The Buick has traditionally been an “older person’s car.” Sales of most every model have rocketed in the 55+ age demographic leaving the younger age brackets to search for sportier models. Once the Buick Verano arrived on the scene, however, things began to change. David Slone, General Sales Manager of the Weld County Garage used car division, has noticed a startling new trend. Younger buyers, says Slone, are flocking to the Buick Verano.
Q: What types of cars have younger people traditionally purchased?
David Slone: Typically, younger buyers lean toward Chevrolet and Ford models. Younger buyers also choose imports more often.
Q: How do you know so much about the Verano and Buicks?
David Slone: In addition to serving as General Sales Manager of the used car division of Weld County Garage, I have driven and demonstrated the Verano often. It is a very impressive car.
Q: What kind of engine does the Verano have?
David Slone: It sports a 250 horsepower, 4-cylinder, turbo that, for such a heft motor, is surprisingly quiet.
Q: What makes it so quiet?
David Slone: It has extra insulation and noise cancelling acoustical treatments throughout.
Q: Can you describe some of the noise cancelling acoustic treatments?
David Slone: There are triple seals at the doors, 18-inch alloy wheels, a five-layer interior roof liner, and floor mats that are specifically designed for noise absorption.
Q: What kind of gas mileage does the Verano get?
David Slone: According to fuel economy.gov, the Buick Verano will accomplish 21 mpg in the city and 32 on the interstate.
Q: Are there any of the fancier technological features of today in the Verano?
David Slone: Oh yes, definitely. There are several really neat techno features like the rearview camera, a USB port for cell phone charging, and an incredible touch screen infotainment system.
Q: Is the Verano good for families?
David Slone: Absolutely, the back seat is very spacious and it has a large trunk.
Q: Are there any changes projected for upcoming models of the Verano?
David Slone: Yes, there are plans to make some changes to the powertrain.
Q: How fast does it accelerate to 60 mph?
David Slone: It will accelerate to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds.