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2003 Buick Regal

  • 2003 Buick Regal GS Sedan

    GS Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      27
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      240/280
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $28,235
  • 2003 Buick Regal LS Sedan

    LS Sedan

    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      200/225
    • ENGINE
      3.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $24,235
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2003 Buick Regal Review

A comfortable drive, attractive exterior and practical utility for the owner who values common sense.

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Overview

A close relative of the 2003 Buick Century, the 2003 Buick Regal–at first glance–is the same vehicle with different colors. The Buick Regal however is not a celebration vehicle, while the Buick Century is. In this edition, the front-wheel drive uses a 3.8-liter V-6 engine. The sedan retains its curvy design and comes with additional color options.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan
Engines: 3.8-liter V-6, 3.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: four-speed automatic overdrive
Models: Buick Regal LS, Buick Regal GS

What's New

A major move of standard features to the options’ list is a notable change on the 2003 Buick Regal. The features that remain will be available on the Buick Regal GS as options, but the Buick Regal LS comes with basic features. A number of these features are safety oriented such as the side impact airbags, traction control, and Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS). The 2003 Buick Regal gets exciting metallic exterior paint colors.

Exterior

The exterior of the 2003 Buick Regal comes with 15 x 6-inch steel wheels and P215/70R15 all-season tires. The windshield has intermittent wipers and the rear window has rear defogger. The exterior dimensions of the 2003 Buick Regal are larger than the exterior dimensions of 2003 Buick Century. It sits on a 109-inch wheelbase, and has 72.7 inches width, 56.6 inches height, and 196.2 inches length. The 2003 Buick Regal can ferry cargo of up to 6.7 cubic feet.

Interior

The interior of the 2003 Buick Regal is leather, and it has a leather steering wheel and leather seats. The driver’s seat is a six-way, power and height-adjustable seat. The rear seat has a folding center armrest. The vehicle comes with power door locks, power mirrors, and power windows. It has cup holders in the front, door pockets in the front and rear, storage in the front seatback, and storage in the front console.

The leather steering wheel is tilt-adjustable and has power steering capability. The tilt-adjustable capability enables the driver to tilt the steering wheel to driving angle at which they feel most comfortable. For convenience, the 2003 Buick Regal comes with reading lights in the front and both the driver and the passenger get a vanity mirror each. The dashboard of the 2003 Buick Regal has a clock. The entertainment system includes six speakers and an AM/FM stereo radio. The interior dimensions in the front of the 2003 Buick Regal are 58 inches shoulder room, 39.3 inches headroom, 54.4 inches hip room, and 42.4 inches legroom.

Performance & Handling

The 2003 Buick Regal is a front-wheel drive, four-speed automatic transmission. The base engine is 3.8-liter, V-6 that produces 200 hp at 5200 rpm horsepower, 225 lb-ft torque at 4000 rpm, with overhead valves (OHV), and 12 valves. It has a firm suspension system with MacPherson strut suspension, MacPherson strut rear suspension, and independent four-wheel suspension. The pre-impact safety system includes ventilated front disc brakes, solid disc brakes in the rear, and electronic brake-force distribution system.

Safety

The post-impact fittings on the 2003 Buick Regal include headrests in the front and rear seats that are height-adjustable. These height-adjustable headrests protect vehicle occupants from neck injuries and whiplash in an impact. The rear seat has child seat anchors and the rear doors come with child safety door locks. The door locks ensure that a child cannot open the rear doors of the vehicle without the assistance of an adult.

The security system of the Buick Regal comes with an anti-theft alarm system and an engine immobilizer. The two systems enable the driver to trigger an alarm to deter vehicle theft. The interior of the trunk has an interior trunk release lever. The lever helps a person trapped in the trunk to open it from within in an emergency. For enhanced vision in light of different intensity, the 2003 Buick Regal comes with daytime running lights, fog lights, and dusk sensing headlamps. The Buick Regal comes with cornering lights and auto-delay off headlamps.

EPA Fuel Economy

Buick Regal LS: 19/29 mpg city/highway
Buick Regal GS: 17/27 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Safety features
  • Exterior color options
  • Interior fittings
  • Suspension
  • Body design
  • Interior comfort

You Won't Like

  • Public perception

Sum Up

A comfortable drive, attractive exterior and practical utility for the owner who values common sense.

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