2011 Buick Regal Long Term Road Test - Cargo Space

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2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Buick-Sized Glove Box

May 16, 2011

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There's not a whole lot about the Regal that reinforces the old stereotypes many still have about Buicks. It doesn't wallow and sway like a Mississippi riverboat and its sheet metal doesn't look like it belongs in a retirement village parking lot.

But there's one thing about it that feels very Buick: its glove box, which is big enough to look like it belongs in one of the manufacturer's colossal land barges from yesteryear. Lots of room there, and there's a separate little storage cubby, as well. It's the kind of glove box that laughs at all those pint-sized glove boxes that can barely hold an owner's manual.

Warren Clarke, Automotive Content Editor @ 5,577 miles

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2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Does the Bike Fit?

April 04, 2011

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The 2011 Buick Regal Turbo serves as the next installment in my hard-hitting piece of investigative journalism that's been taking a deep look into which cars sold in the U.S. can handle the stuffage of a bicycle within their confines.

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2011 Buick Regal CXL Turbo: Cargo Action

March 14, 2011

My regular camera is busted so I have to make videos of everything for a little while. Here, I popped the trunk of the Buick Regal with the button on the key fob to reveal my cargo.

I bought two plastic storage carts at Target. They were on clearance so they had no boxes. I just plucked them off the shelf. Although very lightweight, they were awkward to lift. But I had no problems getting them into the trunk of the Buick Regal. The opening is not too high and it is a large enough opening to be able to put the carts in with ease.

Earlier in the day, the little cargo net in front held smaller items for me. You have to close the trunk by hand but the trunk lid itself is very lightweight. No problems.

Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor

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2011 Buick Regal: Ironically Cramped for Golf

February 24, 2011

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Calm down, this isn't my only gripe (more later), but it was the one that seemed the most ironic during my weekend trip to Vegas. The Regal's pinched rear end may look handsome, but it makes storing golf clubs a bit difficult. I know Buick's going for a younger demo these days, but young people still golf, and they'll find a trunk that struggles to hold more than one golf bag.

The trunk mouth is wide enough, so that's nice, but one bag just barely fits. To add a second, you have to place it horizontally (pictured), or if you need to carry other stuff (say, to a bachelor party) and your second golf bag is crappy/small enough (as the one pictured is), then you can cram it in widthwise with the knowledge that you might damage your clubs.

Do they fit? Yes. Do they fit well? No. Good thing Tiger Woods isn't shilling for Buick any more (for more reasons than this, mind you).

Also, it would make storing Takahashi back there a bit difficult.

James Riswick, Automotive Editor @ 1,564 miles

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