Consumer Reviews Summary
8 of 9 (88%) customers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
2013 Buick Regal Overview
A stylish entry into the luxury midsize sedan segment, the 2013 Buick Regal offers plenty of drivetrain flexibility so whether you’re in the market for something fuel efficient, comfortable, or fast, there’s a Regal for you.
Competing with cars like the Lincoln MKZ and Cadillac CTS, the Regal gets a few updates for the 2013 model year. The IntelliLink system, which pairs your smartphone to the Regal via Bluetooth, is now standard across all trim levels. A heated steering wheel is also newly available, while the former base engine, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder has been dropped from gasoline models (it is still used in the Regal eAssist).
From the outside, if you mistook the Regal for something made by a European manufacturer you wouldn’t be alone – the design in a couple years old now but still turns heads, especially when seen in person. Heated power side mirrors with integrated turn signals are standard; as are 18-inch aluminum wheels (19- and 20- inch alloys are optional).
Under the hood, the Regal offers three distinct powertrain options each with a different focus. The Regal eAssist serves as the base model, and employs a mild hybrid system that uses the 2.4-liter four-cylinder base engine in conjunction with a 15-horsepower electric motor (combined output is 197-hp) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Those looking for more power should look at the Regal Turbo, which is powered by a 220-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that makes 260 pounds-feet of torque. Transmission options include a standard six-speed automatic, while a six-speed manual is optional. Topping the lineup is the Regal GS, the high-performance model which takes the engine from the Regal Turbo and adds extra boost and reduced exhaust backpressure which increases output to 270-hp and 295 pounds-feet of torque.
Fuel economy ratings, as you’d predict, vary widely by trim level. The Regal eAssist tops things off with 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway. That’s followed by the Regal Turbo and its 20/32 mpg city/highway with the manual (18/29 mpg city/highway with the automatic). At the bottom of the totem pole is the Regal GS which checks in at 19/27 mpg city/highway.
The Regal is very well equipped in all guises; standard equipment includes leather upholstery, heated front seats, power driver’s seat, Bluetooth connectivity, seven-inch touch screen in the center console, and a USB port. Options include a navigation system, heated steering wheel, and universal remote.
Car buyers will also be happy to know that the 2013 Regal is one of the safest cars around, earning both a full five-star crash rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick award from the IIHS. Antilock brakes, an electronic stability system, traction control, and six airbags.
So whether you’re looking for fuel economy, performance, or comfort, the 2013 Buick Regal delivers.