More facts on the new 2011 Buick Regal
-“Regal will initially be offered in premium CXL trim only, with additional trim levels to be offered in the 2012 model year. The well-equipped Regal CXL includes the following as standard or available equipment:
– Standard 2.4L Ecotec direct injected engine rated at an estimated 182 horsepower (136 kW)
– Available 2.0L Ecotec turbocharged and direct injected engine rated at an estimated 220 horsepower (164 kW) – available late-summer 2010
– Both engines have a six-speed automatic transmission standard with driver-shifting control
– Estimated 30 mpg on the highway with the 2.4L and 29 mpg highway with the 2.0L turbo engine
– MacPherson strut front suspension and four-link independent rear suspension
– All-new Interactive Drive Control System (IDCS) available with the 2.0L turbo, offering driver-selectable suspension settings and automatic driver suspension setting adaptability
– Four-wheel disc brakes with four-channel anti-lock braking system, brake assist and electronic parking brake
– Standard StabiliTrak stability control system and full-function traction control
– Standard dual-stage frontal air bags, side-curtain air bags and pedal-release system; rear-seat thorax air bags available
– Available navigation system, Harmon Kardon sound system, internal flash drive (1GB), hard drive with 10GB for music and USB port
– Standard 18-inch wheels (19-inch wheels standard with IDCS)
– Standard 12-way power, leather and heated driver seat; leather and heated passenger front seat; Bluetooth capability; XM Satellite Radio and OnStar.”
It all sounds really, really good. On top of looking great. I think this might help Buick much more than the LaCrosse.
I just wonder how much it will be.
A TSX starts at about $30 000. But Acuras have been proven to be super reliable.
The Regal needs to start at about $25 000. (The V6 Lacrosse starts at $28 000)
Making it a more upscale and interesting alternative to Accords and Camrys.