The Buick Regal is pitched as a premium offering in the mid-size class, so it's bundled with plenty of standard equipment.
For the base Regal eAssist four-door, that means power locks, windows, and mirrors; cruise control; automatic climate control; an AM/FM/CD/XM audio system with a USB port; a power driver seat; leather-trimmed, power-operated and heated front seats; and a leather-trimmed steering wheel.
All Regals feature Buick IntelliLink, a touchscreen-based system that weaves Bluetooth and voice controls, a console-mounted controller and steering-wheel controls, into a command set that connects with smartphones to deliver mobile apps like Pandora and Stitcher.
The Regal eAssist has some available features, including rear parking sensors; pushbutton start; a power passenger front seat; rear side airbags; a Harmon Kardon surround-sound system; and a garage remote.
Turbo Regals get all of this equipment as standard and add a heated steering wheel (except on the GS), and offer the adjustable Interactive Drive Control System as an option, along with 19-inch wheels. On top of this, the Regal GS has standard adjustable suspension and its own 19-inch wheels; 20-inch wheels and summer tires are an option, as is a sunroof.
A new navigation system is optional this year, which addresses one of our biggest issues from last year's car. The knob-driven controls are still here, but a better touchscreen makes tasks like inputting a destination much easier this time. And it now interfaces with IntelliLink, meaning that you don't have to choose one or the other. (There's also turn-by-turn navigation offered through OnStar and its subscription service.)
Go all in on a Regal GS and the base $27,000 price balloons to nearly $40,000. That puts the Regal in line with others like the Acura TSX, Volvo S60, and Lincoln MKZ, but far from some luxury competitors that can easily run past $50,000 in top trims.