2016 Buick Verano

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2016 Buick Verano 4-door sedan
2015 Buick Verano shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Headlights (varies by trim/option)
Front crash prevention
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver 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

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated

Headlights

Trim level(s)

  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Distance at which headlights provide at least 5 lux illumination:
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Low beams
On the straightaway, visibility was inadequate on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was inadequate in all 4 tests.

The low beams never exceeded glare limits.

High beams
On the straightaway, visibility was good on both sides of the road. On curves, visibility was fair on the gradual right curve and inadequate on the sharp right and both left curves.

Technical measurements for this test
Trim level(s)
  • All trims
Low-beam headlight type Halogen projector
High-beam headlight type Halogen reflector
Curve-adaptive? No
High-beam assist? No
Overall rating
Applies to 2016-17 models
LOW BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Amount glare
exceeded threshold
Straightaway right edge 73.7 m None
Straightaway left edge 27.7 m None
250m radius right curve, right edge 45.7 m None
250m radius left curve, left edge 32.7 m None
150m radius right curve, right edge 35.8 m None
150m radius left curve, left edge 30.1 m None
HIGH BEAMS Average minimum useful
illumination distance (5 lux)
Straightaway right edge 154.5 m
Straightaway left edge 155.3 m
250m radius right curve, right edge 67.6 m
250m radius left curve, left edge 63.4 m
150m radius right curve, right edge 47.4 m
150m radius left curve, left edge 44.5 m

How headlights are evaluated