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2012 Buick Regal 2010 Lexus ES 2009 Lexus ES
     
Base
  • Base
  • Premium 1
  • Premium 2
  • Turbo Premium 1
  • Turbo Premium 2
  • Turbo Premium 3
  • GS
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn
4dr Sdn
  • 4dr Sdn

Prices

MSRP $27,055 $34,120 $34,470
Invoice $25,973 $30,594 $31,253
Avg. Paid $16,440 $14,129 $16,795

U.S. News Scores

Overall 8.4 9.0 9.0
Critics' Rating 9.2 9.3 9.3
Performance 8.9 8.5 8.5
Interior 8.7 8.9 8.9
Operating Cost 8.0 7.8 7.7
Safety 9.3 9.1 9.1
Reliability 3.0 5.0 5.0

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Powerful turbocharged engine
  • Sharp handling in GS trim
  • Attractive interior design
  • eAssist model has great fuel economy
  • Refined, comfortable ride
  • Supple cabin
  • Smooth engine
  • Stellar reliability score
  • High-quality, luxurious cabin
  • Comfortable seats
  • Smooth, refined engine
  • Exceptional reliability
Cons
  • eAssist model has small trunk
  • Limited rear-seat headroom
  • Suspension too soft for much excitement
  • Low safety score for the class
  • Too isolated and soft for some
  • Low safety ratings

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic Automatic
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Gas/Ethanol I4 2.4L/145 Gas V6 3.5L/210 Gas V6 3.5L/210
MPG 19 City / 31 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy 19 City / 27 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan 4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 107.8 109.3 109.3
Length, Overall (in) 190.2 191.1 191.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 73.1 71.7 71.7
Height, Overall (in) 58.4 57.1 57.1

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Sun/Moon Roof Optional Standard Standard
Panoramic Roof Optional Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional Standard Standard
Sunroof Sunshield Standard Standard
Rear Spoiler Optional Optional

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3600 3580 3580

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front Performance Standard Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Standard Standard Standard
Compact Spare Tire Standard Standard Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Optional Optional
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Standard Standard Standard
Chrome Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional Optional Optional

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Pwr Outlet Standard Standard Standard
Back-Up Camera Optional Optional
Cruise Control Standard Standard Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard Standard
Fog Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard Standard Standard
HID headlights Optional Optional
Keyless Start Standard Standard
Rear Parking Aid Optional Optional
Front Reading Lamps Standard Standard Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard Standard
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard Standard Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard Optional Optional
Navigation from Telematics Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Optional Optional
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard Standard Standard
Rear Floor Mats Standard Standard
Keyless Entry Standard Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard Standard
Electrochromic rearview mirror Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard Standard Standard
Heated Exterior Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Mirror Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror Standard Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5 5
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 98.0 95.4 95.4
Front Head Room (in) 38.8 37.4 37.4
Front Leg Room (in) 42.1 42.2 42.2
Front Shoulder Room (in) 56.7 57.3 57.3
Front Hip Room (in) 55.4 55.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in) 36.8 36.8 36.8
Second Leg Room (in) 37.3 35.9 35.9
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.4 56.3 56.3
Second Hip Room (in) 52.3 52.8 52.8
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 14.2 14.7 14.7

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard Standard
Cassette Optional Optional
CD Changer Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard
Satellite Radio Standard Optional Optional
Premium Sound System Optional Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control Standard Standard Standard
Dual Zone A/C Standard Standard Standard
A/C Standard Standard Standard
Rear A/C Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System Optional Optional
Onboard Hands-Free Communications System Standard
Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Standard Optional Optional

Seats

Cloth Seats Standard Standard
Leather Seats Standard Optional Optional
Cooled Driver Seat Optional Optional
Cooled Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Heated Driver Seat Standard Optional Optional
Heated Passenger Seat Optional Optional
Driver Lumbar Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Lumbar Standard Standard
Seat Memory Optional Optional
Power Driver Seat Standard Standard Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard Standard Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag On/Off Switch Standard Standard
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard Standard
Rear Body Air Bag Optional Optional

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard Standard
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard Standard Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard Standard
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard Standard
Auto-On Headlights Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard Standard
Integrated Turn Signal Mirrors Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard Standard
Emergency Trunk Release Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard Standard
4 Cylinder Engine Standard
V6 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Gas/Ethanol I4 Gas V6 Gas V6
Displacement 2.4L/145 3.5L/210 3.5L/210
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 182 @ 6700 272 @ 6200 272 @ 6200
Torque (Net @ RPM) 172 @ 4900 254 @ 4700 254 @ 4700
Transmission Automatic w/manual shift Automatic Automatic
Turning diameter 37.4 36.7 36.7

Fuel

Flexible Fuel Capability Standard
Hybrid Fuel Optional
Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19 19 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 31 27 27
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.0 18.5 18.5

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front MacPherson strut Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear 4-Link Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Dual-Link Dual-Link

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard Standard
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard Standard Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard Standard Standard