The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback brings everything we love from European luxury sedans and combines them with the hatchback flexibility. Some people might say what was described as a wagon, but the Regal Sportback retained its stylish sedan silhouette. The Regal Sportback also offers an all-wheel-drive option, and although it can’t tackle rugged off-road trails, it can confidently cross the worst paths of winter. A powerful yet fuel-efficient 4-cylinder engine strengthens the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback, helping it stay competitive with rivals such as the Toyota Camry and Ford Fusion, while its low prices and feature-rich content easily cut premium sedans such as the Audi A5 Sportback and Kia Stinger
The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is available in six trim levels: 1SV, Preferred, Preferred II, Essence, Avenir and the performance-oriented GS. Even base version still comes with a turbocharged engine, rearview camera, 6-way manual-adjust driver seat, and a trial of OnStar 4G LTE connectivity with in-car Wi-Fi. The basic infotainment system consists of a 7-inch touch-screen display with USB input, Bluetooth and AM/FM radio. Its recommended to stepping up to at least the Preferred model, which adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power front seats, and options for popular features like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay integration.
Under the hood, the 2019 Buick Regal Sportback comes standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine producing a robust 250 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque (295 for AWD models). The sporty GS trim comes exclusively with all-wheel drive and 3.6-liter V6 engine good for 310 hp and 282 lb-ft of torque. Front-drive and the GS models employ the newest 9-speed automatic, while all-wheel-drive models get an 8-speed automatic. Both engines come with a seamlessly start/stop fuel-saving system that cannot be disabled. In track testing, the 2019 Buick Regal GS accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 5.8 seconds.
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 8 or 9-speed automatic
250 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm (FWD)
250 horsepower @ 5,500 rpm (AWD)
260 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000-5,200 rpm (FWD)
295 lb-ft of torque @ 3,000-4,000 rpm (AWD)
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 22/32 mpg (FWD) and 21/29 mpg (AWD)
3.6-liter V6 (Regal GS) with 9-speed automatic
310 horsepower @ 6,800 rpm
282 lb-ft of torque @ 5,200 rpm
EPA fuel economy city/highway: 19/27 mpg
The 2019 Buick Regal Sportback is on sale and arriving now at dealers nationwide. The base model has a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starting just under $26,000. The recommended Preferred model starting at $28,595 with a more well-rounded package and offering more options. If you want an AWD, the Preferred II trim start at $32,695. The Essence model comes in around $32,700, while the Avenir at $36,195. The performance-oriented Buick Regal GS can reach $43,000 with options