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2016 Buick Verano

$11,597 — $20,117 USED
Sedan
5 Seats
24-25 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Upscale interior
  • High-revving power (turbo engine)
  • Little road and wind noise
  • Responsive automatic transmission
  • Trunk space
  • Smartphone-friendly multimedia system

The Bad

  • Unremarkable gas mileage
  • Clumsy manual transmission
  • Sloppy handling
  • Sightlines
  • Backseat room
  • Busy center controls
2016 Buick Verano exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 Buick Verano
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot capability standard
  • Forward collision alert and lane departure warning available
  • Five-seat compact sedan
  • Turbo engine with manual transmission available
  • Heated steering wheel available

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

The Buick Verano compact sedan has familiar Buick styling cues like a chrome waterfall grille, blue-tinted projector-beam headlights and porthole appliques on the hood. It seats up to five people and competes with the Acura ILX and Audi A3.
New for 2016
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Built-in Wi-Fi hot spot works with 4G LTE connectivity (data subscription required)
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • Remote start system
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Heated front seats
  • IntelliLink multimedia system with 7-inch touch-screen
  • Forward collision warning 
  • Lane departure warning
  • Blind spot warning system 
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Backup camera

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
25 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.7)
Comfort
(4.8)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.6)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Reliable car

by 2ndcarowner from Philadelphia on May 11, 2018

This car met my needs, it has a luxury feel and look at a great price. Good on gas, can't wait to put it on the highway. . Read full review

(5.0)

love it..so easy to drive and park

by super deal from (765) 674-5543 on February 11, 2018

I think it is wonderful...so easy to drive and park, good on gas too. Very confortable! Very handy to have the phone option in it. Don't have to worry about missing any calls. Would buy another one. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 Buick Verano currently has 2 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

Based on 2016 Buick Verano 1SV

IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal, or poor.

Moderate overlap front

Chest
good
Head/Neck
good
Left Leg/Foot
good
Overall Front
good
Restraints
good
Right Leg/Foot
good
Structure/safety cage
good

Other

Roof Strength
good

Side

Driver Head Protection
good
Driver Head and Neck
good
Driver Pelvis/Leg
good
Driver Torso
good
Overall Side
good
Rear Passenger Head Protection
good
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
good
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
good
Rear Passenger Torso
good
Structure/safety cage
good
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Buick

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Verano received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

See also the latest CPO incentives by automaker