- Buick Ownership
- 2016 Verano Leather Group 2.4
I've just recently purchased a 2016 Verano (Leather Group with a sun roof)) with the 2.4 engine from my local dealership. It's an attractive car with exquisitely comfortable and roomy front seats but I’m afraid I didn’t test drive it on as rough a terrain as I should have. After the purchase, I realized that it’s got a lot of cabin noise and it takes bumps in the road hard. The pitch of the cabin noise can change dramatically from asphalt to concrete on highways. All the reviews from 2016 agree that this car is slower than it should be (true) and it’s a gas guzzler for its size (true) but it’s supposed to be very quiet and absorb road noise like a larger sedan. I brought it back to the dealership’s repair shop and they aren’t really commenting on it much other than to say that it has low-profile tires and that the wheelbase is smaller than a standard sedan. My prior car was a 2008 Altima so I’m accustomed to a larger car, but I did sort of expect this 2016 to outperform an 11-year-old car on road cushioning. My question is…should this 2016 Verano ride this rough and noisy, or may there be a problem with tire balance or wheel alignment? The car has 22K on it, thanks.