2015 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 in non-turbo models

CG Says: Buick’s premium compact car sees a minor shuffling of trim levels—including the addition of a Sport Touring model—for 2016. 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. The 2.4-liter models offer the strongest value; they can significantly undercut the prices of premium-compact rivals. The pricier Turbo offers welcome additional power, albeit with a slight hit to fuel economy.

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 1SV: $21,065
Base: $23,480
Sport Touring: $24,065
Convenience: $24,475
Leather: $26,505
Premium Turbo: $28,670

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)
32

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
6-speed manual
Avail. Transmission
6-speed automatic
EPA City Range (mpg)
20-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
30-31

2016 Buick Verano
2016 Buick Verano