USA Today is noting that Consumer Reports, America’s premier consumer advocacy publication, has recommended the updated 2014 Buick Regal over its pricier foreign competitors.
The Buick earned a “recommended” rating from Consumer Reports and scored 83 points out of a possible 100. That puts it in the same rating category as luxury cars from Volvo, Mercedes-Benz, and BMW. The big difference, though, is that the Buick is by far the least expensive.
“Regal beat the Volvo S60 in a head-to-head road test,” wrote Consumer Reports. “Ultimately, the Regal wound up finishing just one point shy of the class-leading BMW 328i and tied the Mercedes-Benz C250 for second place in the organization’s overall ratings of upscale sport sedans – while costing thousands less.”
Over $8,700 less, to be exact. That’s the price difference between the Buick Regal Premium 2-liter, 4-cylinder turbo, front wheel drive, sports sedan and the significantly costlier BMW 328i, rear wheel drive model – despite the fact that both cars scored almost identical ratings.
The magazine’s director of automotive testing, Jake Fisher, says, “The Regal is a thoroughly developed and satisfying midsized sports sedan that’s more reminiscent of a German sports car than the softly sprung luxo-barges that Buick was once known for.” To experience the luxury and value of a new and improved Buick for yourself, stop by Gjovik Auto today.