2015 Buick Verano Overview
What’s New for the 2015 Buick Verano?
As GM rolls out one of its most impressive technological features to date, the Buick Verano gets standard 4G LTE Wi-Fi connectivity to its list of features for 2015. New drivers will enjoy a three-month/3-gigabyte data trial, after which a subscription is required. The Wi-Fi hotspot can accommodate up to seven mobile devices.
Model Research: 2015 Buick Verano Specs and Features
Additionally, the Verano gets a new Appearance Package, which includes a spoiler and a silver- and bright-finished grille.
2015 Buick Verano Exterior
The 2015 Buick Verano is offered in four trim choices: base, Convenience Group, Leather Group, and Premium Turbo Group. The base model comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, cruise control, and remote start. Drivers who choose the Convenience Group model will instead get 18-inch alloy wheels, and will gain foglights and heated side mirrors. The Leather Group adds keyless entry and ignition, while the Premium Turbo Group gets a turbocharged engine, a rear spoiler, and dual exhaust outlets.
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No matter which trim level you choose, each Verano model comes with a waterfall grille and gently rising beltline, making the sedan appear sportier than its competition.
2015 Buick Verano Performance
The main engine offering in the 2015 Buick Verano is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder motor, delivering 180 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Alternatively, drivers can choose the available 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which increases the Verano’s power output to 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to either a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission.
The base engine is capable of accelerating from zero to 60 mph in nine seconds—fairly average for the segment. The turbocharged offering, however, can go from zero to 60 in just 6.6 seconds, which is speedy for its segment.
2015 Buick Verano Efficiency
Choosing the base 2.4-liter engine will net you efficiency ratings of 21 mpg city, 32 mpg highway, and 25 mpg combined. The 2.0-liter turbocharged powertrain returns ratings of 21/30/24 mpg city/highway/combined with the automatic transmission, and 20/31/24 mpg city/highway/combined with the manual transmission.
2015 Buick Verano Interior
The inside of any Buick model features a premium feel, and the Verano is no exception. High-quality materials and comfortable seating give the Verano’s interior an inviting feel for both driver and passengers.
Standard interior features include dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and OnStar with 4G LTE and Buick’s Intellilink infotainment system. The Convenience Group adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated front seats, and a variety of additional safety features. Choose the Leather Group or the Premium Turbo Group if you’re a fan of leather upholstery (the lower two trims instead come with premium cloth seating trim), and you’ll also get a heated steering wheel and a nine-speaker Bose audio system.
The Convenience, Leather, and Premium Turbo Group models come with an optional sunroof and navigation.
2015 Buick Verano Safety
The 2015 Buick Verano is the pinnacle of safety, as suggested by its five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Additionally, the Verano was awarded the highest possible rating of “good” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for its performance in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset impact test and the side-impact roof-strength and whiplash-protection tests.
Standard safety features include 10 airbags, stability/traction control, and automatic crash response via a six-month OnStar trial. Additionally, the Convenience Group upwards offers a rear parking sensor, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning.
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