Buick revives the Regal name for 2011 in a mid-size sedan born and built in Germany. (As the lineup expands and the manufacturing plant is readied it will be built in North America.) Shorter than the LaCrosse, this latest Regal is an all-new car to Buick. It’s based on the same structure as the Opel Insignia that won major awards in Europe last year.
The 2011 Buick Regal is initially offered only in mid-line CXL trim with leather upholstery. The new Regal is powered by a 182-hp four-cylinder with six-speed automatic, or a 220-hp turbocharged, direct-injected 2-liter with a six-speed manual transmission. The turbocharged engine delivers a huge boost in torque for more relaxed yet more powerful propulsion. Fully independent suspension has been tuned for ride comfort but this Buick won’t shy away from the winding road alternative, and the steering and brakes are up to it.
CXL RL2 adds a moonroof to RL1. RL3 adds to RL1 a comfort/convenience package consisting of rear park assist, 120-volt AC outlet, and power passenger seat. RL4 is an RL1 plus moonroof and the comfort/convenience package. RL5 is an RL3 plus moonroof, nine-speaker harman/kardon audio system, and rear side airbags. The RL6 is an RL5 plus navigation.
2009 Hyundai Sonata GLS Gainesville FL at Paul West Used Cars, where you’ll find the best deals on used cars, trucks & SUVs.