The 10 Best Midsize Cars of 2016

7. 2016 Buick Regal

What’s New?

The eAssist mild hybrid powertrain is dropped and in its place is a brand new2.4l engine is selected. Other changes include the new Sport Appearance package and a freshly revised trim level. The latest Buick Regal model is by far more poised and more sporty in the GS trim. It is still a Buick model at heart and it retains the Buick’s penchant for greater comfort.

Exterior Design

The base 1SV Regal has been engineered with 18 inch alloy wheels, fog lights, automatic and heated power mirrors. The Premium II models features a rear parking sensors, xenon headlights and a 110 volt power outlet while the GS comes with 19 inch wheels and unique rear and front fascia. With a sleek, sporty exterior the Regal comes available with high-intensity-discharge xenon headlamps, and a power controlled sunroof.

Interior Design and Technology

The 2016 model comes with minimal button clutter and a sleek dashboard. The quality of the material used is satisfactory while the overall appearance of the vehicle is upscale. The IntelliLink Infotainment system is powered by a standard 8 inch touchscreen. Apart from the 8 inch infotainment system, the vehicle also comes with an Android Integration system, Apple Car Play and Pandora radio compatibility. Sturdy, supportive, leather seats are the mainstay in the Buick Regal’s interior. Along with a sport steering wheel, the bucket seats give you the impression that you’re actually in a race car.

Engine and Fuel Efficiency

A 2.4l 4 cylinder engine which is capable of delivering an estimated, 259 horsepower and 172 pound per feet of torque is offered as standard. Despite having a powerful engine, the EPA fuel economy is estimated at 23 mpg combined (19 city and 31 highway).

Safety

The exterior design along with the rear cross traffic alert technology, the lane departure technology, and forward collision alert, among many other safety features allows you to get a professional driving feel, with all the safety you can imagine. Stability control, antilock disc brakes and full-length side curtain are offered as standard. The OnStar system which features an automatic crash notification, a stolen vehicle locator, an emergency button and on demand road side assistance is also offered as standard.

Posted on April 10, 2017