2017 Buick Verano

midsize car / 4-door sedan

2017 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
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

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

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.

How headlights are evaluated