2015 Buick Verano – Pure comfort
October 22 2014, Justin Barker
Buick’s compact sedan, the Verano, is the first vehicle of its kind to be marketed by the automaker since the Buick Skylark of the ‘90s. It an entry-level luxury vehicle within the Buick lineup, and provides consumers with a comfortable, quiet, and relatively fun sedan, due in part to an available turbocharged engine. With the Verano, buyers will also benefit from a range of features, including high-tech options.
If comfort is what you are after in a luxury vehicle, you will certainly enjoy the 2015 Verano model. Premium, soft-touch surfaces, comfortable seats, and lots of comfort and convenience features should ensure that buyers are satisfied with this aspect of their purchase. Metal and woodgrain accent trims are standard, sewn-in French stitched seams, and front seat bolsters are elements to anticipate from the 2015 model, as are heated driver and passenger seats, and dual-zone air conditioning.
To further enhance the comfortable experience, consumers can opt for QuietTuning, a featured offered with the Acoustics package and that includes acoustic insulation, sound deadeners, and triple-sealed doors for a nice, quiet ride.
In terms of power, the 2015 Buick Verano is equipped with a 2.5-litre, direct-injection, inline-4 engine, capable of producing a total output of 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. The engine is couple to a 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive and driver shift control. The front-wheel drive sedan includes a 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS), with panic brake and hill start assist.
Consumers that need a little more sizzle under the hood can opt for the available 2.0-litre turbocharged, direct-injection, inline-4 engine that will produce 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. The turbo engine offers lively acceleration for drivers looking to spice things up, and even then they will still benefit from a comfortable ride. A 6-speed manual transmission is available.
When selecting the Premium Group (1ST) package that includes the turbo engine as an option, buyers also get dual bright exhaust tips, a rear body-colored spoiler, brushed aluminum pedal covers, and a variety of other features offered in the Leather group (1SL) package. These elements include leather-appointed seat surfaces, a heated steering wheel, and a 9-speaker audio system, among others.
Other available features to consider, depending on the package, include an audio system with navigation, power driver’s seat, a sunroof, rearview camera and satellite radio.
Rear parking assist, side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, and a universal home remote are offered on the Convenience Group (1SG) package. In terms of safety, the new Verano has received the top 5-star overall rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The 2015 Buick Verano is an excellent choice for a compact sedan for buyers that prioritize comfort, both in terms of seating and features, as well as the driving experience. Its luxurious nature, long list of features and technologies, top safety scores, and available turbocharged engine all add to an overall intriguing package for consumers to consider.
For more information, or to test-drive the all-new 2015 Buick Verano, contact us today at Bruce GM!