Your command of the road starts the moment you slip behind the Regal wheel. The data you rely on most is front and center thanks to a customizable Driver Information Center. Premium materials promise comfort, even on the longest rides. And racing-inspired accents on the Regal GS prove you don't have to be a professional driver to know how it feels to be one.
One look at the Regal, and you'll instantly remember every thrilling drive you've ever taken. Bold lines let you know it's as eager as you are to push speed limits. Design details like chrome accents and dual stainless steel exhaust tips add a confident flair while the newly designed headlamps and tail lamps leave a lasting impression, coming and going.
Drive the new Regal and your heightened awareness extends beyond the thrills of the road to its hazards, as well. Innovative, sensor-equipped safety features see where you can't to help you steer clear of potential collisions and obstacles, and eight air bags come standard for even greater confidence. So you can navigate every twist, turn and passing lane with consummate peace of mind.
Technology in the new Regal helps you better enjoy everything you love most. With a word, Buick IntelliLink® connects you to preferred smartphone contacts, MP3s, destinations on file and more. Optional Bose® speakers enhance listening pleasure. And passive entry unlocks your Regal without the need for a key — proof that instant gratification isn't limited to the gas pedal.
You know what you like. So Regal puts its performance features at your command, starting with a 259hp turbocharged engine—standard delivery. Regal GS takes the thrill rush one step further with a more hands-on, personalized driving experience. And available All-Wheel Drive offers sure-footed control so you can thoroughly enjoy every twist and turn of the road.
2013 Buick Regal
Based on the Opel Insignia from Europe, the five-seat Regal entry-luxury midsize sedan has a striking resemblance to that model. It's offered with a choice of mild-hybrid or turbocharged drivetrains, and its competitors include the Volkswagen Passat and Acura TSX.
New for 2013
For 2013, Buick's IntelliLink system, which uses Bluetooth or the USB port to pair a smartphone to the touch-screen stereo and stream music from Pandora Internet Radio or Stitcher SmartRadio, is now standard. The base four-cylinder engine has been dropped, and a heated steering wheel is available.
While the Regal's styling is definitely understated, the sedan has clean lines and a nice stance. The rear-quarter view is one of its best angles, and the car has one of the most stylish trunk lids around. Exterior features include:
- Standard 18-inch aluminum wheels
- Available 19- or 20-inch alloy wheels
- Available sunroof
- Heated power side mirrors with integrated turn signals
The five-seat cabin utilizes premium materials, and there is an optional navigation system. The Regal has a sizable trunk that measures 14.2 cubic feet (11.1 in the eAssist hybrid), and there is a wide opening to both the cargo area and into the cabin when the split backseat is folded. Interior features include:
- Standard leather upholstery
- Standard heated front seats
- Standard power driver's seat
- Standard Bluetooth connectivity
- Standard satellite radio
- Optional Harman Kardon stereo
Under the hood
The Regal's base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with eAssist that makes 182 horsepower. Buyers looking for more power can select the optional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that's rated at 220 hp. The engines work with a six-speed automatic transmission to power the front wheels, and sedans with the turbo engine also offer a six-speed manual gearbox. Mechanical features include:
- eAssist uses regular gas
- Turbo engine prefers premium gas, but it's not required
- Available Interactive Drive Control System equips the car with an adaptive suspension and automatically tailors the car to road conditions and driver behavior
Safety features include:
- Standard antilock brakesv
- Standard electronic stability system
- Standard traction control
- Standard side-impact airbags for the front seats
- Standard side curtain airbags
- Optional backseat side-impact airbags