2018 Buick Regal
The newest edition of the Buick Regal comes in three sleek, sporty crossover designs that appeal to a massive audience. The 2018 versions meet the needs of families, adventurers, and sports car enthusiasts alike with their modern technology and innovative design features. Turbocharged engines, a comfortable ride, and built-in Wi-Fi hotspots are just a few of the options available with the 2018 Buick Regal models.
With a range of color options, interiors, and practical fuel efficiency, the Buick Regal is an excellent option for upgrading to a new car. Features and performance vary between the three designs. While the newer models of Buick Regal body styles are European-made in Germany, they are designed for the American market. The best option will depend on what a consumer is looking for in their vehicle. Be that modern design, efficiency, cargo-space, or adventuring capabilities; the 2018 Buick Regal has something for everyone.
Max Cargo Capacity
22 City / 32 Highway
Buick has a reputation of being a high-quality option when choosing a car. Over the years, they have also become increasingly sleek and modern to meet the needs of the ever-changing market. The 2018 Buick Regal body styles are all excellent options, but each meet diverse needs of the consumer. The best advice when choosing any car is to do your research. The Buick website is a great resource when deciding which unique style is best for you. Make sure to also research the dealership you are buying from, and don’t forget to test drive. The 2018 Buick Regal lineup will have you driving in style, affordably.
Whichever body style best suits your needs, they all have outstanding safety options available. The 2018 Buick Regal lineup is outfitted with an auto-braking systems, complete with Brembo brakes that help to prevent collisions. Their Front-End Collision prevention systems, as well as the Front Pedestrian Braking systems, both automatically detect an imminent collision situation and warn the driver. Not only that, but the brakes will automatically stop the car if the driver doesn’t brake within a certain number of feet from the possible collision subject.
As if automatic braking were not enough to make any safety junkie swoon, there is also a Rear Cross Traffic Alert camera available on each of these models. This system alerts the driver of a possible collision when reversing, for example, out of a parking space. The driver can see behind them in the rear camera. Additionally, if another vehicle is approaching within 65 feet of either side of the Regal, it will alert the driver.
The 2018 models also come with optional Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert. An icon will appear on either of the side mirrors if another vehicle is in the blind spot, or quickly approaching it. The turn signal must be engaged for this system to function. However, Lane Keep Assist is also available. This provides a lane departure warning and even makes minor adjustments to the steering in order to keep the car safely in its lane when the turn signal is not being used. Top all of these incredible safety features off with OnStar capabilities, such as roadside assistance and accident reporting, and you can feel comfortable knowing you and your loved ones are a little bit safer on the road.
Overall, the crash test ratings for the 2018 Buick Regal were high quality, ranking mostly five stars. Two areas did rank only four out of 5 stars, though. The Overall Frontal Crash Test Rating only achieved a four-star rating, as did the Overall Rollover Rating. This result is surprising, considering the advanced technology in these cars. It is important to look at the broad spectrum and remember, human error can and will trump technology when it comes to keeping drivers safe.
The 2018 Buick Regal Sportback, the least expensive of the three body styles, starts out at around $24,000 MSRP with standard packaging. However, it can easily go above $30,000 MSRP with add-on packages and color options. Only one of the eight color options comes standard: Summit White. While there are more great color options, such as Smoked Pearl and Sport Red, they come at an additional fee. When it comes to paint color, personalization is going to cost. This sport sedan has a sportback opening, meaning it is a hatchback style allowing for decent cargo space, approximately 60.7 cubic feet of cargo capacity.
The Sportback is the most fuel efficient of the 2018 Regal designs, achieving an average of 22 miles per gallon in the city and 32 miles per gallon highway driving. With a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine, the Sportback boasts 250 horsepower,while offering a comfortable, spacious ride. It provides plenty of front and rear legroom for passengers. Experts do not consider it as “athletic” as its more expensive competitors, but it does combine the sleek flexibility of luxury cars with a lower price tag.
The next price level is the TourX design. The 2018 Buick Regal TourX has a starting MSRP of $29,070 with standard packaging. It has the same color options as the Sportback, again only offering the Summit White as an option in the standard package. The TourX is considered a “luxury wagon.” It is a crossover SUV mixed with a sleeker, car-inspired style. Ultimately, it is a hatchback design with an adventurous style and a roomy 73.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity. Optional roof rails and racks are available at an additional cost to expand the cargo space outside the vehicle. This feature is an excellent option for outdoor enthusiasts who need to transport large equipment, such as kayaks, tents, and the like.
The TourX has the same engine specs as the Sportback but is not quite as fuel efficient. It averages 21 miles per gallon city and 29 miles per gallon highway driving. That being said, the five-link rear suspension makes for a smoother ride, even on rough terrain, as well as offering the same legroom as its sibling, the Buick Regal Sportback The Regal TourX is outfitted with StabiliTrak technology, which aids in maintaining control of the vehicle during extreme weather conditions, making it a safer option. However, if you are looking to do serious “off-roading,” this vehicle is not the best option for you.
Buick has gone all out on its 2018 Regal GS, which is the most expensive of the three body styles. Its starting MSRP is $39,070, and here is why. The GS is a racing-inspired car with optional heated, massaging, and ventilated sport seats and race-car fashion pedals. Similar to the Sportback style, it has a sportback-style rear access, allowing for adequate cargo space in a sport-style car: 31.5 cubic feet of cargo capacity, to be exact. However, the GS is not available in as many colors as the other body styles. It comes standard in the Sport Red and offers four other color options at an additional cost.
Efficiency, while not terrible, is not the best on the GS. The 3.6-liter, V6 engine averages 19 miles per gallon city and 27 miles per gallon highway. The Regal GS gets 310 horsepower but offers the same legroom as that of the two other Regal body styles, making it a rather spacious, sport-style car. In fact, all three body styles fit five passengers comfortably.