Before 2011, the Regal was a humdrum car with a floaty ride and rubbery steering.
Buick revitalized the Regal nameplate in 2011, basing the model on Germany's Opel Insignia.
As such, it conveys a typically European driving experience, with a taut ride, sporty handling, and excellent fit and finish.
Firm, supportive seats and tight rear accommodations are another European trait of Buick's mid-size model.
Changes for 2014 included more horsepower for the turbocharged engine, a revised interior treatment with simpler controls, more available contemporary electronic safety features and optional all-wheel drive.