10 Best Cars for Young Drivers

Buick Verano
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2012 and 2013 Buick Verano

The 2012 and 2013 Buick Verano are ranked two of the Best Used Upscale Small Cars Under $20K.

The 2013 Verano has a turbocharged four-cylinder engine with a six-speed automatic transmission. It boasts a 9.7 safety rating – and the 2012 a perfect 10 – based on Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and National Traffic Highway Safety Administration (NTHSA) crash test scores.

Both have high predicted reliability ratings. The quiet Verano cabin is equipped with the fine materials expected in an upscale car. Fuel economy is estimated at 21 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway.