The newly redesigned 2011 Buick Regal represents a proper return to form of a great marquee. For years, Buick struggled to find an identity as it continued to neglect its past. It wasn't until GM's bankruptcy in 2009 that Buick, ironically, was given new life. Proper time and money was soon invested as Buick began to share cars with Opel, GM's European brand. This provided the basis for the new Regal as it's a properly rebadged version of the award-winning Opel Insignia sport sedan.
The new Regal comes standard with a 2.4-liter Ecotec I4 rated at 182 hp. A turbocharged 2.0-liter Ecotec I4 rated at 220 hp is optional. Both engines are mated to standard six-speed automatic transmission and a six-speed manual is optional on the turbocharged version.