The new Buick Regal of 2018 is a seemingly luxury sedan offers you a newfound style that ensures a well-mannered handling throughout the rides without asking you to sacrifice the comfort.
What’s New for 2018?
With a large-scale makeover this year, the 2018 Buick Regal has benefited a new body design shifted from the old sedan to a sleek layout for its hatchback which they call it as the Sportback trim. From the Buick dealer San Diego we gathered that the Regal GS trim with the Wagon style on the other hand is back with its performance-oriented demeanor. This time the powertrain carries a V-6 engine, that comes standard with all-wheel drive, paired with an upgraded chassis, and overall the trims are wearing an aggressive look.
The 2018 Buick Regal has practically disguised itself from the hatchback body style to a stylized sedan shape, bringing the best of both worlds. With its sleek and upscale exterior body engaging the right amount of chrome the trims look attractive with all their detailing. The Regal GS looks sharper with the new larger sized wheels and a few sporty tweaks scattered here and there.
The cabin inside the 2018 Buick Regal is simply apt for a family sedan than a regular luxury car. With tons of space allotted for all the passengers, the interior of Regal offers a cargo volume of 31.5 cubic feet with the rear seat raised.
The cabin is simple in its disposition and easy to use with a logical placement of buttons that are part of its intuitive infotainment system and climate controls. Given the high price tag, the materials are a bit disappointing in the Sportsback trim, though the GS’s sport seats standout for having features like heating, cooling, and massaging functions that come under their standard equipment.
As learnt from the San Diego Buick dealer, all the non-GS models of the 2018 Buick Regal come with a 250-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine with front-wheel drive that works in tune with a smooth-shifting nine-speed automatic transmission coming as standard. The GS trim comes with a 310-hp 3.6-liter V-6 engine paired with the nine-speed automatic, as all-wheel drive. All this pull up an EPA rated fuel economy of 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg in the highway. The speed it raises is 0-60 mph in six seconds.
The 2018 Buick Regal proved to be quick and responsive on roads irrespective of the powertrain that you choose. With the standard turbocharged four-cylinder or the V-6 in the sportier Regal GS trim, the difference in their acceleration is minimal.
The Regal Sportback shows its competence in handling the twisted roads with an excellent grip, while the Regal GS feels remarkably tighter in its grip and swifter in its responsive. Both the trims are undoubtedly fun-to-drive vehicles with the comfort index scoring higher than many of its rivals. Both the trims with their nearly identical performance are considerable enough to be available at the price they are tagged with.