2012 Buick Regal GS: Video Road Test and Review

The Buick Regal GS is a four door five passenger premium sedan from the American luxury automaker that is powered by a high output ECOTEC 2.0 Liter turbocharged four cylinder that pumps out 270 HP and 295 lb-ft of torque being channeled through a six speed manual to a set of bespoke 19 inch twin spoke alloys (20 inch chrome rims are available as an option) to the tune of 20 MPG in the city and as much as 32 MPG at speed; starting at $34,835.

Being a product of General Motors, the Regal GS comes with the obligatory OnStar that handles everything from unlocking the Buick’s doors in a pinch to shutting it down in case it falls into the wrong hands and will even give the driver turn by turn directions and allow for hands free telephone connectivity.  Being the top of the line Regal, the GS comes with convenience features like keyless entry and a push button starter, front and rear park assist and a leather wrapped steering wheel.  In car entertainment duties are handled by a Harman Kardon nine speaker stereo with USB inputs and XM Satellite radio.  While a pair of HID headlamps light the way an optional power sunroof opens up the interior.

Aside from being a luxury car, the Regal GS is also a high performance machine.  From the outside, the Buick shows off with a set of exotic Italian Brembo brakes housed inside the oversized wheels.  Underneath, hides a 21st century take on the conventional MacPherson, the HiPer strut, redesigned specifically for the GS by GM to eliminate the unwanted tug of the steering wheel (also known as torque steer) found in powerful front wheel drive cars with fewer parts that move resulting in overall better handling.

A list of cars similar to the Regal GS includes the 2012 Volvo S60 T5, 2012 Audi A4 and 2012 Hyundai Sonata SE 2.0T.

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