2016 Buick Regal with Sport Touring Pkg.

Pros: Nimble, European-feeling driving character; unexpected availability of manual transmission on front-wheel-drive GS model; classy cabin with clear control layout

Cons: Middling acceleration and disappointing fuel economy with base engine; cramped back seat; GS models ride more firmly than other Regals

CG Says: For 2016, the Buick Regal gets a Sport Touring appearance package and an updated IntelliLink infotainment system with available Apple CarPlay capability. Also, the eAssist mild hybrid powertrain is now restricted to fleet sales. Regal is arguably the sportiest car to come from Buick in more than two decades. Its European-flavored driving experience might be off-putting to brand traditionalists, but it surely will appeal to those who might not otherwise have considered a Buick. The Regal GS model is an interesting take on the factory-tuned performance car. It delivers solid handling with little sacrifice to overall refinement.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door sedan
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive, all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Buick
Nation of Manufacturer Canada
Base Prices 1SV: $27,065
2WD Turbo: $28,990
AWD Turbo: $31,415
AWD Turbo Premium I: $34,325
2WD Turbo Premium II: $31,565
AWD Turbo Premium II: $33,990
2WD GS: $34,065
AWD GS: $36,490

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
259
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
6-speed manual
EPA City Range (mpg)
19-21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-30

Optional Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
31

2016 Buick Regal GS
2016 Buick Regal GS