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2012 Buick Verano - Features Review

 
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The Buick Verano offers a Cadillac feature set, at a Chevy price; what's not to like?
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the heated steering wheel is a surprisingly nice extra touch
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A power passenger seat, however, is unavailable.
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There are no rear-seat HVAC registers.
Car and Driver

Our cell phone paired easily and the Bluetooth system worked flawlessly in Buick's all new IntelliLink system.
Edmunds

if one upgrades to the full navigation system (which includes mapping rather than just the turn-by-turn directions OnStar provides), the ability to access Pandora and Stitcher is no longer available. Buick needs to integrate these two systems
Popular Mechanics

Even the $23,470 base model of the 2012 Buick Verano includes automatic climatecontrol, remote start, steering-wheel controls, an electronic parking brake, a USB port, Bluetooth.

Also included is Buick Intellilink—basically a touch-screen and voice-activated interface for media and hands-free calling. It's simpler than MyFord Touch but accomplishes most of the same tasks—including voice-activated Pandora and Stitcher streaming, through your smartphone's data connection.

A Convenience Group adds heated side mirrors, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rear parking assist, while a Leather Group adds to that heated seats, a driver power seat, Bose surround sound audio, push-button keyless start, and premium leather upholstery.

All said, options on the Verano could drive the bottom line toward, but short of, $30k. Items of interest include a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, and a rear park assist feature.

 

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The Buick Verano offers a Cadillac feature set, at a Chevy price; what's not to like?

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