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Selected Style 5-Door HB (SE)
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Trim

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
4-Door Sedan Base
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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 3 18 29 $31,603 $32,920
4-Door Sedan GS 20 32 $33,441 $34,835
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 1 18 29 $29,049 $30,260
4-Door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 18 29 $30,403 $31,670
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,721
$25,972
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,000
$27,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$533 / month
$451 / month
Dealer Price Quotes
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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
Fuel Economy - City 51 mpg 19 mpg
Fuel Economy - Highway 49 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification Mid-size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
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
Second Leg Room (in) 36.0 37.3
Front Head Room (in) 38.6 38.8
Second Hip Room (in) 51.2 52.3
Exterior Dimensions
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
Liftover Height (in) - TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 68.7 73.1
Track Width, Front (in) 60.0 62.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³) 21.6 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³) - TBD - -
Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.2
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) 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
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 10.0 x - TBD - 11.7 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 10.6 18.0
Steering
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
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - TBD - 2.68
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD - - TBD -
Tires
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
Rear Tire Size P195/65R15 P235/50R18
Rear Tire Order Code NA QKE
Trailering
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 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3165 3600
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in) NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in) 15 x 6.0 18 x 8.0
Front Wheel Material Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material NA Steel
Front 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
Displacement 1.8L/110 2.4L/145
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 134 combined 182 @ 6700
Engine Type Gas/Electric I4 Gas/Ethanol I4
Fuel System - TBD - Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM - TBD - 172 @ 4900
Engine Order Code NA LEA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 49 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 51 19
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) 50 23
Transmission
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
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
Summary
Vehicle Name Toyota Prius Plug-In Buick Regal
Body Style 5 Door Liftback Sedan
Suspension
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
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) NA NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score - TBD - 5
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - TBD - 8.0
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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