Regal Buick 2014 Review: The ‘Athlete’ of the Family

The new Regal Buick 2014 has quite a list of improvements over the 2013 model. This sporty sedan has a long history, and yet Buick never seems to tire of tweaking it for better performance and style. This is a vehicle that Buick fans can feel good about holding up as one of Buick’s most steadily evolving.

Regal Buick 2014 Review

Specs

Regal Buick 2014 Specs

The base engine is turbo charged 2.0-liter inline 4 cylinder. It produces 259 horsepower – quite sporty indeed. This, in fact, is one of the above mentioned improvements. This is an 18% increase in engine power over the 2013 model. This base model also comes in an all-wheel-drive version. But this is only the first option. The other option is a 2.4-liter 4 cylinder engine. This engine comes with the eAssist mild-hybrid system.

That brings us to our next topic – gas mileage. The first engine option, which comes along with a 6 speed automatic transmission, yields 21 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. The 2.4 liter with the eAssist option increases the city mileage to 25 and the highway mileage to 36 miles per gallon.

Price

Price wise, the base model comes in at $30,615, the 2.4-liter hybrid lists at $32,485, a and the all wheel drive model starts off at $32,790. These figures are roughly within the the ballpark of previous models.

Regal Buick 2014: The Verdict

The Verdict 

One final option that deserves mention is the Regal GS. This is the Regal’s sportier incarnation and it is, correspondingly, more expensive, starting at $37,830. These models feature HID headlamps, Bose audio system, and leather-covered sport seats. This car, though equipped with the same 2.0 liter turbo engine, offers the option of replacing the automatic transmission with a 6 speed manual gearbox. There is an all-wheel drive option on the Regal GS as well, and this adds considerably to the price, taking it to $40,195.

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