Compare 2012 Buick Regal vs 2012 Volkswagen CC

2012 Buick Regal
2012 Volkswagen CC
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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 Manual Sport
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV 21 31 $27,345 $28,515
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
4-Door Sedan DSG Sport PZEV 22 31 $28,401 $29,615
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
4-Door Sedan Manual R-Line PZEV 21 31 $29,211 $30,460
4-Door Sedan Lux 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
4-Door Sedan Lux PZEV 22 31 $30,131 $31,420
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
4-Door Sedan DSG R-Line PZEV 22 31 $30,266 $31,560
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus 22 31 $32,476 $33,865
4-Door Sedan Lux Plus PZEV 22 31 $32,476 $33,865
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited 22 31 $33,243 $34,665
4-Door Sedan Lux Limited PZEV 22 31 $33,243 $34,665
4-Door Sedan Executive 4Motion 17 25 $38,734 $40,390
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,972
$27,345
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,055
$28,515
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$475 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
A new GS flavor rounds out the 2012 Buick Regal menu, and leaves an even sweeter taste in our mouths. Value-minded sedan shoppers who are willing to sacrifice a little practicality in the name of style will find a lot to like in the 2012 Volkswagen CC.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
19 mpg 21 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Midsize Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 - TBD -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.3 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.8 37.4
Second Hip Room (in)
52.3 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.7 56.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
98.0 94
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 36.6
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.4 54.7
Front Leg Room (in)
42.1 41.6
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.5 61.4
Wheelbase (in)
107.8 106.7
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - NA
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.1 73.0
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.0
Length, Overall (in)
190.2 188.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 55.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 13.0
Brakes
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 - 12.3 x - TBD -
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 - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.0 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.68 3.0
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.2 16.4
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 37.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
P76 NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Front Tire Size
P235/50R18 P235/45R17
Spare Tire Size
16 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
QKE NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3600 3300
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 x 8.0 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
512 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 - TBD -
Engine
Engine Type
Gas/Ethanol I4 Turbocharged Gas I4
Fuel System
Direct Injection DI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
172 @ 4900 207 @ 1700-5000
Engine Order Code
LEA NA
Displacement
2.4L/145 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
182 @ 6700 200 @ 5100-6000
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
23 24
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
19 21
Transmission
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.96 2.09
Trans Order Code
MH8 NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 3.94/3.09
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.45 1.10
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.93
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.58 3.36
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.91 1.47
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 1.11
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.84 3.99
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Buick Regal Volkswagen CC
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut McPherson concept
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - NA
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link 4-link fully independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
8.0 7.6
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
5 5
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating

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