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2012 Buick Verano Consumer Reviews

4.6
Average based on 24 reviews
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Nothing comes close!

by from Castle Rock on August 22, 2012

After looking and test driving 7 cars during the last 6 months it was an easy choise to buy the Verano! Quite, comfortable, tech features and price, you will not find anything that comes close. Engine...
After looking and test driving 7 cars during the last 6 months it was an easy choise to buy the Verano! Quite, comfortable, tech features and price, you will not find anything that comes close. Engine and transmission are perfectly paired. If you need more performance wait for the turbo model. I never found the engine lacking in anyway the car feels ready to go at any speed. You will not be dissappointed!
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Passion For Driving

by from Amarillo, TX on March 12, 2013

I took my '12 Verano about a week ago & yesterday I took her out on a 481 mile road trip. Driving to relax is what I like to do & as much as I enjoyed taking the Saturn out I hit the jackpot with this...
I took my '12 Verano about a week ago & yesterday I took her out on a 481 mile road trip. Driving to relax is what I like to do & as much as I enjoyed taking the Saturn out I hit the jackpot with this Buick. This was also a chance for me to get acquainted with the controls & features of the car. First, I honestly cannot believe how quiet & smooth the Verano is on the road. My road trip netted me 33.3 MPG & I've been getting 24-27 MPG combined. The controls for the navigation on the screen, panel & steering wheel is easy & intuitive. The 2.4 L engine has not been a hinderance & I've had no problem merging with traffic or passing when needed. The BOSE system is awesome. The only problem was trying to get comfortable in the driver's seat towards the end of the trip but fortunately I don't drive 481 miles in one day very often. As it stands this car is solid. Very pleased.
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Great car, but entertainment system is not so good

by from Kirkland, WA on November 21, 2012

Bought 2012 Verano new a month ago. As a car it is great in all terms - extremely quite, good performance, responsive auto transmission, very good climate control. Disappointing are 2 things: 1) lack ...
Bought 2012 Verano new a month ago. As a car it is great in all terms - extremely quite, good performance, responsive auto transmission, very good climate control. Disappointing are 2 things: 1) lack of accessories and 2) entertainment system. No trunk liner or body side moldings to protect doors from dings are available from Buick, had to find and buy aftermarket products. Stupid on GMs side as they loose income and uncomfortable for owners. Entertainment system (I have a Bose that comes with Leather group) has 2 major flaws: phone book entries that have letters other than basic Latin are not supported (such entries are displayed as whatever phone numbers they have in them) and iPod Classic is not supported (just cannot read it). Called Buick and they confirmed they have no intention to support non-Latin characters and that they do not support iPods earlier than generation 6. For comparison - 2013 Mazda CX-5 no-navigation touchscreen entertainment system correctly handles both the phonebook and iPod. Voice control is awful - even digits spelled to dial a number are recognized 50/50. OnStar turn-by-turn navigation is sluggish (does not display direction for the next turn even if the car has already passed the previous turn) and is plain wrong sometimes - it tried to direct me into a 1-way street against the traffic. Ergo - good car but expect to design your own workarounds for entertainment (copy music to USB drive or to a supported Bluetooth streaming phone - check Buick's website for a list of compatible devices, you'll be surprised how small the list is).
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Absolutely amazing car, beyond excited to have it

by from on January 25, 2014

First purchase when I graduated from Nursing school and I can honestly say it was a great choice. Drives extremely well in the winter months. Looks nice and sharp as well which I really like!
First purchase when I graduated from Nursing school and I can honestly say it was a great choice. Drives extremely well in the winter months. Looks nice and sharp as well which I really like!
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Nice one

by from Joplin MO on April 26, 2013

I like it a lot comfort nice leather, moon roof, heated seats easy display to use and see. Big trunk.. I do get kidded about it being an old man's car.
I like it a lot comfort nice leather, moon roof, heated seats easy display to use and see. Big trunk.. I do get kidded about it being an old man's car.
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best car value I have owned

by from Port huron, Michigan on February 27, 2013

Pleasantly surprized at the comfort and agility of this automobile. There were only a few interior design problems i.e.. back of seat adjuster in awkward location, pushbutton fan control took getting ...
Pleasantly surprized at the comfort and agility of this automobile. There were only a few interior design problems i.e.. back of seat adjuster in awkward location, pushbutton fan control took getting used to. Back seat is comfortable but could use a little more leg room. Computer screen excellent as well as computer controls. anti lock brake system is great on snow and ice. Gas mileage not as good as I would have liked for a 4 cylinder engine. Overall, so far very satisfied with car.
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Great car

by from Iowa on August 10, 2012

The Buick Verano is the best car I have ever owned. For a small car, it has a lot of room inside. It drives and handles really great. I love the style inside and out. It is so quiet inside. For all th...
The Buick Verano is the best car I have ever owned. For a small car, it has a lot of room inside. It drives and handles really great. I love the style inside and out. It is so quiet inside. For all the options you get it is very reasonably priced. I would definitely recommend this car to anyone.
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Buick not just for old guys

by from Alabama on June 28, 2012

3500 miles on our new Verano. Mileage combined so far 27-28mpg. I agree with most of the expert reviews calling the lack of total electronic seat movement unfortunate (seat back is manual). Touch scre...
3500 miles on our new Verano. Mileage combined so far 27-28mpg. I agree with most of the expert reviews calling the lack of total electronic seat movement unfortunate (seat back is manual). Touch screen and voice command work just fine. Good car for the money. We also looked at and drove the Cruze and Elantra, but decided to go with a bit more luxury, sacrificing a few miles per gallon. Needs a night vision device or forward FLIR system though. Hit a deer in Indiana at night with 1800 miles on car.
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Fantastic Car at a Great Value!

by from Brevard, NC on May 7, 2014

This car drives great and has a lot of nice features. The touch screen display serves as a hub that controls all of the cars amazing feature. The car come with remote control start, perfect for those...
This car drives great and has a lot of nice features. The touch screen display serves as a hub that controls all of the cars amazing feature. The car come with remote control start, perfect for those cold morning when you dread heading outside to warm up the car. It has has automatic defrost and a nice sound system. It has solid power for a 4 cylinder engine, I don't even miss my 6 cylinder. I would recommend this car to someone who likes a good mix of features and luxury.
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Great experience with Verano

by from Toronto, ON on July 2, 2014

I own a 2012 Verano since December 2011 and I have now reached 60,000 km. A very nice experience - I am usually looking more for the convenience of a car, not so much for performance or looks, but thi...
I own a 2012 Verano since December 2011 and I have now reached 60,000 km. A very nice experience - I am usually looking more for the convenience of a car, not so much for performance or looks, but this one has it all - after all that time I still get comments re the looks (bought quicksilver grey). Very comfortable for long trips (over 1000 km). I got one problem with the air conditioning system which was easily repaired (under warranty).
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