ABS standard until 2002, available thereafter, standard from 2011. Side air bags available from 2000, standard from 2011; rear available from 2011. Head protection air bags and ESC standard from 2011.
We weren't complimentary about the Regal in our last test report: We called it "a disappointment." Drawbacks include ungainly handling (the optional Gran Touring suspension improves that somewhat) and front seats that become less comfortable the longer you sit in them. But the Regal does have some good points, however: It rides well, at least at lower speeds on smooth roads . Its cabin is quiet. And the automatic transmission shifts smoothly. The standard V6 puts out 200 hp. A 240-hp supercharged version powers the GS, making it fast though hardly sporty.