2013 Buick Verano Turbo Road Test and Review: Introduction
Premium compact sedans without an A-list marque affixed to their grilles are in a tough spot. They aren’t as desirable to people shopping for vanity, people who would rather get a Certified Pre-Owned BMW or Benz than settle for a second-tier luxury brand at the same price point. They also aren’t as desirable to people shopping for practicality, people who would prefer a loaded version of a larger mainstream model instead of a smaller but allegedly more upscale car.
And so it goes for the impressive little Buick Verano Turbo, which is just a few inches shy in terms of rear legroom and cabin width from breaking free of size and price shackles that force it into competition against every new and used midsize and entry-luxury sedan from the Acura ILX to the Volvo S60.