2015 Buick Regal vs. Its Competition

2015 Buick Regal
Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

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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Quick Specs
8.2
The Regal GS is the best driver's car in the Buick lineup, and it makes for an interesting alternative for cars like the Volvo S60.
8.6
The 2015 Acura TLX offers impressive performance, ample features, and smart value.
9.0
The 2015 Ford Fusion continues to offer an excellent blend of top-notch safety, solid fuel economy, and stunning good looks–all without compromising on interior space and comfort.
7.6
The 2015 Volkswagen CC sacrifices some usability for style; it's a grown-up's compromise between a true two-door coupe and a stodgier sedan.
8.6
The 2015 Volvo S60 remains a striking shape with unbeatable safety ratings and equipment, and offers a range of models from quiet and comfortable to flamboyant and edgy.
7.6
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.
MSRP From     
$27,065$31,445$22,500$32,995$33,300$31,290
Gas Mileage     
19 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy22 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy
Engine     
Gas/EthanolPremium Unleaded I-4Regular Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
MidsizeMid-Size CarsMid-Size CarsCompact CarsCompact CarsMid-Size Cars
Style Name     
4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan FWD4-Door Sedan S FWD4-Door Sedan Manual Sport4-Door Sedan T5 Drive-E FWD4-Door Sedan 3.5 S
Drivetrain     
Front Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel DriveFront Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
555555
Passenger Doors     
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style     
SedanSedanSedanSedanSedanSedan
Transmission     
AutomaticAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODManual w/ODAutomatic w/ODCVT w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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