Wednesday, August 20, 2014


The mid-size Buick Regal is the one of the best sedans, and one of the best-looking vehicles built by Buick. New upgrades include a new turbocharged engine, along with a new infotainment system and safety gear.

The 2014 Buic Regal features a turbocharged four-cylinder engine that most reviewers agree is powerful, though some think it can feel a bit slow from a stop. A mild-hybrid eAssist powertrain is optional in the Buick Regal, and critics say the eAssist model is refined and fuel-efficient, though much slower than the turbocharged Regal. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and some test drivers say it has well-timed shifts, while a few criticize it for sometimes taking too long to downshift. 

The 2014 Buick Regal also gets an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is decent for the class, and the eAssist model gets 25/36 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class. Reviewers say the base Regal’s suspension system balances comfort with relatively agile handling, while GS models have a firmer suspension system that makes them sporty and fun to drive. Still, many test drivers write that if you’re looking for a true sport sedan, you might want to consider other upscale midsize cars.

The Buick Regal has an interior built with high-quality materials. The turbocharged Regal has a larger-than-average trunk, but the eAssist model’s trunk is much smaller because the battery pack takes up space, which reviewers don’t like. The Regal has a long list of standard features for the class, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, satellite radio, a seven-speaker sound system and Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, which features a full-color touch-screen display and can connect to your smartphone via Bluetooth or a USB port. Optional features include navigation, a sunroof and a number of new-for-2014 safety and driver assistance options, including side blind zone alert, rear cross traffic alert, lane departure warning, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.

Buick Regal has standard leather upholstery and heated front seats, which are two features that are optional on some upscale midsize cars. A power-adjustable driver’s seat is also standard and a power-adjustable passenger seat is optional. GS models come with sport seats. Critics agree that the Buick Regal has very comfortable and supportive front seats, especially the GS model. However, they say the rear seats lack head- and legroom.The 2014 Buick Regal features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that generates 259 horsepower. An optional mild-hybrid eAssist powertrain includes a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and a small electric motor that combine to make 182 horsepower. All Regals come standard with a six-speed automatic transmission. A six-speed manual is optional on front-wheel drive GS models. The 2014 Buick Regal gets an EPA-estimated 21/30 mpg city/highway, which is decent for the class, and the eAssist gets 25/36 mpg city/highway, which is very good for the class.
and accelerates smoothly, and they think it has a very refined start-stop feature.

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