2018 Buick Regal GS Review


Buick Regal GS is a spinner to take on the new Regal Sportback, auto departure from Motorola's luxury car, too large to the recent crop. Available only with 3.6-liter V6, nine-speed automatic transmission, and all-wheel drive, GS is attracting a small, more enthusiastic set buyers.

Regal GS definitely offers a more emotional design and packs the latest and best onboard technology but the area will be really successful - driving dynamics - unfortunately, where it eventually misses the mark.

Sport, kind of:

GS V6 produces an honorable 310 horsepower and 282 pounds of pound-feet. With normal, sport and GS driving modes (the game thinks the last game +), I hope Regal has three different personalities. Yet the reality is a car which is not always a person.

In its standard mode, the GS 'nine-speed transmission is fast moving forward, hoping to be faster and more secure than the driving enthusiasm for the fuel economy. But the game or the GS button and push ... nothing really happened. Yes, the transmission will keep gears for a little longer, but there is no direct sighting of motion mapping of throttle response or transmission. It would be better to just move itself to gears, but Buick does not offer pedal transfer with automatic transmission. Do not worry about asking for even a manual.

Game and GS modes are said to tighten the suspension, which can adjust the chassis feature on the fly with constant dumping control. Regal GS can attack with most risks to satisfy most thorns-spinner drivers. The journey is comfortable, not strong. But again, I can not feel any difference between the three drive modes. In fact, the only thing I can think of is steering weight. In normal mode, it's super-light, and in GS, it got a nice amount of weight.

The GS 'stop-startup system is mostly illogical, it's a good thing you can not turn it off. In theory, this energy-saving technology will help Regal GS to help the city's gallon fuel economy ratings of 19 miles and 27 MPG highway and 22 MPG militias. I do not see that number quite high - try combining 19.2 mpg - but I must admit trying to figure out every last drop of this car with permission.

Sexy outside, cheap inside:

With a curve applied to the smooth body of the Sportback, with a rich shadow of red line drawn on my test vehicle, you usually do not expect from a modern-day Buick. Silhouette Audi reminds a 5 spark back, and the front forearial's thin headlamp and large wind streams give an impression of an endearing sporty sport.

Unfortunately, the interior is not very sweet, cheap-feeling buttons, shiny plastic, and an overall date design. If it is not for an 8-inch touchscreen, then I think it was a car from the mid-2000s. There is only a curve at the closed dashboard, and some buttons are suddenly huge. It's quite bad, GM

The front seats, however, are delightful GS is coming with more sports rooms than your hand winders With hot, cooling and massage function, I do not want to leave this chair. I have not been hugged like this

Regal Sportback You have 31.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats, folded with a widely stretched 60.7 back bench. That's about as much as you get in a Mazda CX-5 crossover as well as other compacted CUVs much easier bests. If you are a person who has a lot of things but hates the SUV, Regal may have interest

Great, useful onboard technology:

Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system is on the touch screen mentioned above. There is only one physical button for the home screen, and everything in the infotainment interface is intensely organized.

I really like the different applications created in the IntelliLink system, like news stories from short stories to news sources, like podcasts and marketplace functions, which shows me my recent orders from Dunkin 'Donuts and allows to resize from the car, easy to use the Oliver Navigation System and some California

If you want to completely avoid IntelliLink, both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standards, such as a Wi-Fi hotspot. Wireless smartphones are available for charging, but Besides, Regal GS has three USB ports - two back-and-12-volt outlets.

Provides a head-up display, with clean, bright graphics and customized data, projected on the windshield. While wearing polarized sunglasses I can see it.

Every Regal GS is standard with blind spot monitoring and a rear-seat reminder. Adaptive cruise control is available only with a driver trust second package, but not like other systems, it can not be set at a speed of fewer than 20 miles per hour. Once set, an adaptive cruise can bring a complete stop GS and break for 3 seconds before disengaging.

Sports Appeal:

Regal GS starts $ 39,995, $ 925 for the destination is not included. I want to add driver Confidence package II for $ 1,690 so that get adapted cruise control, but that's about it, my perfect gs means only $ 40,760

The nearest rival Kia's sexy new Stinger, which can be a Twin Turbo V6 engine and a rear or all-wheel drive. Even the base 2.0-liter stinger is a hot, and it starts at $ 31,900 More expensive options include the Audi A5 Sportback or the BMW 4 Series Gran Caps.

I like Regal GS because it's efficient and comfortable to run every day, and it's not just another Sidon or Crossover. I'll definitely appreciate BUYKE for doing something different, willpower