Compare 2012 Buick Regal vs 2012 Hyundai Sonata

2012 Buick Regal
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4-Door Sedan Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Base 19 31 $25,972 $27,055
4-Door Sedan Premium 1 19 31 $27,350 $28,490
4-Door Sedan Premium 2 19 31 $28,704 $29,900
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
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4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS 24 35 $18,971 $19,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic GLS PZEV 24 35 $19,916 $20,795
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L SE 24 35 $21,952 $23,195
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T SE 22 34 $23,400 $24,745
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic Hybrid 34 39 $24,434 $25,850
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited PZEV 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited PZEV w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.4L Automatic 2.4L Limited w/Wine Int 24 35 $24,725 $26,445
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T Limited 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
4-Door Sedan 2.0T Automatic 2.0T Limited w/Wine Int 22 34 $26,345 $28,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,972
$18,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$19,795
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$330 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths. After more than a decade on the market, the latest Hyundai Sonata's an overnight success--thanks to great gas mileage, grabby styling, and exceptional value for the dollar.
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Large Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 57.9
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 103.8
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 56.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 45.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 55.2
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 40.0
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 54.9
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.5
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 189.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 57.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 62.9
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 110.0
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 16.4
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 x - TBD - 11.2 x 0.4
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.7 x - TBD - 11.8 x 1.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 14.5
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 2.94
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P205/65R16
Spare Tire Size
16 T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Spare Tire Order Code
P76 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P205/65R16
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3161
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 16 x 6.5
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - 2.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 110
Engine
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 198 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 184 @ 4250
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 28
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.70
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.03
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.59
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 1.93
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.25-4.33
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.28
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.83
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Hyundai Sonata
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.94
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut MacPherson
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.59
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 6.5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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