2014 Buick Regal Overview

Tamara Warren
Automotive Editor - December 11, 2013

Buick has invested long hours spiffing up the brand’s once-stodgy image. The Regal is a fine example of the fruits of that effort. While the exterior retains its distinctive curves, the Regal has a more sophisticated list of credits to offer for the 2014 model year.

What's New for 2014

Buick has added a standard turbo engine, adaptive cruise control and all-wheel drive to its list of tony options. Radar- and camera-based safety elements have expanded to include lane departure warning, collision mitigation braking, side blind zone and rear cross traffic alert functions. Speech recognition and controls have been improved on the IntelliLink connectivity package. The instrument cluster has a new face, and LED lights add sleekness to the exterior.

Choosing Your Buick Regal

The Regal is available in two models — the Regal and the Regal GS — and it is offered in four trim packages. Owners can choose from all-wheel drive or front-wheel drive, automatic or manual transmissions and two engines: the 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder or the 2.4-liter four-cylinder, which is offered exclusively on the front-wheel drive Regal eAssist. You can mix and match your options according to priority. There’s something for everybody in its various incarnations


IntelliLink, a rearview camera and a leather-wrapped steering wheel are standard features on the base model package.


The mild-hybrid eAssist augments a 2.4-liter gas engine with a small electric motor and lithium battery. This set-up is also offered on the Buick LaCrosse, and drums up impressive fuel economy numbers for a midsize sedan.


The optional Driver’s Confidence Package #1 includes side blind zone alert with lane change alert, rear cross-traffic alert, lane departure warning and forward collision alert.


The GS is the performance-minded Regal at its best, providing more revs, a more sporty suspension and the only package that offers a manual transmission.

Your Engine and Drive Options

  • 259-horsepower 2.0L FWD: 21/30 MPG
  • 259-horsepower 2.0L AWD: 19/27 MPG
  • 259-horsepower 2.0L GS FWD: 21/30 MPG
  • 259-horsepower 2.0L GS AWD: 19/27 MPG
  • 259-horsepower 2.0L GS FWD manual: 20/31 MPG
  • 182-horsepower 2.4L FWD 25/36 MPG

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CarsDirect Tip

While some customers have been wooed by the Cadillac CTS’s rave reviews and slinky bits of chrome, the refined looks and long list of standard features and available options on the Regal offers a more subdued, but worthy luxury contender.