2012 Buick Verano Trims and Specs

Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Humidity/dewpoint sensors · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): front and rear, two 12V · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Remote engine start · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback, accessory hook · Touch-sensitive controls · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Manual adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.23
Engine Alternator: 130 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, heavy duty
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Grille color: black chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Window trim: silver
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Driver Information System · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Oil Monitor · Tachometer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Color keyed interior accents · Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen, Auto on/off, auto delay off · Tail and brake lights: rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding · Inside rearview mirror: manual day/night
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks: anti-lockout · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Wheels Wheel spokes: multi-spoke
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Laminated glass: acoustic · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
VSG LPO, Premium Exterior Appearance Package $695
UQA Audio System Feature, Bose Premium 9-Speaker System $595
GBN White Diamond Tricoat $495
SB2 LPO, Rear Spoiler, FLUSHMOUNT (Dealer-Installed) $375
GBE Crystal Red Tintcoat $325
VAV LPO, All-Weather Floor Mats, Front And Rear $140
K05 Engine Block Heater $100
W2D LPO, Cargo Net $60
VK3 License Plate Front Mounting Package $15
1SD 1SD Preferred Equipment Group $0
UFU Audio System, Am/FM/Siriusxm Stereo With MP3 CD Player, USB And Aux Port $0
AFC Cashmere, Premium Ribbon Fabric Inserts With Leatherette Bolsters $0
NB8 Emissions Override, California $0
NC7 Emissions Override, Federal $0
NB9 Emissions Override, State-Specific $0
LEA Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) $0
R8Q Illinois Cost Surcharge (R8Q) $0
AFA Medium Titanium, Premium Ribbon Fabric Inserts With Leatherette Bolsters $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
R6M New Jersey Cost Surcharge $0
AE4 Seats, Front Bucket With Seatback Map Pockets $0
MH8 Transmission, 6-Speed Automatic, Electronically Controlled With Overdrive $0
Price $22,585 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 180 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$22,585
Invoice$21,682

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/Moonroof--
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsPassenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.4L 180 hp I4
Power 180 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque 171 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.6 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase105.7 in
Length183.9 in
Width71.4 in
Height58.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.3 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Buick now offers an entry-level luxury compact sedan that won’t break the bank. The 2012 Buick Verano Base offers seating for 5 (as long as rear seat folks are on the small side), as we... Read More
Buick now offers an entry-level luxury compact sedan that won’t break the bank. The 2012 Buick Verano Base offers seating for 5 (as long as rear seat folks are on the small side), as well as a comparatively spacious 15.2 cubic feet of trunk space, a wealth of standard features and 4-cylinder efficiency.
Outside, look for 18-inch alloy wheels, while the inside flaunts leatherette and cloth upholstery, height-adjustable front seats, split-folding rear seatbacks, full power accessories, cruise control and telescoping tilt-wheel steering. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is complemented by simulated wood and simulated alloy cabin accents, while folks remain cool and collected with Sun-Sensor-interfaced auto climate control. OnStar Directions and Connections service heads the list of standard techno-goodies and is interfaced with Bluetooth/IntelliLink hands-free calling and smartphone apps. Finally, entertainment is offered via an MP3-capable single-CD player and 6 speakers, all complemented by a 7-inch touchscreen, satellite radio, auxiliary iPod integration and a USB port.
There are no true options to be had with this Base trim, though some dealer accessories may be added.
Powering the 2012 Verano Base is an E85-capable 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder engine that mates with the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Variable valve timing (VVT), meantime, means 21 mpg city/32 highway, while towing is maxed out at 1,000 pounds with the proper equipment.
Standard safety equipment, finally, includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags, daytime running lights, front fog/driving lights and dusk-sensing headlights. OnStar emergency services and stolen vehicle recovery assistance is also standard, as is a remote antitheft alarm.
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Humidity/dewpoint sensors · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 6 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): front and rear, two 12V · Power steering · Reading lights: front · Remote engine start · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback, accessory hook · Touch-sensitive controls · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.23
Engine Alternator: 130 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, heavy duty
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Grille color: black chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Window trim: silver
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Driver Information System · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Oil Monitor · Tachometer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Color keyed interior accents · Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen, Auto on/off, auto delay off · Tail and brake lights: rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Manual Adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: cloth
Security Power door locks: anti-lockout · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Wheels Wheel spokes: multi-spoke
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Laminated glass: acoustic · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
CF5 Sunroof, Power, Tilt-Sliding With Sunshade $900
UEW Audio System With Navigation, Am/FM/Siriusxm Stereo With MP3 CD Player, USB And Aux Port $795
VSG LPO, Premium Exterior Appearance Package $695
UQA Audio System Feature, Bose Premium 9-Speaker System $595
GBN White Diamond Tricoat $495
SB2 LPO, Rear Spoiler, FLUSHMOUNT (Dealer-Installed) $375
GBE Crystal Red Tintcoat $325
VAV LPO, All-Weather Floor Mats, Front And Rear $140
K05 Engine Block Heater $100
W2D LPO, Cargo Net $60
VK3 License Plate Front Mounting Package $15
1SG 1SG Preferred Equipment Group $0
UFU Audio System, Am/FM/Siriusxm Stereo With MP3 CD Player, USB And Aux Port $0
UPF Bluetooth For Phone, Personal Cell Phone Connectivity To Vehicle Audio System And HMI (Human Machine Interface) $0
AFC Cashmere, Premium Ribbon Fabric Inserts With Leatherette Bolsters $0
NB8 Emissions Override, California $0
NC7 Emissions Override, Federal $0
NB9 Emissions Override, State-Specific $0
LEA Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) $0
R8Q Illinois Cost Surcharge (R8Q) $0
AFA Medium Titanium, Premium Ribbon Fabric Inserts With Leatherette Bolsters $0
R6M New Jersey Cost Surcharge $0
RFA Onstar Business Vehicle Manager Service. $0
AE4 Seats, Front Bucket With Seatback Map Pockets $0
MH8 Transmission, 6-Speed Automatic, Electronically Controlled With Overdrive $0
Price $23,785 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 180 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$23,785
Invoice$22,834

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagStandard
Passenger AirbagStandard
Front Side AirbagsStandard
Rear Side AirbagsStandard
Curtain AirbagsStandard
ABS BrakesStandard

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningStandard
Leather Seats--
Power SeatsDriver: Standard
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsStandard
Power Door LocksStandard
Navigation System--
StereoRadio, CD Player

Engine

2.4L 180 hp I4
Power 180 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque 171 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.6 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase105.7 in
Length183.9 in
Width71.4 in
Height58.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14.3 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Need an entry-level luxury compact sedan that’ll pamper you all the way to the office, the theatre, or to see the folks? Check out Buick’s brand-new 2012 Verano Convenience. This midlev... Read More
Need an entry-level luxury compact sedan that’ll pamper you all the way to the office, the theatre, or to see the folks? Check out Buick’s brand-new 2012 Verano Convenience. This midlevel trim offers seating for 5 and 15.2 cubic feet of trunk space to go along with an economical 4-cylinder powerplant and a boatload of standard amenities.
Giving this little sedan its go is a 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that combines with a standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission for 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque. Look for mileage estimated at 21 mpg city/32 highway and, believe it or not, a towing capacity of 1,000 pounds with the proper equipment.
This little jewel’s profile comes adorned with 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while inside, leatherette and cloth upholstery and a power-adjustable driver’s seat are bolstered by full power accessories and simulated wood and simulated alloy cabin accents.
A tilt/telescoping steering wheel, also in simulated wood and simulated alloy garb and mounting audio and cruise controls, is delivered with this midlevel trim, as are rear parking sensors and an auto-dimming rear-view mirror. Sun Sensor technology, meanwhile, boosts the efficiency of the standard dual-zone auto climate control.
OnStar's Directions and Connections interface also comes standard, as do Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, while entertainment is encompassed by a single-CD player with 6 speakers, satellite radio, a 7-inch touchscreen display, IntelliLink smartphone integration and a USB port.
Optional equipment for the 2012 Verano Convenience includes a power sunroof, navigation, and an upgraded premium audio system with a multifunction controller and an SD card slot. An Appearance Package is also offered, boasting a number of exterior chrome and body color upgrades
Finally, Buick's heady compact Verano sedan features such noteworthy standard safety equipment as 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags, daytime running lights and front fog/driving lights. OnStar emergency services and stolen vehicle recovery assistance also come standard, as does a remote antitheft alarm.
Adds to Sedan:
No additional major features.
Air Conditioning Automatic climate control front air conditioning · Dual front air conditioning zones · Humidity/dewpoint sensors · Rear heat vents
Airbags Dual front airbags · Dual front knee airbags · Passenger airbag deactivation: occupant sensing deactivation · Side airbags: rear, front · Side curtain airbags: front, rear
Audio System Antenna Type: element · Auxiliary audio input: USB, jack, iPod/iPhone integration · Single disc in-Dash CD · MP3 player: CD MP3 Playback · AM/FM radio · SiriusXM Satellite Radio · 9 Total Speakers
Brakes ABS: 4-wheel · Braking assist · Electronic brakeforce distribution · Front brake diameter: 11.8 · Front brakes: ventilated disc · Rear brake diameter: 11.5 · Rear brakes: ventilated disc
Comfort Features Armrests: rear center with cupholders · Floor Mat Material: carpet · Floor Material: carpet · Floor Mats: front · Rear floor mats · Shift knob trim: leather · Steering wheel trim: leather
Convenience Features Cargo area light · Center console: front console with armrest and storage · Cruise control · Cupholders: rear, front · Dimming rearview mirror: auto-dimming · Multi-function remote: proximity entry system, keyless entry · One-touch windows: 2 · Power outlet(s): front and rear, two 12V · Power steering · Push-button start · Reading lights: front · Remote engine start · Retained accessory power · Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic · Steering wheel mounted controls: cruise controls, audio · Storage: front seatback, accessory hook · Touch-sensitive controls · Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating
Driver Seat Heated · Power adjustments: 6
Drivetrain Axle ratio: 3.23
Engine Alternator: 130 amps · Battery: maintenance-free, heavy duty
Exterior Features Door handle color: body-color with chrome accents · Exhaust tip color: chrome · Grille color: black chrome · Mirror color: body-color · Window trim: silver
Headrests Front headrests: adjustable · Number of front headrests: 2 · Number of rear headrests: 3
Instrumentation Driver Information System · Fuel economy display: MPG, range · Oil Monitor · Tachometer · Trip odometer · Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, tire fill alert
Interior Color keyed interior accents · Metallic-tone accents
Lights Ambient lighting · Daytime running lights · Front fog lights · Headlights: Halogen, Auto on/off, auto delay off · Tail and brake lights: rear center brakelight
Mirrors Exterior mirrors: power, manual folding, heated
Passenger Seat Heated · Manual Adjustments: 6
Rear Seats Type: 60-40 split bench
Safety Active head restraints: driver · Child safety locks · Child seat anchors: LATCH system · Crumple zones: front, rear · Emergency interior trunk release · Parking sensors: rear
Seatbelts Front seatbelts: 3-point · Seatbelt force limiters: front · Seatbelt pretensioners: front · Second row seatbelts: 3-point
Seats Driver seat manual adjustments: reclining · Driver seat power adjustments: height · Front seat type: bucket · Passenger seat manual adjustments: reclining · Rear headrests: adjustable · Rear seat folding: split · Upholstery: leather
Security Power door locks: anti-lockout · Theft-Deterrent System
Spare Tire Size: temporary
Spare Wheel Rim Type: steel
Stability and Traction Stability control · Traction control
Suspension Front Arm Type: lower control arms · Front Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Front Spring Type: coil springs · Front Stabilizer Bar: diameter 25 mm · Front Suspension Classification: independent · Front Suspension Type: MacPherson struts · Rear Shock Type: gas shock absorbers · Rear Spring Type: coil springs · Rear Suspension Classification: semi-independent · Rear Suspension Type: torsion bar
Telematics Phone wireless data link: Bluetooth · Satellite communications: OnStar
Tires Tire Pressure Monitoring System · Type: all season
Tires and Rims Wheels: alloy
Wheels Wheel spokes: multi-spoke
Windows Front wipers: variable intermittent · Laminated glass: acoustic · Power windows · Rear defogger · Solar-tinted glass
CF5 Sunroof, Power, Tilt-Sliding With Sunshade $900
UEW Audio System With Navigation, Am/FM/Siriusxm Stereo With MP3 CD Player, USB And Aux Port $795
VSG LPO, Premium Exterior Appearance Package $695
GBN White Diamond Tricoat $495
WQN Wheels, 18" X 8" (45.7 CM X 20.3 CM) Split Multi-Spoke Forged Alloy $450
SB2 LPO, Rear Spoiler, FLUSHMOUNT (Dealer-Installed) $375
GBE Crystal Red Tintcoat $325
VAV LPO, All-Weather Floor Mats, Front And Rear $140
K05 Engine Block Heater $100
W2D LPO, Cargo Net $60
VK3 License Plate Front Mounting Package $15
1SL 1SL Preferred Equipment Group $0
UFU Audio System, Am/FM/Siriusxm Stereo With MP3 CD Player, USB And Aux Port $0
UPF Bluetooth For Phone, Personal Cell Phone Connectivity To Vehicle Audio System And HMI (Human Machine Interface) $0
AFE CHOCCACHINO, Premium Leather-Appointed Seats $0
AFD Cashmere, Premium Leather-Appointed Seats $0
AFB Ebony, Premium Leather-Appointed Seats $0
NB8 Emissions Override, California $0
NC7 Emissions Override, Federal $0
NB9 Emissions Override, State-Specific $0
LEA Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-Cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) $0
R8Q Illinois Cost Surcharge (R8Q) $0
-PAINT Monotone Paint $0
R6M New Jersey Cost Surcharge $0
RFA Onstar Business Vehicle Manager Service. $0
AE4 Seats, Front Bucket With Seatback Map Pockets $0
MH8 Transmission, 6-Speed Automatic, Electronically Controlled With Overdrive $0
RV1 Wheels, 18" X 8" (45.7 CM X 20.3 CM) Multi-Spoke Machined Faced Alloy $0
Price $25,965 MSRP
Body Style Sedan
Engine 2.4L 180 hp I4
Seating 5
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
32MPG highway
Drivetrain FWD

Price

MSRP$25,965
Invoice$24,927

Transmission

Drivetrain FWD
6-Speed Automatic Overdrive
Fuel Economy
21MPG city
32MPG highway

Safety

Driver AirbagOptional
Passenger AirbagOptional
Front Side AirbagsOptional
Rear Side AirbagsOptional
Curtain AirbagsOptional
ABS BrakesOptional

Amenities

Sunroof/MoonroofOptional
Air ConditioningOptional
Leather SeatsOptional
Power SeatsDriver: Optional
Passenger: Standard
Power WindowsOptional
Power Door LocksOptional
Navigation System--

Engine

2.4L 180 hp I4
Power 180 hp @ 6,700 RPM
Torque 171 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM

Dimensions

Maximum Seating5 seats
Fuel Tank Volume15.6 gal
Front Legroom42 in
Back Legroom34.3 in
Wheelbase105.7 in
Length183.9 in
Width71.4 in
Height58.1 in

Cargo and Towing

Cargo Volume14 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity1,000 lbs
Standing at the top of the just-introduced 2012 Buick Verano lineup is the Verano Leather trim. As a subcompact entry-level luxury sedan, this pint-size piece of posh seats 5, boasts a ... Read More
Standing at the top of the just-introduced 2012 Buick Verano lineup is the Verano Leather trim. As a subcompact entry-level luxury sedan, this pint-size piece of posh seats 5, boasts a fairly capacious 15.2 cubic feet of cargo area and gets around nicely on an economical 4-cylinder powerplant.
Standard appearance amenities include 18-inch alloy wheels and heated power-adjustable mirrors, while premium leather upholstery, heated front seats, simulated alloy and simulated wood accents and a power-adjustable driver’s seat only begin the list of standard cabin adornments. Remote power door locks and power windows are, of course, standard, as is a heated leather and simulated alloy tilt/telescoping steering wheel mounting audio and cruise controls. Dual-zone auto climate control, meantime, is bolstered by Sun Sensor control and auto adjustment.
Techno-wise, OnStar Directions and Connections service is complemented by rear parking sensors, while an MP3-capable single-CD player is supported by 6 speakers, satellite radio, Bluetooth hands-free calling and music streaming, IntelliLink smartphone interface, auxiliary iPod integration and a USB port.
The Appearance Package offers available exterior trim upgrades, while further options include upgraded 18-inch wheels, a power sunroof, navigation and a Bose audio system sporting 9 premium speakers and an SD card slot.
As with its lesser siblings, the 2012 Verano Leather is powered by a variable-valve-timed (VVT) E85-capable 2.4-liter inline 4-cylinder (I4) engine that’ll cook up 180 hp. Managed by the standard 6-speed shiftable automatic transmission, the four-banger lays down 171 lb-ft of torque, good enough to tow up to 1,000 pounds with the proper equipment. Mileage, meantime, is estimated at a decently frugal 21 mpg city/32 highway.
Noteworthy standard safety equipment aboard this fancy 4-door includes 4-wheel antilock brakes (ABS), traction and stability control, front and rear head airbags, front side-mounted airbags and front fog/driving lights. OnStar emergency services and stolen vehicle recovery assistance are also delivered with this top-shelf Verano, as is a remote antitheft alarm.