The Buick Verano is an all-new model for 2012. As a compact luxury sedan which shares a platform with the Chevrolet Cruze, it slots in below the Regal as Buick's smallest offering. Power comes from a 177-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, and the Verano is EPA estimated to achieve around 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. Luxury abounds inside, as do superior noise reduction materials, and the new Verano is one of the quietest cars on the road. Pricing starts at under $23,000.
Whisper-quiet ride; premium luxury features; competitive, entry-level pricing; standard safety features
The 2012 Buick Verano is aimed squarely at the entry-level luxury buyer, and what that buyer gets is a well-built American car loaded with amenities you often have to pay up for to find. When compared to others in the segment, such as the Acura TSX and Lexus IS250, the Verano more than holds its own, yet is priced more than $7,000 beneath the former and $10,000 under the latter.
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