Comfortable and quiet, with a phenomenally refined cabin at its price point or even above, the Buick Verano sets itself apart from other compact sedans, and even some bigger premium four-doors. The Verano simply filters the outside world in all the ways you'd expect from a luxury car.
It starts with making the most of the compact dimensions, with well-shaped seats that feel plush and supportive. The cabin's spacious, thanks to front-wheel drive, and those front seats are excellent, with long-distance comfort for a wide range of drivers and lots of headroom and seat travel to accommodate tall drivers.
The Buick's rear bench seat is contoured for a pair of adults and a third short-stint passenger, too. It's a compact, so there's less legroom, and fitting five long-legged adults in the Verano at once will require some geometry skills.
Quiet Tuning is a keyword at Buick, and it describes much of the Verano's personality. Through meticulous sound-deadening measures like triple-sealed doors, laminated side glass, an acoustic windshield, and various foams, baffles, and mats, the Verano is very, very quiet inside. Buick has worked to isolate road, wind, and engine noise, so even if you're driving the Verano hard, on some of the coarsest surfaces, you'll be able to have a soft-spoken conversation. Trunk space is large and well-shaped, and rear seatbacks fold forward nearly flat, with a wide opening.