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

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.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

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

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2012-15 models

Seat type: Manual/power leather seat

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry