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
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
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.