Driven: 2012 Buick Verano 1SL

2012 Buick Verano 1SL

Base price (with destination): $26,850
Price as tested: $27,345

Standard Equipment:
180-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 engine
6-speed automatic transmission
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Air-conditioning w/dual-zone automatic climate control
Power windows
Power door locks w/remote and passive entry
Keyless ignition
8 airbags
OnStar w/6 months directions & connections, automatic crash response, and turn-by-turn navigation
Leather upholstery
Heated seats
Heated steering wheel
6-way power driver's seat
Bose premium AM/FM/XM/CD/MP3 audio system w/9 speakers and USB input
IntiellilLink with 7-inch touch-screen
Steering-wheel-mounted audio controls
Bluetooth
Tilt & telescoping steering column
Auto-dimming inside mirror
60/40 split-folding rear seats
Cruise control
Ultrasonic rear parking assist
18-inch wheels
Fog lamps

Options on this vehicle:
White Diamond Tricoat paint - $495

Key options not on vehicle:
Power sunroof - $900
Navigation - $795
Premium 18-inch wheels - $450

Fuel economy:
(city/hwy/combined)
21 / 32 / 25 mpg

Engine:
2.4L DOHC I-4
Horsepower: 180 hp @ 6700 rpm
Torque: 171 lb-ft @ 4900 rpm

Drive:
Front-wheel

Transmission:
6-speed automatic

Curb weight: 3300 lb

Wheels/tires:
18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels
235/45 R18 Continental ContiProContact tires

Competitors:
Acura ILX
Audi A3
Lexus CT200h
Lexus HS250h

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percynjpn
So Joe, did you actually drive the car? Besides noting the gas mileage and int./ext. styling and back seat space, does it accelerate well, handle sharply, etc.? What a lousy review.
tonkatoytruck
I grew up in the back seats of Buicks. My father was a big fan and that is what he owned for many years. Hell, I may have been conceived in the back seat of one. But, Buick has lost its way here in the states and should just be taken out back and shot. I have no interest in their new products. It seems I am not alone. There is still room in this market for a large family car especially since Chrysler is the only one with a viable solution. Lincoln is in the same boat as Buick and it would be suggested that they hold Buicks hand on their way back behind the chicken coup. Just make it quick and painless.

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