The 2018 Buick Regal is a totally redesigned model that serves up style and practicality in an upscale package. Priced from a starting MSRP of $24,990, the Regal Sportback evokes the style of the far more expensive Audi A7 and is a compelling alternative to high-end versions of mainstream sedans like the Honda Accord or Subaru Legacy. Shoppers can choose between the Regal Sportback, which is a four door hatch design, and the rugged Regal TourX wagon, positioned to compete with the Subaru Outback. A high-performance Regal GS is available for driving enthusiasts and has a powerful V6 with 310-hp.
Pros: Unique Styling, Available All-Wheel-Drive, High-Performance GS Version, Cargo Space, Comfortable & Quiet Ride
Cons: Staid Interior, Lacks Some Lux Features Like Heated Rear Seats
Looks Best In: Carrageen Metallic interior/Ebony interior
Coolest Feature: The Sportback setup allows the Regal to accommodate more cargo than a traditional sedan, making it a viable SUV substitute.
Competition: Volvo S60, Chrysler 300, Subaru Legacy
Summary: With a bit more flair than more popular cars in the near-luxury class, the Buick Regal is versatile, comfortable and, in GS trim, lots of fun.
Did You Know? The Regal has an active hood pedestrian safety system that, according to Buick, “senses the imminent impact of a pedestrian between 16-30 mph and uses a pyrotechnic actuator to lift the back of the hood up about 4 inches to lessen the impact and potentially reduce injury.”
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