2014 Buick Regal Gets Updated Inside and Out

2013 New York Auto Show


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    2014 Buick Regal. | March 26, 2013

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2013 New York Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The face-lifted 2014 Buick Regal, which debuted on Tuesday at the 2013 New York Auto Show, gets interior and exterior tweaks.
  • The 2014 Buick Regal GS gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 11 horsepower less than the Ecotec 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2013 Buick Regal GS.
  • A Buick spokesman told Edmunds that "all of our numbers indicate consumers won't see any difference in performance" and that the new engine is designed to help boost fuel economy in the Regal GS and Regal Turbo.

NEW YORK — The face-lifted 2014 Buick Regal, which debuted on Tuesday at the 2013 New York Auto Show, gets interior and exterior tweaks.

The 2014 Regal goes on sale in the fall. Pricing will be announced later this year.

The 2014 Buick Regal GS gets a new turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 11 horsepower less than the Ecotec 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine in the 2013 Buick Regal GS. The engine is standard in the 2014 Regal GS and Regal Turbo. It delivers an estimated 259 hp versus 270 hp in the 2013 Regal GS.

Nick Richards, a Buick spokesman told Edmunds that "all of our numbers indicate consumers won't see any difference in performance" and that the new engine is designed to help boost fuel economy in the Regal GS. He said all 2014 Regal horsepower numbers are "estimates."

"It's more fuel efficient," Richards said of the 2014 Regal GS's engine. "It's a more refined engine."

He said fuel economy estimates are not yet available on the 2014 Regal lineup.

The 2013 Buick Regal with the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission returns 20 mpg in city driving and 32 mpg on the highway, according to the EPA.

The 2014 Regal eAssist with so-called "light electrification technology" gets the carryover 182-hp 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine. Six-speed automatic transmissions are matched with both engines in the 2014 Regal and a six-speed manual is optional in the Regal GS.

The 2014 Regal GS gets Buick's Interactive Drive Control system, which allows the driver to select different drive modes — including the GS mode, which increases steering efforts for more direct feedback to the driver.

The Regal GS features a lowered ride height and 19-inch aluminum wheels.

The 2014 Regal gets new front and rear styling, along with wing-shape LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. The cabin gets a redesigned instrument panel and a new two-tone leather combination.

The Buick Regal takes aim at the Acura TSX, Volkswagen CC, Volvo S60 and Audi A4.

Edmunds says: The horsepower numbers may be going down in the 2014 Regal GS and Regal Turbo, but the fuel economy numbers may be going up.

Comments

  • xprojected_ xprojected_ Posts:

    "The horsepower numbers may be going down in the 2014 Regal GS and Regal Turbo" Not quite - HP is actually up 18% from the 2013 Regal Turbo, rated at 220 hp.

  • greenpony greenpony Posts:

    The article only addresses the Regal GS and does not address the Regal Turbo; I'm not sure why Edmunds added the Regal Turbo in their final comment. If the figures are accurate, power is indeed down in the Regal GS, by 4%. Noticeable? Probably not unless you're in a race with a '13 GS, and maybe not even then.

  • ed124c ed124c Posts:

    No mention that the 2014 Regal will have AWD models?

  • garrym garrym Posts:

    I'm not worried about a slight drop in horsepower, I can only go so fast down the the highway. What I do want is something in reserve when I'm cruising at 120 kmph on my favorite 4 lane south of here. Oh, and can interior designers put a little more colour inside these new cars? Black and grey, black and grey, sheesh.

  • lcosta75 lcosta75 Posts:

    Still, nice to have the 6 speed manual option. Now let's see the sport wagon version, and I'll be 100% sold!

  • fortstring fortstring Posts:

    i'm pleasantly surprised by the restyle. the design looks much more cohesive and less suggestive of a chinese market origin. in other words, damn, not bad.

  • fortstring fortstring Posts:

    well, except for the turbo front fascia. couldn't they just trade that for the normal front? spoke too soon gah.

  • it is on my short list. I liked the test drives of the current one

  • Lets hope the Manual is offered in the AWD, its the only way I'd put it on my short list of possibilities.

  • metalmania metalmania Posts:

    Turbo and GS will both have the same engine, so I think the difference for GS will be mostly suspension and maybe transmission calibration along with its model specific interior items. Slight drop in HP from the current GS but a decent jump up for the regular turbo. I read elsewhere that the power and torque curves have been engineered for better low end and more immediate response. That along with the steering tweaks and revised interior sound like they have addressed the biggest complaints from when Edmunds had their long term (or I guess that one was a "medium term") tester. If the AWD is decent this sounds like it has become a really good piece, if anyone pays any attention to it. I wish the sport wagon was coming here, if so it would be on my short list.

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