The current Buick Regal has a narrow set of competitors, what with its premium price tag and less than huge interior room.
The Acura TSX is big in its targets, and the Regal has comparable space and handling, with the boost of turbocharging on its side, not to mention much better styling.
The VW CC is closest to it, spec for spec, but has even less sporting intent.
The Nissan Maxima has grabby styling, but it also has a CVT, an unappealing transmission with few virtues outside of simplicity and fuel economy.
Volvo's S60 is a wedgy Swedish delight, and offers all-wheel drive to go with its turbo boost.
Finally, much less expensive Hyundai Sonata and its close kin, the Kia Optima, offer even more space and better gas mileage than the Regal, but don't cut as finely honed a shape, and don't have the premium interior materials the Regal has, either.
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|2012 Buick RegalBrowse Used Listings||2012 Acura TSXBrowse Used Listings||2012 Hyundai SonataBrowse Used Listings||2012 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2012 Volkswagen CCBrowse Used Listings||2012 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings|
|18 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 39 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol I4||Gas I4||Gas I4||Gas V6||Turbocharged Gas I4||Turbocharged Gas I5|
|4-Door Sedan Base||4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic||4-Door Sedan 2.4L Manual GLS||4-Door Sedan V6 CVT 3.5 S||4-Door Sedan Manual Sport PZEV||FWD 4-Door Sedan T5|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front-Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan||4 Door Sedan|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic||Manual||Continuously Variable||Manual||Automatic w/Manual Shift|
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|2012 Buick Regal vs. 2012 Acura TSX||2012 Buick Regal vs. 2012 Hyundai Sonata||2012 Buick Regal vs. 2012 Nissan Maxima||2012 Buick Regal vs. 2012 Volkswagen CC||2012 Buick Regal vs. 2012 Volvo S60|