Compare 2012 Toyota Prius Plug In vs 2012 Buick Regal

2012 Toyota Prius Plug In
2012 Buick Regal
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5-Door HB
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
5-Door HB 51 49 $30,721 $32,000
5-Door HB Advanced 51 49 $37,945 $39,525
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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
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,721
$25,972
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$451 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
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.
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Fuel Economy
City
51 mpg 19 mpg
Highway
49 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36.0 37.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.6 38.8
Second Hip Room (in)
51.2 52.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.9 56.7
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.7 98.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 36.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.1 54.4
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.1
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
52.7 55.4
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 73.1
Track Width, Front (in)
60.0 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.3 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
176.4 190.2
Height, Overall (in)
58.7 58.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 62.5
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 107.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
21.6 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.2
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.0 x - TBD - 11.7 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)
10.2 x - TBD - 11.5 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 18.0
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - 15.2
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
34.2 37.4
Steering Type
Electric Pwr Assisted Rack & Pinion Pwr
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65R15 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Front Tire Size
P195/65R15 P235/50R18
Spare Tire Size
T135/80D16 16
Front Tire Order Code
NA QKE
Spare Tire Order Code
NA P76
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3165 3600
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 18 x 8.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 18 x 8.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
- TBD - - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - 512
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 120
Engine
Fuel System
- TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
- TBD - 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code
NA LEA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
134 combined 182 @ 6700
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
50 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
49 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
51 19
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.45
Trans Description Cont.
CVT Automatic w/manual shift
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.75
First Gear Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 4.58
Clutch Size (in)
NA NA
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.91
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 1.00
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 2.84
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 2.96
Trans Order Code
NA MH8
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
- TBD - 3.23
Summary
Vehicle Name
Toyota Prius Plug-In Buick Regal
Body Style
5 Door Liftback Sedan
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam 4-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
- TBD - 8.0
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- TBD - 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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