Buick has gone official with the pricing of the 2014 Regal, with a base MSRP of $30,615, including a $925 destination charge. That’s a slight increase over the $29,015 MSRP of the current model, but the refresh brings more standard content than before. We have:
- next-generation IntelliLink connectivity with an eight-inch color touch display
- 18-inch alloy wheels
- Rear vision camera
- Leather-appointed seating surfaces
- Heated front seats
- The new LTG 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder (also in the Chevy Malibu Turbo and Cadillac ATS 2.0T) delivering increases standard power, refinement and fuel economy.
The LTG bumps up the Regal’s standard power to an SAE-rated 259 horsepower and delivers 18 percent more power over the outgoing Regal Turbo. Mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission, it delivers EPA-estimated fuel economy of 21 mpg city and 30 mpg highway, a 17 percent improvement in city fuel economy over the 2013 Regal Turbo, and a 1 mpg improvement in highway driving.
Meanwhile the 2.4L 4-cylinder eAssist powertrain which delivers 36 mpg remains unchanged, but is no longer a no-cost option. For the 2014 model year, the Regal eAssist will start at $32,485. And finally, an all-wheel-drive system is available for an extra $2,175. The Regal AWD also has an electronic, limited-slip differential and a HiPer Strut front suspension, just like the 2014 Regal GS, which begins at $37,830.
While the 2014 Regal GS loses some horsepower with the new engine, it doesn’t lose any of the 295 pound-feet of torque, and the Regal GS builds on its performance credentials from the rest of the lineup by adding high- intensity discharge head lamps; sport seats with leather seating surfaces; eight-inch full color reconfigurable driver information cluster and display; navigation; Bose premium audio; HiPer Strut front suspension; Computer Damping Control; Interactive Drive Control with Sport and GS modes; Brembo four-piston front brake calipers; and 19-inch aluminum wheels with all-season tires. Also available are 20-inch polished aluminum wheels with summer rated tires. Those looking for a 2014 Regal GS AWD, it will start at $40,195.
Buick also kept with the familiar Driver Confidence packages, which are bundled accordingly:
Driver Confidence I package includes Forward Collision Alert, Side Blind Zone Alert, Lane Change Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Following Distance Indicator for $1,090.
The Driver Confidence II package includes full-speed Adaptive Cruise Control and Collision Preparation. It is a $2,295 option that must be paired with Driver Convenience I.
Additional equipment, including rear park assist, passive entry and passive start, a heated steering wheel,120v outlet, remote start, high-intensity discharge lamps, and rear seat thorax airbags are standard equipment in various Regal equipment groups. For a more in-depth look at what’s changed in the 2014 Buick Regal, visit our RPO Central exclusive on the vehicle.