2016 Buick Verano

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$21,065

starting MSRP

Key specs

Base trim shown

Sedan

Body style

25

Combined MPG

5

Seating capacity

183.9” x 58.1”

Dimensions

Front-wheel drive

Drivetrain

Overview

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

6 trims

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Notable features

  • 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

2016 Buick Verano review: Our expert's take

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

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior 4.7
  • Performance 4.8
  • Value 4.6
  • Exterior 4.8
  • Reliability 4.8

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Great car

Easily the best car I've owned. Very comfortable and I have had no issues with it. I highly recommend if you want a reliable compact sedan.

4.0

mixed bag

Its comfortable but small . LOVed it until the water pump went out ..that cost $1600 at a dealer because no one would touch it due to it being timing chain driven .

4.0

Buick Baby

I love my 2016 Buick Verano.It's good on gas, has a smooth ride & beautiful interior. I just hate that the AC went out & it could possibly be the ECM. I only had the car for so far for 2 years. That's the only issue.

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Safety

Based on the 2016 Buick Verano base trim.
Combined side rating front seat
5
Combined side rating rear seat
5
Frontal barrier crash rating driver
5
Frontal barrier crash rating passenger
5
Overall frontal barrier crash rating
5
Overall rating
5
Overall side crash rating
5
Risk of rollover
11.3%
Rollover rating
4
Side barrier rating
5
Side barrier rating driver
5
Side barrier rating passenger rear seat
5
Side pole rating driver front seat
5

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Buick
New car program benefits
Bumper-to-bumper
48 months/50,000 miles
Corrosion
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
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