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2014 Buick Regal vs. 2015 Nissan Altima Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Buick Regal offers a bit more room for passengers in the back seat than the Nissan Altima. The Nissan Altima will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Buick Regal.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Buick Regal as you will with the Nissan Altima, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Buick Regal will definitely make more of a dent in your wallet than the Nissan Altima, which has a much lower MSRP. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Destination Charge for the Buick Regal is much higher than that for the Nissan Altima.

Dimensions
The Buick Regal is a little wider than the Nissan Altima, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Buick Regal takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Nissan Altima.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Buick Regal transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Nissan Altima.

Handling
The Buick Regal has about the same turning radius as the Nissan Altima, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Buick Regal has less horsepower than the Nissan Altima, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Buick Regal and the Nissan Altima. The Buick Regal has less cargo capacity than the Nissan Altima, which is okay if you don't need to move a lot in one trip.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Buick Regal than that of the Nissan Altima.

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2014 Buick
Regal

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MSRP*: $29,690 - $39,270

2015 Nissan
Altima

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MSRP*: $22,300 - $31,950
Cash Back Rebate: Up to $500 Up to $750
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.00% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: -- As low as 3.05%
City MPG: 19 - 21 22 - 27
Highway MPG: 27 - 30 32 - 38
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 4 years/50,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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***** Not Tested
Invoice*: $28,502 - $37,699 $20,867 - $29,531

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