The 2013 Buick Verano is coming out strong as an affordable, entry level luxury sedan. It knew going up against the likes of the Acura ILX, Audi A3 and, the Lexus IS250 was going to require it to have something worth talking about and Buick rose to the occasion with this coming year’s new model. It has more style, more power and more luxury than its previous versions and should not only turn the head’s of American automaker sedan fans, but those who have been driving the competition as well.
Let’s start with the power since that is one of the exciting upgrades for the 2013 Buick Verano. This year’s version hosts an Ecotec 2.0 liter turbocharged inline four cylinder engine, a triplet to the Cadillac ATS and Buick Regal. This engine offers a definitely assertive 250 horsepower and 260 pound feet of torque to get you going in whatever direction you need to head in. The standard model features a front wheel drive, with choices of General Motor’s Hydra-Matic 6T50 six speed automatic or a six speed manual. No cost for either option. Either of these will get you from 0 to 60 in about 6.2 seconds. This makes the Verano the quickest sedan available in its class.
Quicker, yes, more costly, no. The 2013 Buick Verano gets a respectable 20 city miles per gallon and 31 highway miles per gallon according to the EPA estimates. That’s for the manual version. The automatic will get 21 city miles per gallon and 30 highway miles per gallon. Not bad for the power and performance of this particular engine setup.
Another great addition to the 2013 Buick Verano is it comes standard with a whole slew of high quality amenities. This includes leather heated seating, heated steering wheel and a nine speaker Bose system. The Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system is also standard and has improved voice recognition and additional radio functionality. This is only a small part of what the Verano will offer. It starts at $29,990 and should be a favorite in the small luxury sedan class.