2015 Buick Verano – In its fourth year of production, the Buick Verano has undergone through a series of changes but this new model is a carry over. Like its predecessors, the 2015 Verano will continue to offer thrifty yet compelling engines, plenty of standard equipment and excellent road manners.
2015 Buick Verano review
The only notable additions will be ONstar 4G LTE and built in wifi hotspot that comes with a 3 month/3 GB data trial. Rumors had indicated that the six-speed manual will be abandoned but the good news is that this transmission will be available, for now.
Also new is the Quite tuning technology which will enable you to have a soft spoken conversation even when driving in coarse surfaces.
New for the 2015 Buick Verano is a dark sapphire blue metallic exterior color, and an appearance package including a silver or bright chrome grille and a rear spoiler. This package will not be available in the turbo version.
The interior is phenomenally refined, quite and comfortable. With its sound deadening measures aka quite tuning, the Buick Verano feels calm and collected even on coarse terrains. This has been made possible by triple sealed doors, various foams, laminated side glass, baffles, an acoustic windshield and mats to seal engine noise and wind from the interior.
Powertrain and Performance
This latest Buick Verano will retain the 2.4 liter four pot engine which is not capable by any means but will suit the need of many urban Drivers. The engine is capable of pumping 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque . The responsive six speed automatic makes the front wheel drive feel more eager making the overall engine refinement among the best in its segment.
This engine is capable of sprinting from 0-60 mph in about 8.6 seconds. Those in love with speed and agility have the option of selecting a 2.0 liter Turbocharged engine that is capable of producing 250 hp and 260 lb-ft.
This engine will accelerate from a standstill to 60 mph in only 6.2 seconds and raise the top speed to 129 mph. The engines can also be mated with a six-speed manual transmission.
The 2015 Buick Verano’s base engine is rated at 21 mpg City and 32 mpg highway and the turbo penalty is one mile per gallon more. When compared with cars in the same class, like the Cruze which is rated at 42 mpg highway, it performs poorly. Gas mileage for this compact car is not stellar and future models need to rectify this.
Release date and Price
The Buick Verano is very comfortable but certainly not a Cadillac. The base model which will come equipped with standard feature will be available at a starting price of $20, 000. Fully loaded Veranos will be available plastered with a price tag of $30, 000. The car should be available by the end of 2014 with full sales kicking off everywhere in 2015.