Buick regal is a comfortable and good looking car. Presently General Motors is putting forth both. Purchasers can try for the Cadillac ATS or CTS and drive an auto with driving motion to meet or whip the best on the planet, or they can pick a Buick Regal and get a nimble, agreeable auto that so far can’t match the enjoyable to-drive component of its Cadillac kin. Still, there’s something to be said for solace, and Buick is hoping a 2014 update will bring more buyers to the brand’s lone sport sedan.
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The 2014 Buick Regal is offered in five trims: Leather (base), Premium 1, Premium 1 e Assist, Premium 2 and the sporty GS. The e Assist comes with front-wheel drive, while the others are offered with front- or all-wheel drive. The Leather base trim, priced at $30,615, comes with leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, OnStar assistance, heated front seats, AM/FM/CD/MP3 stereo with satellite radio, auxiliary input jack, USB port, Bluetooth connectivity and P235/50VR18 tires on alloy wheel.
The $32,485 Premium 1 trims add rear obstacle detection, keyless access and starting, universal garage door opener, remote starting, 120-volt power outlet and a heated steering wheel. The $34,685 Premium 2 gets a Bose sound system, bi-xenon headlights, rear side airbags and a navigation system. The Driver Confidence 1 package has side blind-zone alert, lane departure warning, forward collision alert, rear cross-traffic alert and memory seats. Driver Confidence 2 adds automatic collision preparation and adaptive cruise control.
The engine lineup is shuffled for 2014. The base 2.4-liter 182-horsepower 4-cylinder engine is dropped, and the two 2.0-liter turbocharged fours are replaced by GM’s new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cyliner. It makes a bit less power than the outgoing engine, but the power is easier to access. Ratings are 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. The version in the top-line GS has a steeper torque curve that makes maximum torque available from 2500 to 4000 rpm; in the base version max torque is available from 3000 to 4000 rpm. The e Assist trim features the 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine. It produces 182 horsepower and 172 lb-ft of torque, and it is aided by an electric motor that can add 15 horsepower and 79 lb-ft of torque. The e Assist is rated by the Environmental Protection Agency at 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway.
Regal is quite comfortable on the road with much space for the front seat passengers. Well it’s a good car with reasonable price; people looking for a sport sedan will like regal 2014.