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Base price range: $24,305-$30,140
Arguably the most luxurious way to downsize, the compact Verano sedan is styled like a far costlier European import. Flowing curves front to rear accentuate a bold front-end treatment and tasteful chrome trim. Occupants are treated to a plush and incredibly quiet interior that’s tastefully designed and features a touchscreen-based multimedia control system that’s surprisingly easy to master. Engine choices are a 180-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder or a 250-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged four,. The turbo gives this small car quick, V-6-like acceleration. A six-speed manual transmission is available for enthusiasts but most buyers choose the smooth-shifting six-speed automatic. The Verano is tuned for a smoother ride than most small luxury sedans, though it still holds its own though the corners. Ten airbags and a long list of upscale features are standard. Optional amenities include a heated steering wheel and forward-collision-alert and lane-departure-warning safety systems.