Drivers in the Columbia, South Carolina area looking for a sporty mid-size sedan have many great options to choose from. Shoppers looking at the Volkswagen CC, which made its debut in 2008, are especially wise to add the 2011 Buick Regal Turbo from Jim Hudson Buick in Columbia, South Carolina.
The Regal Turbo starts competitively priced compared to the Volkswagen CC Sport, with a Regal CXL Turbo TO1 starting at $29,495 compared to the CC’s $28,560 before any offers. Regal’s turbocharged 2.0-liter engine makes 220 horsepower, which gives it the edge against the Volkswagen’s even 200. The advantage in torque also goes to the Regal, which makes 258 pound-feet–nearly 25% more torque than the Volkswagen CC’s 207. If a sport-infused drive is what you seek, look no further than the 2011 Buick Regal.
Conventional wisdom would say that since the Buick Regal Turbo makes more power than the Volkswagen CC, it must suffer at the pump. Columbia drivers will be delighted to find that the Buick Regal Turbo equipped with the available (and, for true driving connoisseurs, desirable) six-speed manual transmission achieves an EPA-estimated 32 highway miles per gallon compared to the Volkswagen’s 31. In addition, the Buick Regal Turbo’s engine is a FlexFuel model, meaning it can run on blends of gasoline and ethanol up to E85. As ethanol is derived from plants, it allows the Regal driver to use less fossil fuels while driving. And once the Buick Regal with eAssist arrives, Columbia drivers will see the fuel economy gap widen even further.
Buick Regal Offers Better Warranty Than VW CC
Beyond power and fuel economy, the Buick Regal Turbo offers additional peace of mind that the Volkswagen CC Sport simply can’t offer. The Buick Regal’s bumper-to-bumper limited warranty lasts for four years or 50,000 miles (whichever comes first), significantly better coverage than Volkswagen provides with its 3-year/36,000-mile warranty. The same goes for the two vehicles’ powertrain warranties; while both last for five years, the Regal’s goes up to 100,000 miles while Volkswagen only offers protection for 60,000 miles. Should you need roadside assistance, Volkswagen will assist you for the length of the 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, but Buick offers roadside assistance for five years or 100,000 miles (whichever comes first). In addition, Volkswagen doesn’t offer the safety and convenience of OnStar service, which comes standard on the Regal for six months offering features like Automatic Crash Response that will attempt to contact OnStar when an accident is detected to have an OnStar Advisor summon emergency services.
Buick Regal Turbo Trumps Volkswagen CC Sport in Luxury Amenities
Luxury amenities abound in the Regal that the Volkswagen CC Sport doesn’t even offer. The first you’ll notice the moment you get behind the wheel of each vehicle, as the Buick Regal Turbo offers standard leather-appointed seating, which is not even available on the CC Sport. Buick Regal CXL Turbo sedans in Columbia offer ultrasonic rear parking assist as standard equipment for added peace of mind while backing up, an option not even available on the Volkswagen CC. Cold-natured front passengers in the Buick Regal will enjoy dual-zone automatic climate control; the Volkswagen only offers single-zone climate, nor does it offer heating ducts for the rear seats. With your passengers comfortable in the Regal, you’ll be able to enjoy the variety of XM Satellite Radio (with a three-month trial included), a service not available on the CC Sport. And for those occasions you have to store long items in the trunk, Regal offers a rear-seat pass-through for convenience, a feature you won’t find on the Volkswagen.
Visit Jim Hudson Buick for your Buick Regal Turbo in Columbia SC
Jim Hudson Buick is the premier Buick dealer in Columbia, South Carolina serving the entire midlands of South Carolina including Newberry, Sumter, and Newberry. Jim Hudson has been voted Best New Car Dealership in Columbia an unmatched ten years running by readers of The State, which only underscores Jim Hudson’s commitment to complete customer satisfaction. Jim Hudson Buick is located at 7201 Garners Ferry Road in Columbia, South Carolina, and can be reached by phone at (888) 377-4971. For more information, visit their Buick Regal Columbia SC page on their website.