Judging the Buick Verano can be a potentially tricky proposition.
Because of its tidy size, the temptation to gauge the newest small Buick against a performance yardstick is strong. And, quite frankly, the idea of a high performance Buick is not without precedent. However, given the marque’s more dominant longstanding penchant for quietness and luxury, one would be remiss in strictly evaluating the Verano solely in terms of speed and handling.
Because frankly, that really isn’t what this particular new Buick is all about.
Think quiet, comfortable and nicely equipped, in a size that should make it easy to live with in the city. Then stir in a generous helping of handsome, along with a big dose of competence on the road, and you’ll be much closer to this Buick’s mission in life.