Are you considering purchasing an upscale sports sedan? Then the Buick Regal should be high on your list, according to Consumer Reports. Impressed by the Regal’s infotainment system, handling, and performance of the car’s revised 2.0-liter turbocharged four, CR ranked the Regal just one point behind its top-rated upscale sports sedan, the BMW 328i.
Finishing with a total of 83 points, the Regal tied the Mercedes-Benz C250 in Consumer Reports‘ testing, subsequently earning it the magazine’s recommendation, reports Automotive News. The BMW and Mercedes-Benz were the only other upscale sports sedans to earn CR‘s recommendation. That’s high praise for Buick given the automotive media’s seemingly never-ending love affair with German sport sedans.
“The Regal is a thoroughly developed and satisfying mid-sized sports sedan that’s more reminiscent of a German sports car than the softly sprung luxo-barges that Buick was once known for,” said director of automotive testing for Consumer Reports, Jake Fisher.
While the Cadillac ATS and CTS didn’t earn the publication’s recommendation, the two Cadillacs both finished with a respectable score of 76 points.