We were provided the Buick Regal to review for one week. All opinions are 100% my own.
Last week we drove the Buick Regal to Fredericksburg, TX for our anniversary weekend. To say I was excited to have the Regal delivered to our door is an understatement. This luxury four-door car was so nice to drive. It felt peaceful to drive around town in this quiet and smooth ride.
With each day that I drove the Buick Regal I found new features that I loved. My favorite feature was the speed limit being displayed on the dashboard. I was really surprised by this. It worked on all the highways and even some of the back main country roads. Within the neighborhood streets it did not display a speed limit so the white box shown in the photo below would be gone. However, on the main neighborhood roads where it is usually 40mph it would display.
While driving to Fredericksburg I set the cruise control. Of course, the Buick Regal had all the button controls on the steering wheel which is nice when driving long distance. The part I was pleasantly surprised by was the gap adjustment. When there was a vehicle in front of me that I started to get somewhat close to the car would automatically slow down. Right as I was about to hit my brake or turn off the cruise control the Regal adjusted the distance for me. It was amazing. Then the car would automatically speed back up to my set cruise when there was a safe distance ahead.
The Buick Regal would detect if a car was in the lane next to me. When I would look in my side mirror as if I was going to get over I would see a little star light to let me know it wasn’t safe to change lanes. The light in the mirror was not large or bright enough to be distracting but it was noticeable enough to be aware and for me to find it useful.
Another great feature is the memory seats. One thing I hate when my husband and I both take turns driving a vehicle is changing the seat up and forward plus moving the mirrors. My current vehicle has memory seats and I have learned I would never want to own a vehicle without this feature again. The Buick Regal has this and we set it immediately. When I got in the Regal I just had to press the number 1 on the driver seat and everything would go back to the way I needed it. Number 2 was for Andrew so he didn’t have to try and climb into the seat and hit his knees after I drove it. He could press the button before sitting down and it would adjust back automatically.
This luxury vehicle was fully loaded with leather seats, XM radio and OnStar – which we used to map to our road-trip destination.
The only con I had with the Regal was how hot the door handles got on the inside after it was sitting in the sun and how bright the chrome would reflect the sun in my eyes when I was driving. The gear shift and door handles were all shiny chrome and the sun bounced off of it so strongly one day that I had to cover it with a piece of paper I happened to have in the car at the time. The door handle was so hot that my son couldn’t open the door. The leather seats never really got hot enough to bother me though. It was just the chrome I would opt to change if purchasing the Regal.
I am currently trying to convince my mom to purchase a Buick Regal since she is in the market for a new vehicle. I have never loved a four-door car as much as I did this one.
Thanks to Buick and District Drive for letting us drive the Regal for one week in order to conduct this review. I may have wept after it went back.