The Buick Regal costs more than many of the more popular mid-size sedans in the segment, and it's smaller than most of them, too.
The comparably-equipped Ford Fusion offers equally engaging dynamics, and we voted it as our Best Car to Buy in 2013.
The handling in the Fusion is actually better than the Regal's, though the rear seat is less comfortable.
The Nissan Maxima uses a CVT to get around town, which discounts its otherwise sporty, handsome styling.
The Volkswagen CC is probably the closest true competitor in the segment, but is less entertaining behind the wheel.
Then, there's the upcoming Acura TLX, which replaces the TSX and TL mid-size sedans, but we haven't driven it yet.
Finally, there's Volvo's S60 with its new turbo- and supercharged engine lineup.
The Volvo is a real Swedish delight, but it's also expensive.
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|2015 Buick RegalBrowse Used Listings||2015 Acura TLXBrowse Used Listings||2015 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2015 Volkswagen CCBrowse Used Listings||2015 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings||2014 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol||Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6|
|Midsize||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars|
|4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan FWD||4-Door Sedan S FWD||4-Door Sedan Manual Sport||4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD||4-Door Sedan 3.5 S|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD|
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|2015 Buick Regal vs. 2015 Acura TLX||2015 Buick Regal vs. 2015 Ford Fusion||2015 Buick Regal vs. 2015 Volkswagen CC||2015 Buick Regal vs. 2015 Volvo S60||2015 Buick Regal vs. 2014 Nissan Maxima|