Do you ever ask yourself “Why do I leave the feeling of driving a sports car to my imagination? Why not indulge myself?” They’re both excellent questions, and they can be answered by getting behind the wheel of a 2014 Regal GS.
Car and Driver did just that recently, testing both the 2014 Regal GS and the updated Regal Turbo with their new all-wheel-drive systems. This year, the high class versions of the Regal come equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with twin turbochargers and direct injection. Both cars are slightly heavier than previously, but you’d never know it. The engine’s good for 259 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, and it accelerates the Regal GS from 0 to 60 in just 6.2 seconds. The Regal Turbo hits 60 after only 6.6 seconds.
The all-wheel-drive system gives an edge to the Regal GS, providing greater stability and handling along with its Hi-Per struts. The suspension is also improved by two driver-selectable modes, Sport and GS, which accentuate steering and throttle control when employed.
It takes a sharp eye to pick out changes in exterior design from last year to 2014, but the interior of the GS has seen a notable update. Both the instrument panel and center consoles have been redesigned, featuring fewer press-able buttons and more capacitive touch adjusters. Forward-collision, blind-spot, and lane-departure detection systems are all available in the 2014 model, as are adaptive cruise control and pre-collision braking. The 2014 Regal can take care of you – if you need it to – while you satisfy your sports car desires.
You should read the full test results on Car and Driver for all the hard numbers, and if you’re interested in the 2014 Regal GS or the 2014 Regal Turbo, be sure to leave a comment, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit us at Leith Buick GMC.