2012 Buick Regal GS First Drive Specs | Edmunds

2012 Buick Regal - Road Test Specs

2012 Buick Regal Sedan

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


Year Make Model2012 Buick Regal GS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Vehicle TypeFWD 4dr 4-passenger Sedan
Estimated MSRP$38,000 as equipped
Assembly locationOntario, Canada (Oshawa)


ConfigurationTransverse, front-engine, front-wheel drive
Engine typeTurbocharged, direct-injected, inline-4, gasoline
Displacement (cc/cu-in)1,998cc (122 cu-in)
Block/head materialAluminum/aluminum
ValvetrainDOHC, four valves per cylinder, variable intake + exhaust-valve timing
Compression ratio (x:1)9.2
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)270 @ 5,300
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)295 @ 2,400
Fuel typePremium unleaded (recommended but not required)
Transmission typeSix-speed manual
Transmission ratios (x:1)I = 3.92; II = 2.04; III = 1.32; IV = 0.95; V = 0.76; VI = 0.62; R = 3.75
Final-drive ratio (x:1)3.76


Suspension, frontIndependent modified MacPherson struts, coil springs, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Suspension, rearIndependent multilink, driver-adjustable three-mode variable dampers, stabilizer bar
Steering typeHydraulic-assist, speed-proportional, rack-and-pinion power steering
Steering ratio (x:1)15.2
Tire make and modelPirelli P Zero
Tire typeSummer, performance
Tire sizeP255/35ZR20 front and rear
Wheel size20-by-8.5 inches front and rear
Wheel materialForged alloy
Brakes, front14.0-inch ventilated discs with four-piston fixed aluminum calipers
Brakes, rear12.4-inch ventilated discs with single-piston sliding aluminum calipers

Track Test Results

0-60 mph, mfr. claim (sec.)6.7

Fuel Consumption

Fuel economy, mfr. est. (mpg)19 city/27 highway
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5

Audio and Advanced Technology

Stereo descriptionHarman Kardon 336-watt 5.1 Matrix surround-sound audio system with nine speakers
iPod/digital media compatibilityStandard iPod via USB jack
Satellite radioStandard XM with 3-month trial service
Hard-drive music storage capacity (Gb)Not available
Rear seat video and entertainmentNot available
Bluetooth phone connectivityStandard
Navigation systemOptional with 7-inch display screen
Telematics (OnStar, etc.)Standard OnStar
Smart entry/StartStandard ignition
Parking aidsStandard parking sonar front and rear
Blind-spot detectionNot available
Adaptive cruise controlNot available
Lane-departure monitoringNot available
Collision warning/avoidanceNot available
Night VisionNot available

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3,710
Length (in.)190.2
Width (in.)73.1
Height (in.)58.0
Wheelbase (in.)107.8
Track, front (in.)62.4
Track, rear (in.)62.5
Turning circle (ft.)37.4
Legroom, front (in.)42.1
Legroom, rear (in.)37.3
Headroom, front (in.)38.8
Headroom, rear (in.)36.8
Shoulder room, front (in.)56.7
Shoulder room, rear (in.)54.4
Seating capacity5
Trunk volume (cu-ft)14.3


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/100,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance5 years/100,000 miles

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