2012 Buick Verano  RealSafeCars71Safety Rating

#53 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#109 of all 2012 vehicles


Pictured: 2013 Buick Verano
The Verano, introduced by Buick in 2012, is a midsize sedan with seating up to 5. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Buick Verano is somewhat unsafe compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Buick Verano has a score of 71, implying a 0.054% chance of driver death (4.8% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Buick Verano has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0536% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 6.1199%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0536% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 6.1199% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Buick Verano is 12% more likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Buick Verano is 4% more likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is about as safe as many comparable models.

8844Mitsubishi GalantNissan AltimaChevrolet MalibuNissan RogueFord FusionMitsubishi OutlanderSubaru LegacyMazda 6Volkswagen PassatSuzuki KizashiGMC TerrainBuick VeranoComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Buick Verano with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 44 to 88. The 2012 Buick Verano is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2012 Nissan Altima, the 2012 Chevrolet Malibu, the 2012 Nissan Rogue, and the 2012 Ford Fusion and less safe than the 2012 Volkswagen Passat, the 2012 Mazda 6, and the 2012 Subaru Legacy. It is about as safe as the 2012 Mitsubishi Outlander.

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