The new 2017 Buick Verano is a good option if you’re shopping in the compact sedan segment. It comes with highlights such as a comfortable and composed ride quality, a competitive price tag, an efficient and turbocharged engine, and a whisper-quiet interior. In addition to the features mentioned, it also brings American luxury car qualities to the small car realm. The Buick Verano release date should be expected sometime this fall.
For a couple of decades, the American small car market was reserved for people who couldn’t afford much else. This small niche of cars was however thriving in Japanese and European markets. But nowadays, these small cars have become a force to reckon with in the market especially after some level of upscale quality was added to the whole picture.
Demand for compact and fuel economy cars is on an all-time high now in the United States. Some of the appealing features the Buick Verano brings on its table on goodies include tons of standard and optional features, a well-crafted interior, and an upscale yet reserved interior. Talking of the 2017 Buick Verano interior, it provides ample space, the seats well designed, the center console well-laid out, and the material quality upscale even for the basic model.
Although Buick says the newest model has improved backseat space, we should probably take that with a pinch of salt for now until the vehicle debuts later on this year. For those looking for actual ample backseat space there are several options available on the market today including the Ford Fusion, Nissan Altima, and Honda Accord. However, these are luxury vehicles that are offered with a higher price point than that of the 2017 Verano.
Direct rivals for the 2017 Buick Verano include the Audi A3, Acura ILX, and the Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class. These rivals have stronger engines, greater cachet, and better-crafted interiors. Considering the price, however, the 2017 Buick Verano is undoubtedly an unbeatable choice here and beyond.
2017 Buick Verano Review of Trims
Six trim levels are available for the five-passenger 2017 Buick Verano: Premium Turbo Group, base Verano (1SV), Leather Group, Sport Touring, Convenience Group, and the standard Verano.
Exterior Buick Verano colors: Quicksilver Metallic, Ebony Twilight Metallic, Summit White, and Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic. Modest changes can be expected on its release date.
2017 Buick Verano Interior & Exterior Changes
Some of the standard features available for the base Verano include dual-zone automatic climate control, a CD player, OnStar connectivity, cruise control, seventeen-inch alloy wheels, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a USB port, a six-speaker sound system, an eight-way adjustable front seats, split-folding rear seats, a rearview camera, a seven-inch touchscreen display, a leather-wrapped shift knob, remote engine start, satellite radio, smartphone app integration, and a Bluetooth connectivity.
Opting for the 2017 Buick Verano Convenience Group gets you features such as rear-cross traffic alerts, rear parking sensors, eighteen-inch alloy wheels, heated front seats, lane-departure warning system, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, forward collision warning system, foglights, rear parking sensors, and a blind-spot warning system with rear-cross traffic alerts.
The Sport Touring model bundles all the above features plus eighteen-inch wheels, a heated steering wheel, a more powerful engine, a chrome grille, a sunroof, leather upholstery, a navigation system, adaptive cruise control, LED lighting (foglights, headlights, taillights), and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
2017 Buick Verano Engine Specs
Under the hood of the 2017 Buick Verano are two engines. The first mill is a 2.4L four-cylinder rated at 180 hp and 171 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission paring is done by the six-speed automatic.
The top-of-the-line 2017 Buick Verano Premium Turbo gets a peppier mill – a 250 hp- and 260 pounds-feet of torque – generating turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine paired to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission system.
According to EPA, fuel economy ratings for the 2.0L engine stands at 20/31/24 mpg in the city/highway/combined with the six-speed manual, and 21/30/24 mpg with the six-speed automatic transmission. The 2.4L engine, on the other hand, is rated at 21/32/25 mpg.
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 Release Date & Price
Rumors allege the new Verano will most likely go for sale sometime this fall with a base MSRP starting from $21,065. More details will be available as its release date nears.