26 reviews
2011 Buick Regal
2011 Buick Regal
Available Price Range $7,864-$15,040 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 23-24 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2011 Buick Regal

Our Take

Buick brings back one of its well-known nameplates — Regal — for its new entry-luxury midsize sedan. Based on the Opel Insignia from Europe, the Regal has a striking resemblance to that model. It's offered with a choice of four-cylinder engines, one of which is turbocharged, and ... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • V-6 engine not offered
  • Busy button layout on dashboard

Notable Features

  • New for 2011
  • Platform hails from Europe
  • Choice of four-cylinder power, including turbo engine
  • Manual or automatic
  • Optional adaptive suspension


Our Expert Reviews

For 2011, the Regal name has returned to Buick's lineup in the form of a midsize sedan. The 2011 Regal is a good-looking car that seats five, but I found it wasn't a good fit for my family of four. The Regal felt cramped in the front row, but the backseat offered my boys a little more breathing room. However, they struggled with recessed seat belt buckles that made it impossible for... Read full review for the 2011 Buick Regal

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Just got 2011 Regal

by Regal Owner from Phila on August 2, 2010

Only had the car for a few days but so far so good. Interior is very nice to behold and the ride is quiet. The four cylinder has plenty of power for urban/suburban driving but obviosuly cannot match V... Read Full Review


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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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