The 2011 Buick Regal sedan was named September "Car of the Month" by NADAguides.com, a site that provides vehicle pricing and information. The Regal was also recently named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
"The all-new 2011 Buick Regal has no trouble living up to its name, providing a sneak peek of where the Buick legacy is headed," Don Christy, Jr., president of NADAguides, said in a statement. "The 2011 Buick Regal is changing the way consumers perceive Buick vehicles and the brand is making a statement with this vehicle: everything you need and want for a very affordable price. Market interest in the 2011 Buick Regal, compared to its closest competitor models from Audi, Lexus and BMW, has risen sharply according to NADAguides website traffic patterns."
The 2011 Buick Regal starts at $26,245 and has a 182-hp direct-injection 2.4-liter Ecotec four-cylinder engine that gets an estimated 20 MPG in the city and 30 MPG on the highway. Buick will also offer a 220-hp 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged engine on the Regal CXL Turbo model later this year.
The Buick Regal also has StabiliTrack with traction control, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, ultrasonic rear parking assist and complete airbag protection in front, back and on all sides.
The Regal features an XM satellite radio, USB port, iPod input jack, Bluetooth, OnStar, voice activated navigation system, 10 GB hard drive for music files and a "time shift radio," where you can pause and play the radio like a DVR on your TV.
The 2011 Buick Regal can be leased for $289 a month for 39 months with $1,779 due at lease signing.