2012 Buick Regal Consumer Review: A good effort but flawed

2012 Buick Regal - Consumer Review

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GS Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)

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9 of 10 people found this review helpful
A good effort but flawed
By smerdyakov on


2012 Buick Regal GS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)


I traded a 2011 Audi A4 for this car. At first I liked the Buick much better, but, as time went on, problems made themselves evident. The engine was quite powerful but, in spite of the much-hyped HyPer strut front suspension, torque steer was very pronounced under hard acceleration. In addition, the driver's seat, although comfortable on short jaunts, became a source of torture on long highway runs. The bottom bolsters seemed to be too tight, causing intense hip pain. In addition, the three driving modes (normal, Sport and GS) seemed to have little effect on performance, although the letter did stiffen the suspension significantly. The controls also feature a plethora of pushbuttons.

Best Features

Powerful engine, smooth ride, attractive design

Worst Features

Improve the seats, cure torque steer
Recommend (9) (1)

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