The new 2014 Buick Regal is a dynamic midsize sedan. With three different models, the base, Turbo, and GS, and with a choice of three trim levels, you have a variety of options. With the interior, you have upgraded interior designs and materials with a first-rate rating. Other features included are a read-at-a-glance instrumentation in an upgraded display, a steering-wheel-mounted thumb wheel for being able to scroll through function menus, and an optional user-friendly navigation system. The 2014 Regal also uses the 2nd-generation IntelliLink system. This system provides infotainment and connectivity, and switches and buttons have been reduced from 17 to seven. One negative feature about the car’s interior is its restrictive rear-seat headroom, so anyone over 6-feet tall will most likely have their head against the headliner.
The new 2014 Buick Regal’s exterior has also been updated with its grille, highlighted by LED displays, front and rear fascias, and new colors and wheel patterns. Other than these updates, the Regal’s styling is unchanged. Standard equipment in the 2014 Regal are the leather upholstery, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated front seats, rear-view back-up camera, 12-way adjustable power driver’s seat, 8-inch color touch screen with IntelliLink info system, 7-speaker audio system with a USB port, and Bluetooth. The standard engine is a 259 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine. This beauty is also equipped with 17-inch front wheels and a 6-speed manual transmission. Standard safety features include anti-lock brakes with brake assistance, traction control, and GM’s StabiliTrak stability control.
Aside from the optional all-wheel drive, optional equipment is mostly grouped into packages. The two packages are the Premium 1 and the Premium 2. Some options for the packages are a 9-speaker Harman/Kardon sound system, rear parking assist, power sunroof, HID headlights, hard-drive based navigation system, side blind-spot alert, and 18-inch or 20-inch alloy wheels. Lane-change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, 8-way power adjustable passenger’s seat, lane-departure warning, E-Z Key push-button start, adaptive cruise control, and a 120-volt outlet are also available as optional equipment.
Under the hood, you have a variety of options. First, for the 2014, a new version of Buick’s turbocharged 4-cylinder is now the standard engine. With all-wheel drive option, the standard engine is a 182 horsepower eAssist mild hybrid, and with the Turbo and GS models, you get 259 horsepower from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine. 6-speed automatic transmission is also standard for the engines. Only limited to the GS model is a 6-speed manual gearbox with turbocharged engine and front-drive. Fuel efficiency is also a major positive with city and highway mpg being at 25/36. MSRP for the base 2014 Buick Regal starts at $30,615.
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