The 2015 Verano is getting a few tweaks and also losing the 6 speed
2015 BUICK VERANO DELIVERS GREATER CONNECTIVITY WITH ONSTAR 4G LTE
Buick Verano is distinguished by thoughtful design, meticulous
attention to detail, sculpted Buick brand cues and advanced interior
acoustics, including Buick's trademark QuietTuning a combination
that is winning over a new generation of customers.
It delivers a premium level of equipment for the segment, such as a
standard rearview camera, available heated steering wheel and
soft-touch interior surfaces with world-class fit and finish. Those
attributes have been recognized through awards and accolades such as
Kelly Blue Book's 2014 5-Year Cost to Own Award (entry-level luxury
car segment), and it was named a Consumer Guide Best Buy for 2014.
For 2015, OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot
enhances Verano's connectivity, providing a mobile hub for drivers and
passengers to stay connected. The hotspot is on whenever the car is on
and comes with a three-month/three-gigabyte data trial.
The 2015 Verano is available in four models: the generously equipped
Verano (1SD) and Convenience (1SG), along with Leather (1SL) and
Verano Turbo (1ST). Starting with the Convenience group, side blind
zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert crash-avoidance technologies
are standard safety features, with forward collision alert and lane
departure warning, enhancing the roster of crash-avoidance
A new exterior color is offered for 2015: Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic;
and a new appearance package is available for all models except the
Turbo. It includes a rear spoiler and a silver/bright chrome grille.
Experience Buick Protection on all 2015 Buick models includes two
years/24,000 miles of scheduled maintenance, including oil changes,
oil filter changes and tire rotations. It complements Buick's
four-year/50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty and
six-year/70,000-mile powertrain limited warranty.
Design and exterior features
Verano sports the Buick design cues pioneered on the Enclave and
carried through on Buick's other sedans. An arching roofline connects
a steeply raked windshield and fast-sloping rear pillars to give the
car a sporty and elegant profile.
Strokes of chrome accent the car, along with signature features such
as a black chrome waterfall grille and portholes. Blue translucent
rings around the projector beam headlamp and chrome exhaust tip (dual
exhaust outlets on 1ST) add to the sophistication and attention to
detail. Heated outside mirrors are standard on 1SG, 1SL and 1ST and
activate automatically with the remote starting feature at
temperatures below 45 degrees F (7 C).
Exterior colors include Summit White, Quicksilver Metallic, Mocha
Bronze Metallic, Smoky Gray Metallic and Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic,
along with premium colors Crystal Red Tintcoat, White Diamond Tricoat
and Carbon Black Metallic (each available for an additional charge).
Interior style, comfort and refinement
Verano's interior is marked by exceptional seat comfort and support,
as well as premium, soft-touch materials. Metallic and wood trim
accents and warm ambient lighting make the cabin an inviting
Neutral and medium titanium colors are offered on interiors with
leatherette/fabric seating surfaces, while Ebony and Cashmere colors
are offered on the available leather interiors.
Additional interior standard and available features include:
Push-button engine start
Dual-zone automatic climate control is standard
Heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel
Six-way power driver's seat
Heated and leather-appointed seating including heated cloth seats
standard on 1SG
Available comfort package for 1SD includes power driver's seat and
heated front seats
Electronic parking brake
Console armrest that slides and locks
Power windows with driver's express up/down and express down in the
rear (1SL and 1ST models are equipped with a front passenger
Steering wheel radio controls
Heated outside rearview mirrors and self-dimming inside rearview
Uplevel front and rear reading lamps.
Buick's exclusive QuietTuning is designed to block or absorb sound and
dampen or eliminate vibrations. It is included in every facet of the
Verano's architecture to make it the quietest compact sedan on the
road and quieter than many midsize and full-size cars.
Verano's quiet cabin is supported with numerous features including
acoustical laminated glass, triple door seals and refined chassis
IntelliLink and OnStar with 4G LTE
Verano's IntelliLink system is standard on all models and gives
customers the best of both worlds when it comes to infotainment. It
provides easy, intuitive operation of basic functions, yet it is also
highly customizable and capable of linking up to 10 devices such as
smartphones, SD cards and MP3 players, giving users more ways of
Enhanced connectivity and convenience include a new Text Messaging
Alerts feature for smartphone users with Bluetooth profile (M.A.P.),
which reads incoming texts through the vehicle's speakers, and Siri
Eyes Free for iPhone iOS 6 and iOS 7 users to enhance connectivity and
convenience. Each enables voice-controlled connectivity, to help keep
phones safely stowed and hands on the wheel.
In addition to icons covering everything from navigation to phone to
music apps such as Pandora, IntelliLink is designed to accommodate new
features and enhancements and be highly customizable. Its
seven-inch-diagonal screen also serves as the display for the standard
rearview camera system and available navigation system, as well as the
controller for Verano's audio system.
Complementing IntelliLink to enhance Verano's connectivity is new
OnStar with 4G LTE and standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. It provides a
mobile hub for drivers and passengers to stay connected. The hotspot
is on whenever the vehicle is on and comes with a
three-month/three-gigabyte data trial, after which the customer can
purchase additional data.
4G LTE is the most current and fastest mobile data network 10 times
faster than 3G and 100 times faster than the previous generation of
OnStar hardware. And with OnStar, it also offers stronger, broader
coverage than smartphones on the same network and it's easy to use: If
the vehicle is on, the connection is on.
At the time of purchase, six months OnStar Directions and Connections
includes all of OnStar's advisor-based safety and security features,
including Automatic Crash Response and Stolen Vehicle Assistance, as
well as Turn-by-Turn navigation.
Five years of OnStar Basic Plan includes RemoteLink Key Fob Services,
allowing owners to remotely start and lock/unlock a car, and activate
the horn and lights from anywhere with a data connection. It also
includes OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics which runs monthly checks of a
vehicle's engine, transmission, anti-lock brakes and more, and Dealer
Maintenance Notification, which sends a diagnostic report directly to
a preferred dealer to simplify service scheduling.
Powertrains and performance
Verano is equipped with a choice of two four-cylinder engines: a
standard Ecotec 2.4L and an available Ecotec 2.0L turbo.
The Ecotec 2.0L turbo delivers 250 horsepower (187 kW) and 260 lb-ft
of torque (353 Nm), providing on-demand power comparable to a V-6, but
with the efficiency of a four-cylinder and tuned to deliver unique
performance, efficiency and quietness. Its development applied the
best practices of technical centers in Europe and North America.
The Verano Turbo's performance is matched with efficiency. It achieves
EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 city and 30 highway.
Verano's standard Ecotec 2.4L with direct-injection, dual-overhead
camshafts and variable valve timing delivers responsive performance.
Rated at 180 horsepower (134 kW) and 171 lb-ft of torque (232 Nm), it
helps provide EPA-estimated highway fuel economy of 32 mpg.
The Ecotec 2.4L is designed with features that reduce noise and
improve its durability. Each piston has its own directed jet that
sprays oil toward its skirt, coating its underside and the cylinder
wall with an additional layer of lubricant. The extra lubrication
cools the pistons, reducing friction and operational noise.
A fuel-saving, six-speed automatic transmission with Driver Shift
Control is matched with each engine.
Chassis and suspension
Verano's refined, responsive suspension system includes decoupled
MacPherson struts in the front that provide greater separation of
extreme road conditions large potholes, for example from everyday
A technically advanced Watts Z-link design helps center the rear axle
during cornering, which helps keep the Verano's handling responses
symmetrical on both left-hand and right-hand turns. The linkage's
capability to center the axle during cornering delivers a
more-balanced driving experience because the rear suspension better
follows the lead of the front suspension.
The Z-link design is also lighter and requires less space than a
typical fully independent rear suspension. The lower weight
contributes to Verano's fuel economy, while the compact design enables
more trunk space.
Steering inputs are executed by a fuel-saving electric power steering
system, featuring a dual-pinion rack, while stopping power is handled
by standard four-wheel disc brakes with anti-lock and Panic Brake
Assist, develops additional brake pressure when an emergency braking
situation is detected.
Verano also is equipped with GM's enhanced smart pedal brake override
technology, which helps prevent unintended acceleration by reducing
engine power when the brake and accelerator are depressed at the same
Safety and security
Verano employs radar- and camera-based safety features with carefully
developed directional alerts that help drivers quickly identify
potential crash situations so they can react.
Side blind zone alert and rear cross-traffic alert (standard on 1SG,
1SL and 1ST) helps avoid collisions by using radar to monitor areas
the driver may not be able to see and provide alerts. Forward
collision alert and lane departure warning use cameras to detect
possible crash situations and alert the driver.
A rearview camera system is standard, with the display in the
IntelliLink seven-inch color screen. Verano's other primary safety,
crash-avoidance and post-crash features include:
Ten standard air bags, including frontal, head curtain side air bags,
front and outboard rear-seat side-impact air bags and knee air bags
Pretensioners minimize forward movement during a collision, and are
standard on the front safety belts. Load-limiting retractors cinch the
belt more tightly
StabiliTrak electronic stability control system helps reduce the risk
of rollover crashes by keeping the vehicle in the driver's intended
path by applying throttle, braking or a combination of both
Collapsible pedal system, which allows the pedals to detach during a
crash to reduce the risk of leg or ankle injuries
Four-wheel anti-lock disc brakes with panic brake assist
GM's enhanced smart pedal brake override feature reduces engine power
when the brake and accelerator are depressed at the same time, to help
reduce unintended acceleration
Available rear park assist.
Verano also features a strong, unitized body structure incorporating
60-percent high-strength steel in key areas to enhance strength and
crash protection by helping to prevent intrusion into the passenger
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