2017 Buick Regal Release Date, News & Specs

At a relatively affordable price and tons of standard features, the new 2017 Buick Regal offers decent value for money for those shopping in the entry-level luxury sedan segment. Some of its highlights include an available AWD, reasonable pricing, and plenty of standard features. Its release date should be expected in the fall of 2017.

For 2017, the Regal parts with the eAssist mild hybrid powertrain, but gains a new Sport Touring appearance package, an Apple CarPlay compatibility, and a 2.4L base engine. The vehicle continues with its impressive value in comparison to other vehicles in the same segment. It offers plenty of standard features as well as optional ones.

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However, making an unequivocal contender in the segment is its 2.4L engine offering, which makes it step back to its lethargic past. Also, it offers cramped and afflicted rear seating. Most of its bogeys beat it hard due to these downsides.

If space isn’t among your list of priorities, you could alleviate the engine problem through opting for the competitive turbocharged 2.0L four-cylinder engine that cranks out a laudable 259 horsepower. It still lags in terms of the fuel economy ratings nonetheless.

Interior wise, every Regal comes with an impressive list of standard features including but not limited to leather seats, an 8” infotainment screen, automatic climate control, and an upgraded Apple CarPlay interface. On the official website you can find more info.

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While the Regal still tries to impress with its list of features, the segment offers plenty of better alternatives which offer upscale features, impressive performance, and laudable fuel economy ratings, in the same price range. Alternatives to consider include 2017 Volvo S60, 2017 BMW 3 Series, 2016 Acura TLX, and 2017 Lexus IS.

Buick Regal – Available Trims

The midsize 2017 Buick Regal sedan is offered in 1SV, 1SL, Premium II or GS trims. The GS is also referred to as 1SX, and 1SP instead of Premium II. We also expect both the Regal GNX and Buick Regal Grand National to return in late 2016 or at the dawn of 2017.

Exterior Changes & Interior GS Review – 2017 Buick Regal

The base 1SV Regal starts with cruise control, automatic headlights, automatic climate control (dual-zone), an eight-way power driver seat, foglights, 18” alloy wheels, remote keyless entry, leather-wrapped steering wheel, tilt-and-telescopic steering wheel, leather upholstery, auto-dimming rearview camera, split-folding rear seats, a power height-adjustable passenger seat, and headlight washers.

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Standard technology items include a rearview camera, a seven-speaker audio system, Siri Eyes Free, Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity, IntelliLink infotainment system, smartphone connectivity through Android Auto and Apple CarPlay functionality.

The Premium II adds a navigation system, a heated steering wheel, rear-seat side airbags, a nine-speaker Bose audio system, remote start, keyless ignition and entry, xenon headlights, rear parking sensors, a 11-V power outlet, and an eight-way power passenger seat.

The 1SL comes with unique 18” wheels, dual-exhaust outlets, a rear spoiler, and a powerful turbocharged engine.

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The 2017 Buick Regal GS boasts of adjustable drive modes that alter shift, suspension, and steering calibration; a configurable and enlarged gauge-cluster information display, Brembo front brakes, a sport-tuned suspension system, rear and front parking sensors, unique pedals, three-spoke steering wheel, sport front seats, and body-color sport rocker panels.

Optional for the Premium II package includes adaptive cruise control, driver memory settings, forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, and blind-spot monitoring. Stand-alone options include ambient interior lighting, chrome-clad wheels, and a sunroof.

Engine Specs – 2017 Buick Regal

Employing a 2.4L four-cylinder engine rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque is the base 2017 Buick Regal 1SV trim. Both the six-speed automatic transmission and the front-wheel-drive systems are standard.

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The EPA ratings for the above engine stand at 19/31/23 mpg in the city/highway/combined.

A 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 259 horsepower and 295 pounds of torque is available for the remaining trims. The six-speed auto transmission works by default. EPA ratings for the turbo-equipped front-wheel-drive are 19/27/22 mpg, and 20/31/24 mpg for the AWD Regal GS.

During our own test drive, an AWD Regal sprinted from 0-60 mph in 7.2 seconds.

Standard safety equipment include full-length side curtain airbags, stability and traction control, antilock disc brakes, automatic crash notification, lane departure warning, rear cross traffic alert, and on-demand roadside assistance.

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Price & Release Date – 2017 Buick Regal Coupe

An MSRP starting from $27,065 is all that stands in your way of owning the redesigned 2017 Buick Regal 1SV, and up to $34,065 for the GS trim. We should expect the vehicle this fall.

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2017 Buick LaCrosse Release Date, Info & Specs

The redesigned Buick LaCrosse for 2017 is well-rounded sedan that drives nicely and pampers its occupants. Some of the highlights include top crash test scores, sleek interior with up-to-date technology, an available all-wheel-drive system, and a serene and luxurious ride quality. Its release date should be expected this August.

New features to debut alongside the 2017 LaCrosse include unique 18” wheels, a new Sport Touring package, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, an updated IntelliLink infotainment system, and a standard power driver seat.

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The new 2017 Buick LaCrosse, being Buick’s flagship sedan, offers traditional Buick features such as generous accommodations and size. As one would expect, the vehicle comes with copious head-and legroom rivaled only by executive-class sedans such as Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz.

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Given Buick’s history, you might assume that the LaCrosse isn’t a snooze. Fortunately, this is the case with the 2017 LaCrosse, as the vehicle employs a choice of two impressive engines under its hood. You have a choice of either the mild-hybrid four-cylinder code-named eAssist or the V6 rated at 304 hp engine.

While you might be impressed by the eAssist impressive fuel economy ratings, we are not convinced that it is enough reason to forgo the available all-wheel-drive and the additional V6 power.

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Regardless of the engine choice, every model comes with an impressive feature list and a well-equipped and stylish cabin. For instance, it comes with an upgraded IntelliLink infotainment system that comes with two USB ports, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, smartphone app integration, and a revised touchscreen interface.

Despite the irresistible feature and technology list the LaCrosse comes with, there are other contenders in the segment that will definitely give it a run for its money. They include the 2017 Toyota Avalon, 2017 Lexus ES, 2017 Chevrolet Impala, and the RWD 2017 Chrysler 300.

Available Trims – Buick LaCrosse

The large luxury 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan is available in a mammoth six trims: 1SV, Base, Leather, Premium 1, Premium 2, and Premium 3 trims.

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The 1SV trim comes standard with a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, a V6 engine, heated mirrors, remote ignition, an eight-way power driver seat, automatic climate control (dual-zone), cruise control, split-folding rear seatbacks, 17” alloy wheels, a 4G LTE connectivity, a telescopic-and-tilt steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, OnStar telematics, and Bluetooth audio and phone connectivity.

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Others include a CD player, a seven-speaker sound system, satellite radio, a rearview camera, an 8” touchscreen display, smartphone app integration, two USB ports, and IntelliLink infotainment system.

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The Base trim gets you a rear spoiler, 18” wheels, different grille, keyless ignition and entry, driver memory settings, integrated signal repeaters, rear parking sensors, ambient lighting, auto-dimming side mirrors, heated front seats, leather upholstery, power front passenger seat, and ambient lighting.

Opting for the Leather model gest you 18” wheels, 17” for the four-cylinder models, and standard leather upholstery.

Springing for the Premium 1 gets you 11-speaker Bose audio system, a 120-V power outlet, a power rear window sunshade, ventilated and heated front seats, and a heated steering wheel.

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The Premium 2 adds a navigation system, adaptive suspension dampers, 20” wheels, front suspension tuning with torque-steer-resistant “HiPer Strut” design.

Optional on both the Base and 1SV trims is the Ultra Luxury package that comes standard with a faux-suede headliner, unique exterior colors, extended leather upholstery, and real wood accents.

2017 Buick LaCrosse Engine Specs

The Buick LaCrosse for 2017 comes standard with a 3.6L V6 engine rated at 304 hp and 264 pounds of torque under its hood. The power is transmitted to the front wheels via the standard six-speed automatic transmission system. You get the all-wheel-drive system on both the premium 1 and Leather trims.

During our own test drive, the V6-powered LaCrosse was able to dash from 0-60 mph in a laudable 6.8 seconds. The EPA fuel economy ratings for the V6 model stands at 18/28/22 mpg in the city/highway/combined, and 17/26/20 mpg with the 4WD.

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The eAssist available for the Leather and Base trims pairs an 11kW electric motor and a lithium ion battery pack with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine to produce an output rated at 182 horsepower and 172 pounds of torque. Both the six-speed automatic and the front-wheel-drive are default systems.

According to Buick, the vehicle comes with a 6-Year or 70,000-mile powertrain Limited Warranty.

Price & China Release Date – 2017 Buick LaCrosse

The new 2017 Buick LaCrosse sedan will cost you an MSRP starting from $31,065. As for its release date, expect the vehicle to go for sale this August. On the official website you can find all additional info about it’s release in United States and Canada.

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