Great American Cars of 2015 — Under $25,000

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Buick Verano
Starting Price: $23,380
The Buick name has been around since the early 1900s, but in recent years the brand hasn’t made big waves in the American market — in fact, General Motors sells more Buicks in China than in the U.S. That said, the compact Verano is certainly worth a look. Verano is the entry into the Buick lineup and offers a premium interior, quiet ride and attractive styling in a compact sedan. Verano feels like a step up from other compacts, with features such as pushbutton start, a heated leather-wrapped steering wheel, dual-zone climate control, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera and a 7-inch touchscreen display. The standard 180-horsepower engine provides more than adequate power, and unlike the soft, squishy Buicks of the past, the Verano actually handles quite well.

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