8) Buick Verano
Buick’s entry level luxury car takes the Spanish word for summer as its name. It has a front engine, FWD, and plenty of safety features. US retail prices start at $21,065. Other than the base model there are two additional variants namely the Verano ‘Sport Touring’ and the Verano ‘Leather’.
All models have the same robust 2.4 litre DOHC 4-cylinder engine with the standard six speed automatic transmission. Sport pedals are available as optional on the top variants, as are the power moonroof and rear cross traffic alert systems.
The car boasts a suite of available collision-avoidance technologies. Also available is the remote vehicle starter or rear vision camera, a Bose premium 9-speaker audio system, a built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and leather appointed seats. Fuel economy, as claimed by the manufacturers, is 21 mpg in the city. The engine being flex-fuel capable, can run on either gasoline or ethanol.