2017 Buick Regal with Sport Touring Pkg.

Pros: Nimble, European-feeling driving character; 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: A manual transmission is no longer available for the Buick Regal. Otherwise, the 2017 Buick Regal is essentially unchanged. Regal is a premium midsize sedan that seats up to five passengers. The base engine is a 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder, but most models have a 259-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. A six-speed automatic is the sole transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available with the turbocharged engine. Available safety features include forward-collision alert, automatic emergency braking, lane-departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot alert. Other available features include keyless access and starting, bi-xenon headlights, heated steering wheel, and adaptive cruise control. 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: $28,615
AWD Turbo: $31,465
2WD Turbo Premium II: $31,615
AWD Turbo Premium II: $34,040
2WD GS: $34,115
AWD GS: $36,540

Base Engine
2.4-liter 4-cylinder (1SV)
Horsepower
182
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

Optional Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder (Turbo, Turbo Premium II, GS)
Horsepower
259
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
19
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
27-30