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 Volkswagen CC is probably the closest true competitor in the segment, but is less entertaining behind the wheel.
The Nissan Maxima uses a CVT to get around town, which discounts its otherwise sporty, handsome styling.
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.
Volvo's S60 has a new turbo- and supercharged engine lineup; it's a delight on the road, but it's also expensive.
Finally, the Acura TLX offers clean but somewhat plain styling, and less engaging handling, though its 4-cylinder engine and dual-clutch transmission feels a bit more sporty than the 4-cylinder/automatic combination in the base Regal.
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|2017 Buick RegalBrowse Used Listings||2017 Acura TLXBrowse Used Listings||2017 Ford FusionBrowse Used Listings||2017 Nissan MaximaBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volkswagen CCBrowse Used Listings||2017 Volvo S60Browse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 35 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||22 MPG City / 31 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 37 MPG Hwy|
|Gas/Ethanol||Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
|Midsize||Compact Cars||Midsize Cars||Midsize Cars||Compact Cars||Compact Cars|
|4-Door Sedan FWD||FWD||S FWD||S 3.5L *Ltd Avail*||2.0T Sport DSG||T5 FWD Dynamic|
|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||CVT w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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