Buick’s mid-size sedan, the Regal, saw a price cut of over $3,000 on its highest-end model between 2015 and 2016. Drivers should rejoice at the chance to get the Regal at a lower price than last year; the car hasn’t lost any of its great features with the price cut.
2016 Buick Regal Prices
The base model for the 2016 Buick Regal starts at $27,990, which is the same as 2015’s base model price. The price reduction starts happening on the higher end models. Moving up to the 1SL model brings the Regal’s price up to $29,915. That’s $1,000 less than last year. In 2015, the Buick Regal came in a 1SN model, which is not available in 2016. The 1SP, the next step up after the 1SL, costs $2,535 less than its 2015 counterpart. The Buick Regal GS costs $3,320 less than it did last year.
Why the Cut
In the case of the Regal, the cut price doesn’t reflect a stripped down model. The 2016 Regal still has all the features Buick Regal drivers have come to love. Instead, the price reduction comes as an attempt to give Regal a boost over its competitors in the midsize sedan market. Midsize sedans also face competition from the crossover market, which is luring many drivers away from sedans.
The 2016 Regal is a carryover model with considerable similarities to the 2015 version. New features include an upgraded IntelliLink system with better controls and a newer display. The Regal’s Touring edition will come with a spoiler and new 18-inch wheels. The 2016 Regal also comes in four new colors, which include a metallic ebony, metallic white, crimson, and a metallic dark green.
What’s to Love
The 2016 Buick Regal comes with a four-cylinder engine. The standard model has 182-horsepower, but upgrade to the all-wheel drive model and get a turbocharged engine with 259-horsepower. Recently, Buick has been pushing a modern look for what used to be known as an old brand. The 2016 Regal’s styling, with its curved lines and speedy profile, does a good job busting the old preconceptions about Buick.
The Regal comes with cool technology to back up its modern looks. It can create its own Wi-Fi hotspot, connect to phones via Bluetooth, do hands-free texting, and stream audio. Along with these great technology features, families will also love the 14.2 cubic-foot trunk. The back seats fold down to significantly expand cargo space. When folded up, the back seat accommodates three passengers.
The 2016 Regal gets 19 miles per gallon city and 27 highway. When it drives, it hints at a sporty feel without losing the comfort of a safe ride. All models come with OnStar, a rear vision camera, and tire pressure monitoring.
The Regal’s price cut is a great opportunity for drivers in the market for a new mid-size sedan. The car comes with all the fantastic features that made the 2015 model stand out, but the higher-end versions have become more affordable for 2016.