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2012 Buick Verano (continued)


2012 Buick Verano

The Buick Verano gets top scores for styling, transmission, cornering, comfort, engine and interior. Price and fuel economy make it a winner. We recommend considering it when shopping for a premium compact, such as a Lexus IS or Volvo S40.

Sam Moses filed this report to after his test drive near Portland, Oregon.

Model Line Overview

Model lineup:Buick Verano 1SD ($22,585), Verano 1SG ($23,785), and 1SL ($26,000)
Engines:180-hp 2.4-liter inline-4
Transmissions:6-speed automatic
Safety equipment (standard):10 airbags, electronic stability control, tire-pressure monitor, anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution, OnStar
Safety equipment (optional):N/A
Basic warranty:4 years/50,000 miles
Assembled in:Michigan

Specifications As Tested

Model tested (MSRP):Buick Verano 1SL ($26,000)
Standard equipment:leather upholstery, dual automatic climate control, 6-way power driver's seat, 7-inch display screen, Bose sound system, Bluetooth, OnStar, remote keyless entry, pushbutton start, heated mirrors, rear park assist, heated leatherette steering wheel, foglamps, alloy wheels
Options as tested (MSRP):none
Destination charge:($885)
Gas guzzler tax:N/A
Price as tested (MSRP): $26,850
Layout:front-wheel drive
Engine:2.4-liter dohc 16-valve inline-4
Horsepower (hp @ rpm):180 @ 6700
Torque (lb.-ft. @ rpm):171 @ 4900
Transmission:6-speed automatic
EPA fuel economy, city/hwy:21/31 mpg
Wheelbase:105.7 in.
Length/width/height:183.9/71.4/58.4 in.
Track, f/r:60.7/61.3 in.
Turning circle:36.0 ft.
Seating capacity:5
Head/hip/leg room, f:38.3/53.7/42.0 in.
Head/hip/leg room, m:N/A
Head/hip/leg room, r:37.8/51.9/33.9 in.
Cargo volume:14.0 cu. ft.
Towing capacity:1000 Lbs.
Suspension, f:independent MacPherson strut
Suspension, r:torsion bar, Z-link
Ground clearance:N/A
Curb weight:3300 lbs.
Brakes, f/r:disc/disc with ABS, EBD, Brake Assist
Fuel capacity:15.6 gal.

Unless otherwise indicated, specifications refer to test vehicle.
All prices are manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) effective as of September 06, 2011.
Prices do not include manufacturer's destination and delivery charges. N/A: Information not available or not applicable.
Manufacturer Info Sources: 800-553-6000 -

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