Top Safety Pick

2013 Buick Verano

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2013 Buick Verano 4-door sedan
2012 Buick Verano shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Not available

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Buick Verano CX 4-door

The Buick Verano was introduced in the 2012 model year. It is derived from the structurally similar Chevrolet Cruze but is heavier; therefore the Verano is classified as a midsize car. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1110
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 5
Left (cm) 11
Center (cm) 10
Right (cm) 4
Brake pedal (cm) 3
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) -2
Rearward (cm) -7
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 1

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1110
Head
HIC-15 204
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.4
Extension bending moment (Nm) 7
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 32
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.8
Femur force - right (kN) 0.9
Knee displacement - left (mm) 0
Knee displacement - right (mm) 0
Maximum tibia index - left 0.34
Maximum tibia index - right 0.50
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 2.5
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 3.6
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 53
Right 55

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2012 Buick Verano CX 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front and rear seat-mounted torso airbags

The Buick Verano was introduced in the 2012 model year. It is derived from the structurally similar Chevrolet Cruze but is heavier; therefore the Verano is classified as a midsize car. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle:2012 Buick Verano CX 4-door

The Buick Verano was introduced in the 2012 model year. It is derived from the structurally similar Chevrolet Cruze but is heavier; therefore the Verano is classified as a midsize car. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1112
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -17.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1112
Head HIC-15 330
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.6
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 40
Lateral force (kN) 1.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 36
Average deflection (mm) 33
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 3.76
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.42
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 1.5
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.7
Combined force (kN) 3.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.9
L-M moment (Nm) 113
A-P moment (Nm) 25

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1112
Head HIC-15 138
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.2
Compression (kN) 0.4
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 11
Lateral force (kN) 0.8
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 19
Average deflection (mm) 15
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.00
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.19
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.2
Acetabulum force (kN) 0.9
Combined force (kN) 1.0
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 56
A-P moment (Nm) 23

How the side crash test is conducted

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2012-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze LS 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,143 lbs
Peak force 15,944 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 5.07

How the roof strength test is conducted

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Seat type: Manual/power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry
Technical measurements for this test
Seat type Manual/power leather seat
Geometry
Backset (mm) 45
Distance below top of head (mm) 36
Seat design parameters
Pass/fail Pass
Max T1 acceleration (g) 12.6
Head contact time (ms) 64
Force rating 1
Neck forces
Max neck shear force (N) 4
Max neck tension (N) 555

How the head restraint & seat test is conducted