2011 Buick Regal Review

More than a few surprises have accompanied the rebirth of General Motors. Chief among them is the resurgence of Buick, which was chosen as one of just four brands GM kept alive, even as it euthanized better-selling brands like Pontiac and Saturn, plus niche marquees like Hummer. After piloting the latest offering from the premium American brand, I can see why those in GM's ivory tower picked Buick to survive.

The Regal is a good-looking, excellent-handling midsize sedan that packs a lot of content for its price, with just a few drawbacks.

The biggest problem is the model's staggered introduction; just one trim level, the CXL, with one available engine is on sale now (that's the one reviewed here). The rest will hit the street over the next year. Even with just the moderately powered four-cylinder Regal you can buy today, Buick is clearly doing things right.

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Display Settings
Press the Config button on the Home Page or the CONFIG button on the faceplate, then select Display Settings from the list. The following options may display: Dimming Mode: Press to change the scre ...

Lumbar Adjustment
To adjust the lumbar support: ► Press and hold the front or rear of the control to increase or decrease lumbar support. ► Press and hold the top or bottom of the control to raise or lo ...

Tire Pressure Monitor
This vehicle may have a Tire Pressure Monitor System (TPMS). The Tire Pressure Monitor alerts you when a significant reduction in pressure occurs in one or more of the vehicle’s tires ...