The Regal's 2.4-liter four-cylinder and six-speed automatic return 23 mg overall. The punchy turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is stronger and gets the same mileage. Handling is agile and the car steers well. The ride is supple and controlled and wind noise is well suppressed. The interior is nicely furnished with good seats but the rear is rather tight.
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The 2012/13 GS is a must-drive if you're in the market for a new car! by JTaucher, OKC, OK on 10/25/2012. Trim: 2013 Buick Regal GS.
Pros: This is a beautiful vehicle inside and out. The handling & performance was superb for its class. On the highway @ 80 in a headwind the noise was minimal. Very refined car. The seats hugged my frame quite well. The pedal response was perfect IMHO. At the low end you could easily go w/o having to engage the turbo, but when you needed (wanted) to go faster, the car was ready and willing.
Cons: I'm 6'4" with big feet so working the pedals on the manual drive was a little tricky. There's not a lot of foot room down there. While the seats were very comfortable and held me in them, they were just a tad small for my wide frame. That's an issue I run into with other cars in this category as well, so no real gain/loss there. The back end looks like it's trying to model the 6-series BMW a bit, but it's a little subdued given the amazing look of the front end.
Overall review: I am in the market for a new car and have test driven the 2013 Fusion Titanium and 2012 Passat (forget the model) so far with plans on testing the 2013 Optima SX, CTS and Altima SL. So far the 2013 Regal GS is at the top of the list by a wide margin. This car is surprisingly fun and comfortable to drive!
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