2013 Buick Verano Turbo Priced at $29,990

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Buick’s hopped-up 2013 Verano Turbo sedan with a 250-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder will start at $29,990 when it goes on sale this fall; pricing includes an $885 destination fee. Buick’s smallest sedan with big power comes with a standard six-speed automatic transmission while the six-speed manual transmission is a no-cost option. 
 
Fuel-economy estimates of the automatic transmission have yet to be released — expect numbers closer to the production date — though we know the manual Verano Turbo is rated at an EPA-estimated 20/31 mpg city/highway. That’s only a 1 mpg sacrifice in city, highway and combined ratings compared to the non-turbo Verano for an additional 70 hp and claimed performance of zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.

Besides the extra gusto under the hood, the Turbo’s $29,990 starting price includes a long list of standard equipment: leather seating with heated front seats, Buick’s IntelliLink multimedia system with 7-inch touch-screen, heated steering wheel, Bose stereo system, rear parking assist, blind spot warning system, rear cross-traffic alert as well as a backup camera, which is a standard feature on all 2013 Veranos.
 
The Verano Turbo’s optional equipment consists of a navigation system and sunroof.

We wonder if this model will intrude on Buick Regal Turbo sales. For 2012, that engine with 220 hp starts at $31,145 after the destination charge and is inside a larger car with better handling than we've experienced driving the current Verano.
 
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By Joe Bruzek | August 8, 2012 | Comments (11)

Comments 

Lance

This actually is a good price for what you get in this car. It competes against the ILX, A3, TSX and IS, maybe others that I can't think of. Stacks up well with price right with them but way more HP/TQ. Besides the sport version of the ILX one can't even get an automatic which drastically reduces it's customer base. This is lighter and more powerful than the Regal turbo with about the same fuel economy.

Can't see why anyone would buy the turbo Regal after this comes out. The GS is a different story but I think this turbo Verano with less weight could give the GS a pretty good run.

After intro with a little discounting you may be able to get one OTD for about 30k with all the bells and whistles.

sheth

Verano has already hurt Regal sales, Buick must be OK with it. I believe part of the explanation is that they have backed off regal fleet sales and are focusing on retail. The Regal eassist and GS stand out vs the Verano but the Regal turbo definitely seems redundant. It only has slightly more space- and a smaller trunk.

B7

For $30K I can get a Sonata Turbo and have money left over. It's a much better car and not tiny and cramped.

Belly

Buick sales are hurting overall. I don't see how a $29K car that most people see as small is going to help.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/06/buick-sales-slump-tests-new-gms-resolve-discipline/1#.UCMwtaPleSo

Buick can pack all the horsepower it wants in a car, the acceleration isn't going to be mind blowing.

Won't be surprised if this car is no longer offered a year from now. Probably the entire verano lineup soon thereafter. Its just not an attractive car.

skippydog

Verano turbo vs. Lexus IS? Dream on.

Ben

I wish folks would get over the stereotypes that were unfairly given to Buicks. If they were to drive them, chances are that they would fall in love.

J

Problem with the current Buick lineup is that they are rebadged vehicles.

Regal = Insignia (Opel developed it)

Verano = Cruze (GM Korea)

LaCrosse = Insignia long wheel base

Enclave = Traverse/Outlook/Arcadia badge engineering

Card13

Why is it a problem that Buicks are rebadged Opels if we can't buy them in the states anyway?

Bowrider

For 30k, you can also get a loaded up Camry. But, who wants that?

Find me a new overpriced and underpowered IS for 30K and I'll buy it. But, if you can't, I'll take the Verano turbo and run circles around an IS 250.


Lance


@j
You do realize lots of cars sold here are rebadged. The Acura TSX is a rebadged Euro Accord, the Koreans all have similar cars sold in Koreas under different names. It's done all the time. Just because a car shares some parts doesn't mean that it drives, feels or IS the same car. Lots of tweaks can make a car look and feel completely different. Why reinvent the wheel? If it's a good car, it's a good car. Who cares if they call it something different in another part of the world.

RSX

A Buick? No thanks as I don't have blue hair and can still hear. For my $30,000 I purchase an Optima.

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