KBB Editors' Overview
By Keith Buglewicz
- Updated Date: 8/7/2014
The 2015 Buick Regal comes standard with an upgraded version of OnStar that includes 4G LTE connectivity, plus the ability to turn the Regal into a Wi-Fi hotspot for a monthly fee. In addition, there's now Siri Eyes Free technology for better integration with the voice-recognition technology on Apple's iPhone. The tech upgrades make a difference, giving the Buick a more competitive footing against competitors like the Audi A4, Volkswagen CC, and the all-new Acura TLX. Tracing its roots to Europe's Opel brand, the Buick Regal offers a distinctly Old World driving character that permeates the whole lineup, whether you choose the eAssist mild hybrid model, the mid-level model with the more-powerful 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and all-wheel drive, or the sporty Regal GS.
You'll Like This Car If...
The 2015 Buick Regal is a good no-compromises choice if you want a sophisticated styling and surprising agility, and don't mind making an unexpected choice. With its available turbocharged engine and available all-wheel drive, the Regal is something of a sleeper among sporty midsize sedans.
You May Not Like This Car If...
The problem with an unexpected choice is that the Buick badge on 2015 Regal's nose might say "smart shopper" a little more loudly than "I've made it."
What's New for 2015
The 2015 Buick Regal gets new 4G LTE connectivity with its OnStar suite, a connectivity that can be shared with wireless devices through the on-board Wi-Fi setup. It also gets enhanced iPhone compatibility thanks to Siri Eyes Free.
The 2015 Buick Regal luxury sedan comes in three distinct flavors. There's the fuel-sipping eAssist mild hybrid, which trades driving excitement for better fuel economy. The standard Regal offers a powerful turbocharged engine with a relaxed and comfortable driving style. Then there's the Regal GS, which slips a surprisingly agile sport sedan under the Regal's sheet metal. Regardless of the model you choose, the Regal offers sharp responses, especially in the sport-oriented GS. Whether you choose the standard Regal or the GS, you get the same 259-hp 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. All Regals come standard with a 6-speed automatic transmission, with the exception of the front-wheel-drive Regal GS, which offers a 6-speed manual. However, we'd rather get the enhanced cornering and all-weather stability of all-wheel drive. While the Regal GS has a stiffer ride than the rest of the lineup, all Regals are smooth and exceptionally quiet on the road.
2.0-LITER TURBOCHARGED 4-CYLINDER ENGINE
The 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder offers plenty of torque and smooth, quiet operation in the Regal and Regal GS. It also offers surprisingly good fuel economy, giving the Regal a one-two punch that's tough to beat.
The all-wheel drive system on the 2015 Buick Regal is a great option if you frequently drive in foul weather, or just want better cornering. It can transfer power from front to rear – up to 100 percent – and from side to side, depending on available traction.
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