After four hours of carving through empty mountain roads, deep redwood forests, and coastal highways in the 2012 Buick Verano through the beautiful state of Oregon, we are left with several lasting impressions. To satisfy your curiosity, here are a few highlights (and lowlights) of Buick’s all-new entry level sedan:
- The plushness and attention to noise reduction puts the Verano on the same plane of refinement associated with vehicles much larger and more expensive.
- The performance will surprise you. Like the Regal GS, it’s not about amazing 0-60 times, it’s about fantastic maneuverability.
- Cloth seats in the base model do not boost the premium image Buick is trying to uphold.
- There’s room for improvement in the fuel economy department. 31 miles per gallon on the highway doesn’t mean today what it meant five years ago. But expect that number to rise in the future.
With those bullets in mind, look for our extensive first-drive review on the first-ever Verano to be up soon!