2015 Buick Regal Overview
What’s New for the 2015 Buick Regal?
Like most of GM’s 2015 models, the 2015 Buick Regal sees the addition of OnStar’s 4G LTE with a built-in Wi-Fi hotspot. The Regal also adds Siri Eyes Free integration.
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2015 Buick Regal Exterior
Similar to its European cousin, the Opel Insignia, the Buick Regal is sleek and luxurious. It wouldn’t be a Buick without the signature waterfall grille, not to mention its LED-enhanced headlights.
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The Regal is offered in four trims: base, Premium I, Premium II, and GS. The base model sits on 18-inch alloy wheels and sports automatic headlights, dual exhaust outlets, fog lights, and heated power mirrors, and it even boasts keyless entry. As we go up the trim levels, the exterior gains rear parking sensors, xenon headlights, 19-inch wheels, stylish front and rear fascias, a rear spoiler, and more.
Note that an eAssist hybrid powertrain is available on the Premium I trim, which downgrades wheels to 17 inches and adds low-rolling-resistance tires, as well as just one single exhaust outlet (concealed).
2015 Buick Regal Performance
The handling of the Regal is quite good, though if you’re looking for excellent, you’ll want the sport variant, the GS. Front-wheel drive is standard, but drivers can opt for all-wheel drive.
The base turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine pumps out an impressive 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. As mentioned above, the Premium I trim is sold with a hybrid variant, a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that uses mild hybrid technology (eAssist). This engine generates 182 hp and 172 lb-ft of torque.
The engines are all paired with a six-speed automatic, except in the GS, where a six-speed manual is available with front-wheel drive.
2015 Buick Regal Efficiency
The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with the six-speed automatic and front-wheel drive is rated at 21 mpg city/30 mpg highway/24 mpg combined. With all-wheel drive, it’s 19 mpg city/27 mpg highway/22 mpg combined, and the GS with a manual gearbox yields 20 mpg city/31 mpg highway/24 mpg combined. The eAssist model yields 25 mpg city/36 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.
2015 Buick Regal Interior
The interior of the Buick Regal is both comfortable and practical. Materials were chosen carefully, and the instrument panel is easy-to-read. The Regal also comes with an 8-inch touchscreen display, OnStar, IntelliLink (which can now read text messages aloud). Drivers can also make use of Siri Eyes Free, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth connectivity while rocking out to a seven-speaker sound system.
The base model also boasts dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated fronted seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and more. Up the trim ladder, drivers can add remote start, a heated steering wheel, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, rear-seat side airbags, a navigation system, sport front seats, and more.
2015 Buick Regal Safety
The 2015 Buick Regal scored a 5-Star Overall Safety Score from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Among the Regal’s safety features are 4-wheel ABS, 4-wheel disc brakes, a suite of airbags, brake assist, daytime running lights, integrated turn signal mirrors, electronic stability control, traction control, and child safety locks.