Could Use a Rearview Camera - 2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo Long-Term Road Test

2011 Buick Regal Long Term Road Test

2011 Buick Regal Turbo: Could Use a Rearview Camera

April 19, 2011


Last month Donna posted a video of outward visibility in our Buick Regal. I would say that rear visibility is not so great due to the Regal's sloped, coupe-like rear window. This is no big deal by itself -- the coupe-like roofline for sedans is a growing trend. But I'd personally appreciate having a rearview camera to complement or replace our CXL Turbo's rear parking sensors. With a camera, you can see what's behind you when in reverse, not just know "something" is back there.

A camera isn't offered currently for the Regal. But bundling it with the navigation system makes sense. Plus, most competing cars in the entry-level segment (Acura TL, Volvo S60, Lincoln MKZ, for instance) have cameras as options.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 4,040 miles

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