2012 Buick Verano Test Drive

2012 Buick Verano Quicksilver Metallic

I had taken pictures of the 2012 Buick Verano in a garage but had not driven one until today.  There was beautiful weather again in mid-Michigan today and I decided to enjoy some if it and take some car pictures.  Since I hadn’t driven the new Verano this was my car of choice for today.

For a car that retails from $23,000 to $28,000 this Buick is very impressive.  The car feels like a luxury car and is quiet on the road – really quiet.  I drove 5 Buick Verano’s today from a base to a fully loaded with sunroof, Bose Stereo and push button start.  The only con that I have is that there are times when the engine/transmission has a little hesitation.  This is common with 4 cylinder engines but is not an issue in the Buick Regal.  Perhaps there is something in the gear ratio or just that the Verano is an entry level Buick and to smooth this out would up the price.

Like a lot of people I love my music.  The base stereo in the Verano has fantastic sound and lots of features.  Even if you don’t want the satellite radio there is an accessory plug and USB in the center arm rest.  The placement of the accessory plug does not allow for access to you iPod or phone.  I didn’t have a cord with me so I wasn’t able to plug in my MP3 player to test the radio controls.

Overall I am very impressed with the 2012 Buick Verano.  I don’t know any other car in this price range that offers so much comfort.  This car was driven at Labadie Buick in Bay City, MI