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* Includes destination charge of $750.

** That's for just the mid-level CXL trim, which is the only trim available at launch. The $26,995 starting price includes the base 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine producing 182 horsepower and a six-speed automatic. Opting for the more powerful turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter Ecotec four-cylinder producing 220 hp raises the starting price to $29,495.

*** A less expensive CX trim will be offered as a 2012 model and carry a lower starting price than the CXL at launch. The Regal won't have a top-level CXS trim like the LaCrosse, presumably because the high-performance GS model will be the best Regal you can buy.

Phew, now that we have those caveats out of the way, the 2011 Regal will go on sale here in the U.S. around the beginning of the second quarter (March-ish). The first batch of cars will be assembled in Russelsheim, Germany, while production of the Regal at General Motors' Oshawa plant in Canada won't commence until Q1 2011. We're guessing this whole business of offering only the mid-level CX trim at launch has something to do with the Russelsheim plant being busy making Insignias for Europe. Americans will have to wait at least a year for GM to up its production capacity before being able to buy a less expensive Regal CX, let alone the more expensive GS.

  • The new 2011 Buick Regal four-cylinder sport sedan with an estimated 30 miles-per-gallon, will debut at an evening event in the Los Angeles area Thursday, November 12, 2009. The Regal's interior builds on the attention to detail found in the Buick Enclave and Buick LaCrosse. The Regal will go on sale in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2010.

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Buick Announces Pricing For 2011 Regal

Detroit – Buick today announced pricing for the all-new 2011 Regal. Prices start at $26,995 for the premium CXL model, including a $750 destination charge.

Regal's CXL turbo model will start at $29,495, including a $750 destination charge.

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 six-speed automatic transmission standard with Driver Shift Control (DSC)
  • 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
  • Class-exclusive Interactive Drive Control System is available with the 2.0L turbo,

offering enhanced vehicle stability and greater driving safety, while also adapting the driving characteristics of the car to the driver's preferences. The driver selects among three operating modes that adjust suspension, steering, throttle, transmission, and stability systems to personalize the driving experience

  • 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; and available rear-seat thorax air bags
  • Available navigation system, Harman Kardon sound system, and internal flash drive (1GB)
  • Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels (19-inch aluminum wheels come with available Interactive Drive Control on the 2.0L turbo)
  • Standard 12-way power, leather and heated driver seat; leather and heated passenger front seat; Bluetooth for phone capability; i-Pod auxiliary jack and USB port; XM Satellite Radio and OnStar

"The Regal is the next chapter in Buick's transformation and we're excited to bring this Buick sport sedan to market," said Craig Bierley, Buick Marketing Director. "The dynamic driving experience and intuitive, personal technologies offer customers a premium sport sedan for great value." 2011 Regal pricing compares to the 2010 LaCrosse as follows:

Buick Trim Level

2011 Buick Regal

2010 Buick LaCrosse


Available 2012MY





(CXL) with turbo






Regal production for sale in the U.S. and Canada begins late Q1 2010 in Russelsheim, Germany, with vehicles expected to start arriving at dealerships in Q2 2010. North American production will begin at the Oshawa Car Assembly plant beginning in Q1 2011 .

About Buick

Buick is in the midst of a transformation that started with the Enclave luxury crossover and continues with the completely redesigned LaCrosse luxury sedan and Regal sport sedan. Buick is emerging as a modern, premium brand with vehicles characterized by sculpted designs, personal technologies, luxurious interiors and responsive performance. Future new sedans and crossovers are planned and will continue to expand Buick's portfolio both in North America and China. More information can be found at www.buick.com.

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      • 5 Years Ago

      it was not directed at you. it was directed to that other person who said it is "ugly chinese design". as far as the design, i didn't know it was designed by Americans. i do know that it was designed and engineered in Germany where as the 2.0T was designed and engineered in the United States. you can go right ahead and correct me again if you wish to.
      • 5 Years Ago
      $27K for a 180 HP Buick? Good luck with that GM!

      And this is what the goverment gave them $50 billion for? By the time they start building this thing here (actually in Canada, but NAFTA still) the Regal, with its anemic power plant in its semi-basic trim level, will already be a lost cause.

      Germany and the German people thanks GM . . . though for the extra production. Sorry it isn't any prettier.

      For an excellent mid-size sedan that doesn't look like a retirement home chariot and has some more humph, look no further than a Ford Fusion or a Hyundai Sonata. With those two 27 grand will bring you way above 180 HP . . .
        • 5 Years Ago
        only if GM thanks for the 2billion Euro german taxpayer moeny they recived 2009...
        • 5 Years Ago
        And how much horsepower does the $27k Accord EX-L have? Hmm? I'll give you a hint: it's less than the $27k Regal has.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is about one size too small for $27k.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Then the TSX must be one size too small for $29k, since it's 6" shorter than the Regal and starts $2,300 higher.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Well hell then what is a MINI or a BMW 1-Series? Cars aren't sold by the pound.

        Cars aren't cheap nowadays either, especially when you are looking at entry-level luxury offerings, in a mid-level trim no less. As opposed to appliance vehicles like the Camry, Accord, Malibu, Sonata, Altima, Fusion, etc.

        Those are not comparable vehicles despite what so many comments here have claimed. The Malibu is GM's Camry, Accord, Sonata, Fusion, etc fighter.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Why is John making a big deal about these "caveats" for the starting price? These "caveats" that he points out are just like every other car company. I'm pretty sure they all excluse the destination charge from starting MSRP. The price is for the lowest-level available? OK, once again, normal. Why would the starting MSRP for model year X include trim levels not available until model year X+1?

      If you ask me, those first three paragraphs did not need to be presented that way. Mentioned, sure. But John seemed to make a big hoo-hah over normal MSRP practices.
      • 5 Years Ago
      So many people will buy this over a Sonata except for the rental companies.
      Remember it is a Hyundai: for years made crap. Buick may have had a few boring rebages but never crap. Always reliable recommended by Consumer Reports, etc.
      There is still a stigma of junk with Hyundai. The only stigma Buick had was old people and the Toyota Camry now has that stigma. Buick has never made undependable cars and that is a plus for them.
      Bring on the Regal!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Like I posted in the first page, this 4 banger Regal should be compare to Hyundai Azera with that crazy price tag, not lowest mid size Hyundai Sonata...(Still Azera is 2 grand cheaper than Regal) but experts still compared Regal with cheapest Hyundai's mid size Sonata and not Azera. Do you know why? Because it is par with cheapest Hyundai's mid size car. If Buick Regal is a premium brand car, experts wouldn't compare to cheap Hyundai Sonata right? Bottom line, if you are fan of Buick Regal, get your self this car, nobody is stopping you. It's your money, but I guarantee you, many people will turn away from this car with that price tag with that kind of specs, unless you are die hard American, who only buys American.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Hyundai isn't a luxury brand either. What Buick is, is something that Hyundai can never be: A premium American road car. While it is true that Hyundai builds decent cars, and has been for some time, it is still a lower level brand. Buick is not.
        • 5 Years Ago
        lol it's 2010. not 1990. please stop with Hyundai bashing. Hyundai has made quality products for over decade now. and Hyundai is comparable to Buick top to bottom. Hyundai even has RWD V8 in genesis.

        Buick is not a luxury brand. at least not yet. Stop with a blind homerism. You just can't tell me with a straight face that Regal is a better car than sonata. i don't care if Buick is trying to go upscale. it still is a FWD 4 banger midsize sedan. Sonata is a much better choice and ABSOLUTELY MOLESTS REGAL spec by spec.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Seeing the price of this makes you wonder what the ATS will come in at...
      Go Buick!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I like it, but I'm holding out for the six-speed manual transmission.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a really nice car. The main issue I see here however is that you can get a bigger, similarly equipped, arguably better looking lacrosse that has 70 hp more for the same price. I guess if you want a more sporty feeling car, youd go with the Regal but I feel like thats not gonna be a real concern to anyone not buying the GS model
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually the Lacrosse CXL which is highly comparable to this costs basically the same as the turbo regal still makes 30 more hp than it. The 33k dollar Lacrosse is the Highest spec version that you can buy with the 280hp engine.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Good point.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think you missed the point that this is not the base trim, this is a high level trim with lots of features standard. The base LaCrosse doesn't have features like 18" wheels, premium leather interior and all the electronics... a LaCrosse with similar features will probably cost around $34,000.
      • 5 Years Ago
      1231234 - 你他妈的

      Whatever. F*** you too bitch!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This seems like a very good price to me. The 220HP turbo engine seems like probably too small a bump over the 182HP, for $2500 it feels more like they are trying not to crowd the GS than to provide value for the money.
        • 5 Years Ago
        keep in mind that 300hp+ is probably there with just an ECU reflash.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ugly Chinese design. Cant Americans design any cars these days. Leave it to Koreans (Camaro), this POS and their small cars. Americans have no good designers anymore.
        • 5 Years Ago
        EXCUSE ME!

        Brian Nesbitt, American, and now head of Cadillac, designed this car.

        Jim Federico, American, and now VLE for the Regal, engineered it.

        But why cloud the issue with facts?
        • 5 Years Ago
        the design is German. so much you know.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Sorry jabombardier,

        I realize that the "shows how much you know" comment may not have been directed at me. Sorry about getting all up in your grille on that.
        • 5 Years Ago

        Actually, your comment shows how little you know.

        The Insignia was designed by Nesbitt and engineered by Federico, both Americans, WHILE THEY WERE ON ASSIGNMENT AT GM'S OPEL DIVISION.

        So the car is American-designed, funded by an American company. It just happened to be their German division that the car first appeared in.
        • 5 Years Ago
        You're a stupid f***ing cunt. LEARN ENGRISH!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Nice ride...no Grand National but it's still niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice.
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