2013 Buick Verano Turbo Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2013 Buick Verano - Road Test Specs

2013 Buick Verano Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Automatic)


Year Make Model2013 Buick Verano Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 5-passenger Sedan
Base MSRP$29,105
Options on test vehicleAudio System With Navigation ($795); Crystal Red Tintcoat ($325); Six-Speed Manual Transmission ($0)
As-tested MSRP$31,110
Assembly locationOrion Township, Michigan


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998/122
Block/head materialCast aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.2
Redline, indicated (rpm)6,500
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)250 @ 5,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)260 @ 2,000
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 4.17; II = 2.13; III = 1.32; IV = 0.95; V = 0.75; VI = 0.62; R = 3.75
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.55


Suspension, frontIndependent MacPherson struts, coil springs, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearTorsion beam
Steering typeElectric power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.5
Tire make and modelContinental Conti ProContact
Tire typeAll-season front and rear
Tire sizeP235/45R18 94H
Wheel size18-by-8 inches front and rear
Wheel materialPolished alloy
Brakes, frontOne-piece ventilated steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers
Brakes, rearOne-piece solid steel discs with single-piston sliding calipers

Track Test Results

Acceleration, 0-30 mph (sec.)2.6
0-45 mph (sec.)4.8
0-60 mph (sec.)6.6
0-75 mph (sec.)10.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.0 @ 96.4
0-60 with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)6.4
0-30 mph, trac ON (sec.)2.9
0-45 mph, trac ON (sec.)5.5
0-60 mph, trac ON (sec.)7.3
0-75 mph, trac ON (sec.)10.8
1/4-mile, trac ON (sec. @ mph)15.4 @ 96.1
0-60, trac ON with 1 foot of rollout (sec.)7.0
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)31
60-0 mph (ft.)125
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)0.83
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph) ESC ON0.82
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)65.7
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g) ESC ON64.2
Sound level @ idle (dB)40.8
@ Full throttle (dB)70.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)61.8
Engine speed @ 70 mph (rpm)2,000

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsThere is definitely some sort of electronic shenanigans at work to quell wheelspin during each upshift even with traction control off. Still, this is a strong engine with quite the surge of power at about 3,000 rpm. Yet from there it pulls in a linear way. Shifter is smooth, precise, but doesn't like being rushed. Clutch is intuitive and light.
Braking commentsMedium-hard pedal, almost too much travel, but good ABS. Consistent run-to-run with mild fade in terms of distance. Always straight. Some brake odor but no smoke.
Handling commentsSkid pad: Plenty of grip, adequate steering build-up and decent feel for what the front tires are doing. Good balance and throttle response gave me the tools to keep it on the edge of understeer. With ESC on it did a good job blending power cut and brake dabbing -- almost imperceptibly. Slalom: A very good initial turn-in and quick yaw reaction in transition, too. Very good RWD traits in a FWD car. Confident and poised everywhere and excellent throttle response gave me tools to attack the slalom. Eventual understeer, but well beyond what most drivers would expect. ESC rewards smooth input and remains at bay unless it gets startled.

Testing Conditions

Test date9/18/2012
Elevation (ft.)1,121
Temperature (°F)88.3
Relative humidity (%)28.8
Barometric pressure (in. Hg)28.00
Wind (mph, direction)2.2 head
Odometer (mi.)2,333
Fuel used for test91-octane gasoline
As-tested tire pressures, f/r (psi)32/32

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)20 city/31 highway/24 combined
Edmunds observed (mpg)29.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)15.6
Driving range (mi.)468

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionNine-speaker Bose sound system with single-CD, Pandora and Stitcher smartphone apps
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack, aux jack, Bluetooth Audio
Satellite radioStandard Sirius
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional hard drive with traffic, 7-inch display screen (measured diagonally)
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard 6 months trial subscription
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition doors
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar rear back-up camera, rear cross-traffic detection
Blind-spot detectionStandard

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,300
Curb weight, as tested (lbs.)3,467
Weight distribution, as tested, f/r (%)61.5/38.5
Length (in.)183.9
Width (in.)71.4
Height (in.)58.1
Wheelbase (in.)105.7
Track, front (in.)60.3
Track, rear (in.)60.7
Turning circle (ft.)36.0
Legroom, front (in.)42.0
Legroom, rear (in.)34.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.3
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)55.1
Shoulder room, rear (in.)52.9
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14
GVWR (lbs.)4,371
Tow capacity, mfr. claim (lbs.)1,000


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles

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