European import

It's no secret that the new Buick Regal is a rebadged Insignia from GM's European Opel division. Read full review
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Editors' Rating
3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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The youthful Buick

Badge engineering aside, the entry-level Regal is a handsome sedan with a youthful take on Buick's corporate aesthetic. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Mundane power train

Our Regal featured a direct-injected 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that outputs merely an adequate amount of power. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Euro-tuned handling

We were quite surprised with the Buick's chassis. The four-wheel independent suspension created a planted feel on our favorite backroads, but understeer was still an issue. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Six-speed transmission

Our 2.4-liter engine was mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with a manual shift mode. We use the term "mated" loosely, as the engine and gearbox were rarely in concert. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Sweeping profile

The Regal's flanks feature attractive character lines that flows from just below the wing mirrors down to the door sills and around to the rear end. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Rear end

Out back the sedan features attractive tail lights and a tasteful application of chrome garnishment. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Safety systems

A rearview camera is not an option on the Regal CXL, but if you look at the bumper, you'll see the ultrasonic sensors for the proximity detection system. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Dual exhaust

Buick's engineers saw fit to give the four-cylinder Regal a dual exhaust, but the understated design hides the tips beneath the bumper. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Economy-grade interior

Inside, a sea of cheap black plastic greets the driver, making the Regal feel less, well, regal. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Instrument cluster

The Regal's instrument cluster also screams economy with simple gauges, and chrome plastic surrounds backed with flat black plastic. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Optional navigation

The hard-drive-based navigation system featured crisply rendered maps and snappy response times when routing or browsing. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Multifunction controller

The Regal's LCD screen is not touch sensitive, so the sedan features this multifunction controller, which is surrounded by shortcut buttons to the most commonly accessed menus and features. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Character entry

Address entry utilizes an autocomplete system that grays out invalid letters as you input a street or POI name. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Destination selection

Though we found it easy to input destinations, actually confirming our inputs was difficult because of a quirk in the control scheme. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Bottom bar

The multifunction controller's cursor never highlights the bottom bar of virtual buttons, making it difficult to confirm a route once a destination has been chosen. Users have to take their eyes off of the road to find the corresponding number in a bank of keys on the lower dashboard. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Audio sources

The Regal's infotainment system features standard iPod and USB connectivity and XM Satellite Radio. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Audio search

USB and iPod sources can be browsed by artist, genre, or other metadata categories. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Hands-free calling

The Regal also features standard hands-free calling (both Bluetooth- and OnStar-based), but the systems is fairly basic. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Premium audio

An optional nine-speaker Harman/Kardon audio system also brings with it DVD video playback and Dolby 5.1 surround. Sadly, none of those nine-speakers is a subwoofer. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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AC power

Our option package also included this 120-volt AC power port in the rear seat. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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Full review

Check out the full review of the 2011 Buick Regal CXL for more details. Read full review
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3.0 stars

MSRP: $26,245.00

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