The all-new 2012 Verano has been introduced to the Buick’s family of luxury cars for GM’s compact luxury segment. The 2012 Verano is the smallest car in the Buick’s line up. Nevertheless, it comes with big aspirations as it is loaded with all the qualities for which Buick is known; it is all within a quiet, attractive and solid Buick shell. Its design also offers premium and luxurious features.
Made from the same GM’s Delta platform as the Cruze, the 2012 Verano comes with peripheral differences in overall height, width and length. Being promoted as the quietest compact sedan to hit the road, the 2012 Verano uses a dozen of noise reduction features and technologies throughout its body structure. Its upscale interior includes ambient lighting, soft-touch trim and a woven headliner for a quieter cabin. Its noise reduction features include triple-sealed doors and laminated glass. Its cylinder block is made of aluminum alloy, supporting rigidity as well as reducing noise and vibration while driving.
For a luxurious ambience, the 2012 Verano offers amenities which include leather seating, a heated steering wheel and front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, push-button start, a Bose audio system, entertainment display with 7-inch high resolution and a next-generation radio with an OnStar application.
The 2012 Verano debuts with a power coming from the 2.4-liter/four-cylinder engine paired with a 6-speed automatic transmission and Driver Shift Control. With 180 horsepower and 171 foot pounds of torque, this combination is projected to yield 22/31 MPG city/highway. Its standard safety features include 10 airbags, an electronic stability system and all-disc anti-lock brakes.
Speaking from behind the wheel, the 2012 Verano feels a step higher than the average small sedan. It’s a sturdy, quiet sedan with modern machinery and understated styling.