2014 Buick Regal

Pros: Nimble, European-feeling driving character; unexpected availability of manual transmission; improved control interface with updated touchscreen system

Cons: Middling acceleration with base engine; cramped back seat; GS model rides more firmly than other Regals

CG Says: The 2014 Buick Regal gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine and available all-wheel drive, as well as a revamped interior and revised exterior styling. It also gets the latest version of Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system. 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.

2014 Buick Regal GS