The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo

The 2013 Buick Verano Turbo offers 31mpg

The EPA has released their official fuel economy figures for the new 2013 Buick Verano Turbo, with the performance minded compact luxury sedan offering 20 mpg around town, 31 on the highway and a combined figure of 24 miles per gallon when fitted with the 6-speed manual transmission.

The 2013 Buick Verano is designed to be an affordable luxury entry in the compact sedan class but with the introduction of the Verano Turbo for 2013 – Buick takes a shot at the relatively small performance compact segment. The 2013 Verano Turbo sends 250 horsepower and 260lb-ft of torque to the front wheels via a close ratio 6-speed manual transmission, figures that help rocket the Verano Turbo from 0 to 60 in just 6.2 seconds. More importantly, the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo offers those impressive performance parameters while still achieving 31 miles per gallon on the highway, 20 mpg around town and a combined estimate of 24 miles per gallon.

These are not fantastic fuel economy figures for the modern compact sedan segment but it is important to keep in mind that there are very few vehicles like the 2013 Buick Verano Turbo in the American market. If you look at the other big names in the segment – Elantra, Corolla, Dart, Civic – none of them offer power outputs anywhere near the Verano Turbo. The Dodge Dart R/T may soon offer comparable performance to the turbocharged Buick but right now, the only vehicle in the compact class with similar output to the Verano Turbo is the new Ford Focus ST.

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