Friday, December 10. 2010
Starting off as a muscle-y sport coupe in the 1970s and later dabbling in the mid-sized sedan market in the late ‘90s, the 2011 Buick Regal may have finally found its niche as a luxury sports sedan. Its modern aerodynamic lines, signature tail lamps, 18” painted alloy wheels and integral rear spoiler instill the car with a sporty character while still possessing a roomy, comfortable four-door interior lacking in most sport coupes. By adding all the standard interior bells and whistles—such as leather upholstery, lumbar seat adjustments, power everything, a fully-equipped electronic console ergonomically designed for the driver’s easy and efficient use—the Regal lives up to its luxury sports-sedan status in every way, save for the its four-cylinder engine (Drivers looking for a little more oomph may opt for the available manual transmission).
However, four cylinders is a small concession considering the standard MSRP of this modern-day luxury vehicle runs in the low $26,000s. Throw in the “Comfort & Convenience Package,” a power sunroof, a few extra safety features and a premium nine-speaker system and the price tops off at $31,030—still several thousand dollars less than many comparable cars in the same class.