The first examples of the 2012 Buick Verano are being built at the General Motors Orion Assembly plant, so that means it's time for Buick to fire up the configuator. We knew the Verano would start at $23,470 ($885 destination included), but we didn't know exactly what features were standard at that price. Base Veranos include a 180-horsepower, 2.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic transmission, 18-inch wheels, USB port, Bluetooth, a seven-inch LCD radio interface and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.

Step up to the Convenience Group and expect to pay $24,670. The Convenience Group adds features like a six-way power driver's seat, rear park assist and heated mirrors. The top Verano features the Leather Group trim, with leather seating surfaces, heated seats and steering wheel, keyless entry with push-button start, and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.

Options include some premium paint finishes, $795 navigation, a $900 power sunroof and a $370 rear spoiler. If you're looking for the turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, you'll have to wait until 2012. Head over to the Buick retail site to build your own Verano.


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