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Selected Style 4-Door Sedan
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Trim

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
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5
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Trim

Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier 21 29 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier 21 30 $25,474 $27,100
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Platinum 21 29 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Platinum 21 30 $28,670 $30,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 Premier Plus 21 29 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 Premier Plus 21 30 $26,508 $28,200
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Platinum 21 29 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Platinum 21 30 $30,879 $32,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 29 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier Plus 21 30 $28,717 $30,550
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 21 29 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 21 30 $23,970 $25,500
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design 21 29 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design 21 30 $26,179 $27,850
2-Door Coupe Manual T5 R-Design Premier 21 29 $27,683 $29,450
2-Door Coupe Automatic T5 R-Design Premier 21 30 $27,683 $29,450
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,156
$23,970
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,080
$25,500
Monthly Payment Estimate
$385 / month
$425 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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TCC Rating
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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. The 2013 Volvo C30 still has a stunning design, inside and out, but its performance and practicality can easily be beat.
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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 Compact Car
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in) 53.7 54.3
Second Leg Room (in) 34.7 34.2
Front Head Room (in) 38.3 38.9
Passenger Capacity 5 4
Second Hip Room (in) 51.9 45.1
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.0 54.7
Second Head Room (in) 37.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in) 52.8 51.3
Front Leg Room (in) 42.0 41.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 95.0 89.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in) 60.7 60.3
Wheelbase (in) 105.7 103.9
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - 31.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.4 70.2
Track Width, Front (in) 60.3 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in) - TBD - 5.3
Length, Overall (in) 183.9 167.4
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.0
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.3 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) - 12.9
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - 20.2
Brakes
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 - 11.8 x 1.0
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA NA
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 11.5 x - TBD - 11.0 x 0.4
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 15.6 15.9
Steering
Steering Type Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 2.8 2.6
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) N/A 36.4
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 15.5 15.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 36.0 34.9
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code ZAD NA
Rear Tire Size P235/45R18 P205/50VR17
Rear Tire Order Code RJ0 NA
Front Tire Size P235/45R18 P205/50VR17
Spare Tire Size T115/70R16 125/85/16
Front Tire Order Code RJ0 NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA 2000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA 200
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3300 3200
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 18 x 8.0 17 x 7.0
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
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) 512 700
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 130 80
Engine
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol 4-cyl Turbocharged Gas I5
Fuel System Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 171 @ 4900 236 @ 2300
Engine Order Code LEA NA
Displacement 2.4L/145 2.5L/154
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 180 @ 6700 227 @ 5000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 25 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 32 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 21 21
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1) 2.84 5.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.96 3.03
Trans Order Code MH8 NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.23 2.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.45 1.34
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/Manual Shift Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.75 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.58 4.66
Clutch Size (in) NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.91 1.98
Trans Type 6 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.00 1.02
Trans Description Cont. Again NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name Buick Verano Volvo C30
Body Style Sedan Coupe
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) N/A N/A
Suspension Type - Front MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) N/A N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) 1.00 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear Compound Crank Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) w/Coil Springs NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year 7.4 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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