2012 Buick Verano First Drive Review
2012 Buick Verano: Introduction
The economy is still not gaining any real momentum, so to attract new buyers, some luxury automakers are forcing new-car shoppers to downgrade to stay in the segment with cars like the Lexus IS 250, Infiniti G25 and Mercedes-Benz C250. Buick, on the other hand, is taking a different approach in the luxury car market with the all-new 2012 Buick Verano that rewards those moving up from economy compacts without punishing those downsizing to a more practical, right-sized luxury sedan. As Buick's third new or redesigned vehicle in as many years, the 2012 Verano continues to build momentum for GM's smallest brand taking on rival luxury automakers in a price segment that is more affordable to the masses. One of the few issues that some buyers will likely have with the Buick Verano is the fact that it will be in a unique segment that’s not as sporty as some sport sedans and not as plush as some luxury sedans, but what the Verano does deliver is a great mix of the two at a price that consumers shouldn’t have a problem making small sacrifices.