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2012 Buick eAssist Regal

At a Glance

Pricing $27,055 - $34,835
Drive Types FWD
Engines 2.0l I4 T, 2.4l I4, 2.4l I4 HEV
Transmissions A6, M6
Fuel Economy 18-25 (city), 29-36 (highway)

One of Buick's most storied nameplates returned in 2011 as mid-sized, front-wheel-drive sedan. The Regal is derived from the Opel Insignia sold in other countries. Slotting between the entry-level Verano and the longer LaCrosse, the Regal is very close in size to the Ford Fusion. A high level of standard equipment on the base model includes power equipment, heated leather seats and alloy wheels. Base models are powered by a 2.4l four cylinder engine rated at 182-bhp. The Regal eAssist hybrid model adds mild hybrid operation, start/stop technology and low rolling resistance tires to further increase fuel economy. Higher performing Regals are available with turbocharged 2.0l turbocharged engines. The Regal Turbo is rated at 220-bhp and the top-performing Regal GS is rated at 270-bhp. With its German heritage and high level of standard equipment the Regal is a unique choice in a crowded mid-sized segment.

What Changed:

The Regal adds a high-performance GS model to the lineup. A higher-output turbocharged version of the 2.0L engine produces 270-bhp and 295 lb-ft. of torque. The new Regal eAssist hybrid powertrain adds hybrid operation, start/stop technology and low rolling resistance tires to further increase fuel economy.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
Regal 1SL 2.4l I4 (182-bhp) A6 FWD 19/31/24 $27,055
Regal 1SL 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD 25/36/30 $29,055
Regal 1SN Premium 1 2.4l I4 (182-bhp) A6 FWD 19/31/24 $28,490
Regal 1SN Premium 1 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD 25/36/30 $30,490
Regal 1SP Premium 2 2.4l I4 (182-bhp) A6 FWD 19/31/24 $29,900
Regal 1SP Premium 2 2.4l I4 HEV (182-bhp) A6 FWD 25/36/30 $31,900
Regal Turbo 1SN Premium 1 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) A6 FWD 18/29/23 $30,260
Regal Turbo 1SN Premium 1 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) M6 FWD 18/29/23 $30,260
Regal Turbo 1SP Premium 2 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) M6 FWD 18/29/23 $31,670
Regal Turbo 1SP Premium 2 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) A6 FWD 18/29/23 $31,670
Regal Turbo 1SR Premium 3 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) A6 FWD 18/29/23 $32,920
Regal Turbo 1SR Premium 3 2.0l I4 T (220-bhp) M6 FWD 18/29/23 $32,920
Regal GS 1SX 2.0l I4 T (270-bhp) M6 FWD 18/29/23 $34,835
Regal GS 1SX 2.0l I4 T (270-bhp) A6 FWD 20/32/25 $34,835