Attractive exterior design; athletic driving experience; long list of standard features
Tight interior space; small trunk; disappointing interior quality for a premium model; unremarkable acceleration and fuel economy
With a full redesign due next year, the current Buick Regal heads into 2017 without significant changes. You can no longer get a 6-speed manual with the Regal GS, but a minuscule number of buyers actually opted for it. See the 2017 Buick Regal models for sale near you
The Regal Turbo trim level is where you should start. Its upgraded suspension and steering are welcome, and its turbocharged engine is a must given the weakling base motor. Its elevated feature content is also quite appealing considering the price. Find a Buick Regal for sale
The 2017 Buick Regal offers five trim levels: base 1SV, Sport Touring, Regal Turbo, Premium II and GS.
The base-level Regal 1SV ($27,000) comes standard with 18-inch alloy wheels, a backup camera, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, leather upholstery, GM's OnStar system, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot and Buick's IntelliLink touchscreen infotainment system, which includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Sport Touring ($28,600) adds unique styling flourishes and, like all other higher Regal trims, the 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine.
The Regal Turbo ($31,500) doesn't have the Sport Touring's snazzier styling, but it does come standard with all-wheel drive, upgraded steering and suspension.
The Premium II trim ($31,600) comes standard with front-wheel drive, but all-wheel drive is an option. It further adds bi-xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, keyless start, remote ignition, rear-side airbags, a power passenger seat, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system (optional Sport Touring and Turbo) and a 9-speaker Bose sound system.
The Regal GS ($34,100) is also available with front- or all-wheel drive. It adds special styling, 19-in wheels, upgraded brakes, continuously variable suspension damping, two driver-selectable vehicle-dynamics settings, front parking sensors, upgraded gauges and sport seats.
The Driver Confidence I package adds to the Premium II and GS a variety of warning systems: a blind spot monitoring system, rear cross-traffic, lane-departure warning and forward collision alert. Driver Confidence II upgrades these systems with automatic emergency braking and adaptive cruise control.
|Basic||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Drivetrain||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
|Corrosion||4 Years/50,000 Miles|
|Rust-Through||6 Years/Unlimited Miles|
|Hybrid/Electric Components||8 Years/100,000 Miles|
|Roadside Assistance||6 Years/70,000 Miles|
2017 Audi A4 -- The all-new Audi A4 essentially represents the same overall concept as the Regal but with far superior interior quality, driving dynamics, engines and overall refinement. It's more expensive, but you get what you pay for.
2017 Nissan Maxima -- The Maxima is another car that splits the difference between mainstream and luxury, and it arguably does a better job of it than the Regal. It's better to drive and has a nicer cabin, and its standard V6 engine blows the Buick's humble 4-cylinder away.
Used Lexus ES -- The Lexus ES does a great job at offering a comfortable driving experience with a hint of performance, especially if you opt for the V6-powered ES 350. It comes at a price premium over the Regal, though, so you may want to consider used models.