For 2014, Buick has refreshed its midsize Regal sedan to try to better compete in the entry-level luxury segment. We drove the updated Regal last week, and now GM has released full pricing for the 2014 Buick Regal. The lineup is rearranged for 2014, with the Regal Turbo now standing as the base model at its starting price of $30,615, the eAssist mild hybrid starting at $32,485, and the performance-oriented Regal GS starting at $37,830, all including destination. This base price is $705 higher than the 2013 Regal, when the eAssist served as the base model.
Major changes for 2014 include revised front and rear fascias, a new eight-inch touchscreen accompanying a reworked interior, an updated turbocharged engine, and newly-available all-wheel-drive. All-wheel-drive is a $2175 option on the Regal Turbo and a $2365 option on the Regal GS.
The 2014 Buick Regal Turbo and GS models feature a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that is updated for 2014 to produce 259 hp, up from 220 hp in the 2013 Regal Turbo, but down from the 2013 Regal GS model’s 270 hp. The 2014 GS model’s 295 lb-ft of torque, though, remains the same. All Turbo models are equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission, and a six-speed manual is available on front-wheel-drive GS models for no cost.
Turbo and GS models receive higher EPA ratings of 21/30/24 mpg with the automatic and 20/31/24 mpg city/highway/combined with the manual, compared with 18/29/22 mpg for the 2013 Regal Turbo automatic. 2014 Buick Regal models with all-wheel-drive are rated at 19/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined. The eAssist powertrain is unchanged for 2014 and pairs a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine with a small electric motor for increased fuel economy of 25/36/29 mpg city/highway/combined.
All 2014 Regals come standard with Buick’s IntelliLink infotainment system, a backup camera, heated leather seats, and 18-inch alloy wheels. The GS adds HID headlights, sport seats, navigation, a Bose audio system, 19-inch aluminum wheels, and special Sport and GS driving modes. Option packages include a $1090 Driver Confidence I package, which includes active safety technologies like lane departure warning, blind spot alert, cross traffic alert, and forward collision alert. The $2295 Driver Confidence II package adds adaptive cruise control and collision preparation technologies.
The 2014 Buick Regal goes on sale later this year and will compete with sedans like the 2013 Acura TSX and 2014 Audi A4.