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Our Expert Review: 2013 Buick Verano

AWESOME!!!

by from Mid-Michigan on October 24, 2012

I just purchased my 2013 Verano. It is awesome! I traded in a 2003 Seville STS. I LOVED the Seville but the repairs were extremely expensive. The Verano has great features not Cadillac but luxurious n...
I just purchased my 2013 Verano. It is awesome! I traded in a 2003 Seville STS. I LOVED the Seville but the repairs were extremely expensive. The Verano has great features not Cadillac but luxurious none-the-less. I needed a small economy car with fantastic mileage. I never thought that I would find one with the features that the Verano has at such an incredible price. Buick is spot on with a compact luxury vehicle that is well priced. Just because I want a small car with great mileage doesn't mean that I do not want great features. The only thing that I wished Buick had done differently would to be have a fully powered driver's seat but that is such a minute item compared to the other items that I get to enjoy!!!!!! Thanks Buick for making my Verano!!!
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Quietest in class and classes above.

by from Ohio on June 28, 2013

This is one quiet car for a near luxury class. It is just as quiet as the bigger brother LaCrosse. I purchased a used Turbo Verano with 6-speed manual for about $24,000 with 6,000 miles. The engine, d...
This is one quiet car for a near luxury class. It is just as quiet as the bigger brother LaCrosse. I purchased a used Turbo Verano with 6-speed manual for about $24,000 with 6,000 miles. The engine, drivetrain, and shift are all very smooth and precious. Ride quality must be good as the dog lays down in the back seat on the highway and doesn't wake up until we stop. Sitting at a stop light you swear the engine stopped, it's that quiet. Fuel economy is what I expect in a modern day 2.0 Turbo as I can commute 120 miles at 60 mph and I'm seeing 40 mpg per tank(39.3 mpg with one extra errand). The throttle response from the turbo is nice and the steering super sharp and direct. The brakes are quick and easy to modulate. But push it hard and it does understeer. The navigation works good but you have to be stopped to input an address. Bluetooth setup and operation is seamless with most don't even know you are on the phone at highway speeds. Overall for a small/mid-size car(even though it is comfortable for four adults) you cannot beat the 250 horsepower, the economy of almost 40 mpg, sitting in the lap of luxury.
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This was not even on my radar...

by from Texas on June 23, 2013

Then I drove it on a whim. I was looking for a vehicle under 20K that had nice appearance, good reliability, decent gas mileage, and could handle my lead foot. I drove a variety of vehicles over three...
Then I drove it on a whim. I was looking for a vehicle under 20K that had nice appearance, good reliability, decent gas mileage, and could handle my lead foot. I drove a variety of vehicles over three weeks and was about to settle for a vehicle I was not in love with because it was in my price range & didn't hate it. Then I requested and internet price on two vehicle outside my price zone-the Verano being one. And of those two, the Verano far exceeded my expectations-it drove the smoothest, was the quietest, had good acceleration, and it looks fabulous inside and out. The base model was better than the top model of most of the vehicles I test drove and it performed better than all but one vehicle...and happily my vehicle was 4K less than I expected!! Give this vehicle a try. It is peppy, stylish, fun to dirve with higher end amenities than one would expect.
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great car great price-traded my 2010 camry for one

by from belle vernon p.a. on August 8, 2012

very quiet and smooth . feels very well put together. i have the cashmere leather and it is very comfortable. car looks and drives like a million bucks but isnt. power and handling is more than adequa...
very quiet and smooth . feels very well put together. i have the cashmere leather and it is very comfortable. car looks and drives like a million bucks but isnt. power and handling is more than adequate. i really enjoy this car.
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Amazing value for your buck

by from Milwaukee, WI on June 17, 2013

My wife and I bought our 2013 Buick Verano (base model) new off the lot. When we first test drove this car, my first reaction was wow, this is a Buick? Its quiet interior, along with style, reaction w...
My wife and I bought our 2013 Buick Verano (base model) new off the lot. When we first test drove this car, my first reaction was wow, this is a Buick? Its quiet interior, along with style, reaction while driving and great features like intellelink outperform all of the comparable vehicles in its price class. I drove a Cruze which didn't feel great, the Verano is hands down the best car I've owned. I'm 27 and thought Buick's were for old people, well, not any longer. This car is perfect for any young person looking for a sporty yet luxurious car at a very affordable price tag and I'll recommend the Buick Verano to everybody, all day, every day. Keep up the great work Buick and we will keep fighting for the home team!!
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Excellent Value and Great Looking

by from Warrenton, VA on November 15, 2012

I also turned in a 2010 Camry. I wanted somthing that had more seat comfort, excellent exterior design and luxurious interior, but I couldnt afford a "Luxury Car." This car met all of my requirements ...
I also turned in a 2010 Camry. I wanted somthing that had more seat comfort, excellent exterior design and luxurious interior, but I couldnt afford a "Luxury Car." This car met all of my requirements and fit the budget to a T. Great value for the money and looks fabulous inside and out. Glad I went back to Buick.
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Best Value I have owned

by from Mexico City on June 25, 2013

Thinking on what car I would replace my old 2002 530i, I was looking for power, comfort, reliability, maintenance cost, and luxury. After test driving several brands, including premium brands which o...
Thinking on what car I would replace my old 2002 530i, I was looking for power, comfort, reliability, maintenance cost, and luxury. After test driving several brands, including premium brands which of course offered what I wanted, price was reaching the sky. But Buick was able to offer me all of these aspects, without penalty to the overall quality of the car, including interior materials, which are soft to the touch (an aspect I would miss from my old Beemer). I was tempted to jump up to the Regal, but it did not offer the rear view camera, nor the lane-change alerts lights on the side mirrors. Bottom line: Buick is offering luxury, quality, handling, power, and a cost effective car, with great warranty at a very reasonable price, which competes for sure with premium brands on their entry levels. But with far more detail and equipment on this nice Verano. Totally suggested!.
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Best Luxury Compact

by from Lincoln, CA on June 8, 2014

I love this car! My wife and I bought a brand new Buick Verano Leather Group with all the bells and whistles. We shopped around extensively for months and compared many cars but his one stood above al...
I love this car! My wife and I bought a brand new Buick Verano Leather Group with all the bells and whistles. We shopped around extensively for months and compared many cars but his one stood above all the rest. The seats are very comfortable and the base engine power is more than sufficient. The handling couldn't be better. Thought I was in a BMW! The six speed automatic transmission shifts super smoothly and the car is VERY quiet. The Bose music system is fantastic! Rear seat room handles our 6'2" grandson just fine and the front seat has plenty of room too. JP Powers had a few picky negatives on this car but we found that they were WAY wrong. After our months of searching and driving many cars, we found this Buick to be the very best of the upscale compact cars - and it's a real looker too! You will love it!!
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Do it

by from Livonia MI on July 13, 2013

I'd never bought a car with an automatic transmission and had steered clear of Big 3 cars for years. Two VWs and three Saabs later, I thought I'd give it a go, reasonably sure I wouldn't like it. Used...
I'd never bought a car with an automatic transmission and had steered clear of Big 3 cars for years. Two VWs and three Saabs later, I thought I'd give it a go, reasonably sure I wouldn't like it. Used to European certainty, I don't think the handling is quite as good as other reviewers, but handling has never been great in US or Asian cars. Don't get me wrong. This is quite good. The ride and noise levels are also very good too. Where this car really excels to me are automatic transmission performance, comfort and interior quality & design. Nearly all the rental, parental and other cars I've driven over the years have had horrible automatics. This one inspires confidence. When I first sat in it (and in the 6,000 miles since), it felt really good. I've always thought American and Asian seats were too mushy. This one isn't European, but it's still fantastic. GM used to really cheap out with interior materials, only looking decent compared with Yugo. The interior quality is great and the design and layout are very intuitive and beautiful. The only things I really don't care for are the exterior design (who cares? you're either sitting in it or away from it) and the climate control putting on the a/c in humid situations in warmer weather--no override. If you got wet, you have two choices: much too cold (a/c) or much too hot (putting the temp to the hottest setting to avoid cold a/c). While the later is annoying, it isn't a deal breaker. I love this car the same way I loved my first Saab. That's a lot.
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Excellent performance

by from Mexico City on April 14, 2014

I moved from a 2002 BMW 530i to this mint Buick Verano. Specially what made me choose it was the smooth ride provided by its multilink suspension. i drive this car in Mexico City where roads are not e...
I moved from a 2002 BMW 530i to this mint Buick Verano. Specially what made me choose it was the smooth ride provided by its multilink suspension. i drive this car in Mexico City where roads are not exactly in great comdition, bumps everywhere, potholes and all that jazz, and the Buick has been a great performer in comfort and acceleration needs. I can be 2 hours in traffic with no fatigue, the Bose Sound system makes the time enjoyable. I am changing it this year to a nice 2013 Lacrosse, thanks to a dealer's mega-deal on a left over due to the release of the 2014, if it wasn't for that, this Verano was to keep for 10 years. I absolutely got married to the brand. By the way, I do not miss any feature or aspect on the BMW. That's much to say in favor of Buick!.
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