Buick Regal GS Is American Classic With Global Cues

The 2018 Buick Regal GS is a rousing Americanized version of the Opel/Vauxhall Insignia. This all wheel drive GS boasts stiff euro style engineering that makes it a very satisfying performance daily driver.

As to exact classification — avoiding the word “sedan” — the Regal GS is a 4-door mid-sized sportback with nice lines and an impressive front facing design of a blacked out grill, matching lower front vents and reserved wrap-around headlights.

Liberal use of the red GS badges inside and out, the red calipers of the Brembo Brakes peeking out through the front wheel spokes, and the boisterous 310 horsepower 3.6 liter V6 set the performance tone… and deliver the goods!

The GS monogrammed seats are sporty high backed power 8-way buckets, perhaps a bit tight for good eaters, but fully equipped with heating, cooling and massage functions

Rally flair aside, the Regal GS offers 4 door convenience, with comfortable rear seating, ample legroom and minimal sacrifice in headroom due to the fastback design. For the $44K price-tag there’s even a full sized trunk with a handy light touch electronic opener in the rear Buick logo.