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Unboxing 2016 Buick Verano
For today's unboxing review we bring you the 2016 Buick Verano, a premium compact sedan that's also a great bargain. First launched for the 2012 model year, the Verano has had only a few slight changes over the years, but it helped Buick get back on track in the wake of GM's bankruptcy. At the time of its debut, it was the right car at the right time. However, the Verano will soon be discontinued without a direct successor. It's not because the Verano is a bad car, but because buyers today are more interested in crossovers than sedans. Consider the Verano a victim of the Encore, in a way. But there's still a lot to like about the Verano, especially its very nice interior. Power comes from a decent but not great 2.4-liter four-cylinder with 180 hp and 171 lb-ft of torque (the optional 2.0 turbo four with 250 ponies has been dropped). Power goes to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. Our mid-range Sport Touring tester was nicely equipped, especially given its $25,385 price. Do a quick comparison and you'll see that's several thousand dollars less than, say, the Acura ILX, which is this car's most direct competitor. Combined with a 5-star overall US government crash test rating, the Verano is a solid buy. Enjoy the review! *TImestamps* Introduction: 0:15 Buick crossovers rule: 1:55 Interior: 2:15 Connectivity: 2:40 Rear seat: 2:55 Trims: 3:15 From the driver's seat: 3:30 Infotainment system: 4:10 Safety: 4:45 Comfortable seats: 6:40 A top seller?: 7:35 Cargo space: 8:25 How does it drive?: 9:10 Engine and transmission: 9:25 Engine start up: 9:50 Performance and fuel economy: 10:10 Exterior: 10:45 Pricing: 12:10 What's the competition?: 12:35 What do I like: 13:10 Don't like: 13:25 Extra packages: 13:40 Conclusion: 14:50 Special thanks to Woodland Motors for letting us film the car. Check out their entire inventory at: