2014 Buick Regal vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The Buick Regal sports premium pricing and a more compact cabin than some popular mid-size family sedans.

We'd cross-shop it against the equally engaging Ford Fusion, our Best Car To Buy 2013.

The Fusion's just as handsome, has handling that's even more firmly wired, and has a larger back seat.

The Nissan Maxima has grabby styling, but it also has a CVT, an unappealing transmission with few virtues outside of simplicity and fuel economy.

The VW CC is closest to it, spec for spec, but has even less sporting intent.

The Acura TSX is big in its targets, and the Regal has comparable space and handling, with the boost of turbocharging on its side, not to mention much better styling.

Volvo's S60 is a wedgy Swedish delight, and offers all-wheel drive to go with its turbo boost.

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It's the best driver's car in the lineup, and the 2014 Buick Regal adds better infotainment and safety--with a slight cut to the GS' power.
With exception to those green-car enthusiasts out there, we think the 2014 Acura TSX strikes a solid compromise for shoppers interested in a practical, sporty, premium compact sedan.
The 2014 Ford Fusion has stunning good looks, satisfying performance, and top-notch safety and fuel economy--all without skimping on the interior space and ride comfort that really means something to mid-size sedan shoppers.
The 2014 Nissan Maxima isn't the enthusiast car it claims to be, but it is a more luxurious, more stylish option than many of its competitors.
The 2014 Volkswagen CC eschews a little practicality in the name of fashion; but even some who need to use it as a sedan will find it a worthwhile compromise.
The 2014 Volvo S60 offers safe, well-crafted design, and runs the gamut from comfortable and quiet to flamboyant and edgy.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy
TurbochargedPremium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-5
EPA Class     
MidsizeCompact CarsMidsize CarsMidsize CarsCompact CarsCompact Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan Turbo FWD4-Door Sedan I4 Automatic4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S4-Door Sedan Manual Sport *Ltd Avail*4-Door Sedan T5 FWD
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
AutomaticAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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