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2012 Buick Regal - Expert Reviews


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We have scoured the web for expert reviews of this car and found the best ones for you to read. Found 21 reviews. This list is displayed in ranked order based the reviews we think are the best.
1991 Buick Regal Professional Review

...The metallic midnight blue test car featured Buick's Gran Touring package, which included big 16-inch wheels. Though the Regal is not a sports sedan in the same manner of a BMW, it is very capable and can take a corner with the best midsize American cars. The power-assisted steering is tight and precise and gives the driver a good feel for the road. FIT, FINISH, CONTROLS For the past two years, J.D. Power and Associates, an automotive research firm in Californi a, has cited Buick for building the highest quality domestic car. The attention paid to the layout and construction of the Regal's...

2012 Buick Regal Professional Review

...brakes Standard electronic stability system Standard traction control Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats Standard side curtain airbags Optional backseat side-impact airbags Regal GS A higher-performance version of the turbocharged Regal, the GS benefits from higher turbo boost and reduced exhaust backpressure to generate 270 hp and 295 pounds-feet of torque. The power runs through a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed automatic to the front wheels, and Buick says the GS' front suspension has specialized struts to mitigate torque steer. The front and rear shocks are both...

1993 Buick Regal Professional Review

...In today's world, in which parking lots have in some cases been transformed into danger zones, that's one system you definitely should consider for your next car. A gripe was that the heating system took an unusually long time to warm thefeet. Twin daughter No. 1 suggested that perhaps it was just old age having aneffect on our circulatory system, a comment that resulted in a definite changein her ability to circulate for the next few weeks. Regardless of how we fiddled with the controls, the upper body was toasting while the toes were still defrosting. Two words of warning: Take a pass on...

1995 Buick Regal Professional Review

...Though minor, we also were annoyed that the trunk release button is in the glove box, meaning that if only the driver is in the car, he or she has to reach over, flip the lid and press the button. A dash-mounted lever would be more convenient. And when a smidgeon of space is found for that button, how about drilling a hole and adding one for the fuel filler door release in that same easy-to-see-and-reach dash location? And if you've reached the age at which you appreciate bigger numbers, you probably also have reached the age at which you'd like Buick to join its rivals in offering not only...

1992 buick regal Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Published: 10/02/1992 Updated: 10/02/2009 What's New for 1992: Gran Sport no longer an option package; becomes a full-fledged model designation.
ABS newly standard on Gran Sport and Limited. Power door locks made standard on all Regals. Power front passenger seat is new option...

2012 buick regal Professional Edmunds Review
Source: Edmunds

...Rear-seat thorax airbags are standard on the Premium 2 and above trim levels. In Edmunds brake testing, both the base Regal and Turbo came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet, which is about average for cars in this class. The GS, with its bigger Brembo brakes and optional 20-inch summer tires, managed to stop in an impressive 107 feet. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Buick Regal the highest score of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests. Interior Design and Special Features: Overall, the 2012 Buick Regal's cabin is attractive and features a...

1990 Buick Regal Professional Review

...As in all GM-10 cars, the seat bottom is cut short, which robs you of thigh support. Items you`ll appreciate when the Regal sedan bows include radio controls in the steering wheel-including an on/off button lacking in other GM cars; a cupholder in the center console and glove box; and a coin holder in the glove box door. The trunk release knob also is hidden in the glove box, but the button is out of reach of the driver. We had to unbuckle the lap/shoulder belts and slide over to use that button. The inside hood release lever is under the dash to the left of the driver`s seat in an easy to...

1995 Buick Regal Professional Review

...This is, however, a $745 option. That puts it in the category of which need comes first, highspeed control or cost of the product. The Limited is rated as a five-passenger auto mobile based on a 2/3 front/rear carrying capacity. Interior room in front is excellent and quite ample in the back seat. The way the rear seat cushions are contoured, I'd say two people are going to be more comfortable riding any distance than three. But in the Limited, there was a minimum of 36.2 inches of rear leg room, and that is quite sufficient for passengers to sit comfortably. In the driver's compartment...

2012 Buick Regal Overview
Source: CarGurus

...bumping those figures up to 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque at the cost of about 2 mpg.If top-notch performance is not high on your list, the Base comes standard with a surprisingly long list of upscale features. Notable features include 18-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, heated mirrors, dual-zone automatic climate control, full power accessories, remote keyless entry, leather upholstery, heated front seats, split-folding rear seats, tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, OnStar, IntelliLink smartphone integration, Bluetooth streaming connectivity, iPod...

1991 Buick Regal Professional Review

...As a consequence, controls are grouped around the driver. The exception is the instrumentation. All the gauges are present, but they are spread out across the instrument panel. I would have preferred to have them a little bigger; they are easier to read at night when illuminated. For all of its sports orientation, the ride was very good. There were traces of firmness for roadability, but in general the ride was very comfortable. For the style conscious, the seats were leather and the doors had a very plush-looking fabric trim. Purist sports car buffs may sniff at the Gran Sport. But for those...

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2014 Buick Regal

2014 Buick Regal Gets Standard Turbo, Better Fuel Economy

It must be 1987, because Buick is going turbo-crazy. The 2014 Buick Regal will get a major upgrade in the form of a new standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine... read more November 14, 2013 by 

1973 Buick Century Regal Coupe

Buick Lights 40 Birthday Candles For The Regal

The Buick Regal was born in 1973. It's original name was the Century Regal, and it's undergone quite a few changes over the course of the last 40 years. Originally launched... read more October 23, 2013 by 

2014 Buick Regal GS

2014 Buick Regal Priced From $30,615

Buick is ready to brings its updated 2014 Regal to market later this year. Before they do that, however, it needs to have a pricetag, and that's just what the automaker has... read more September 9, 2013 by 

2014 Buick Regal GS

2014 Buick Regal Debuts With All-Wheel Drive In New York

Buick is introducing updates for its LaCrosse and Regal models for the 2014 model year, with both cars scheduled to be unveiled to the public at the 2013 New York Auto Show... read more March 26, 2013 by 

A 1986 Buick Regal Grand National - image courtesy of Ilan Rubier

Black Air, The Story Of Buick’s Grand National And GNX: Video

Twenty-five years ago today, the last Buick Grand National came off a General Motors assembly line in Pontiac, Michigan. The event also marked the closing of GM’s... read more December 11, 2012 by 

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