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Buick Verano (2014)

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Buick Verano (2014) review: 31 facts and highlights

Buick Verano (2014)
Buick Verano (2014)
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Why is Buick Verano (2014) better than the average?

  • more airbags
    10vs7.43
  • longer basic warranty (years)
    4yrsvs3.7yrs
  • longer basic warranty (km)
    80467kmvs72525.01km
  • smaller turn radius
    10.97mvs11.37m
  • shorter length
    4.67mvs4.86m
  • Width
    1.81mvs1.89m
  • more headroom (rear)
    960mmvs949.79mm
  • longer drivetrain warranty (years)
    6yrsvs5.45yrs

Top specs, facts and figures

General info

1.Has a petrol (gasoline) engine
Buick Verano (2014)

A petrol (gasoline) engine offers several advantages over diesel. For example the engines tend to be lighter and cheaper than their diesel counterparts. Petrol engines also tend to have higher horsepower, and the fuel is more readily available.

2. longer basic warranty (km)

80467km

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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96561km

3. smaller turn radius

10.97m

The turn radius indicates the smallest circular turn a car can make. With a smaller turn radius it is easier to perform a U-turn in one attempt instead of having to reverse back and forth in order to turn around.

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10m

4. longer drivetrain warranty (km)

112654km

The drivetrain warranty covers parts of the car such as the engine, transmission, driveshaft etc. This is usually longer than the basic warranty. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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160934km

5. longer basic warranty (years)

4yrs

The basic warranty of a car covers all aspects other than parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as windscreen wipers and brake pads. It lasts either a certain number of years or amount of kilometres driven.

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6.Has front-wheel drive
Buick Verano (2014)

Front-wheel drive is the most common type of drivetrain and offers several advantages. It is cheaper to manufacture (reducing the cost of the vehicle) and also lighter which helps improve fuel economy. Due to having the weight of the engine over the drive wheels it also benefits from increased traction.

Dimensions

1. greater cargo volume

405l

A larger cargo area is more practical as it allows you to transport more things.

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2. more headroom (front)

973mm

More headroom in the front of the car makes for a more comfortable driving experience, and is especially important for taller people.

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1.08m

3.height

1.48m

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1.41m

4. shorter length

4.67m

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4.42m

5. longer wheelbase

2.69m

The wheelbase is the distance between the center of the front and rear wheels. A longer wheelbase provides the car with more stability and a smoother ride (although a shorter wheelbase can provide more responsive handling).

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6. more headroom (rear)

960mm

More headroom in the rear of the car makes for a more comfortable passenger experience, and is especially important for taller people. It is also useful if you are transporting cargo in the rear of the vehicle.

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1.05m

Engine

1. better fuel economy (city)

13.5l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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1.87l/100 km

2. higher maximum torque

232Nm

Torque is a measurement of an engine’s power, closely related to horsepower. More torque indicates a more powerful car, and is also a good indication of its acceleration.

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10000Nm

3. better fuel economy (highway)

8.8l/100 km

Fuel economy is a measurement of fuel efficiency, based on how far you can travel with a certain amount of petrol (gasoline). A lower fuel economy means the car will be cheaper to run.

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2.28l/100 km

4. more horsepower

180hp

Horsepower is the most common unit for measuring the power of an engine.

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5. more valves

16

An intake valve allows the air/fuel mixture to enter the combustion chamber. An engine with more valves tends to increase performance.

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6. larger fuel tank

59l

A larger fuel tank means that you have to stop to refill less often.

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122.4l

Features

1.Has a rear-view camera
Buick Verano (2014)

A rear-view camera (also known as a back-up camera) provides a view of behind the vehicle, helping to prevent accidents. It is particularly useful in vehicles with large blind spots such as pickup trucks.

2.Has in-car system
Buick Verano (2014)

An in-car system (eg. Ford SYNC, Apple CarPlay) gives you extra functionality, such as navigation, taking phone calls (when linked to your smartphone) and controlling music.

3.USB ports

1

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

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2

4.Has Bluetooth
Buick Verano (2014)

Bluetooth is a wireless technology that allows you to easily transfer data between different devices, such as smartphones, tablets and computers.

5. more airbags

10

Airbags are designed to cushion occupants in the event of an impact. The standard number is around six as some cars now incorporate additional ones, such as knee airbags, side airbags and side curtain airbags.

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6.Has ISOFIX/LATCH
Buick Verano (2014)

ISOFIX (also known as LATCH) is a standard system of attachment points for child safety seats, allowing them to be fitted quickly and safely.

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