Used 2018 Buick Regal Sportback 1SV Hatchback Review
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1SV 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 9A)
Really pleased with this car, it deserves to sell in bigger numbers. I wanted something different from the so many Accords and Camrys on the road. So far I have driven 24,000 Km with no problems. Fuel consumption has averaged 6.1L per 100K per the readout, however I checked the last two fill ups and the car does actually use about 10% more fuel than indicated, however it is still excellent. The 4 cylinder engine provides effortless acceleration, especially on the highway. Seating is comfortable for long trips and anyone who has been in the car has commented on the smooth ride. The huge trunk is a big plus. Ride is quiet other than some tire noise on rough roads, I think that the newer Continental tires have foam inserts to minimize this. To my eyes the styling is very elegant. Overall this is probably the most enjoyable car I have owned.
Edmunds Summary Review of the 2018 Buick Regal Sportback 1SV Hatchback
Pros & Cons
- New hatchback-style liftgate offers easier access to large cargo space
- Four-cylinder and V6 engines promise strong power
- Offers optional all-wheel drive
- Extra length makes it less of a compact sedan than previous Regal
Which Regal Sportback does Edmunds recommend?
Considering the price, the Regal Sportback base and Preferred trims are nice enough. The Preferred doesn't offer significant upgrades over the base trim, except for a power-adjustable driver seat, but it does open the door to options unavailable on the base. But we say skip the line and jump to the Preferred II. It comes with all of the useful tech (8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, Apple and Android integration), nicer wheels and the more flexible 40/20/40-split folding rear seats.
Full Edmunds Review: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback Hatchback
The Regal Sportback is powered by a powerful and efficient turbo 2.0-liter that offers acceleration on par with some V6s. Confident brakes and quick steering are also highlights, but a soft, comfort-oriented suspension and slow-to-downshift transmission take the sport out of this Sportback.
Buick is typically a standout when it comes to quietness, and the Regal Sportback is no exception. The comfort-tuned suspension also pays off, delivering good ride quality without feeling disconnected from the road. It receives only a couple of small strikes for the seats and climate controls.
There's nothing fancy about the Regal's cabin, but at least its controls are straightforward. Drivers can find a comfortable driving position with relative ease, which is important. The sleek Sportback roofline entails some trade-offs in ease-of-entry and visibility.
A massive rear hatch with 31.5 cubic feet of storage, a number of in-cabin storage solutions for personal effects, and easy-access car-seat anchor points make the Regal Sportback a wagon with exemplary utility benefits.
General Motors has a strong tech game of late. Device integration is among the most comprehensive in the industry and a standard Wi-Fi hotspot is an unexpected luxury. Our Regal came with just a few advanced driving aids, which is a little uncommon for a premium midsize sedan or wagon.
Edmunds Insurance Estimator
The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2018 Buick Regal Sportback in Virginia is:$63.50 per month*