As Buick tries to reinvent its image and reach new drivers, the GM-owned company continues to up the ante when it comes to attractive, eye-catching style. Although there are many fresh ideas from Buick, perhaps none are as awesome as the 2016 Buick Regal. This car, which was once the flagship car of the brand, returned in 2011 with a total makeover. This year’s model is a slick combination of comfort, luxury, and performance. In fact, you’ll feel like royalty as you cruise around Forth Worth in your head-turning ride. Here are a few mores reasons the Regal is one of the best vehicles on the road.
A Cleverly Disguised Sports Car
Buick hasn’t been synonymous with sports cars since back in the muscle car era. However, the Regal boasts a fantastic, sporty engine that’s sure to delight driving enthusiasts. Under the hood, the Regal’s 2.0 liter, turbocharged four-cylinder packs a wallop with up to 259-horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. If you were so inclined, you could reach speeds of up to 149 miles per hour, as well as going from zero-to-60 in just 6.2 seconds. Don’t let the Buick namesake distract you; this car’s performance is the real deal.
The Regal is unlike many other mid-sized sedans because it truly wants to retain the bold look that Buick’s known for, while modernizing some of its accents. To achieve this, the Regal’s body remains relatively unchanged, except for LED headlights and tail lights, as well as chrome-tipped exhaust. The real adjustments come in the form of the GS trim level, which brings 20-inch chrome wheels to the mix. It’s doubtful that anyone will complain about that upgrade.
Opulent Technological Features
Although Buick is still a luxury vehicle in the best sense of the word, prior year’s models didn’t offer the type of options you see in European-made vehicles. The 2016 Regal changes that stigma quite drastically. The first thing you’ll notice is that you’re instantly connected to the Internet thanks to the Regal’s 4G Wi-Fi capability. With this connection, you can get access to Buick’s RemoteLink app, which locks, unlocks, and remotely starts the vehicle. In addition, you’ll also have IntelliLink, which allows you to integrate smart phone functions like contacts and streaming music into the Regal’s head unit.
Superior Safety Features
Having a car with exemplary looks and great features is awesome, just so long as it has a safety system to keep you free from harm. Not only does the Regal boast passive features like side curtain airbags, Stabilitrak traction control, and a tire pressure monitoring system, but also a plethora of safety features. With the added Driver Confidence Package, you’ll get Blind Zone Alert with Lane Change Alert, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and Lane Departure Warning. With the Regal, it’s not so much about how the car performs in an accident; it’s all about prevention.
If you’ve never driven a Regal before, 2016 is the year that it needs to happen. With so many features and an elegant interior and exterior, it’s only a matter of time before people address you as “Your Majesty.”