2014 Buick Verano 2.4 from North America


Engine top end (something to do with an exhaust phaser or something).

Heat shielding under the car is falling apart.

Poor gas mileage for the size.

General Comments:

It's probably one of the top 5 most comfortable small cars I have been in; that being said, the gas mileage is not very good. On the highway I would say it's slightly worse than my 2011 Buick Lucerne.

The interior quality looks good and has lots of features (top trim) touch screen, nav sunroof and an awesome sound system.

I would not recommend this car, I have done some servicing myself and it seems to be built rather poorly. I'm disappointed in the direction Buick is going overall.

The GM dealership has been amazing; they will keep my business. Great service!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th June, 2020

2012 Buick Verano 2.5L I-4 from North America


Reliability way worse than on old Buicks. Electronic system is a huge Achilles heel


Problems so far:

2 tires popped (Continental Conti Pros - garbage; get Goodyear Eagle LS - cheaper and can actually drive over potholes).

Headlight connector partially melted at the plug.

StabiliTrak wire corroded along the harness near the firewall.

Steering sensor going crazy and needed resetting (cost me almost $1000 out of pocket).

Oil change unreasonably difficult (very tight spaces, need special tools, adapters and extensions).

Body panels impossibly hard to screw together (especially fender and bumper).

The car is a nightmare to work on, the electronic system is junky, the wheels are crap from the OEM, headlight failed after 1 year.

Did I mention the cloth insert in the leather seat is already showing sign of wear after a year?

Never buying another Buick.

General Comments:

Creature comforts, A.

Reliability, C-.

Handling, B+.

Electronics, D.

Suspension and steering, A-.

OEM tires, C-.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st October, 2014

24th Oct 2014, 22:28

I have to admit I really don't like the direction Buick is heading. If it wasn't for the Enclave, it wouldn't even be on my radar anymore. I haven't really had issues with the reliability on my late model Buicks, although the transmission on my 2012 Enclave seems to be a little "hairy" at times, but the dealer says it checks out normally. I liked them a lot better when they were traditional, nice sized cars targeted at older mature adults.

19th Nov 2014, 20:07

To the last comment, I have driven GM's new tranny in quite a few cars, and at first I had issues getting used to it. I found out it has a "smart/learning" transmission/transaxle. This is the reason it shifts so oddly. It's supposed to get better fuel economy, but I prefer the smoothness of the old 4 speeds.

2012 Buick Verano Leather Group 2.4 from North America


Awesome. Best bang for the buck!


Whoever installed the body panels was not having a good day. Returned the car to the dealer to have the following items replaced or adjusted: Rear fascia, front fascia, rear spoiler, driver seat pan rails, left rear inner fender liner, right dash panel, O2 sensor.

All items were covered by warranty, and my dealer did an excellent job in fixing all issues!

General Comments:

Despite my displeasure with the body panels, this is an awesome car! I commute 115 miles a day, so I spend a great deal of time in this vehicle and it is a joy to drive. It has all the feature comforts one would be looking for, and all the high tech stuff is very easy to use.

For 2012 Buick models, the seats in this car are the best! Trust me, I drove every model Buick has.

Gas mileage is pretty good (26-34; I average 32) and for all the whistles and bells you get for this price, I'll take it.

If in the market for this size vehicle, I would take a look. Also has a 3 year 50K warranty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2012

21st Dec 2012, 17:45

Both my Buick Lucerne and Enclave had 4 year bumper to bumper warranties with the limited 100,000 mile warranty. I assumed all Buick models carried that.

27th Jan 2013, 16:23

The author is describing the 50k bumper-to-bumper warranty (other GM is 36k). You're referring to the powertrain warranty (which is now only 70k across all of Buick).