2012 Buick Verano Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$22,585-$25,965
$21,682-$24,926
21 /CITY / 32 /HWY
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What's New for 2012:

  • New entry-level luxury sedan
    • Based on Chevrolet Cruze platform
          Four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive
      • Standard Buick IntelliLink technology

        Exterior Features
        The 2012 Buick Verano is a new entry-level model that comes equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, blue translucent projector beam headlights, Buick's signature portholes on the top of the hood, and a black chrome grille treatment.

        Interior Features
        Buick IntelliLink provides Bluetooth connectivity between a smartphone and the Verano's LED color touch-screen radio system, allowing streaming music capability via Pandora Radio. Standard equipment includes a leatherette and cloth interior, automatic climate control, remote engine starting, and Buick's QuietTuning technology, which is designed to reduce wind and road noise.

        Optional Features
        The Buick Verano is available with Convenience and Leather option packages. Highlights include a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bose premium audio system, navigation system, and rear park assist. A power sunroof is also available, as well as EZ Key passive entry with push-button starting.

        Under the Hood
        The 2012 Buick Verano is fitted with a direct-injected, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is the only power plant available. The engine produces 180 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 171 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,900 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the Verano's front wheels.

        Fuel Economy
        EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2012 Buick Verano are 21/32/25 mpg (city/highway/combined).

        Safety
        Standard safety equipment on the Buick Verano includes 10 standard air bags, 4-wheel vented-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control system, and OnStar with automatic crash response service. A rear parking-assist system and a reversing camera are available.

        To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted crash tests on the Verano. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Buick Verano a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.

What's New for 2012:

  • New entry-level luxury sedan
    • Based on Chevrolet Cruze platform
          Four-cylinder engine, front-wheel drive
      • Standard Buick IntelliLink technology

        Exterior Features
        The 2012 Buick Verano is a new entry-level model that comes equipped with 18-inch aluminum wheels, blue translucent projector beam headlights, Buick's signature portholes on the top of the hood, and a black chrome grille treatment.

        Interior Features
        Buick IntelliLink provides Bluetooth connectivity between a smartphone and the Verano's LED color touch-screen radio system, allowing streaming music capability via Pandora Radio. Standard equipment includes a leatherette and cloth interior, automatic climate control, remote engine starting, and Buick's QuietTuning technology, which is designed to reduce wind and road noise.

        Optional Features
        The Buick Verano is available with Convenience and Leather option packages. Highlights include a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, heated front seats, heated steering wheel, Bose premium audio system, navigation system, and rear park assist. A power sunroof is also available, as well as EZ Key passive entry with push-button starting.

        Under the Hood
        The 2012 Buick Verano is fitted with a direct-injected, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, which is the only power plant available. The engine produces 180 horsepower at 6,700 rpm and 171 lb.-ft. of torque at 4,900 rpm. A 6-speed automatic transmission delivers power to the Verano's front wheels.

        Fuel Economy
        EPA fuel-economy estimates for the 2012 Buick Verano are 21/32/25 mpg (city/highway/combined).

        Safety
        Standard safety equipment on the Buick Verano includes 10 standard air bags, 4-wheel vented-disc anti-lock brakes with electronic brake-force distribution and brake assist, traction and stability control system, and OnStar with automatic crash response service. A rear parking-assist system and a reversing camera are available.

        To date, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has not conducted crash tests on the Verano. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has named the Buick Verano a \"Top Safety Pick\" for 2012.

Available Trims for the 2012 Buick Verano
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4dr Sdn Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 22585.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Convenience Group (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 23785.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Leather Group (4dr Sdn) Transmission Automatic w/manual shift MSRP 25965.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
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INTERIOR
  • 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
  • Seat adjuster, driver 6-way power, multi-directional with manual recliner
  • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
  • Seat trim, leather-appointed, premium grade
  • Seats, heated driver and front passenger with 3 warmth settings, adaptive and activates on remote start in 45 degrees or below
  • Steering wheel, heated, leather-wrapped with chrome trim plate bezel, 3-spoke
  • Window, power with front passenger Express-Up/Down
  • Keyless start, push button
  • E-Z Key Passive Entry System extended range with (BTM) keyless start and automatic door lock/unlock features
EXTERIOR
  • 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
  • Mirrors, outside heated, power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding, adaptive and activates on remote start in 45 degrees or below
MECHANICAL
  • 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
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • 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
    • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • 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
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system 7-channel digital amplified with custom equalization and subwoofers

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