The Environmental Protection Agency has released official fuel economy ratings for the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo. When equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual gearbox, the sedan returns 20 miles per gallon in the city and 31 mpg highway. More importantly, it manages 24 mpg combined. Those figures put it at exactly 1 mpg behind the base model's naturally-aspirated 2.4-liter four-cylinder and its six-speed automatic in every category.

The Verano Turbo also ties the larger Regal GS with the same drivetrain in city and combined mileage, but loses out to its bigger brother on the highway front by 1 mpg. That's despite the fact that that the Regal Turbo tips the scales at a full 371 pounds heavier than the forced-induction Verano. The slimmer waistline on the Verano does pay dividends in the 0-60 sprint, however. The smaller Buick clicks off the run in 6.2 seconds, a full half-second quicker than the Regal GS.


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      whofan
      • 2 Years Ago
      I don`t own a Buick but I will say you can`t buy a better car than a Buick. Buick is great those who open their eyes know.
      jtav2002
      • 2 Years Ago
      I still think it's a major fail that this is faster than the performance oriented car in their lineup.
      djpatrick35
      • 2 Years Ago
      I just wish this car was more attractive. I just don't like this design. Put that drivetrain in its sister car and I'd be all over it because the Cruze is a relatively attractive car w/o that giant Buick grille. As for the gas mileage, that all depends on how you drive it. Just ask the hypermilers.
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        The Other Bob
        • 2 Years Ago
        ..and so you have a Sonata why?
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          @The Other Bob
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        TBN27
        • 2 Years Ago
        I have seen people in their mid 30's snapping up regals veranos and even the LaCrosse. Buick's allignment with Opel has opened itself to a consumer population other than the bus pass guild.
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        mary.keana
        • 2 Years Ago
        Sonata. LOL. The Turbo Sonata is only 0.2 seconds faster than a Camry Hybrid. Better yet, for heavy-footed pilots, the Camry XLE can still deliver in the neighborhood of 37 mpg (we saw 36.9 observed), not to mention surprisingly brisk acceleration times. How brisk? With its new 2.5-liter 156-hp I-4 and 141-hp electric motor, the XLE whirred from 0 to 60 in just 7.2 seconds, only 0.2 behind the 274-hp Sonata 2.0T. Read more: http://www.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedans/1112_2011_hyundai_sonata_hybrid_vs_2012_toyota_camry_hybrid_vs_2012_volkswagen_passat_tdi_comparison/viewall.html#ixzz22IbmOkLD
          NightFlight
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mary.keana
          Don't forget where I posted 5 different sources that proved you wrong. Keep posting and cherry picking, you are so good at it!
        Martin Edmonds
        • 2 Years Ago
        Friend of mine whose 20 just bought a Verano and loves it. What were you saying again?
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          @Martin Edmonds
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          suthrn2nr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Martin Edmonds
          Well, that proves it, since you have never seen one anyone young in the car. I NEVER see anyone who is a true car enthusiast driving a Hyundai, its usually people who think they are getting 40MPG on average.
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        roadkill
        • 2 Years Ago
        +1 seriously sad fuel economy in today's world full of higher powered turbo 4's that get better economy in larger cars!
          roadkill
          • 2 Years Ago
          @roadkill
          Also the article is not accurate, it doesn't tie the regal gs with the same driveline, the gs is even worse, rated at 19 city 27 highway, 22 combined? http://www.fueleconomy.gov/feg/Find.do?action=sbs&id=32704 Nice to see they check their facts. General Motors is improving lately, just doing it slower than everyone else!
        MyerShift
        • 2 Years Ago
        This small? It's the size of mid-size sedans from several years ago and probably heavier. This isn't really a compact segment anymore but all you sheep seen to think it is!
      nicola ciaccio
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is just sad that Buick is making wrong wheel drive cars and tiny tin can death traps like these......tehy should start making exotic american cars.....rear wheel drive body on frame fullsize sedans....like my lincoln town car which i specially imported to italy......that is what all american cars should be like.....i am italian but i very much love the exotic american cars you people in america build....they are pieces of art....masterpieces.
        warren,
        • 2 Years Ago
        @nicola ciaccio
        The Verano is 184 inches long! It's only a few inches shorter than the BMW 5 Series was ten years ago! What kind of messed-up frame of mind do you have to be in to believe that this qualifies as "tiny"?
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        dohc73
        • 2 Years Ago
        To me, buying a KIA is like saying, "I'm just giving up in life and want to lower my expectation all around" Ya know? Like when people start wearing only grey jogging pants and white bobo sneakers and only shop at Walmart? You get it, I know you do.
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dohc73
          No hard feelings WWB. I'm sure you have different colored jogging pants for every day of the week.
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          VDuB
          • 2 Years Ago
          @dohc73
          I live in a medium to high income city. I can count at least a handful of Optimas everytime I drive.
        Sir Duke
        • 2 Years Ago
        KIA design way cheaper cars than these. Go find a 10 year old Buick Century and go find ANY Hyundai or Kia product of similar vintage and get back to me with the results.
          Andrew Zotos Breslin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sir Duke
          You're adorable.
          Andrew Zotos Breslin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sir Duke
          10 years ago is when Hyundai changed, introducing products like the Santa Fe, which I own (an '02) and have clocked over 200,000 miles on without any significant problems. Their quality is much more similar to Japan now than American-made vehicles. Buicks last longer because the old people that drive them only drive them 5K miles a year...
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          @Sir Duke
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          @Sir Duke
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          Andrew Zotos Breslin
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Sir Duke
          You are truly charming, troll haha. This fat bitch likes a deal. I have owned American and Japanese/Korean cars and, in my experience, American-made has gotten me 100K miles and Japanese/Korean has gotten me to 200K without significant problems. Hyundai has been super competitive these last 10 years so I have more options for cheaper, and it's perfectly fine for getting me around. We don't live on the Autobahn and I'm not bringing my daily car to a racetrack anytime soon, although I still manage to get plenty of speeding tickets in my Hyundai. I still think some American cars have a cool image and good off-road capability, which is why I recently bought an '08 Jeep Liberty. What exactly do you drive that all the hot people are driving?
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          @Sir Duke
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          @Sir Duke
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      gtv4rudy
      • 2 Years Ago
      I think this little Buick is not selling too well. Too bad for GM because they could sure use some sales .
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        @gtv4rudy
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          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          You say it outsells the engire Lincoln line combined as if that means something. Buick is an entry premium brand. Their cars are a small step up in price from a Chevy and accordingly they sell more units than a full-luxury brand. The Enclave and LaCrosse outsold the entire Cadillac brand combined, the Explorer outsold the entire Cadillac brand as well.
          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          The cheapest Buick has a base price of $22k, their most expensive vehicle, the Enclave, has a base price of $36k. The cheapest Lincoln has a base price of $34k and the base price of their most expensive vehicle, the Navigator, has a base price of $57k. There are way more buyers out there that have 20-30 grand to spend on a car than 35-65 grand. Bash on them all you want for sharing platforms or being fwd or whatever your problem is but starting with the all-new MKZ, Lincoln will be taking huge strides forward.
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          merlot066
          • 2 Years Ago
          I'm just saying no other company has 4 brands worth of overhead just to sell slightly upscale cars and trucks (Buick and GMC). Looks like both GM and Ford have their own problems to work with. Ford's can be solved with some actual dedication to solid luxury products (which has finally been addressed as of about 9 months ago). GM's 4 brands on the other hand...
        TBN27
        • 2 Years Ago
        @gtv4rudy
        It sells well for not being a volume seller.
      Avinash Machado
      • 2 Years Ago
      No longer your grandpa's brand.
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        @Avinash Machado
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          Sir Duke
          • 2 Years Ago
          Thor: Every lie you tell or arbitrary bullsh1t statistic you post here will be challenged and subsequently proven to be wrong. I have seen them, they by far exceed Volvo's, Acura's and unless the Infiniti G is by itself outselling the entire Buick brand, (it is not), Buick outsells infiniti too. Buick is doing numbers that is inline with cars of corresponding price-point. Buick Year To Date sales numbers thru June 30, 2012 Enclave - 27,866 LaCrosse - 30,892 Lucerne - 943 Regal - 14,828 Verano - 15,669 YTD: 90,198 Do you want yo see Infigiti's numbers? ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FRANKIN, Tenn. - Infiniti today reported U.S. sales of 10,436 units for the month of June, an increase of 66.1 percent versus 6,282 units a year earlier. Calendar year-to-date Infiniti sales of 54,377 vehicles are up 15 percent compared to the 47,268 units sold during the same period last year. Highlights of Infiniti's sales performance for June include: Sales of the Infiniti G Sedan for the month were up 48.5 percent to 3,923 units, which was the model's best June since 2007. Infiniti M Line sales of 815 units represented a 24.8 percent increase, while the Infiniti QX full-size luxury SUV was up 24.4 percent to 1,044 units, its best performance in five years. The all-new Infiniti JX 7-passenger luxury crossover, introduced this March, continued its strong launch with 2,428 units sold in June. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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          vince
          • 2 Years Ago
          Buick had 48k sales through the first 6 months of 2009, 70k sales through the first 6 months of June 2010, 93k sales though the first 6 months of 2011, and 90k sales through the first 6 moths of 2012. There is a bit of a stall happening now, but the Lucerne was phased out, the Verano was not fully available, and the Enclave is in need of an update(which it is getting), plus the Encore is coming out soon. Go away now troll.
          dohc73
          • 2 Years Ago
          Your mistaking that claim for Lincoln thor.petersen. In fact I think Lincoln has decided to pay homage to their super successful Versailles from the 70's and come out with the MKZ Boca Raton edition in honor of the place where Lincolns only sell. Lincoln expects sales to increase .00001/2%
      ekmason
      • 2 Years Ago
      Kia Optima 22/34 with 50 more hp in a much bigger car
        mary.keana
        • 2 Years Ago
        @ekmason
        LOL, but those are KIA numbers, subtract about 20% from the HP and EPA for an accurate number.
          suthrn2nr
          • 2 Years Ago
          @mary.keana
          HAHA, I love the hyundai "adjustment factor", 200HP = 160HP when compared to competition I used to really like hyundai but I cant trust them ever since they started to severely inflate their HP and MPG ratings.
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow that's embarrassing that the Verano is faster than the supposed "sports sedan" Regal GS. The numbers are impressive, and as much as i want to like the Verano Turbo, nothing really sets it apart visually from the regular model. Buick had a real chance to capture the hearts of enthusiasts with the Regal, but they chose to make it a FWD porker. That car shoulda been AWD with about 20 more hp and 300lbs lighter. Now they failed again with this car b/c it just looks too sedate.
        warren,
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Keldon
        Buick is stuck with being downwind from Cadillac, so there's probably not a lot they can do in terms of adding performance, aggressive looks or RWD/AWD platforms without stepping on the ATS's feet.
        MyerShift
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Keldon
        Do you have any idea how hard and expensive removing 300 effing pounds from an existing car AND adding AWD? Christ.
          Keldon
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MyerShift
          Yeah I do, and apparently so does BMW.
          MyerShift
          • 2 Years Ago
          @MyerShift
          BMW is smaller, but a more consistent company. They can afford to do things GM can't or won't to save the short dollar.
      lne937s
      • 2 Years Ago
      2013 Altima 3.5l gets the same combined fuel economy in a much larger car (larger inside than the Regal) that accellerates to 60 in 5.7s, a half second faster than the Verano Turbo (full second faster than the Regal GS). In comparison to cars from other brands on specs, the Verano Turbo doesn't seem all that stellar... let's see where it ends up on price. http://www.roadandtrack.com/tests/drives/2013-nissan-altima-3.5-sl
        • 2 Years Ago
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          AcidTonic
          • 2 Years Ago
          Plus without a turbo good luck getting more power out of it.
          Mark
          • 2 Years Ago
          AcidTonic - who cares about getting more power out of either the Altima or this thing?
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