2016 Buick Regal: A Premium European Car

The Regal is called a European car as its underpinning comes from the Opel car division which is the GM European division in order to have a chassis that is more driver centric to be a great feel for any driver to love.  The Regal is a name that has been synonymous with excellence from the Buick lineup for many years and the 2016 version offers a menu of fantastic features that typically are only found on some of the most well-equipped luxury models.  The Regal is offered at a premium price to make it one of the most affordable vehicles with the equipment offered.

There are three different models of the Regal offered and all are either FWD or AWD.  This allows the car to be exceptional to drive and enjoy at any level.  The Regal offers a relaxed ride that is enjoyable for long Sunday drives in the country or for your daily commute.  The suspension is soft and smooth to give you the ride you really want to feel on a daily basis.  At the GS model the car does transform into a dynamic driving car that has the transmission and suspension to be great fun for all.

The Regal has two powertrains offered for this great car.  The base model is a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine which gives you 182 horsepower and 172 lb.-ft. of torque.  This engine is attached to the six-speed automatic transmission to offer of a fuel mileage of 25 city/36 hwy for the eAssist mild hybrid and 19 city/31 hwy mpg without the eAssist.  This eAssist feature uses a dual function generator/motor and a lithium-ion battery pack for the propulsion system to be the right choice for driving and adding a bit more fuel mileage to the vehicle.

The second engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder model that will give you 259 horsepower and 295 lb.-ft. of torque.  Attached to the same transmission this car allows you to enjoy more power and reasonable fuel mileage.  The numbers come in at 21 city/30 hwy mpg for the FWD model of the GS and 19 city/27 hwy mpg for the AWD version.  This is the car you want if you would like your Regal to be a powerful and performance ready car to give you the fun of driving on the country roads in a car that is comfortable and engaged.

When we look to what this car really is we see it’s a midsized sedan that can give you a sophisticated drive from the European based chassis and a fantastic menu of great features to love.  The changes for the 2016 model include a price reduction over last year, which turns this into an even more affordable car.  Other new features include the Apple CarPlay system along with new screens and better controls from the IntelliLink infotainment system which lets you integrate your iPhone and enjoy the connectivity you want from a car that is amazing to drive.

Since we are talking price, let’s see what the prices are for the Regal lineup.  The base price for the Regal sedan shows up around $28,000 while the Premium I with eAssist will come in at $35,250 and the Premium II will come at a price of $32,500.  The GS model shows up just over the $35,000 mark to start with and adding AWD to any model will cost you an additional $2,000.  With a lineup that is much less expensive than many of the luxury brands but with comparable equipment you can see how easily you can enjoy driving one of these awesome Regal sedans.

When you look to the base model the Regal shows up with leather upholstery, 12-way powered front seats that are heated, dual zone climate controls, an eight-inch color touch screen, Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth connectivity, a seven-speaker audio system, a USB port, 17-inch wheels and active safety features such as GM StabiliTrak, traction control and ABS with brake assist.  This certainly gives you a fantastic car to love in a way that will give you more standard features than what you will find on many standard models across the spectrum of the automotive industry.

When it comes to options the Regal comes with many.  These options are packaged for your enjoyment with the only stand-alone being the AWD system.  The Premium I package offers the eAssist mild hybrid and the Premium II makes better use of the engine.  Otherwise, these two packages offer keyless entry, push button starting, a remote starter, a heated steering wheel, a navigation system, a power sunroof, 18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 20-inch size on the GS, HID headlights, adaptive cruise control, blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning and rear cross traffic alerts all to make this vehicle more feature filled than ever before.

When you buy a premium sedan you want a comfortable seating position to enjoy the drive from, the Regal certainly gives you this.  With excellent materials all through the interior of the vehicle you will see top design elements and a variety of systems that are easy to use from the driver’s seat.  Every seat in this car is easy to enjoy with plenty of great rear seat space and a trunk that is big enough to carry all the luggage you need for a great weekend getaway to the mountains or to your favorite place to visit.

When you drive your Buick Regal you are going to get a lot of looks.  Not only has Buick spent a lot of time and effort to become more youthful, they have done so while keeping the car looking classy as the Buick models have done for a long time.  This is certainly been achieved through the use of new styling and the use of the right amount of chrome trim where it’s needed to keep the classy look we love.  The Regal is a sedan that will give you more than just a ride to work, you can live in comfort and pleasure one your daily commute or out for your weekend cruises in the is awesome car.

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