2013 Buick Verano Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Summit White
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$9,524 - $12,383
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
21 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
180-250
Seats
5

How 2013 Buick Verano Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.5 Overall Score
Performance 3.3Interior 3.5Comfort 3.5Value 3.6Safety 3.9

Editor's Overview

The 2013 Buick Verano near-luxury sedan shares its core architecture with the Chevy Cruze, but Buick has successfully differentiated its premium compact from Chevrolet's economy car. With youthful looks, polished manners and a starting price under $24,000, the Verano could attract younger buyers who haven't considered a Buick before. It represents another mile-marker on Buick's return to relevancy.

Buick Verano Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Base $9,654 - $11,501
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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check icon Back-Up Camera
close icon Premium Audio
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check icon Keyless Start
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close icon Blind Spot Monitor
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chevronDown icon Convenience Group $9,789 - $11,650
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Leather Group $9,524 - $11,339
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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chevronDown icon Premium Group $10,406 - $12,383
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Gas/4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
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Owner Reviews

4.47
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Most advanced vehicle I have owned.

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I love the heated leather seats, the heated steering wheel. The cup holders are easily hold a 32 oz cup. I really enjoy the moon roof. The tint on it is just enough to keep the from feeling the sun on a hot day. There is adequate enough room in the back seat for two normal size car seats. I do not think a small child could sit back there with two normal size car seats. Overall the car drives smoothly. I have a blind spot when driving and turning left but other people who have driven the car do not seem to understand what I am talking about. For me just how the windshield and the sidebar come down, I have to lean up to correctly turn left if I am in a tight spot. The leather has held up well in the car and is easy to clean. I absolutely love how the front floor mats pop into place and do not move. I wish the back ones did that. I am always finding the back ones halfway under the passenger and driver seats. I like the amount of favorite radio stations that you can add. I still have extras waiting to be filled. XM radio is a feature of the car however I did not active this feature. The main display screen is very easy to navigate with the dials or using as touchscreen.

Lindsay D
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Buick Verano over all owner review.

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The car performs well. Never had any major problems other than the crankshaft sensor failing but other then that it is a pretty solid car with many positive comments that I received. I am hoping they continue making this car as the years go on. I am in love with the comfort and gas mileage. Overall I recommend this car to anyone that wants a cheaper alternative than the other luxurious car models.

Ivan I
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Buick Verano: smooth & comfy in a small package.

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The Buick Verano, though no longer produced for the us market, is a smooth, comfortable vehicle, and small enough to fit into practically any parking space. The sound system is top-notch, and passengers consistently compliment me on the comfort of the seats. The 2. 4l engine is not as fuel-efficient as comparable vehicles, but at 22 mpg (city), it is still pretty good.

Brian M
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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$9,654 - $11,501
$9,789 - $11,650

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 (hp)
180 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
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Standard
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BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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Standard
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HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Standard
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Standard
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Standard
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Standard
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Standard
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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Not Available
Optional
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Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Standard
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Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 (in.)
42 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.2 - 38.3 (in.)
37.2 - 38.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
34.7 (in.)
34.7 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 (in.)
37.8 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14 - 14.3 (cu. ft.)
14 - 14.3 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Standard
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MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
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AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
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Standard
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Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/45R18
P235/45R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
105.7 (in.)
105.7 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36 (ft.)
36 (ft.)

Length

Length
183.9 (in.)
183.9 (in.)

Width

Width
71.4 (in.)
71.4 (in.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3300 (.lbs)
3300 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 (hp)
180 (hp)

Torque

Torque
171 (ft. lbs.)
171 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Standard
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.6 (gal.)
15.6 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
27 (mpg)

City

City
21 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
32 (mpg)
32 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
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Standard
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Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Standard
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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Not Available
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Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Standard
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Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
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Not Available
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Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
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Not Available
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Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Standard
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Standard
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Standard
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Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

Moderate Overlap Front
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Roof Strength
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Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
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Good
A
Acceptable
M
Marginal
P
Poor

Safety Features

  • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Air bags, frontal and knee for driver and front passenger, side-impact seat-mounted and roof rail for front and rear outboard seating positions includes Passenger Sensing System (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
  • Rear Vision Camera
  • Safety belts, front pretensioners, driver and passenger (driver includes load limiter)
  • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
  • Safety belts, 3-point, rear center position
  • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren) for child safety seats in all 3 rear seating positions
  • Door locks, rear child security, power
  • Tire Pressure Monitor *
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Horn, dual-note high and low
  • OnStar, 6 months of Directions and Connections plan includes Automatic Crash Response, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, First Assist, Injury Severity Predictor, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Stolen Vehicle Slowdown, Remote Ignition Block, Remote Door Unlock, Roadside Assistance, Remote Horn and Lights, Turn-by- Turn Navigation with OnStar eNav, Destination Download (requires navigation radio), OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics, Hands Free Calling and available OnStar RemoteLink mobile app. (Visit onstar.com for details and system limitations.) *
  • Automatic Crash Response *
  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance *
  • OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation *
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Side Blind Zone Alert
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (2)

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Electrical System , Power Train Jul 5, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 5, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V502000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016-2017 Buick Verano and 2016 Chevrolet Malibu as the electronic park lock lever may allow the ignition key to be removed without the transmission being in PARK. Also, certain 2013 Buick Encore, 2011 Buick Regal, 2013-2014 Buick Verano, 2011-2016 Chevrolet Cruze, 2010-2013 Chevrolet Equinox 2013-2015 Chevrolet Malibu, and 2011-2013 GMC Terrain vehicles may have been serviced with similar defective replacement electronic park lock levers. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 114, "Theft Protection and Rollaway Prevention."
Consequence:
If the key is removed without the transmission in PARK, the vehicle may rollaway as occupants are exiting, increasing the risk of injury.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and if necessary replace the key cylinder lock housing, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020, Buiick 1-800-521-7300, and GMC 1-800-462-8782. GM's number for this recall is 50490 and 50491.
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Equipment Jul 2, 2014
Report Receipt Date:
Jul 2, 2014
NHTSA Campaign:
14V417000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Buick Encore all-wheel-drive vehicles manufactured August 23, 2012, to September 9, 2013; Verano vehicles manufactured August 8, 2012, to June 20, 2013; Chevrolet Cruze vehicles manufactured August 7, 2012, to August 16, 2013, and 2012-2014 Chevrolet Sonic vehicles manufactured May 10, 2011, to August 16, 2012 equipped with a Calix oil pan/block heater. In cold temperatures, the insulation on the engine block heater cord can become damaged, allowing the wires to be exposed.
Consequence:
Exposed wires increase the risk of electrical shock and personal injury if the cord is handled while it is plugged in.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the engine oil pan/block heater cord with a new cord that is rated for temperatures of minus 40 degree Celsius. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300 or Chevrolet customer service at 1-800-222-1020. GM's number for this recall is 14257.

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