2011 Buick Regal Pricing Announced
Buick has announced pricing for the 2011 Regal, which will initially only be offered in “premium” CXL trim. With the base 182-hp 2.4-liter engine, the Regal CXL starts at $26,995. Stepping up to the 220-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged engine requires $29,495 and a wait until late summer when it’s available.
Standard equipment on the CXL includes four-wheel disc brakes with ABS, stability control, side airbags, 18-inch wheels, an automatic transmission, OnStar, Bluetooth and iPod connectivity, leather seats, and a power heated driver’s seat. Satellite navigation and a Harmon Kardon sound system are available. Turbo models can optionally be fitted with Buick’s Interactive Drive Control package which also includes an upgrade to 19-inch wheels.
The obvious price comparison is to Buick’s LaCrosse; the Regal is basically a shorter and somewhat sportier version of that car. A 2010 Buick LaCrosse CXL stickers for $30,395 and, aside from its 255-hp V-6, is equipped very similarly to the Regal CXL. That means sacrificing a good deal of power and a four-inch section from the back seat can save more than three grand compared to the naturally aspirated Regal CXL.
An entry-level Regal CX trim will be available for 2012 once Regal production has transitioned to Canada.
By Jake Holmes