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Buick Verano Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2013)

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2013 Buick Verano Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 4dr Sedan
Wheelbase 105.7 in
Length 183.9 in
Width 71.5 in
Height 58.4 in
Curb Weight 3300 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.0 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.3 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.1 in
Hip Room, Row 1 53.7 in
Legroom, Row 1 42.0 in
Headroom, Row 2 37.8 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 52.9 in
Hip Room, Row 2 51.9 in
Legroom, Row 2 34.7 in
Total Legroom 76.7 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume 14.3 ft3

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TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 Buick Verano

2013 Buick Verano Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2013 The Buick Verano's impression of substance and solidity extends to its seats. The front buckets are larger and more thickly padded than those in the typical compact sedan, yet have a firm, properly supportive underlying structure. They look and feel "premium." The Acura ILX's front seats, with more prominent side bolsters, provide better lateral support in hard turns, but don't feel as solid or as luxurious. see full Buick Verano review
2013 Buick Verano Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearComment
While the Buick Verano's exterior is large for a compact sedan, its rear seat is among the tightest. The ILX is a bit tighter still. In it I can just fit behind my 5-9 self. But anyone who requires an adult-friendly rear seat will likely reject both cars (along with the new Cadillac ATS). The Verano's 14.5 cubic foot trunk--two cubes over the ILX's--is more competitive, and more in line with Buick's traditional strengths. see full Buick Verano review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2013 Buick Verano

2013 Buick Verano Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm 6'3. With the seat all the way back I can't reach the pedals. I really don't need to say more. see full Buick Verano review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I am 6'1", broad shouldered, overweight, and considered quite a big guy, but I have no trouble fitting into the car. Even if you are a couple of inches higher than me, you should be okay. Be advised I chose a car without a sunroof. The sunroof may cut into that headroom. see full Buick Verano review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
The seat cushioning is about the best in the business. The foam density Buick used is unlike any I have experienced. see full Buick Verano review
2013 Buick Verano Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
If you're tall, prepare for cramping if you have anyone needing to sit behind you. I cannot explain the lack of room here. With my seat in my long range riding position (as far back as I can go with my feet still reaching the pedals) there is 1 and a half inches between the edge of the back seat and the kneeboard on the back of the drivers seat. There is no human capable of putting their leg behind that. see full Buick Verano review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
No rear seat venting except the floor makes it a bit stuffy for the rear seat passengers. The rear seating area is tight to get into but once seated provide enough space. see full Buick Verano review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
My right knee(with shorts on) hits the hard plastic to discomfort. I thought about putting some padding there. Same with the lack of padding inside the map pocket on the door to keep contents from rattleing. see full Buick Verano review
 

2013 Buick Verano 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim Base
Standard Engine 2.4L I4
DOHC-4v
180 hp@6700
171 lb-ft@4900
Optional Engine(s)turbocharged
2.0L I4
DOHC-4v
250 hp@5300
260 lb-ft@2000
Standard Transmission6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manual
Standard DrivetrainFWD
Standard Tires235/45HR18 tires

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TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2013 Buick Verano

2013 Buick Verano Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2013 GM hasn't worked any magic to grant the Verano the silence and solidity of a large, upscale car. With a curb weight of 3,300, the compact Buick weighs as much as the average midsize car, and much more than the typical compact. Pitted against this mass, the standard 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine accelerates the car adequately, but only by revving to and above its lofty 4,900 rpm torque peak. To the extent luxury presupposes effortless acceleration, the standard-issue Verano isn't luxurious. The solution: an optional turbocharged 2.0-liter engine good for 250 horsepower--hot hatch levels--and at 5,300 rpm rather than the standard engine's 6,700. The torque peak falls and plumps even more dramatically, with 260 pound-feet (up from 171) on tap as soon as 2,000 rpm (and readily evident by 3,000). Give the engine free rein, and the nose gets light as it struggles to maintain a straight line, typical of powerful front-wheel-drive cars. Even with another 200+ pounds to contend with (for a total over 3,500), the stronger engine moves the Verano quickly. Just don't expect it to feel as quick as it is, owing to the highly effective insulation. But this turbo isn't really about full throttle acceleration. It's about more effortless acceleration in regular driving, and in this it succeeds. A manual transmission is a no-cost option, but probably doesn't suit the character of the car. The Acura ILX follows from a much different approach. It's five inches shorter, an inch narrower, three inches lower, and, most importantly, over a quarter-ton lighter. Its 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine, shared with the Acura TSX and Honda Civic Si, produces 201 horsepower by winding even higher than the Verano's similarly-sized standard powerplant, with the power peak at 7,000 rpm. An engine that requires revving as much as this one is best paired with a manual transmission, and in the ILX the 2.4 is only available with a slick-shifting six-speed. Prefer an automatic? Then the ILX is only available with a weak 150-horsepower 2.0-liter or an even weaker 111-horsepower hybrid. Acura has been hinting that the 2.4 will be offered with an automatic transmission in the future. But, while a good, even thrilling engine for driving enthusiasts willing to downshift a gear or three, the 2.4 can't remotely deliver the sort of effortless motivation at which the Buick's turbocharged engine excels. see full Buick Verano review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2013 Buick Verano

2013 Buick Verano Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2014 4dr Sedan 180-horsepower 2.4L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
I'm shocked at the ability this engine has to move this heavy (nearly two ton) car. It's a 4 cylinder car that weighs just over 3,600 pounds empty. However the engine is still quite peppy and at cruising speed it's very quiet. Although around 2,000 rpm at 70 mph it still doesn't have that 4 cylinder drone of the average econobox. see full Buick Verano review
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual FWD
This is one smooth, quiet engine. At a stoplight with the clutch in there is no indication that the engine is running unless you look at the guages. The response from the turbo is seamless with just a swift waft of torque to accelerate. The manual transmission can be a little noisy on the 1-2 shift if the windows are done. Other than that it is silky smooth. see full Buick Verano review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2013 Buick Verano

2013 Buick Verano Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2013 4dr Sedan turbocharged 250hp 2.0L I4
6-speed shiftable automatic FWD
The manual contains a warning that the tires are low-profile and are exceptionally vulnerable to damage from potholes, curb impact, etc. Even your rims are vulnerable. This is both because the tires have little rubber to cushion impact, and because the tires are lower and may not carry the rims high enough to avoid scraping the rim on a curb. I haven't had trouble yet, but I've seen a couple of internet reports of rim (not just tire) damage, and it worries me. Having less rubber between the rim and the road also makes the ride a bit less smooth. I LOATHE the tires, and they are my least favorite feature on the car. see full Buick Verano review
 

2013 Buick Verano MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
4dr Sedan Base 23,080 22,157 885

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