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2014 Buick Regal GS AWD

"This is just silly," I said as I laughed my way sideways around the icy track at Circuit ICAR, a racecourse, drag strip and kart track at the Montreal-Mirabel International Airport in Quebec. It wasn't the activity that had me cracking up, though. After all, winter driving experiences aren't uncommon in this business. No, in this particular case, it was the car that had me chuckling. I wasn't in a mad hot hatch or a rally-derived rocket – I was in a Buick. The 2014 Regal GS, to be more precise. Somehow, despite its recent product renaissance (not to mention its distant –... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
259 HP / 295 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Auto
Base Price:
$39,270
As-Tested Price:
$43,780
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