As far as up-scale sports sedans and station wagons go, the versions of the 2019 Buick Regal are built to bring the feeling of a race car to your everyday life. It’s certainly a car fit for royalty, boasting a myriad of special features to keep you riding in luxury with the feeling of the power of a nation at your back.
The Buick Regal got its starts way back in 1973 and has remained a classic ever since. This mid-sized automobile made its debut in North America where it was produced until 2004 when manufacturing moved to China. After a brief hiatus, the Regal was reintroduced in 2011 to the North American market. Since the beginning, Buick’s models of the Regal have brought personal luxury to car buyers nationwide. Style and performance are merged in this classic car and remain key components of the 2019 model today.
The Many Variations of the Buick Regal
There are three types of Buick Regal, there is the Regal Sportback, Regal TourX, and Regal GS, all of which share similar features but with some key differences.
The Sportback, a mid-size sedan which replaced the Regal Sedan, has a liftback configuration which gives its drivers extra utility. It’s lighter than its predecessor and comes in both front-wheel-drive and AWD. Its coupe-like styling disguises its hatchback configuration.
The TourX is a hatchback station wagon without the ugly exterior often associated with station wagons. You won’t find any fake wood siding here! Instead, all you’ll find is 73.5 cubic feet of storage behind the front seats, 8-speed manual transmission, and AWD to keep you ready for anything.
The GS is a mid-size sports sedan, now in its sixth generation, and promises exceptional performance. It’s Buick’s most powerful vehicle in production today thanks to its 3.6-liter LGX V6 engine. This car is both sporty and capable.
The Main Competition
The 2019 Buick Regal is competing with other cars boasting maximum utility. In addition to powerful utility, the Regal also brings maximum performance for a line of car straddling high-end and medium budgets. It’s biggest competitor is the Subaru Outback. The Outback, designed and manufactured in Japan, is a station wagon made to be driven in rough conditions and is marketed toward families intent on safety. The Subaru Outback is generally considered to be lower-end when compared with the Buick Regal in terms of performance, though outshines the competition in terms of overall safety ratings. The TourX, in particular, also competes with the Volvo V60 Cross Country. Though the Volvo Cross Country is noticeably smaller, it is also on the higher end of peoples’ budgets who are looking for performance and quality.
The Buick Regal is turbocharged for maximum power and offers available All-Wheel-Drive for increased traction. It brings forceful performance and precise control to drivers in urban environments and also those seeking to embark on cross-country ventures. Because of its five-link rear suspension keeping the rear wheels tracking precisely, the performance of a sport sedan is both smooth and agile. The available intelligent All-Wheel-Drive with active twin clutch provides power to the wheels that have the most grip on the road. So from the steepest New England highway to tight corners in the city, the Buick Regal is designed to perform exceptionally and stay rooted to the pavement, balancing agile handling with smooth driving.
The Buick Regal is not only designed for smooth performance on tricky road conditions but is also designed for a little extra giddy-up-and-go because of its turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The TourX’s engine delivers powerful 250 horsepower through an electrically controlled 8-speed transmission. Other versions of the Buick Royal use an energetic 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine; the performance-centric GS gets a 3.6-liter V6.
The exterior of the Buick Regal is designed to bring a little bit of the race-course to your life with its racing-inspired design and performance capabilities. If you’re looking for the full race-car experience, get the Regal GS in the vibrant shade of red offered. The GS’s exclusive 19″ wheels and GS Sport grille with ink-black finish showcase the athletic and capable nature of the Buick Regal. Lower rocker panels, brushed satin front air scoops, and an assertive rear spoiler add to the Regal’s self-assured and head-turning design.
Luxury Fit for a King
No great king would accept less than the best entertainment features and interior luxury. The Buick Regal features wireless charging and built-in-Wi-Fi so that you’ve never without the internet on your phone or tablet device. Just place your compatible smart-phone into a slot in the armrest to charge your phone. There is also a USB port integration directly into the center console so that you can sync music or charge devices more traditionally. With in-ride 4G LTE Wi-Fi, no passenger will be without their favorite music or movies during the trip. 7 devices can be connected at once, in case you need that many!
Technology is reshaping our world, and it shouldn’t be any different in our cars. With smartphone integration onto an available 8-inch diagonal color touch-screen with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, you’ll have state-of-the-art technology at your fingertips. You can even select and download in-vehicle apps directly to your vehicle’s touchscreen from SHOP. Play your music from Bose premium audio speakers too.
Lacking in servants to carry your high-class luggage or brown-bagged groceries? With Regal TourX’s hands-free power liftgate, you’ll no longer have to renegotiate how you’re carrying your things just to open the back of your car. An LED projection lets you know exactly where to kick your foot in order to open and close the gate.
Finally, the interior comfort of the Buick Regal is fit for a king. With a heated steering wheel, ambient lighting, and dual-zone climate control, you will ride in comfort wherever you go. The Regal GS exclusively offers front-performance seats which massage, are heated and ventilated, and can be electronically adjusted for extreme comfort.
Long Live the King
Though neither the 2018 or the 2019 Buick Regal is crash-test rated at this point in time, several features, both optional and standard, greatly improve the safety of the Buick Regal. Safety is a feature that Buick balances with the high-performance nature of the model. New technology and tried and tested safety features merge to give buyers plenty of options. Safety features for this model of car include:
- On-Star Emergency Help
- Rear-Vision Camera
- Lane Change Alert with Side Blind Zone Alert
- Rear Cross Traffic Alert
- Rear Park Assist
- Adaptive Cruise Control
- Automatic Braking
- Cornering Lighting and Headlamp Auto Level
- Lane Keep Assist with Lane Departure Warning
- Forward Collision Alert
- From Pedestrian Braking
- Pedestrian Protection System
Benefits of the 2019 Buick Regal
As a model of car fit for a king, the Buick Regal brings a combination of high-performance, style, and confidence to drivers. The Regal Sportback is a sedan ready to take-on challenging terrain, the TourX competes well with the well-regarded station-wagon Subaru Outback, and the Regal GS brings high-class capabilities at a medium price-tag.
It’s certainly a car fit for royalty and showcases dozens of special features which keep you riding in luxury. All-Wheel-Drive and five-link rear suspension keep the wheels tracking precisely and make the Regal a smooth and dependable ride. The V6 engine means this car is both sporty and capable. Standard and optional safety features mean that the Buick Regal is ready to transport your family and deliver complete peace-of-mind. Combined with state-of-the-art luxury features like massaging seats, Bose sound system, and hands-free power liftgate, the 2019 Buick Regal is an upscale sports sedan or station wagon for people who value quality and economy.