Consumer Reviews Summary
19 of 21 (90%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2012 Buick Verano Overview
Being able to afford a luxury sedan has never been easier than with the all-new 2012 Buick Verano compact sedan.
With an attractive starting price, the 2012 Verano offers tremendous value. Consider that the Verano goes toe-to-toe with the Acura TSX, Audi A3, Infiniti G Sedan and Lexus IS 250, which all cost several thousand dollars more. Realistically, the Verano is a dressed-up Chevy Cruze due to their shared platform. A 180-horespower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine produces 171 pounds-feet of torque and is paired with a six-speed automatic with manual shift control. Fuel economy estimates are on par with other compacts at 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Available in three trims, Base, Convenience and Leather, the 2012 is an unwavering Buick through and through. Buick’s trademark black waterfall grille and triple shield insignia immediately distinguish the Verano from other compacts. Jewel-like, blue translucent projector-beam headlamps align with the grille for a sleek, yet bold front fascia. Chrome portholes on the hood provide attention to detail and help differentiate the Verano from other sedans. Eighteen-inch alloy wheels and foglights are standard, while heated side view mirrors and rear parking sensors round-out the optional exterior equipment.
Having an interior that’s cloth or leather depends on how much you’re willing to spend. Price doesn’t matter when it comes to Buick’s standard IntelliLink system, which features a high-resolution, full-color, voice-activated, seven-inch touch-screen and connects to Pandora through compatible smartphones, so you can personalize your drive. You can manage your Bluetooth, XM Satellite Radio, USB supported media as well as CD and regular radio stations through IntelliLink.
For a premium listening experience, a nine-speaker, seven-channel Bose audio system is more than capable. An auto-dimming rearview mirror, keyless ignition, sunroof, navigation system, heated steering wheel, leather upholstery, heated front seats and power-adjustable driver seat are all optional. The Verano can seat up to five occupants and/or hold up to 15.2 cubic feet of cargo space.
The 2012 Buick Verano earned a Top Safety Pick from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, and boasts a plethora of safety equipment such as: front-seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, rear-seat side airbags, front-seat knee airbags, antilock disc brakes, an electronic stability system with traction control, and OnStar.
With an affordable sticker price, an efficient engine and plenty of creature comforts, the all-new 2012 Buick Verano is a compact force to be reckoned with.