I own the Buick Regal Premium III and enjoy driving the vehicle. The 2.0 Turbo provides power when you need it. I get 20 MPG around town and 30 Mpg on the highway. The handling is outstanding not like the old Buick;s that had the soft ride but handled like a brick. I have owned Buick's over the years and this 2013 Regal is so much nicer to drive. It has the feeling of a sports car I have owned both a Mustang and Camero and I prefer the Regal over both of them.
2013 Buick Regal GS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
I bought a 2013 Regal GS in March of 2013. the driving dynamics are awesome, the car handles all kinds of curves and road conditions excellently. I honestly think GM should use the Hy-per-Strut in more vehicles as it gives you confidence, traction and very minimal torque steer.
The car was wonderful, it took care of my pregnant wife, drove across country 3600 miles in the summer averaging 27 mpg for the trip, (great while cruising 75-80 mph)
and still had plenty of power for passing when needed.
The seats, and steering wheel were my absolute favorite things about this car. the seats in the GS are different sport seats and while initially very firm the gave perfect support while driving, the adjust ability was astounding, 8 way for the seats and 4 way lumbar too.
The steering wheel, was just right, giving me lots of grip, with premium feel to the leather, and the electronics controls were the best I've ever experienced.
The toggles were positive in feel, and gave good feedback so you weren't left wondering if your control input was received or not.
The engine and auto transmission were excellent, very refined feel, w/o a huge boost surge allowed for smooth driving and + power.
I guess the 2014 DI engine is supposed to be much better.
I'd like to drive them back to back.
Since they now offer AWD on 2014's the GS specific exhaust is gone.
You won't get the same sound, but maybe mileage will get slightly better.
all the same, i traded mine in when my baby came and there wasn't enough room for my 6'3" frame to drive more than 30 minutes with a rear facing car seat in the back.
My wife who is 5'10" was fine but it was too cramped for me.
i loved it, but I couldn't see this as a very productive family car unless everyone in your family is under 6 ft.
There is plenty of room in the trunk of non e-assist models, but the back seat is another story...
After looking for several months, I finally decided to lease a 2013 Buick Regal Turbo Premium 2. Need HID headlights and the Premium 2 trim level was required. I researched and drove the Honda Accord Touring, Ford Fusion, Malibu 2LTZ, BMW 3 series, MB C 250, Kia Optima, and the Nissan Altima. The Buick Regal surpassed all of them in comfort, features, ride quality, build quality, handling, luxury, and especially quietness. A quiet comfortable car is paramount for me and the Buick Regal provides that at a reasonable price point. I am completely impressed with this car. Traded in my Cadillac DeVille, known for comfort and quiet, and have not regretted my decision. The Regal is great.
Size, handling, smooth ride, comfort, quiet, HID headlights, easy to use Infotainment System, and wrapped up in a very classy package.
As it is a turbo charged 4 cylinder engine, it has plenty of power for me.
This car is not a slacker on the highway.
This is a small luxury car and should have memory seats.
Other than that, it is perfect.