2012 Buick Verano  -  $23,470


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $23,470
Base Invoice: $22,567
Destination Charge: $885
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 25 | City: 21 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 4dr Sdn
Transmission: Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control
Engine: Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and E85 capability (180 hp [134.28 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 171 lb-ft of torque [230.85 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)

Pros

Whisper-quiet ride; premium luxury features; competitive, entry-level pricing; standard safety features


Model Highlights

The Buick Verano is a brand new model for 2012. It is also the smallest Buick, staking a claim on the compact luxury segment.

The Verano's powertrain is a 2.4L 4-cylinder. The dual overhead cam unit is E85-capable and produces 177 horsepower, which is good for a claimed 8-second sprint to 60 mph. It is mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. A sporty turbocharged variant is expected later in the model year.

Veranos come very well equipped with amenities such as 18-inch wheels, remote start, power sunroof, heated leather seating, heated steering wheel, automatic climate control, a nine-speaker Bose stereo, IntelliLink Bluetooth hands-free connectivity, parking assist and more.

The best thing about the Verano may be its quiet ride. Buick has gone above and beyond to make the Verano a silent experience, with acoustic laminated glass, triple-sealed doors, a sound-deadening headliner, heavy-duty material on either side of the firewall, refined chassis dynamics and many, many luxury-level touches as well. The results are impressive and a welcome experience at this price.

As in all Buicks, safety is a high priority in the Verano, and as such the car includes ten airbags, anti-lock brakes, traction control, and OnStar.


Model News

The Buick Verano is an all-new model for 2012. As a compact luxury sedan which shares a platform with the Chevrolet Cruze, it slots in below the Regal as Buick's smallest offering. Power comes from a 177-hp 2.4L 4-cylinder engine, and the Verano is EPA estimated to achieve around 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway. Luxury abounds inside, as do superior noise reduction materials, and the new Verano is one of the quietest cars on the road. Pricing starts at under $23,000.


Value Writeup

The 2012 Buick Verano is aimed squarely at the entry-level luxury buyer, and what that buyer gets is a well-built American car loaded with amenities you often have to pay up for to find. When compared to others in the segment, such as the Acura TSX and Lexus IS250, the Verano more than holds its own, yet is priced more than $7,000 beneath the former and $10,000 under the latter.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.3

EPA Classification
Compact

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
6

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
327.60 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
25 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
499.20 mi

Engine Order Code
LEA

Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl

Displacement
2.4L/145

Fuel System
Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 6700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
171 @ 4900

Trans Order Code
MH8

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift

First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
130

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.5 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
95.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.0 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.1 in

Front Hip Room
53.7 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
34.3 in

Second Shoulder Room
52.9 in

Second Hip Room
51.9 in

Wheelbase
105.7 in

Length, Overall
183.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.4 in

Height, Overall
58.4 in

Track Width, Front
60.3 in

Track Width, Rear
60.7 in

Trunk Volume
14.0 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3300 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
150 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Z-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs

Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front
1.00 in

Front Tire Order Code
RJ0

Rear Tire Order Code
RJ0

Spare Tire Order Code
ZAD

Front Tire Size
P235/45R18

Rear Tire Size
P235/45R18

Spare Tire Size
T115/70R16

Front Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 x 8.0 in

Spare Wheel Size
16 x 4.0 in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.5

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.0 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.8 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
11.5 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
15.6 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
100,000

Roadside Assistance Years
5

Corrosion Years
6

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
100,000

Corrosion Years
4

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Corrosion Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
12V522000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 31, 2012

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
2,949

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

Consequence
Consequence: If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.

This is General Motors recall number 12261. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V300000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 06, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
31,520

Summary
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2012 Buick Verano vehicles manufactured December 2, 2011 to July, 16, 2012, Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured December 7, 2011 to July 25, 2012, Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured December 5, 2011 to August 2, 2012, and Chevrolet Camaro vehicles manufactured December 1, 2011 to June 11, 2012. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

Consequence
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, that air bag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel air bag coil, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Chevrolet owners may contact GM at 1-800-222-1020. Buick owners may contact GM at 1-800-521-7300. Note: This is an expansion of recalls 12V-522 and 13V-023.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
13V023000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 24, 2013

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
3,896

Summary
General Motors is recalling certain model year 2012 Chevrolet Camaro, Buick Verano, Chevrolet Cruze, and Chevrolet Sonic vehicles. The driver side frontal air bag has a shorting bar which may intermittently contact the air bag terminals.

Consequence
If the bar and terminals are contacting each other at the time of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal airbag, that airbag will not deploy, increasing the driver's risk of injury.

General Motors will notify owners, and dealers will replace the steering wheel airbag coil, free of charge. The safety recall began on February 13, 2013. Owners may contact General Motors at 1-800-521-7300.

This is General Motors recall number 12261 and is an expansion of NHTSA recall 12V-522. Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and E85 capability (180 hp [134.28 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 171 lb-ft of torque [230.85 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)

Transmission, 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive includes Driver Shift Control

Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio

Front wheel drive

Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection heavy-duty 512 cold-cranking amps

Alternator, 130 amps

Suspension, front independent MacPherson strut aluminum control arms with hydraulic bushings, 25mm hollow stabilizer bar

Suspension, rear Z-link, compound crank with Buick Tuned Watts for enhanced rear stability

Steering, power, electric rack mounted

Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist

Brake, parking, electronic

Exhaust tip, chrome with oval dual wall

Wheels, 18" x 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) multi-spoke machined faced alloy with polished face and Sterling Silver finished pockets (Includes (RJ0) P235/45R18 all-season blackwall tires.)

Tires, P235/45R18, all-season, blackwall

Wheel, 16" x 4" (40.6 cm x 10.2 cm) steel, compact spare

Tire, T115/70R16, blackwall, compact spare

Moldings, bright, window surround

Grille, Black chrome/spectre Gray waterfall premium finish with bright chrome surround and Buick tri-shield

Headlamps, halogen composite blue translucent projector beam with flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer

Fog lamps, front, halogen

Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)

Mirrors, outside, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding

Glass, solar absorbing

Windshield, solar absorbing

Windshield style, acoustic laminated glass

Wipers, front intermittent, variable

Door handles, body-color with chrome strips

Audio system, AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with MP3 CD player, USB and AUX port IntelliLink AM/FM/SiriusXM stereo with 7" color LED touch screen display and MP3 CD player, USB and AUX port, MP3/WMA playback, iPod support and upgradeable software

Audio system feature, 6-speaker system

Audio system feature, USB port with iPod connectivity located in the center console

Audio system feature, auxiliary input jack located in center console

SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2012 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the 'XM Select' package, with over 170 channels including commercial-free music, all your favorite sports, exclusive talk and entertainment. And now add premium channels to your trial at no-cost. Welcome to the world of satellite radio. (Requires a subscription sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. If you decide to continue your service at the end of your subscription, service will automatically renew and bill, at the rates in effect at the time of renewal, until you call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349 to cancel. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Available only to those at least 18 and older in the 48 contiguous USA and D.C.)

Bluetooth for phone and music personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, HMI (Human Machine Interface), phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora and Stitcher Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeable

Antenna, integral rear, integrated into rear window

Seats, front bucket with seatback map pockets

Seat trim, premium cloth Ribbon inserts with leatherette bolsters

Seat adjuster, front passenger 8-way manual

Seat adjuster, front driver 8-way manual

Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front

Seat, rear 60-40 split-folding with adjustable head restraints for outboard seating positions and integrated headrest for center seating position

Armrest, center, rear, articulating with dual cup holders and storage

Console, floor, center with sliding armrest storage, Smartphone storage, front and rear 12-volt auxiliary power outlets, dual cup holders, USB port, and auxiliary jack (Includes SD card reader when (UEW) audio system with navigation is ordered.)

Floor mats, color-keyed carpeted front and rear (fronts include anchors)

Steering column, tilt and telescopic

Steering wheel, leather-wrapped with chrome trim plate bezel, 3-spoke

Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls

Display, driver instrument information enhanced, one color

Driver Information Center with trip odometer, fuel range, average fuel economy, instantaneous fuel economy, average vehicle speed, tire pressure and oil life remaining

Instrument panel, Black cluster includes Black rings with silver accents

Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down

Window, power with front passenger Express-Down

Windows, power, rear with Express-Down

Door locks, power with lock-out protection

Key, primary foldable, additional foldable

Remote Keyless Entry, extended range with lock control

Remote vehicle starter system

Theft-deterrent system, content theft alarm

Cruise control

Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger, adaptive and activates on remote start in 45 degrees or below

Heat ducts, rear floor

Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature

Defogger, rear-window electric, adaptive activates on remote start in 45 degrees or below

Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt located in the center console forward storage bin

Power outlet, rear auxiliary, 12-volt located on the back of the center console

Mirror, inside rearview manual day/night

Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, covered

Lamp, interior, Ice Blue ambient, door handle area

Lamp, interior, Ice Blue ambient, center stack, console, cup holders and overhead LED dome

Shift knob, leather-wrapped

Assist handles, driver, front passenger and rear outboard

Coat hooks, driver- and passenger-side rear

QuietTuning Buick exclusive process that consists of laminated front and side glass along with numerous noise canceling acoustic treatments to reduce, block and absorb noise and vibration to create a quiet interior cabin

Horn, dual-note high and low

StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control

Daytime Running Lamps

Air bags, frontal driver and frontal front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System for rear outboard passengers that includes side mounted rear seat air bags. (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Air bags, knee, driver and front passenger (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)

Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters

Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions

LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats in all 3 rear seating positions

Door locks, rear child security, power

Tire Pressure Monitor

Trunk emergency release handle

OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, Stolen Vehicle Assistance including Stolen Vehicle Slowdown and Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Turn-by-Turn Navigation with Destination Download (requires navigation radio) and OnStar eNav (where available), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, and Hands Free Calling. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)

Automatic Crash Response

Stolen Vehicle Assistance

OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation

 
EMISSIONS, FEDERAL REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, ARIZONA, CONNECTICUT, MAINE, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, NEW JERSEY, NEW YORK, OREGON, PENNSYLVANIA, RHODE ISLAND, VERMONT AND WASHINGTON STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS, CALIFORNIA STATE REQUIREMENTS
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, CALIFORNIA
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, STATE-SPECIFIC
$0

 
EMISSIONS OVERRIDE, FEDERAL
$0

 
ENGINE, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-CYLINDER SIDI (SPARK IGNITION DIRECT INJECTION)
$0

 
TRANSMISSION, 6-SPEED AUTOMATIC, ELECTRONICALLY CONTROLLED WITH OVERDRIVE
$0

 
1SD PREFERRED EQUIPMENT GROUP
$0

 
QUICKSILVER METALLIC
$0

 
SUMMIT WHITE
$0

 
BLACK ONYX
$0

 
CYBER GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
MOCHA BRONZE METALLIC
$0

 
CRYSTAL RED TINTCOAT
$325

 
WHITE DIAMOND TRICOAT
$495

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
SEATS, FRONT BUCKET WITH SEATBACK MAP POCKETS
$0

 
MEDIUM TITANIUM, PREMIUM RIBBON FABRIC INSERTS WITH LEATHERETTE BOLSTERS
$0

 
CASHMERE, PREMIUM RIBBON FABRIC INSERTS WITH LEATHERETTE BOLSTERS
$0

 
AUDIO SYSTEM, AM/FM/SIRIUSXM STEREO WITH MP3 CD PLAYER, USB AND AUX PORT
$0

 
ENGINE BLOCK HEATER
$100

 
LPO, PREMIUM EXTERIOR APPEARANCE PACKAGE
$695

 
LPO, REAR SPOILER, FLUSHMOUNT (DEALER-INSTALLED)
$375

 
LICENSE PLATE FRONT MOUNTING PACKAGE
$15

 
AUDIO SYSTEM FEATURE, BOSE PREMIUM 9-SPEAKER SYSTEM
$595

 
LPO, ALL-WEATHER FLOOR MATS, FRONT AND REAR
$140

 
LPO, CARGO NET
$60

 
NEW JERSEY COST SURCHARGE
$0

 
ILLINOIS COST SURCHARGE
$0


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