Consumer Reviews Summary
29 of 33 (87%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Buick Verano Overview
The 2013 Buick Verano is Buick distilled; luxury and smoothness in a compact package. For 2013, the Verano adds a new Verano Turbo trim that adds plenty of horsepower and fun.
Buick has updated its design language over the last several years to make it more contemporary, but it’s never been translated onto anything so small until the introduction of the Verano last year and the similarly tiny Encore crossover for 2013. The Verano wears the look well; its prominent waterfall grille and carefully edged sheetmetal make it appear larger than it actually is. 18-inch wheels and automatic headlights are standard. Verano Turbo models add dual exhaust outlets and a rear spoiler.
The addition of the Verano Turbo means that there are now two engine options. Regular Verano models get a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed automatic. Verano Turbo models get a 250-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is mated to a six-speed automatic or an option six-speed manual for those who prefer to row their own gears. Both cars are front wheel drive. The Verano returns 21/32 mpg city/highway, while Turbo models are slightly behind that at 20/30 mpg city/highway.
One of the big selling points of the Verano is its interior quality vs. its base price. Simply put, you wonder how they were able to put so much in while keeping the price so low (just over $23,000 in base form). Materials are upscale and feel expensive, while fit and finish is superb. The Verano also features a special woven headliner, acoustic laminated glass, and triple-sealed doors to lower the noise-levels ensuring a quiet ride. The standard features list is long and includes steering wheel audio/cruise controls, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-inch color display, and a USB/iPod port in the center console. Also offered are leather upholstery, navigation system, heated front seats, and push-button start.
The Verano is also a safe car, winning a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS for its performance in crash tests. 10 airbags come standard, as do a backup camera, OnStar, and an electronic stability control system.
The 2013 Buick Verano is a car that has a small footprint and an equally small price tag, but remains big on comfort and features.