2014 Buick Regal Gets Standard Turbo, Better Fuel Economy

It must be 1987, because Buick is going turbo-crazy.

The 2014 Buick Regal will get a major upgrade in the form of a new standard 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine.

The new engine is taken from the Cadillac ATS, and produces 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. That's more than the 2.0-liter turbo in the BMW 320i (180 hp, 184 lb-ft) or the naturally-aspirated 2.5-liter V-6 in the Lexus IS 250 (204 hp, 185 lb-ft).

MUST SEE: Jean-Claude Van Damme In Best Ad Ever For Volvo Trucks

Equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive, the 2014 Regal is EPA-rated at 24mpg combined (21 mpg city, 30 mpg highway); the six-speed manual gets an extra mile per gallon highway. All-wheel drive models are rated at 22 mpg combined (19 mpg city, 27 mpg highway).

In addition to the new turbo engine, a Regal eAssist mild hybrid model will still be available. The eAssist powertrain consists of a 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine and an electric motor, producing a total of 182 hp and 172 lb-ft. It's rated at 29 mpg combined (25 mpg city, 36 mpg highway).

The 2014 Buick Regal also features refreshed styling, including 18-inch alloy wheels. The changes are subtle, but the 2013 Regal was already a decent-looking car.

GM 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged four-cylinder engine

GM 2.0-liter Ecotec turbocharged four-cylinder engine

Other standard features include an IntelliLink infotainment system with eight-inch display, leather seats, and a backup camera.

DON'T MISS: Cop Resigns After Green Light Drag Race Video Goes Viral

The 2014 Buick Regal is on sale now, with a base price of $30,615--including destination--for front-wheel drive models, and $32,790 for all-wheel drive models. The sportier Regal GS starts at $37,830 for front-wheel drive, and $40,195 for all-wheel drive. The Regal eAssist has a base price of $32,485.

This year marks the 40th birthday of the Regal; over those four decades, it's rarely been an interesting car. Maybe the new engine will change that.


Follow Motor Authority on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

Follow Us


Take Us With You!

New Car Price Quotes
Update ZIP
We are committed to your privacy. By submitting this form you agree the phone number you provided may be used to contact you (including autodialed or pre-recorded calls). Consent is not a condition of purchase.

Research New Cars


Related Used Listings

Browse used listings in your area.

© 2014 MotorAuthority. All Rights Reserved. MotorAuthority is published by High Gear Media. Stock photography by izmo, Inc. Send us feedback.