2012 Buick Verano Review

Despite its commuter-car roots, the 2012 Buick Verano drives and feels more like a luxury car, which makes its starting price all the more attractive.

Parent company GM sunk big cash into developing the smash-hit Chevrolet Cruze, but wringing a Buick from the same platform seemed dubious. A Toyota Corolla with leather, after all, does not a Lexus make. But here's the difference: To begin with, the Cruze is no Corolla; this Buick is no Chevy clone, and GM's latest whack at the below-$30,000 luxury piñata could pay off.

The front-drive Verano sedan comes in Base, Convenience and Leather trims, with the Base trim level's price overlapping Chevrolet's top-of-the-line Cruze LTZ. An automatic transmission and four-cylinder engine are standard. We tested a well-equipped Verano Leather.

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Power Mirrors
Power Mirrors To adjust the mirrors: 1. Turn the control knob to the L (left) or R (right) selecting the driver or passenger mirror. 2. Push the control knob to the left, right, up, or down ...

Setting the Clock (Radio with CD and Touchscreen)
The clock menu can be only be used with the radio on while in ON/RUN or ACC/ACCESSORY. To set the time: 1. Press the CONFIG button to enter the menu options or press H. Turn the TUNE/MENU knob to ...

Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
The engine air cleaner/filter is located in the engine compartment on the driver side of the vehicle. See Engine Compartment Overview for more information on location. ...