10. 2012 Buick Verano
The 2012 Buick Verano approaches the concept of a premium compact sedan with remarkable restraint and tact. All of the required elements are there - a quiet, leather-appointed cabin, up-to-date infotainment options, a comfortable suspension tune - but the Buick Verano's pricing remains quite accessible in comparison to its German and Japanese competitors. The Verano shares its basic platform with the Chevrolet Cruze but gains a unique drivetrain consisting of a 2.4-liter, 180 horsepower four-cylinder motor as well as a six-speed automatic transmission. Fuel mileage for the Verano checks in at 21-mpg city and 31-mpg highway.