2013 Buick Verano Pricing, Specs & Reviews

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$23,080-$29,105
$22,157-$27,941
20 /CITY / 31 /HWY
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What's New for 2013:

  • Buick IntelliLink with Bluetooth is standard
  • Reversing camera is standard
  • Side blind-zone alert is standard on all trims (except base model)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert is standard on all trims (except base model)
  • Debut of new Verano Turbo model
  • Two new paint colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Verano, which shares its vehicle platform with the Chevrolet Cruze, features signature Buick design cues, such as a waterfall grille, portholes on the hood, and translucent blue rings around the projector beam headlights. Machined-face, 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard. Verano Turbo models add unique wheels, subtle trunk spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets.

Interior Features
The 2013 Verano is equipped with Buick's signature QuietTuning sound-deadening cabin treatment, as well as standard leatherette and cloth upholstery, soft-touch interior materials, and a Buick IntelliLink color touch-screen radio with Bluetooth and USB connection, voice control, and the ability to stream Internet radio from a paired smartphone. Also standard are dual-zone automatic climate control and ambient cabin lighting.

Optional Features
Convenience, Premium, and Turbo trims provide upgrades above the standard Verano. Convenience trim adds a power driver's seat, Bose premium audio system, upgraded safety features, and heated outside mirrors. Premium trim includes passive entry with push-button start, leather seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Turbo model adds unique sport pedals, but is otherwise equipped like the Premium trim.

Optional on the Verano are a navigation system, power sunroof, and RemoteLink mobile applications.

Under the Hood

Standard in the 2013 Buick Verano is a direct-injection, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It delivers 180 horsepower, 171 lb.-ft. of torque, and provides power to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual Driver Shift Control.

The Verano Turbo is equipped with the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is installed in the Buick Regal, tuned to produce 250 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, but is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox transmission.

Fuel Economy
When this overview was written, the EPA had only rated the 2013 Buick Verano model with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Ratings for the Verano Turbo will be published at a later date:
  • Verano 2.4L with automatic transmission: 21/32/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Verano Turbo with manual or automatic transmission: To be determined

Safety
Every 2013 Verano includes 10 standard air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with panic brake assist and a smart pedal brake override system, reversing camera system, and 6 months of free OnStar services that include automatic crash response. All models, except the base version of the Verano, include rear park-assist sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The 2013 Buick Verano had not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when this overview was written. However, the structurally identical 2012 Verano was rated a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the IIHS.

What's New for 2013:

  • Buick IntelliLink with Bluetooth is standard
  • Reversing camera is standard
  • Side blind-zone alert is standard on all trims (except base model)
  • Rear cross-traffic alert is standard on all trims (except base model)
  • Debut of new Verano Turbo model
  • Two new paint colors

Exterior Features
The 2013 Verano, which shares its vehicle platform with the Chevrolet Cruze, features signature Buick design cues, such as a waterfall grille, portholes on the hood, and translucent blue rings around the projector beam headlights. Machined-face, 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard. Verano Turbo models add unique wheels, subtle trunk spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets.

Interior Features
The 2013 Verano is equipped with Buick's signature QuietTuning sound-deadening cabin treatment, as well as standard leatherette and cloth upholstery, soft-touch interior materials, and a Buick IntelliLink color touch-screen radio with Bluetooth and USB connection, voice control, and the ability to stream Internet radio from a paired smartphone. Also standard are dual-zone automatic climate control and ambient cabin lighting.

Optional Features
Convenience, Premium, and Turbo trims provide upgrades above the standard Verano. Convenience trim adds a power driver's seat, Bose premium audio system, upgraded safety features, and heated outside mirrors. Premium trim includes passive entry with push-button start, leather seats, heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel. The Turbo model adds unique sport pedals, but is otherwise equipped like the Premium trim.

Optional on the Verano are a navigation system, power sunroof, and RemoteLink mobile applications.

Under the Hood

Standard in the 2013 Buick Verano is a direct-injection, 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It delivers 180 horsepower, 171 lb.-ft. of torque, and provides power to the front wheels through a 6-speed automatic transmission with manual Driver Shift Control.

The Verano Turbo is equipped with the same turbocharged, 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine that is installed in the Buick Regal, tuned to produce 250 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is paired with a standard 6-speed automatic transmission, but is available with a 6-speed manual gearbox transmission.

Fuel Economy
When this overview was written, the EPA had only rated the 2013 Buick Verano model with the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. Ratings for the Verano Turbo will be published at a later date:
  • Verano 2.4L with automatic transmission: 21/32/25 mpg (city/highway/combined)
  • Verano Turbo with manual or automatic transmission: To be determined

Safety
Every 2013 Verano includes 10 standard air bags, traction and stability control, 4-wheel-disc anti-lock brakes with panic brake assist and a smart pedal brake override system, reversing camera system, and 6 months of free OnStar services that include automatic crash response. All models, except the base version of the Verano, include rear park-assist sensors, blind-spot monitoring system, and rear cross-traffic alert.

The 2013 Buick Verano had not been crash tested by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) or the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) when this overview was written. However, the structurally identical 2012 Verano was rated a \"Top Safety Pick\" by the IIHS.

Available Trims for the 2013 Buick Verano
Transmission MSRP Engine City/Hwy MPG
Name 4dr Sdn Transmission Manual MSRP 23080.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Convenience Group (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 24375.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Leather Group (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 26755.00 Engine 2.4L/145 City/Hwy MPG 21/32
Name Premium Group (4dr Sdn) Transmission Manual MSRP 29105.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 20/31
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INTERIOR
  • Seats, front bucket with seatback map pockets
  • Seat trim, premium cloth Ribbon inserts with leatherette bolsters
  • Seat adjuster, front driver 8-way manual
  • Seat adjuster, front passenger 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
  • Map pocket, driver seatback
  • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
  • 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
  • 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, activates on remote start
  • Heat ducts, rear floor
  • Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature
  • Defogger, rear-window electric 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
  • Sill plates, front doors
  • 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
  • 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
  • LPO, Sport pedal kit (dealer-installed accessory)
  • Remote vehicle starter system (Deleted when (MYJ) 6-speed manual transmission is ordered)
EXTERIOR
  • Wheels, 18" X 8" (45.7 cm x 20.3 cm) split multi-spoke alloy with Silver finish (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 projector beam with blue translucent ring with flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
  • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
  • 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 activates on remote start in 45 degrees or below
  • 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.)
  • Spoiler, rear (Not available with exterior color (GBV) Cyber Gray Metallic.)
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 16" front and rear with Brake Assist
  • Brake, parking, electronic
  • Exhaust tip, chrome with oval dual wall
  • Engine, 2.0L ECOTEC DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) VVT (Variable Valve Timing) intercooled turbo (250 hp [186.4 kW] @ 5300 rpm, 260 lb-ft of torque [351.0 N-m] @ 2000 rpm)
  • Exhaust tip, chrome with oval dual wall (Includes dual exhaust with chrome tips)
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps
    • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (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.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Safety belts, front pretensioners, driver and passenger (driver includes load limiter)
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear center position
    • 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
    • Horn, dual-note high and low
    • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by- Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.)
    • Automatic Crash Response
    • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
    • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation
    • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
    • Side Blind Zone Alert
    • 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, includes 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
    • Audio system feature, 6-speaker system
    • Audio system feature, display, 7" diagonal, touch-screen, color, located on center stack
    • 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 2013 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month trial to the XM Premier package, with over 140 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. (If you subscribe after your trial period, subscriptions are continuous until you call SiriusXM to cancel. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. Other fees and taxes will apply. All fees and programming subject to change)
    • Bluetooth for phone and music personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system, HMI (Human Machine Interface)
    • Audio system feature, Bose premium 9-speaker system 7-channel digital amplified with custom equalization and subwoofers

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