2014 Buick

21 CITY / 31 HWY
2.4L, 6-CYL, 180 HP

This may not be your mom’s Buick, but she would approve of your smart, level-headed decision of buying this inexpensive luxury car.

By Kristen Hall-Geisler

10 Things To Know About The 2014 Buick Verano


If you think silence is golden, this car may be your gold standard. It has something called Quiettuning technology, which keeps noise in the cabin to a minimum. Acoustically laminated glass and space-age foam insulation keep outside noise from coming in, and engineers tuned the engine and exhaust to keep the sound from being intrusive.


If you run your life from your phone, you will like the OnStar4 RemoteLink app available with the 2014 Buick Verano. From your phone, you can turn on your vehicle (if equipped with factory installed remote start), lock the doors, and even check if you need gas before you leave the house. In addition to these services, the app also includes a remote vehicle locater. And you can link up your phone to the Intellilink infotainment system, too.


Like a good, comfy seat? Buick does, too. They take a lot of pride in the comfortability factor of their seats, both front and back. The headrests in the Buick Verano are even angled to accommodate a ponytail. For extra coziness, heated seats and a heated steering wheel are available.


Two very distinct interior color schemes are available, and the designers took care to make sure everything is super matchy-matchy. The Choccachino is a warm, two-tone brown scheme, with wood interior pieces. If you’re more of a “winter”, (remember getting your colors done?) there’s a cool ebony black and silver interior. Other nice little interior touches include a well-designed glove box, blue ambient lighting, and lighted cup holders.


The 2014 Buick Verano could be called overprotective. It has ten standard airbags, and like all General Motors vehicles, it has OnStar, which calls for help on its own if the car is involved in an accident. It also has collapsible pedals to minimize foot and ankle injuries in a crash and a steel safety cage around the occupants. Add some nice electronic accident avoidance features,


Of course, the best way to survive an accident is to avoid one in the first place. The 2014 Buick Verano ads optional Forward Collision Alert (which brakes automatically when it senses an impending collision) and Lane Departure Warning system, which lets the driver know if she starts to drift out of her lane.


The gizmos in the 2014 Buick Verano will keep you jamming to your favorite tunes with Pandora and Stitcher. It will also read your text messages aloud, has Siri Eyes Free and smartphone voice recognition.


The 2014 Buick Verano was not engineered to be a sports car. If you get the base model 2.4 liter engine, do not expect to be drunk with power when you’re ready to pass someone on the freeway. But, in exchange for your restraint, you’ll get 31 mpg on the highway.


If you do want a little more pep in your step, you can always opt for the more expensive top-of-the-line model, which gets a powerful two-liter turbocharged engine–and maybe a few speeding tickets to boot.


On the outside, the 2014 Buick Verano has a classic Buick-style grill, and very distinctive-looking chrome “eyebrows”. If you are one of those women who like putting that little swoosh on with your eyeliner, this might be just the car for you.

Pricing and Trim Levels

You were taught you the value of a dollar, so you’ll be happy to see the 2014 Buick Verano starts at $24,625. It comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, radio controls in the steering wheel, rear-vision camera, and more. For just over a $1000 more, you add the heated seats, all the electronic safety features, and the home remote. Leather-lined models start at $27,795, while the top-of-the-line turbo model runs $30,000 even.

Final Thoughts

Buick has built a compact luxury car that competes with its European counterparts on comfort, if not sportiness and panache. And you can't beat the price.

The seats are super comfy.

You cannot top the features for the price.

Choice of weak base engine or pricey turbo engine.

Interior Comfort
Fun Factor

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