2013 Buick Verano Turbo First Drive Review: Small Fast & Fun

2013 Buick Verano Turbo First Drive Review

The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo is a small performance luxury car. Or is the Buick Verano Turbo a small luxury performance car with the accent on performance?

The Buick Verano Turbo is Buick’s newest and smallest offerings. It is set to do battle with the Lincoln MKZ, Chrysler 200/Dodge Avenger, Lexus CT 200h and, possibly, the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. It’s lighter than some, faster than others and qualitatively toe-to-toe with some of the best in class. This little car could be a game changer.

In this first drive video review we take the latest new Buick for a spin through the hills of Kentucky.

Buick was kind enough to fly our man Roman out to Kentucky to evaluate many Buick products. The Buick Verano turbo is an all new vehicle for the United States and is about the size of a Chevrolet Cruze, which should come as no surprise as they share General Motor’s Delta II platform. This means that the Buick Verano turbo is related to the well received, European Opel Astra too.

Of course with 250 turbo-charged horsepower turning the front wheels you might think 2013  Buick Verano Turbo has a bit of torque steer.

Does it?

You’ll have to watch the video to find out.