2012 Buick Verano

Base FWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 auto trans

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2012 Buick Verano
2012 Buick Verano
The need for better fuel economy is pressuring every carmaker, including luxury brands. Thus, it's not too surprising that Buick is introducing its smallest model since the late, unlamented Skylark departed years ago. The Verano, which is available only as a four-door sedan, slots in below the Regal in Buick's lineup. Much has been made of the fact that the Verano is a sibling to the Chevy Cruze, but in fairness, GM has done a lot more to differentiate these siblings than it has with past models. Exterior styling changes go much further than the nose and taillights, extending to the sheetmetal and the glass area. Inside, the Verano gets exclusive dashboard and door panel designs, higher-grade materials, and wood trim. Leather is available, as are a heated steering wheel, a touch-screen navigation system, and keyless ignition. Although the Buick is 2.9 inches longer than the Cruze overall, it rides on the same 105.7-inch wheelbase, and the two cars have similar interior room and trunk space. Buick talks much about the Verano's extensive sound deadening, but the biggest differentiation is under the hood. The Verano's 2.4-liter engine is significantly larger than the Cruze's 1.4-liter and 1.8-liter units, and the Buick's 180 hp is substantially more than the 138 hp cranked out by both Chevy engines. The flip side is that the Buick's 22/31 mpg ratings (preliminary estimates) are significantly lower than the Cruze's. Also unlike the Cruze, the Verano offers an automatic transmission only. A manual may be added when the turbocharged four-cylinder arrives later in 2012.
GM Homeless Coats Veronika Scott
We all have that crafty relative--the one that can turn a cardboard box into a home furnishing, or old pieces of metal into jewelry or art. General Motors is following in that crafty aunt's footsteps by turning excess pieces of sound insulation and turning them into coats for the homeless.
2012 Buick Verano Front Three Quarter
General Motors enjoyed a 15.5-percent year-over-year sales gain in June, with a total of 248,750 vehicles sold last month. That's GM's strongest monthly sales result since September 2008, thanks in part to the fact that all of the company's brands reported double-digit sales gains. The automaker says its sales boom was due in part to the increased availability of credit; GM offered low interest rates and strong incentive deals on many of its models in June.
2012 Buick Verano Front Left Side View
"Big as a Buick" is a phrase that rolls easily off the tongue, and for good reason. For decades, one of this stalwart brand's consistent deliverables was sheetmetal and lots of it. That started becoming a problem, however, round about the days of the first gas crisis. Buick, like other GM divisions, rushed out a series of smaller entries, most of them called Skylark -- although a Skyhawk also snuck in there. And most of them were forgettably, or regrettably, restyled versions of cheap Chevrolets.
Spring Hill 3 Millionth Engine
General Motors is celebrating a milestone at its Spring Hill powertrain plant; the former Saturn plant recently produced the 3-millionth Ecotec engine. Two-and-a-half years ago, Spring Hill produced the 2-millionth Ecotec engine. As an increasing number of consumers choose four-cylinder engines over larger engine choices, GM says a $55 million plant investment has helped it meet demand for vehicles powered by the Ecotec four-cylinder engine family.
2012 Buick Verano 1SL Front Left View
I love that the compact car segment is filled with new cars that are only small when judged against the mid-size car segment. In case you didn't notice, the Verano, like the Cruze it's based on, is not really compact. In the same way, the Honda Accord, which is the size of my house, isn't really mid-size.

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21 MPG City | 32 MPG Hwy
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2012 Buick Verano Specifications

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2.4L I4Engine
Fuel economy City:
21 MPG
Fuel economy Highway:
32 MPG
180 hp @ 6700rpm
171 ft lb of torque @ 4900rpm
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Windows
  • Power Locks
  • Power Seats (optional)
  • Steering Wheel Tilt
  • Cruise Control
  • Sunroof (optional)
  • ABS
  • Stabilizer Front
  • Stabilizer Rear (optional)
  • Electronic Traction Control
  • Electronic Stability Control
  • Locking Differential (optional)
  • Limited Slip Differential (optional)
  • Airbag Driver
  • Airbag Passenger
  • Airbag Side Front
  • Airbag Side Rear (optional)
  • Radio
  • CD Player
  • CD Changer (optional)
  • DVD (optional)
  • Navigation

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