2014 Buick Verano Base 4D Sedan Clean CARFAX.Reviews:* If a plush and quiet ride is more important to you than sharp handling, the Verano sedan is ready to be your sanctuary on wheels. Turbo versions add a cherry on top with quick acceleration and plenty of passing power for not a lot more money. Source: KBB.com* Comfortable and composed ride; quiet interior; strong and efficient turbocharged engine; superb crash scores; competitive price. Source: Edmunds* The 2014 Buick Verano luxury sedan is as elegant as it is beautiful. Verano's signature black chrome waterfall grille and chrome accents, jewel-like projector beam headlamps, stunning 18-inch forged alloy wheels and sophisticated sculpting make fall in line with Buick's impeccable sense of design. Inside the Verano luxury sedan you'll find everything has a purpose. From the premium materials to the right amount of trunk space, Buick's designers went out of their way to make Verano comfortable and purposeful. You will find premium craftsmanship and design everywhere you look along with exceptional seat comfort. When it comes to the driver, Verano makes you the center of attention, keeping you in control while putting you at ease. The Verano delivers a refined, responsive performance with a powerful 2.4L dual-overhead-cam 4-cylinder engine, variable valve timing and E85 capability, while the Verano Turbo delivers impressive power with its 2.0L Ecotec 250hp 4-cylinder turbocharged engine and 0-60 mph in as little as 6.2 seconds. This luxury sedan is thoughtfully engineered to grip the road with full-function traction control and responsive maneuverability. The Verano luxury sedan is loaded with technology that helps you focus on the drive while staying connected. Take to the road and let the outside world slip away thanks to the advanced QuietTuning technology. Then personalize your drive with advanced connectivity technologies such as Buick IntelliLink and available GPS navigation system. Attention to detail is evident in the number of standard safety features in the Verano. Drive confidently knowing you are backed by 10 air bags, ABS, full-function Traction Control, 6 months of OnStar with Automatic Crash Response, and a comprehensive child seat LATCH system. Source: The Manufacturer SummaryCarbon Black Metallic 2014 Buick Verano FWD 6-Speed Automatic Electronic with Overdrive 21/32 City/Highway MPG ECOTEC 2.4L I4 SIDI DOHC VVTAwards:* 2014 KBB.com 5-Year Cost to Own Awards * 2014 KBB.com 10 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 * 2014 KBB.com Brand Image Awards 21/32 City/Highway MPG
For 2014, the Buick Verano adds a few new features and updates others. An available Forward Collision Alert and a Lane Departure Warning system are new. A 3-channel Universal Home Remote is also new and standard on Convenience, Leather and Turbo models, as are heated front seats. IntelliLink is updated with text message support, Siri Eyes-Free and voice recognition. Smoky Gray Metallic exterior paint joins the color palette, replacing Cyber Gray Metallic.
The 2014 Buick Verano is offered with two different powertrain possibilities. Base Verano models include a 180-hp, 2.4L 4-cylinder engine with direct injection. It powers the front-wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission and provides acceleration on par with most mid-size sedans. It is also quiet and refined, all while returning EPA ratings of 21 mpg city, 32 highway. A turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine makes 250 hp and 260 ft-lb of torque, joins the lineup and it can be paired with either a 6-speed automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual gearbox.
The Verano has one of the quietest, most refined interiors in any sedan this size, thanks to Buick's Quiet Tuning philosophy, plus soft-touch materials and tight detailing throughout the interior. There's space for five in the Verano, but the rear bench seat is better contoured for two adults than for three across. Thanks to an acoustic windshield, triple-sealed doors, laminated side glass and other measures, the Verano's interior is luxury-quiet, with ride quality that is firm enough for good handling but compliant enough to soak up irregularities.
The Buick Verano is offered as a single model, but with several option groups to vary equipment. At the base level, the Verano includes a rich feature set that could fit into any true luxury-brand vehicle, with keyless entry, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, rear heater ducts, ambient interior lighting and a 6-speaker audio system with USB port, iPod connectivity, satellite radio capability and Bluetooth, all standard. The Convenience Group is above the base Verano, and adds heated power mirrors and heated front seats, a power driver's seat, Universal Home Remote and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. The Leather Group adds premium-grade leather upholstery, a heated steering wheel, push-button start, passive entry and upgraded 18-inch machined-faced alloy wheels. At the top of the lineup, the Premium Group adds the turbocharged engine, a rear spoiler, chrome exhaust tips, sport pedals, remote start and a 9-speaker Bose premium audio system with subwoofers.
Buick's IntelliLink connectivity and infotainment system comes standard on all Verano models, even those with the available GPS navigation system. With Bluetooth and USB connectivity, IntelliLink includes a 7-inch touch-screen for audio display, and it allows voice activation as well as steering-wheel-mounted controls of audio and hands-free calling functions. Users can also listen to Pandora and Stitcher Internet radio services using the smartphone's data connection. The available Bose audio system fully complements IntelliLink and XM Travel Link services and can provide access to gas stations, fuel prices, movie times and weather forecasts.
All Verano models include OnStar safety, security and concierge services. Through a smartphone app, owners can have remote access to some OnStar functions. Otherwise the Verano includes a robust set of safety features, including ten standard airbags plus StabiliTrak stability control, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with Panic Brake Assist and a collapsible pedal system. All Verano models above the base level also gain a trio of active-safety features: Rear Cross-Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert -- both of which might help avoid an accident -- and Rear Parking Assist, which will make parallel parking a lot easier. Available safety technology includes a Forward Collision Alert and Lane Departure Warning system.
A la carte options on the Verano are limited to just a few factory possibilities, including a sunroof and navigation system.