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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 21 32 $22,156 $23,080
4-Door Sedan Convenience Group 21 32 $23,400 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Leather Group 21 32 $25,684 $26,755
4-Door Sedan Premium Group 21 30 $27,940 $29,105
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD
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Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic RWD 21 30 $32,611 $35,065
250 4-Door Sport Sedan Automatic AWD 21 27 $34,898 $37,525
350 4-Door Sedan RWD 19 27 $37,496 $40,320
350 4-Door Sedan AWD 19 26 $39,787 $42,780
F 4-Door Sedan 16 23 $57,430 $61,750
250C 2-Door Convertible Automatic 21 30 $39,627 $42,610
350C 2-Door Convertible 19 27 $43,609 $46,890
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,156
$32,611
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$35,065
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$584 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC's Bottom Line Comfortable, well-appointed and inexpensive on the luxury-car scale, the 2013 Buick Verano is a mild performer--that is, until the turbo T arrives later this year.
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Fuel Economy
Fuel Economy - City 21 mpg 21 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 32 mpg 30 mpg
Vehicle
Number of Passenger Doors 4 -
EPA Classification Compact Sub-Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 52.7
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 43.9
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0 85.7
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.1
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 30.6
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 37.2
Passenger Capacity 5 5
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 53.7
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 54.4
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 36.7
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 56.1
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.4
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 107.5
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 70.9
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.7
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 180.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.3 13.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.45 x - TBD -
Brake Type Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.8 x - TBD - 11.65 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 17.1
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.91
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 13.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 33.5
Tires
Spare Tire Size T115/70R16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code RJ0 NA
Spare Tire Order Code ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 P245/45VR17
Rear Tire Order Code RJ0 NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R18 P225/45VR17
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3435
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 4.0 Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.5 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 6700 204 @ 6400
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Gas V6
Fuel System Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4900 185 @ 4800
Engine Order Code LEA NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.5L/152
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 3.168
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 2.060
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Rear Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 3.909
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.000
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic w/Manual Shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 0.582
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 3.538
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.404
Trans Type 6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 0.713
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Verano Lexus IS 250
Body Style Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs w/Coil Springs
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 7.7
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 6
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating
 
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