2016 Buick Verano Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Quicksilver Metallic
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$13,499 - $17,690
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test
MPG (up to)
21 City / 32 HWY
Horsepower
180-250
Seats
5

How 2016 Buick Verano Ranks In Its Class

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.2Comfort 4.5Styling 4.2Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

Although it may be small, Buick’s 2016 Verano compact sedan is big on value, style and luxury features. Every bit as comfortable and refined as Buick’s larger sedans, the Verano brings a level of sophistication to a class of cars that can sometimes come off a bit bland.

Buick Verano Models & Trims

Base $13,499 - $15,488
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Convenience Group $14,008 - $16,021
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Leather Group $14,893 - $16,966
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Premium Turbo Group $15,501 - $17,690
Horsepower: 250 hp
Engine Type: Gas/4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0 (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
Sport Touring $15,214 - $17,305
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Gas/4-cyl
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 18 x -TBD- (in.) - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

4.38

My Buick Classy high-end look at an affordable price and a comfortable ride.

My vehicle provides comfort, luxury and dependability. It rides smooth and has all the upgraded features to provide the feeling of high end at an affordable price. I love the backup camera, heated seats, combo leather and cloth seats, Bluetooth capability, controls on steering wheel, spacious trunk, wood detail on dashboard, center console and doors.

Debbie M
Helpful

Luxurious but affordable for anyone.

One of the best vehicles I have ever driven. Bluetooth radio, good on gas, good control. I have 0 complaints. It's got leather seats that have the ability to be heated which is very nice in the winter. It sleek like a luxury car, but affordable like an everyday car. It is easy to park and it's got a backup camera. Buick is a great brand.

Patrick D
Helpful

Nice little car, but it does not have Bluetooth.

Haven't had any problems with my vehicle. For it to be small it has a lot of power. It a nice car for a small family or just for one person not made for a big family or for someone big. As I said before it is small. It has USB so you can listen to your music while charging your phone but it does not have Bluetooth.

Shay M
Helpful

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Compare Models & Key Features

Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$13,499 - $15,488
$14,008 - $16,021

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 (hp)
180 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Not Available
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Not Available
Standard

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
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
Not Available
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

WiFi Hotspot

WiFi Hotspot
Standard
Standard

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Not Available
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/50R17
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.)
Mechanical Specs

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
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Not Available
Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

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

Overall
Front
Side
Rollover

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
G
Side
G
Roof Strength
G
Driver-side Overlap Front
N/A
G
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.)
  • 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
  • Tire Pressure Monitor *
  • Trunk emergency release handle
  • Horn, dual-note high and low
  • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands- Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.) *
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.) *
  • Rear Parking Assist, Ultrasonic with audible warning
  • Rear Vision Camera

* 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.

‌Overall
Mechanical
Powertrain Quality
Body & Interior Design
‌Features
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best
Among the best

Safety Recalls (2)

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.
Fuel System, Gasoline Aug 11, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 11, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V595000
Summary:
General Motors LLC (GM) is recalling certain model year 2016 Buick Verano vehicles manufactured February 16, 2016, to May 12, 2016, equipped with a 2.0 liter turbocharged engine. The engine fuel line assembly may be misrouted, allowing the fuel line to contact the surface of the engine.
Consequence:
If the fuel line contacts the engine, the fuel line may wear, resulting in a fuel leak and increasing the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel line assembly, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on August 19, 2016. Owners may contact Buick customer service at 1-800-521-7300. GM's number for this recall is 54180.

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