2014 Buick Regal Videos: Performance
Our 2014 Buick Regal performance video review highlights engine options and critic sentiment regarding driving dynamics such as acceleration, handling and braking.
2014 Buick Regal Video Transcript
Professional reviewers say the 2014 Buick Regal has an improved interior and controls that are easier to use, but how does it do on the road. Hi, I am Jim Sharifi, Senior Editor with U.S. News Best Cars. In this video, we will look at the Regal's overall performance. The 2014 Regal Standard turbocharged 2-liter 4-cylinder engine produces 259 hp and optional mild hybrid eAssist powertrain combines a 4 cylinder engine and an electric motor for 182 hp. Front wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. The Regal comes standard with a six speed automatic transmission while a six speed manual is available on the Regal GS. The Regal gets an EPA estimated 21 miles per gallon in the city and 30 on the highway. The eAssist model raises that to 25 and 36. Most automotive journalists agree that the Buick Regal turbocharged engine is powerful and responsive though some complain it can feel a bit slow off the line. Some reviewers call the engine refined while others say that the engines of some competing cars run more smoothly. Auto writers say that eAssist model is fuel-efficient and offers smooth acceleration. They also like its refined start stop feature. Test drivers report that the Buick Regal has a comfortable ride and decent cornering ability and they say the GS Trim offers a firmer suspension that makes its sporty and fun to drive. Critics write that the Regal has strong breaks especially on the GS Trim which features a high-performance Brembo brake system.
To learn more about the 2014 Buick Regal, check out our videos on it's interior and other important features and consider competing vehicles like the BMW 3-series and the Cadillac ATS.Read more