The new 2017 Buick Verano is a solid choice for anyone looking for a comfortable and composed ride, a competitive price, efficient and strong turbocharged engines, quiet interior, and plenty of interior space. It brings an American luxury car flare to the small car realm, and the result is a comfortable and compelling extravagant car. Its release date should be expected sometime during the first half of next year, at least according to rumors as Buick is yet to make an announcement.
Even so, you will find its German rivals to be better, while some of those offered with a similar window sticker offer more superior fuel economy and interior space. The new model compares similarly to the Chevrolet Cruz in terms of interior styling, performance, and, to some extent, its exterior cues, but apart from that it’s pretty much unique in every way.
For a couple of decades, a small car in the U.S was an afterthought and was primarily associated with people at the lower cadre. People who couldn’t afford anything else. In contrary, the same views weren’t shared by the Japanese and the Europeans who viewed them as cars for all kinds of people. But nowadays, the likes of Verano have evolved to become solid rivals to top-rated vehicles such as BMW, Cadillacs, Mercedes-Benz, Lincolns and Audi.
The demand for these compact luxury cars rose due to the rise in demand of fuel savvy consumerism. General Motors has made a commendable job of reimagining the Buick brand to become one of the most sought after brands that doesn’t necessarily need to play second fiddle anymore. The exterior looks upscale yet reserved, the interior, on the other hand, is elegant and well-crafted and offers plenty of standard and optional high-tech gadgetry and luxury features.
In fact, you’d be hard-pressed to differentiate its interior with that of Audi or Lincoln. The Verano isn’t the kind of vehicle to be chauffeured in, as the backseat is tight in terms of legroom unless you’re willing to ride shotgun with him. For ample backseat space, we’d recommend you move up a bit in size for a luxury sedan, preferably, a large sedan like Chrysler 300 or Toyota Avalon – the list for large sedans is exhaustive, though.
This nascent class of compact luxury cars doesn’t offer many alternatives, and the closest you can get to the 2017 Verano is if you opt for the 2017 Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class, the 2017 Audi A3, or the 2017 Acura ILX. Although they have a greater cachet, better crafted interiors, and stronger engines, they come with an expensive sticker price and are also a bit tighter on the backseat.
Offered Trims – Buick Verano
The five-passenger 2017 Buick Verano is offered in six trim levels: 1SV, standard Verano, Convenience Group, Leather Group, Sport Touring, and Premium Turbo Group.
Exterior Changes & 2017 Buick Verano Interior Review
Standard accessories and changes available for the base Verano coupe include a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a CD player, a manually-adjustable eight-way front seats, automatic dual-zone climate control, 17” alloy wheels, OnStar connectivity, split-folding rear seats, adaptive cruise control, a six-speaker audio system, and dual USB ports.
The regular Verano adds satellite radio, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, remote engine start, voice recognition, a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, and Buick’s IntelliLink interface.
The top-of-the-line models offer a rear spoiler, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, a leather upholstery, a navigation system, a sunroof, a chrome grille, a heated steering wheel, and a more powerful engine.
The details on its equipment and colors are still scanty but they’re expected to be much clearer as its release date nears.
Wheelbase: 105.7 in
Length: 183.9 in
Width: 71.4 in
Passenger volume: 91.0 ft³
Cargo volume: 14.3 ft³
Curb weight: 3300 lbs
Top Speed: 132 mph
0-60: 6,4 sec
MPG: 21/32 (city/highway)
Available Exterior Colors: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Quicksilver Metallic and Summit White
Towing Capacity: 1000 lbs
2017 Buick Verano Engine Specs
Under the 2017 Buick Verano hood is a four-cylinder 2.4L engine rated at 180 hp and 171 lbs. ft. of torque. This power is then transferred to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system. The EPA fuel economy ratings for this mill stand at 21/32/25 mpg in the city/highway/combined. According to Buick, this model should be able to sprint from 0-60 mph in a lackluster 9.0 seconds.
A four-cylinder 2.0L turbocharged engine is offered for the 2017 Buick Verano Premium Turbo model and can generate up to 250 horsepower and 260 pounds-feet of torque. This turbo should be expected to return 21/30/24 mpg with the automatic, and 20/31/24 mpg with the manual transmission system. Buick says this model can get past the 60 mph mark in just under 6.5 seconds.
2017 Buick Verano Release Date & Price
Its release should be expected sometime in the first half of 2017. Its price, on the other hand, is rumored to be around $21,065 MSRP.