The 2012 Buick Verano Sedan has been released with a trademark 2.4 liter, four cylinder, 180 horse power engine, a six speed auto transmission gearbox, plus 171 ft-lb of torque. It must be said that it has some features that you will not find in any cars within its price range, but it falls short on power with a meager 180 horsepower. To play to the younger constituency, they incorporated smart key features, such as the IntelliLink system, which is able to synchronize the driver's smart phone to the vehicle's infotainment system. It works by allowing telephone voice control and audio synchronization with applications such as Stitcher.
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Other additions include a heated wooden finished steering wheel and heated driver and passenger seats, for when the temperature falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit. The 2012 Buick Verano Sedan is able to defrost the rear windshield, as well as the side mirrors in extremely cold conditions. Safety comes in the form of 4-wheel anti-lock brakes with brake assist, a tilt and telescopic steering column, StabiliTrak (a stability control system with traction control), six airbags (frontal and side impact), door locks with rear child security, automatic tire pressure monitor, a trunk emergency release handle, OnStar vehicle diagnostics and an Automatic Crash Response system. For a front wheel car with a DOHC 16 valve inline-4 aluminum block and head direct fuel injection engine, the Buick takes just over 8 seconds to hit 60 mph from a stop.
Being a car that GM designed with a heavy inclination towards luxury, commendable effort was put on crafty finishing touches, as evident in the adept finishing of both the steering wheel and the seat. The detail is genuine and it feels as such: from the actual wooden finish on the heated steering wheel to the optional leather seats, covered in high quality hide, and complimenting the interior panels to great effect. Technology has been stepped up - most notably in the navigation screen, which is a touch screen with fine sensitivity. A dual-zone climate control is another notable addition as well as the now popular keyless entry and keyless start. A USB port allows you to connect your USB devices and charge your phone. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to synchronize devices seamlessly with the legendary IntellilLink, and there is a voice-activated, full color, high resolution touch screen radio.