2011 Buick Regal CXL

Matt Tierney

Of all the new vehicles that have come from a reinvigorated General Motors-the Chevrolet Equinox, GMC Terrain, Chevrolet Cruze, Cadillac SRX, and Buick Lacrosse-the Buick Regal is easily the best. Its European origins are readily apparent in both the chassis composure and build quality. Quick steering and athletic agility make it one of GM's more fun-to-drive cars outside of the Camaro and Corvette and the ride is comfortable over the roughest roads.

The Regal's biggest weakness is the powertrain. It's not that the Regal is unbearably slow or unrefined, but simply that the pedestrian 182-hp four-cylinder doesn't match the potential of the chassis. Additionally, the Regal delivers disappointing fuel economy, rated at 19 mpg in the city and 30 mpg on the highway. Chevrolet's Equinox uses the same engine and is nearly 200 pounds heavier, but still manages to return 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway.

Eric Tingwall, Associate Editor

gybognarjr, the GM bankruptcy had high-powered bankruptcy attorneys representing the shareholders, bondholders, and taxpayers, and the entire proceeding was presided over by a Federal bankruptcy judge. Yet somehow you, Karnak the Magnificent, know more than all these experts. There is a term for people like you. That term is: Idiot.
Such a dyslexic review. I love the car but it's underpowered, it's stylish but looks like everything else on the road. The interior is great but it's too small. Let's face it this is a tiny, underpowered, over plastic, front wheel drive yawn mobile from the leader in mediocracy, Government Motors. This is what you get when Government bureaucrats design automobiles
If GM had been put out to pasture, a whole lot of people would have joined them in the pasture. And that would have been a real crime.
GM should have been put out to pasture, way before they robbed shareholders, bondholders and taxpayers. It is still one of the greatest financial crime of the centuries and GM management and the unions are the record holder financial criminals of the World. Never buy a GM product!

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