The 2014 Buick Regal gets a lot of exciting changes for the new model year, including a new turbo engine, styling changes and a redesigned center console. On the exterior, the grille has been slightly tweaked and modified LED taillights now extend into the boot lid. 17-inch wheels are standard, while higher levels of finish offer 18 -, 19 -, or even 20-inch wheels. HID Xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights are optional. The GS Sport trim gets its own set of unique visual cues, with the lowered ride height, vertical air intakes and the rear lid spoiler.
Unlike the Regal Turbo AWD tires with low rolling resistance had no wheelspin at all in any way. However, there was some hesitation from standstill regardless of the technique, and I feel the power is being “managed” until sometime in the middle of 1st gear. After this, the power feels reasonably linear and might even assume it’s the V6 instead. Gear ratios work well with this engine and upshifts are smooth. Well, trap speeds indicate wide consistent engine cooling/turbo. Semisolid Pedal with extensive backgrounds remained so from the first to the last stop, with a linear and constant stability and little fade. The first stop was the longest, the second was shorter.
2014 Buick Regal Engine
The Regal 2014 offers two different Powertrain options. Norma is a mild hybrid system, which Buick calls ” eAssist ” that combines an electric motor and a four-cylinder 2.4-liter. It produces 182 HP total forces and comes with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Turbo and GS trims both get a new engine this year, the 259 -HP, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes a robust 295 pounds -feet of torque. A six-speed automatic is standard here too, but the GS offers a six-speed manual as well. Transmission models with eAssist become the best fuel economy 25/36 mpg city/highway. Opt for the 2014 Buick Regal Turbocharged engine drops those numbers to 21/30 mpg city/highway.
The Buick shuffled the deck a bit. Now there is only one available in the Regal turbo engine, a 2.0- liter four-cylinder that produces 259 horsepower and 295 pound- feet of torque. 2014 Buick Regal comes standard on all models, but the GS gets some performance tweaks to help deliver better performance. More remarkable is the fact that the revised engine can be configured to send its power to all four wheels. Does the extra traction to offset the power loss? We took it to the track to find out.
2014 Buick Regal Interior
Regal center console was redesigned for 2014, simplifying the scheme button and features a more intuitive user experience, which is appreciated change. Standard features include solar, and heated front seats, auto-dimming rear-view mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, Bluetooth and HD radio. A socket is optional 120 volt, suitable for laptops and other load. Infotainment System Intellilink Buick with a color touch screen 8 inch is standard, with a navigation system available as well.
The 2014 Buick Regal comes standard with a rearview camera, satellite radio, the dual-zone automatic climate control, audio system and seven speakers infotainment system Buick IntelliLink, which has a USB port, Bluetooth and a touchscreen. IntelliLink also allows users to stream music wirelessly from services such as Pandora internet radio when combined with a smart phone. Optional features include navigation, Bose premium stereo system, push button and a sunroof. The Regal receives a host of new driver assistance options and safety for 2014, including the side blind zone alert, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and forward collision warning.
For 2014, Buick has reduced the number of buttons on the dashboard of the Regal, which reviewers say makes important Regal ‘s climate and audio controls easy to find and operate. Buick also upgraded the IntelliLink infotainment Regal 2014. A test pilot writes that new methods of security assistance and Regal driver work well, especially the rear cross traffic alert.
2014 Buick Regal Security
When it comes to safety, the 2014 Buick Regal is one of the top earning a five-star crash test rating overall complete NHTSA and the Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. The six airbags, the electronic stability system, anti-lock brakes, and rear-view camera series. The Regal also offers a long list of available safety technologies, including lane departure alerts, 2014 Buick Regal Active Cruise Control, Collision Warning with Auto Brake and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.