2012 Buick Regal Review

2012 Buick Regal Base 2.4L from North America

Model year2012
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.4L Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance10000 miles
Previous carMercury Grand Marquis


Luxurious for the price


It's a new car, nothing has gone wrong... it better not!

General Comments:

I recently leased the 2012 Buck Regal Base, and for just a "base," it has a ton of toys in it.

It has a beautiful color combo of a gold exterior, along with cream colored leather and chocolate colored dash board, with calming blue lights inside. You can tell Buick put some extra detail into the interior. I have always been a huge fan of Buick to begin with. I'll break my review up into points:

RIDE: Very smooth, but firm enough when needed. The Regal combines a nice ride with European engineering and suspension. Extremely quiet at just about any speed. It handles extremely well.

COMFORT: The seats are somewhat firm, but quite supportive. I'm not going to say that they're really comfortable, because I owned a Mercury GM before this (anyone who has one knows how comfortable those front seats are), so I was spoiled.

PERFORMANCE: The 2.4 has good power to move it along, I find that the 6-speed tranny actually hinders the performance a little bit, but not terribly. The EPA rated it 19/31, I get about 25 to 26 overall with my driving. Of course, I am used to driving V8s, so I really miss the low-end torque that you can't find in a I4 or V6.

The car has heated front seats, satellite radio with 6 or 7 files for "favorite" stations, auto-lights, fog lights, leather interior, 4 automatic windows (that go up all the way when you push the button the right way).

I have only one complaint so far... Buick forgot the "trunk-release" button in the car. Haha! I think Buick was so busy with other options that it forgot that one button; no big deal though. The car is not my preference, because I like big cars like the Grand Marquis, Park Avenue, Town car, etc. But, overall it is a beautiful wonderful car! Great job Buick!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2012

12th Sep 2012, 17:16

I am with you. I miss the Big American cars. I leased a 2012 Enclave in March, which I really like. However when all is said and done, I liked my Park Avenues better.

Average review marks: 8.5 / 10, based on 1 review