2014 Buick Regal: Up Close

8597077425_a50a10c3ce_b
Buick fixed the element of the Regal that was most in need of improvement by revamping the center control panel as part of the car's updates for 2014. In the process, it dramatically simplified the interfaces for the audio and climate systems, making them easier to use at a glance compared to the grid of buttons that dominated the prior Regal’s dashboard.

More 2013 New York Auto Show Coverage

It appears Buick designers couldn't contain themselves, though, as more buttons have appeared on the Regal's new steering wheel, which now has what appears to be 17 functions. Some of the features are oddly grouped: the button for the heated steering wheel, for instance, is on the same four-way rocker switch as the cruise control settings.

8597080419_d5fde99e58_b
Exterior updates are subtle and don't dramatically alter the Regal's appearance. That's not a bad thing as the Regal has an appealing, if understated, style to it. The taillights see the biggest changes with new elements that extend into the trunk lid. Though different than the 2013 Honda Civic's revised taillights, they resemble them.

8598176600_2a1a52262c_b
When some cars get an update, you wonder why the automaker didn't go further with the changes. That's not the case with the Regal, which had the benefit of already being a solid offering in its class.

Comments 

Post a Comment 

Please remember a few rules before posting comments:

  • If you don't want people to see your email address, simply type in the URL of your favorite website or leave the field empty.
  • Do not mention specific car dealers by name. Feel free to mention your city, state and brand.
  • Try to be civil to your fellow blog readers. This blog is not a fan or enthusiast forum, it is meant to help people during the car-buying process and during the time between purchases, so shoppers can keep a pulse on the market.
  • Stay on topic. We want to hear your opinions and thoughts, but please only comment about the specified topic in the blog post.
view posting rules

If you have a TypeKey or TypePad account, please Sign In

Search Results

KickingTires Search Results for

Search Kicking Tires

KickingTires iPhone App
Ask.cars.com