2017 Buick Verano Sport Touring

Pros: Competitive pricing; impressively smooth ride for the class; among the quietest cars in its class; nicely trimmed cabin

Cons: Tight back-seat space; mediocre acceleration

CG Says: Buick Verano loses its turbocharged engine option for 2017. Otherwise, Verano is essentially unchanged for what is expected to be its final year. Verano is a premium compact sedan based on the last-generation Chevrolet Cruze. A 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine mated to a six-speed automatic transmission is the sole powertrain. All Veranos are front-wheel drive. Available safety features include forward-collision warning, blind-spot alert, lane-departure warning. Verano occupies an interesting middle ground between popular- and premium-brand compact sedans. It’s comfortable, handsomely finished, well equipped, and delivers a convincingly upscale driving experience. Verano offers strong value and can significantly undercut the prices of premium-compact rivals.

The Facts
Class Premium Compact Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Buick
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices Base: $21,065
Sport Touring: $24,115
Leather: $26,555

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
180
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

2015 Buick Verano Turbo in White Diamond Tricoat
2017 Buick Verano