2020 Buick Regal GS Prices, Reviews, and Pictures

Overview

Buick used to make muscle cars and other performance vehicles, but the Regal GS is now the most sporty thing on its shelves. The strong 310-hp V-6 delivers power to all four wheels. However, the GS could have had better acceleration. It’s still more engaging and athletic than the Buick Regal Sportback which we review separately. Although the four-door appears like a sedan it is actually a hatchback, making it more practical than many of its competitors. The GS is also less expensive than similar-equipped entry-luxury vehicles. The 2020 Buick GS offers many standard amenities and many driver assistance options. However, it is not able to recreate the old-school GS experience.

The 2020 Regal GS has a sporty V-6 engine and standard all-wheel drive. Sport Red is the only color available that’s free, while the other colors are more expensive. The Appearance, Sights and Sound packages are what we would choose. They include an eight-speaker Bose stereo system, led headlights with automatic corner lighting and leveling, remote start, built in navigation, wireless charging, and more. You can also purchase optional driver assistance such as adaptive cruise control and automated emergency braking.

Transmission, Engine, and Performance

Each Regal GS has a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that produces 310 horsepower and 282 pounds of torque. The engine is paired with a nine speed automatic transmission, which, strangely, does not have paddle shifters. Instead, manually selecting gears is handled through the center-console-mounted shifter. Standard all-wheel drive improves traction in slippery conditions and helps the GS corner more efficiently. Our front-drive, four-cylinder Regal was only 0.2 seconds faster than the last version. It accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds. The GS has three drive modes, Touring, Sport, or GS. These settings can also affect the transmission’s reaction and steering effort. The GS was able to go from 70 mph down to zero in a remarkable 164 feet thanks to a pair of Brembo front brakes. Although the hi-po Regal didn’t get us moving behind the wheel, it was certainly more entertaining than the regular Regal.

Fuel Economy and Real World MPG

According to the EPA, the Regal GS will achieve 27 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. These numbers are close to those of all-wheel-drive V-6-powered rivals like the Acura TLX or Lexus IS. On our 200-mile highway fuel economy route, we tested the Buick and it achieved 28 mpg. This was well above its EPA rating, but between 2-3 mpg and the IS350 and TLX.

Interior, Comfort, & Cargo

The 2020 Regal GS has supportive and stylish front seats with heating, cooling, massaging, and massaging functions. The cabin has a flat-bottom steering wheel with metal pedals that hint at sportiness. However, the rest of it is more subdued and the materials are not very impressive. The back seat is as spacious as the regular Regal, and the cargo area is equally practical. With the rear seat folded, we were able to fit seven carry-on bags behind the rear seat as well as another 12 bags (19 in total). These amounts were larger than what we could fit into the trunks of both the IS350 and TLX sedans.

Infotainment & Connectivity

Every GS comes with a touchscreen infotainment system, a responsive 8.0 inch touchscreen that supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration and a mobile Wi Fi hotspot. You can choose from a head-up display or wireless charging. There are also eight speakers of Bose audio.

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