By: Gov Auctions | 2 April 2014
2014 Buick Verano - New Car Review
Overall the new 2014 Buick Verano is very similar to the 2013 version. This isn’t all bad news as the 2013 Buick Verano is one of the most popular vehicles in its class. The most notable addition is the new safety features including forward-collision technology and lane-departure warning systems. There are a lot of similarities across the Buick Verano’s competition, so most car buyers want to know the biggest pro and con in several categories – performance, interior design, and exterior design.
Performance – The Big Pro and Con
The biggest pro in terms of performance for the 2014 Buick Verano is it offers two choices of engines. The standard includes a 180-horsepowers 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. It offers solid gas mileage and is much quieter than expected. The turbocharged option adds 70 horsepower and completely alters the feel while driving. At the same time, the Buick Verano is not known for its sportiness. This isn’t completely surprising as the design emphasizes comfort and ride quality over handling.
Interior – The Big Pro and Con
If there is one obvious benefit to the interior of a 2014 Buick Verano, it is definitely the upscale materials and spaciousness. The Verano mirrors the larger LaCrosse in terms of luxury and elegance. Buick is known for making extremely comfortable interiors and the Verano is no exception. If there is a common complaint about the Buick Verano interior, it is control issues. There are many buttons clustered close together in some areas, especially around the touch-screen television. For some people, the overall layout isn’t very intuitive either.
Exterior – The Big Pro and Con
The Buick Verano offers numerous trim options which ensure there is something for everyone. The 2014 Buick Verano has four trim levels – Verano, Verano with the Convenience Group, Verano with the Leather Group, and the Verano with the Premium Group. The base Verano looks sleek features 18-inch alloy wheels, foglights, and expected “Buick Look”. Every additional package adds key features which really boost the exterior look. Some of the most notable additions include heated side mirrors, rear spoiler, and sunroof. If there is one big con, it is the Leather Group builds off of the Convenience Group rather than the other way around.