Features(vs. $)

      Grade B
      Score 7
      There's a good amount of standard equipment on the base cars, and large equipment packages leave little room for customization beyond that.
    • Cost

      Grade C
      Score 6
      It's a lot of car for $23,000, but as the total creeps toward $30,000, it's hard to justify.
    • MPG

      Grade B
      Score 8
      Although we weren't able to duplicate their results, the EPA estimates for 'combined' fuel economy hover around 25 mpg.
    • Warranty

      Grade B
      Score 8
      The Verano comes with a very competitive warranty package.
    • Ownership

      Grade B
      Score 7
  • Fun To Drive

    Grade B
    Score 7.5
    If you can get past the cognitive dissonance of a Buick that's fun to drive, then you'll be one of the few who will enjoy this car fully.
    • Driving Experience

      Grade B
      Score 7
      For most people, the Verano will simply drive like a well-equipped compact car with excellent road isolation. There's more to it than that, however.
    • Personality

      Grade C
      Score 6
      If you choose a Verano over an imported luxury car, be prepared to explain a great deal to your brand-conscious friends.