The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo goes on sale this fall and General Motors has just announced that the boosted sedan will be priced from $29,990 (*including $885 for destination).

That base price gets you niceties like IntelliLink, a Bose audio system, heated leather seats, and a whole host of safety features including a rearview camera, blind spot alert and cross-traffic alert. A six-speed manual transmission is available as a no-cost option (hurrah!), and the only other available upgrades are a sunroof and navigation.

For comparison's sake, a similarly equipped Verano with the naturally aspirated 2.4-liter engine costs $26,850, including destination.

Under the hood of the Verano Turbo is GM's 2.0-liter forced-induction four that we've sampled in the larger Regal, good for 250 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. The EPA just recently released fuel economy figures for the Verano Turbo, and the baby Buick is estimated to achieve 20/31 miles per gallon (city/highway).

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2013 Buick Verano Turbo Priced at $29,990

DETROIT – The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo luxury sedan will be priced at $29,990, including a destination charge of $885. The turbocharged Verano uses an Ecotec 2.0L four-cylinder engine with direct injection and continuously variable valve timing to produce an SAE-certified 250 horsepower (187 kW) at 5300 rpm and 260 lb.-ft. (353 Nm) of torque at 2000 rpm.

When the Verano Turbo arrives at dealerships this fall, buyers will get both performance and fuel efficiency with 0-60 mph acceleration in an estimated 6.2 seconds and EPA-estimated 20/31 mpg ratings with a six-speed manual transmission available as a no-cost option. Fuel economy ratings for the standard six-speed automatic will be announced closer to production.

Verano Turbo will offer more power and better fuel efficiency than the competition. A 2012 Lexus IS250 is rated at 204 horsepower, with fuel efficiency estimates of 19/28 mpg with a manual transmission.

In addition to its 2.0L engine, dual exhaust, sport pedals and rear spoiler, standard equipment for the Verano Turbo includes IntelliLink connectivity, a Bose 9-speaker audio system, leather-appointed upholstery, push-button start, rear park assist and rearview camera, radar-based side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. A power sunroof and navigation are optional.

"Buick Verano continues to build momentum in the marketplace with eight straight months of sales increases since launch," said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing. "The new Verano Turbo increases the performance of an already capable luxury sedan while continuing to offer customers the smart, purposeful technology they expect."

Verano sales began in late November, 2011 with a 2.4L Ecotec four-cylinder engine and a six-speed automatic transmission and standard voice-activated IntelliLink. For 2013, a rearview camera is standard across all Verano models.

With the arrival of this new model, Buick will offer three different models with turbocharged engines and optional six-speed manual transmissions, including the Regal Turbo and Regal GS luxury sport sedans. The 2013 Buick Encore luxury crossover, on sale early next year, will feature a standard turbocharged engine.

Buick is a modern luxury brand offering vehicles with sculpted designs, luxurious interiors with thoughtful personal technologies, along with responsive-yet-efficient performance. Buick is attracting new customers with its portfolio of award-winning luxury models, including the Enclave crossover, LaCrosse sedan, Regal sport sedan, Buick Verano sedan and the all-new 2013 Encore crossover. Learn more about Buick cars and crossovers at www.buick.com, on Twitter @buick or at www.facebook.com/buick.


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      mikeybyte1
      • 2 Years Ago
      Looking forward to a $30k Entry Luxury Sedan Comparison to see how it measures up to the competition.
      bassrockerx
      • 2 Years Ago
      news flash here a ford focus titanium costs over 30k and the interior is not near as good as this. also a fullly loaded cruze crests 27k for this car for 29k? hells yes! how can people say this car is overpriced but a lexus ct200h or an audi a3 is not? this is why mercedes wont bring over the b or a class to the states even thogh every post on AB people are like "OMG they must bring it here. mercedes is stupid for not bringing it"
      RetrogradE
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wouldn't give two sh**s for a GM. Period. They could give these out for free like taffy at a parade and I'd pass it up.
      over9000
      • 2 Years Ago
      wow the genesis coupe is a bargain...
        • 2 Years Ago
        @over9000
        [blocked]
          Camaroman101
          • 2 Years Ago
          @ Justin Campanale the V6 GC may beat the V6 mustang, but for the price of the 3.8 GC you can buy a base mustang 5.0
          Justin Campanale
          • 2 Years Ago
          The GC 3.8 has similar or better performance compared to the Mustang.
      JonZeke
      • 2 Years Ago
      GM finally makes a compelling case for an interesting compact and decently powerful sedan. If it drives well, and can run 100k without hiccups then it will only be the fault of a fickle and ignorant public that this product isn't successful.
        Jerry
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JonZeke
        Well, the powertrain will do 100K easy, but the rest of the car might fall off it if the Cruze is any indication.
      rem
      • 2 Years Ago
      I was hoping that would come in a bit cheaper, but after remembering it's about the same price as the 2.4L ILX, the Verano turbo almost seems like a bargain.
      FuelToTheFire
      • 2 Years Ago
      Meh. It utilizes a mediocre FED drivetrain. I'd much rather have a WRX with a real 4wd drivetrain.
        axiomatik
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        Yeah, the interior on the WRX is definitely bargain basement.
        MANARC100
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        I own a 2012 STi limited with a list a tick over 41k and though mechanically it rocks the interior could use some help. Power seat? No. Rock hard plastic dash, 18mpg combined with my driving. Its a blast to drive but at that price point it could be a nicer place to spend time. Im not saying i would rather have this car by any means but a bit more luxury in the high end WRX's would be nice given the price.
        FuelToTheFire
        • 2 Years Ago
        @FuelToTheFire
        FWD, stupid iPod spellcheck.
      dreadcthulhu01
      • 2 Years Ago
      That puts it at slightly cheaper than the 2.4 liter Acura ILX & about a $1800 more than the Audi A3. Both of those competing cars have ~200 horsepower, and get about the same gas mileage as the turbo Vernano (21/30 mpg for the A3, and 22/31 for the ILX.
        montoym
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dreadcthulhu01
        Good comparison. As much as it sucks, cars are getting more expensive. Both competitors you mentioned are just warmed-over versions of a lesser car (Golf and Civic respectively, like the Cruze and the Verano too) and both hover around the $30k mark or more when spec'd out simialrly to this Verano Turbo. It's certainly not getting any cheaper to own a new car these days. That said, cars are better than ever as well and offer much more performance, safety, and luxury than ever before. So, in a sense, you get what you pay for. It just sucks to pay it lol.
        Wraith
        • 2 Years Ago
        @dreadcthulhu01
        So the ILX costs about the same ($100 more), gets about 50 less horsepower, 90 fewer torques, and fuel economy just +2 city, compared to the Verano Turbo. I guess the Acura will have higher (perceived or actual) quality and resale value.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Wraith
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      Ridgie30
      • 2 Years Ago
      $30K list for a gussied up Cruze? No thank you.
      desinerd1
      • 2 Years Ago
      If this is $30000, then the 3 series should be priced at $25000
      JC
      • 2 Years Ago
      optima turbo is calling me right now.
        Tirac
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JC
        I think the Optima turbo is a good bit slower
          Tanooki2003
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Tirac
          You obviously never really tested the Optima turbo like I did and I can say it kills GM in every aspect on the performance level, fit & finish, and interior room, not to mention you get a lot of car for the money. Otherwise you wouldn't make such a desperate GM fanboy comment.
      Keldon
      • 2 Years Ago
      $29,990? Yeahhhh, good luck with that.
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