2014 Buick Verano

September 24th, 2014 | Comments Closed | Buick

The 2014 Buick Verano is offered in four trim levels: Verano, Verano with Convenience Group, Leather Group and the Premium Group, also called the Verano Turbo. The 2014 Buick Verano comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, fog-lights, cruise control, remote engine start (automatic transmission only), dual-zone automatic climate control, split-folding rear seats, tilt steering wheel-and -telescoping, and 7 inchecs touchscreen display, Buick Intellilink electronics interface, rear-view camera, rear parking sensors, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, OnStar telematics and six-speaker audio system with CD player, satellite radio, USB / iPod interface and auxiliary audio jack.

The 2014 Buick Verano Convenience Group brings heated side mirrors, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, rear parking sensors, heated front seats and 6-way power driver seat with manual recline. Standard safety features include the blind-spot, forward-collision warning systems and lane-departure cross-traffic back. The Leather Group adds key less ignition and entry, leather upholstery, heated steering wheel and a nine-speaker Bose audio system. The Premium Group is the Turbo model. It includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is more powerful and combines all the tools group Leather and Convenience while adding rear spoiler. A sunroof is optional for all models 2014 Buick Verano and a navigation system are optional for all except the base model.

2014 Buick Verano Interior

It may be a compact car, but the 2014 Buick Verano deceptively roomy. Drivers of any size can comfortably behind the wheel and will find plenty of adjustability seat. However, the absence of power recline adjustment for the seat-back disappointing near-luxury car, like the lack of driver-seat memory function. And while the 2014 Buick Verano has reasonable backseat legroom, it’s still not as accommodating as the midsize sedan, particularly in the rear center position. We suspect some room to fall back seat trunk, which measures 15.2 cubic feet, an impressive capacity for 2014 Buick Verano.

The 2014 Buick Verano dashboard has a plan sleek and subdued, which impairs only by a few too many buttons. The 2014 Buick Verano standard 7-inch touchscreen presents information in large characters, legible, and its arrangement can be adjusted as icons on the smartphone. Touch infotainment Intellilink Buick allows integration and Pandora apps stitcher radio, too. As with some touchscreen-based systems on the other, the 2014 Buick Verano interface can occasionally be a pain, as it is slow to register inputs finger and sometimes lose orders altogether.

The 2014 Buick Verano interior is well-assembled, with the light fits between panels, and for the most part, high-grade plastics than what you will find in a mainstream midsize sedans. A few pieces of trim quite make the cut in the entry level luxury sedan – a reminder that the 2014 Buick Verano belong to the Chevrolet Cruze.

2014 Buick Verano Engine

Basic power for the 2014 Buick Verano in 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 180 hp and 171 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic with manual-shift feature is the only transmission offered. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 25 mpg combined (21 highway mpg city / 32 mpg) – respectable numbers but lower than some midsize cars like the Altima and Honda Accord. A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 250 hp and 260 pounds-feet of torque is available only for the Verano Turbo. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, but a six-speed manual transmission is optional. Rates solid fuel economy with either transmission: 24 mpg combined (21 city / 30 highway) with the automatic and 24 mpg combined (20 city / 31 highway) with the manual.

In performance testing, the 2014 Buick Verano with 2.4-liter engine accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9.0 seconds, which is slow for this class. On the other hand, hit the 2014 Buick Verano Turbo 60 in 6.6 seconds, which is average for an entry-level luxury sedan, but quickly compared with midsize sedans upper-crust.

2014 Buick Verano Safety

Standard safety features for the 2014 Buick Verano include the anti-lock disc-brakes, traction and stability control, the front seat side airbags, side curtain airbags, rear seat side airbags, knee airbags and front-seat. The standard OnStar system include automatic crash notification,  stolen vehicle locator, roadside assistance on-call, emergency button and the active intervention, and unlock doors remotely. All Buick Veranos come with rearview camera and rear parking sensors, and start with Convenience Group, also can get blind-spot, forward-collision warning systems and lane-departure cross-traffic back. In brake testing, the 2014 Buick Verano came to a stop from 60 mph in a class-average 122 feet.

2014 Buick Verano Coupe

2014 Buick Verano Coupe

In government crash tests, the Verano earned top five-star overall rating, with five stars for front-impact total protection and five stars for side-impact total defense. In crash tests by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 2014 Buick Verano received the highest possible grade of “Good” in the, side and roof-strength tests offset-so-modest overlap.