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CARS.COM — We reviewed the previous-generation Buick Regal GS in 2016 and concluded that the GS didn't do enough to distinguish itself as a performance vehicle when compared with other Regal trim levels. Would that be different with the new one? I hit the road outside of Atlanta to find out if the 2018 Buick Regal GS could live up to its Grand Sport name.
What's a Buick Regal GS?
Buick gave the Regal GS more aggressive styling with unique front and rear bumpers, 19-inch alloy wheels, side skirts and a rear lip spoiler. But the changes are far from just cosmetic. There are Brembo brakes up front, a continuous damping control suspension, sport exhaust and three driving modes (Normal, Sport and GS). Sport and GS modes change five elements of the car: shift feel and schedule of the nine-speed automatic transmission, rear-wheel drive bias added to the trick twin-clutch all-wheel-drive system, increased steering effort and the amount of damping, which makes the car ride stiffer.
2018 Buick Regal GS
- Powertrain: 310-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 and 282 pounds-feet of torque; nine-speed automatic transmission
- Drivetrain: All-wheel drive with torque-vectoring twin-clutch rear axle
- Fuel economy: 19/27/22 mpg city/highway/combined
- Key features: Adaptive damping suspension, Brembo front brakes, head-up display, adaptive cruise control, sport exhaust, 19-inch wheels, Bose a... Read More
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2018 Buick Regal GS Preview
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The 2018 Buick Regal currently has 0 recalls