2013 Buick Verano Overview
2013 Buick Verano Overview
The 2013 Buick Verano is a four-door compact sedan that is capable of seating four people. It offers all the comfort and luxury of a full-size sedan but its compact size gives the driver nimble handling for tight parking, fuel efficiency, and a lower price tag. The Buick name has been known for its conservative styling and upscale luxury features and the Verano makes sure to have it all. The Verano exudes class and comfort with its new aerodynamic styling and standard features such as a seven-inch touchscreen and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Verano has been noted to have a lack of power in previous years, but the new turbocharged engine quenches the thirst for power. It gives a 70-hp boost from the base engine option but still keeps a respectable 21/30 mpg city/highway. The new 2013 Verano combines the comfort and luxury of a full-size with the fuel efficiency and price tag of a compact.
New for 2013
- A new top-shelf trim, the Buick Verano Turbo, offers more power and luxury features
The Verano looks the part to stand in the Buick lineup with its long, arching roof line, low hood, and tear drop shaped grille. The optical hook that is featured on its larger relative, the Regal, is also printed on the sides. However the hook shape is reversed on the Verano, keeping true to the new generation look while staying in line with the other Buick models. The aerodynamic look Buick uses is also intertwined in all aspects of the body with long, sharp cornered headlights and an overall swooping look from beginning to end.
The 2013 Buick Verano is available in four trim levels which include the base, the Verano with the Convenience Group, the Verano with the Leather Group, and the Verano Premium. Standard features include 18-inch wheels and fog lights, but move up to the Convenience package and you’ll find heated side mirrors and rear parking sensors. The Verano Premium package has the best features, with a turbocharged engine and spoiler.
Interior & Cargo
The 2013 Buick Verano may be a compact car but that doesn’t make it feel like one. It offers a quality amount of legroom for tall passengers without having to worry about awkward head positions to avoid the roof. The dashboard has an elegant design with a large and intuitive seven-inch touchscreen. The interior also has the feeling that it was built with strict standards, including tight fitting panels and high-grade plastics seen mostly on higher end vehicles. All the frequently touched spots of the interior also feature soft-touch surfaces to reinforce the sense of luxury.
Standard features include cruise control, remote engine start with an automatic transmission, automatic climate control, touchscreen display, Bluetooth, OnStar, a six-speaker audio system, satellite radio, and IntelliLink connectivity. The upgraded Convenience package includes an auto-dimming rearview mirror, blind-spot warning, and a power driver seat. The Leather Group upgrades the Verano with leather seating, keyless ignition, heated front seats and steering wheel and a Bose audio system. A navigation system and sunroof are optional for all trim levels except the base.
Standard safety features include front-seat airbags, side curtain airbags in the front and back, front-seat knee airbags, anti-lock disc brakes, traction control, stability control, and OnStar security and emergency services. It received a “Good” rating across the board from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
The 2013 Buick Verano comes standard with a 2.4-liter, four-cylinder engine rated at 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a manual-shift feature. This arrangement offers a rating of 21/32 mpg city/highway. If that isn’t enough power for the sportier driver then a turbocharged, 2.0-liter engine rated at 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque is an option. This engine has the choice of a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission. The automatic transmission has a fuel economy of 21/30 mpg city/highway while the manual is rated at 20/31 mpg city/highway.
The Verano has a very soothing ride, absorbing nearly all the bumps and woes of the road while blocking out most of the ambient noise with quality interior insulation. It also feels like a larger car, giving the driver and passengers more room to stretch. The well-tuned suspension and chassis offer a lot of precision and body control, capable of handling tight turns and high speeds. The steering also gives the driver full control of the car’s weight and movement.
Key Competitors of the 2013 Buick Verano
- Acura ILX
- Audi A3
- Ford Fusion Titanium
- Nissan Altima SL