The 2014 Buick Verano sedan, available here at Colonial Buick GMC in Watertown, Massachusetts, will surprise you, especially when it’s carrying the Premium Group equipment package. The first surprise is the tidy exterior styling. This is a premium small car that looks the part without being gaudy. Even premium import buyers will do a double-take as you drive by in the crisply-sculpted Verano. From the signature grille and projector-beam headlamps to the 18-inch alloy wheels and tidy rear spoiler, the Verano cuts a distinctive line and delivers performance to match.
For 2014, the Verano line starts an MSRP of $23,700 and includes entry Verano, Convenience Group, Leather Group and Premium Group variants. The best of Buick luxury is combined into the Premium Group (MSRP $29,065), and it starts off with the highest-performance powertrain available in the Verano. The 2.0-liter turbocharged ECOTEC® four-cylinder is lively, producing 250 hp and 260 lb/ft of torque. It’s specially paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that features driver Shift Control for manual gear selection. Even with the surprising muscle underfoot, the turbocharged Verano serves up EPA-estimated fuel economy of 20 mpg city, 31 mpg highway.
Complementing the powerful four-cylinder is an equally snappy chassis. The Verano suspension comprises front MacPherson struts with aluminum control arms to keep mass down, hydraulic bushings for superior control, and a meaty 25mm stabilizer bar. The rear suspension is a Z-Link design that delivers a smooth ride and enhanced stability.
You’ll attack the road with confidence ride in comfort thanks to the high level of equipment offered in the Premium Group. Standard heated front seats are dressed in sumptuous premium-grade leather, and the driver’s seat is eight-way power-adjustable. A heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel is also standard, along with automatic-dimming mirrors, passive keyless entry with push-button starting, and remote start. Standard acoustic-laminated side windows keep noise intrusion to a minimum, and dual-zone climate control keeps the environment just right.
A Bose® audio system is part of the Premium Group, and it brings nine-speakers, custom equalization and subwoofers it to the Verano. It’s controlled by the standard seven-inch touch-screen display, which also offers easy and intuitive control over the IntelliLink® system that integrates Bluetooth®, entertainment, audio, and car functions. The seven-inch screen is also the portal for the available navigation system.
Verano with Premium Group drivers enjoy free six-months of the OnStar® Directions and Connections® plan, plus Rear Park Assist and a Rear Vision camera. There are 10 standard airbags, and Forward Collision Alert keeps an eye out for potential danger and alerts you to help avoid collisions. Other standard safety technology in this trim includes Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert and StabiliTrak™ Electronic Stability Control. Buick protects you with a four-year/50,000-mile Bumper-to-Bumper Limited Warranty and a six-year/70,000-mile Powertrain Limited Warranty with 24/7 Roadside Assistance coverage and Courtesy Transportation. Buick warranties are fully transferrable and carry no deductibles.
The 2014 Buick Verano Premium Group is powerful, luxurious and well-equipped. Of all its many virtues, the biggest might be its value. On that front, the Verano is unbeatable.
Stop in today for a test drive of the new 2014 Buick Verano.