2011 Buick Regal Overview
After a six year hiatus, the Buick Regal is back in a big way. With a sleek interior and exterior, the revived 2011 Buick Regal entry-luxury midsize sedan is definitely not your grandfather’s car.
Built on Europe’s Opel Insignia platform, the 2011 Buick Regal features one trim level—CXL. A base 2.4-liter, 182-horsepower four-cylinder will be the only engine option at first, but a turbocharged 2.0-liter, 220-horsepower four-cylinder won’t be far behind. Both are mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, while the turbocharged engine also offers a six-speed manual gearbox.
The 2011 Regal offers the class-exclusive the Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS), which is available with the turbo engine only. The IDCS allows the driver to choose between three driving modes: Sport, for a dynamic response; Tour, for long distance driving; and Standard, which is for day-to-day driving. As for fuel economy, the 2011 Buick Regal receives 20 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway and competes with the Acura TSX and Volkswagen Passat.
Like the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the 2011 Regal features a sleek design with signature taillamps, and integral rear lip spoiler. 18-inch aluminum wheels are standard, while 19-inch rims are available. Foglamps, keyless entry, leather interior, power driver seat, seven-speaker stereo, Bluetooth connectivity, satellite radio USB port and an auxiliary input jack are standard features in the 2011 Buick Regal. A six-month free subscription to OnStar’s Directions & Connections plan and Automatic Crash Response proves helpful in a wide assortment of situations. Step it up a notch with an optional sunroof, premium nine-speaker Harmon Kardon audio system and hard-drive-based navigation system with digital music storage.
When it comes to safety, the 2011 Buick Regal is on par with other midsize sedans. Dual stage front airbags, front seat side impact airbags and head curtain side airbags are standard, while rear seat thorax airbags are optional. An electronic stability system with traction control and antilock brakes come standard. Double pretensioned front safety belts, side-impact protection beams and a GM-patented pedal release system do their part to keep you and yours safe.
With a modern style, a host of standard features and impressive fuel economy, the 2011 Buick Regal is back and better than ever.