Enough power to move the car
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The 2012 Buick Verano

Enough power to move the car
The Verano is powered by a 2.4-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder engine that makes 180 horsepower and 171 pound-feet of torque. Although its 3,300 pounds is a tad heavy for this Buick’s size (it’s smaller than a Honda Accord or Toyota Camry), the engine has just enough power to move the car sufficiently.
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Handling
Based very loosely on the Chevy Cruze, the Verano uses the same rear suspension setup; something called a Watts Z-link. This setup essentially gives the car more responsive handling than you might expect from a Buick pedigree.
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At the front
The Verano is certainly not a bad-looking car; much of its look is similar to the rest of Buick’s conservatively styled products at the moment. It has a prominent chrome grille and wide, eager headlights out front.
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Interior layout
The test car came with the Luxury package, which swaddled the seats in a beautiful deep tan leather Buick calls Choccachino. This option also adds a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, keyless entry, push-button start and a nine-speaker Bose sound system.
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Comfortable seats
The front seats are very comfortable -- soft and supportive but with the firmness and bolstering you know is good for you. The back seats are good too, but they’re not the thrones of the front.
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Amenities
Every Verano comes with amenities including a six-speaker stereo system with XM Satellite radio, USB and auxiliary inputs, a 7-inch touch screen display, Intellilink infotainment system with Pandora and Bluetooth streaming audio and automatic climate control.
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Rear design
At the back of the Verano is a handsome, straightforward design, accented only by a pair of thick chrome trim pieces.
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