2012 Buick Regal


Can a car be both sport-injected and fuel-efficient?11 Can the performance and power under the hood match the comfort and elegance inside the cabin? Can flowing lines do more than attract attention?

In one word, yes. Meet the direct-injected 2012 Buick Regal luxury sedan.

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Regal (1SL)
Regal Premium 1 (1SN)
Regal Premium 2 (1SP)
Regal Turbo Premium 1 (1SN)
Regal Turbo Premium 2 (1SP)
Regal Turbo Premium 3 (1SR)
Regal GS (1SX)


  2.4L I-4 2.4L
2.0L Turbo
Man. Trans.
2.0L Turbo
Auto. Trans.
2.0L HO Turbo
Man. Trans.
2.0L HO Turbo
Auto. Trans.
City/highway 19/31 25/36 20/32 18/29 19/27 19/27


Cargo Capacity (cu. ft.)1 14.2 (11.1 w/eAssist)
Fuel Tank (approx. gal.) 18 (15.8 w/eAssist)
Seating (front/rear) 2/3


Daytime Running Lamps
Door Handles: Body-color with chrome accents (standard on Regal 1SN, Regal 1SP, Turbo 1SN, Turbo 1SP, 1SX)
Fog Lamps: Front, halogen (not available with 1SX)
Glass: Solar-Ray light-tinted
Mirrors: Heated, power-adjustable, manual-folding
Moldings: Bright, window surround (not available with 1SX)
Portholes: Bright finish
Ultrasonic Front Parking Assist (1SX)
Ultrasonic Rear Parking Assist (standard on Regal Turbo 1SN, 1SP, 1SR, 1SX)


Chassis: Continuously variable real-time damping (1SR, 1SX)
Engine: ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC, SIDI 4-cylinder with 182 hp, VVT and E85 capability2 (Regal 1SL, 1SN, 1SP)
Engine: ECOTEC 2.0L DOHC, SIDI 4-cylinder with 220 hp, VVT intercooled turbo and E85 capability2 (Regal Turbo 1SN, 1SP, 1SR)
Engine: High-Output 2.0L DOHC, SIDI intercooled turbocharged 4-cylinder with 270 hp and VVT (1SX)
Suspension: Front, HiPer strut (1SX)
Suspension: Front, MacPherson strut
Suspension: Rear, 4-link independent
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, electronically controlled with overdrive and Driver Shift Control with tap up/tap down feature
Transmission: 6-speed manual (1SX)
Wipers: Front, intermittent


ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder DI engine, with eAssist technology and 182 hp; 6-speed automatic electronically controlled transmission; 2.64 final drive ratio axle; 120-amp alternator and available 17" machined alloy wheels (Regal 1SL, 1SN, 1SP)
Transmission: 6-speed automatic, AISIN Warner, electronically controlled with overdrive and Driver Shift Control with tap up/tap down feature (1SX)
Transmission: 6-speed manual (Regal Turbo 1SN, 1SP, 1SR)


Air Bags:3 Dual-stage frontal, driver and right-front passenger with Passenger Sensing System
Air Bags:3 Head-curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions
Air Bags:3 Rear-seat mounted, thorax (standard on Regal 1SP, Regal Turbo 1SN and 1SP, 1SR, 1SX)
Brakes: 4-wheel anti-lock, 4-wheel disc with brake assist
Brakes: Brembo®; front, 4-wheel anti-lock, 4-wheel disc with brake assist (1SX)
Headlamps: Halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature and automatic on and off (standard on 1SL, Regal 1SN)
Headlamps: Xenon high-intensity discharge, hi/low bifunctional (standard on 1SX, 1SP, Regal Turbo 1SP, 1SR)
OnStar: ®4 Directions & Connections Plan with Turn-by-Turn Navigation for the first 6 months
StabiliTrak® Electronic Stability Control System and Traction Control
Theft-Deterrent System: Content-theft alarm
Theft-Deterrent System: PASS-Key III vehicle immobilizer
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (excludes spare tire)


Air Conditioning: Dual-zone automatic climate controls with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger and rear-seat heating/cooling outlets
Armrest: Center, rear with 2 integral cupholders and rear-seat pass-through
Bluetooth® wireless technology5 for select phones
Cruise Control
E-Z Key Passive Entry System: Extended range with keyless start and automatic door lock/unlock features (not available on 1SL)
Mirror: Inside rearview, auto-dimming
Remote Keyless Entry
Steering Wheel: Tilt and telescopic, manual
Steering Wheel: Leather-wrapped rim
Steering Wheel Controls: Mounted audio and cruise controls
Universal Home Remote: Garage door opener, 3-channel programmable (not available on 1SL)
Windows: Power with front express-up/-down, rear express-down


Sunroof: Power, tilt-sliding


Driver 12-Way Power (includes 4-way lumbar)
Heated Driver and Front Passenger Seats
Rear: Split-folding
Seat Adjuster: Front passenger, 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical
Seating Surfaces: Leather-appointed


Seat Adjuster: Front passenger, 12-way power (includes 4-way lumbar)


AM/FM/SiriusXM:6 Stereo with CD/MP3 player, USB and auxiliary port,7 IntelliLink8 with 7" color LED touch-screen display, MP3/WMA playback, iPod® support and upgradeable software
Audio System: 7-speaker (standard on 1SL, 1SN)
Premium Audio System: Harman Kardon® 320-watt, 9-speaker (standard on Regal 1SP, Turbo 1SP, 1SR, 1SX)
SiriusXM Satellite Radio:6 With 3 trial months


AM/FM/SiriusXM: 6 Stereo with CD/MP3 player, USB port7 with iPod® connectivity, auxiliary input jack,7 IntelliLink8 with 7" color LED touch-screen display, GPS Navigation System9 and SD card reader in center console (Regal 1SP, Turbo 1SP,10 1SR,10 1SX10)
Premium Audio System: Harman Kardon 336-watt, 9-speaker


18", 13-spoke painted alloy (standard on 1SL, 1SN, 1SP)
19", 9-spoke painted, machined alloy (standard on 1SR)
19", 5-twin-spoke alloy (standard on 1SX)


17", machined alloy (requires 2.4L engine with eAssist)
18", chrome plated (not available with 2.4L eAssist or on 1SX models)
20", 5-twin-spoke polished alloy (1SX)
  • 1 Cargo and load capacity limited by weight and distribution.
  • 2 E85 is 85% ethanol and 15% gasoline. Go to afdc.energy.gov/afdc/fuels to find an E85 station near you.
  • 3 Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.
  • 4 Visit onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services vary by model and conditions.
  • 5 Go to gm.com/bluetooth to find out which Bluetooth phones are compatible with the vehicle.
  • 6 Requires a subscription, sold separately by SiriusXM after the trial period. SiriusXM Radio service only available in the 48 contiguous United States and the District of Columbia. For more information and to view Customer Agreement, visit siriusxm.com.
  • 7 Not compatible with all devices.
  • 8 Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity.
  • 9 Map coverage available in the United States, U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Canada.
  • 10 Requires tilt-sliding power sunroof.
  • 11 Regal EPA-estimated 31 mpg hwy.

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