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[YesAuto Car Purchase Manual] In the domestic mainstream mid-size car market, the Buick Regal is the best representative of the American camp. It has been manufactured by Shanghai GM since 2002. It has a history of 15 years and can be said to belong to the Chinese people. Old friend. The latest model is the third-generation domestic Regal (the sixth-generation overseas). It is based on GM's latest E2XX global platform. The price range is RMB 175,800 to 269,800, covering 1.5T, 2.0T and 1.8L. The hybrid version has three power systems, and the GS sports version is also on sale in China. So, which one is more suitable for you with such a rich selection of models? Let us use this article to explain it in detail for you.

● Listing price

Buick's new Regal guide price
Model Price (ten thousand yuan)
20T leading type 17.58
20T Elite 18.58
20T luxury 19.98
20T premium type 21.98
28T exclusive 22.98
28T noble type 23.98
30H Elite 22.98
30H luxury 23.98
Regal GS 28T luxury 23.98
Regal GS 28T Premium 26.98

● Model introduction

     After nine years, a new generation of Regal finally appeared in front of us after a long period of replacement. The appearance is largely integrated into the family's new design language, while maintaining a sense of movement while maintaining a stable temperament. Let's briefly review the new changes of this old friend.

The flat front with the air intake grille, LED daytime running lights, front surround chrome decoration and other details fully reflect the new Regal's full-strength front face shape, highlighting the sporty characteristics and taking into account the upgraded temperament, and the scale is in place.

Compared with the previous model, the wheelbase of the new Regal has increased by 92mm, and the side of the body is more slender. The larger inclination angle of the C-pillar is retained on the new Regal, and the streamlined design highlights its insistence on creating a sense of movement.

The rear shape of the new Regal is more rounded and stylish than the previous model. As shown in the figure, the model with 2.0T engine uses a two-sided exhaust layout, which does not hide its performance in the slightest; while the model with 1.5T engine uses a hidden exhaust layout, sports The aura is slightly inferior to the 2.0T model.

In terms of body color, as shown in the picture above, the new Regal has four colors available: Agate Red, Jade Black, Linen Gold and Ivory White. Regal GS has two exclusive colors-Royal Blue and Star Purple. Since we have not photographed the real car with black color matching, please understand, we will complete the pictures of the car as soon as possible.

● VR static experience

The interior of the new Regal is also nothing to fault, a large number of streamlined shapes construct a strong integrity in the car, and the sense of fashion is also improved. An 8-inch touch screen is used in the center of the center console to support navigation, CarPlay and other convenient functions. The system feedback speed and animation smoothness are in line with the current mainstream standards.

In terms of riding space, the 92mm wheelbase added by the new Regal has already been shown in the rear leg space. The space with more than two punches has reached the mainstream level compared with models of the same level, although the tail design of the slip-back shape has better rear head space. It had a certain impact, but it did not affect the good impression of Regal.

In terms of the performance of the trunk space, thanks to the support of the rear seats to support 4/6 tilting, the expandability of the trunk space of the new Regal is worthy of recognition, but there are obvious protrusions at the connection between the trunk floor and the seats. Slightly inconvenient at times.

● Static experience of Regal

In terms of power, the new Regal will be equipped with three powertrains. The 20T model uses a 1.5T direct injection turbocharged engine with a maximum power of 170 horsepower (125 kW) and a maximum torque of 252 N·m; the 28T model is equipped with a 2.0T direct injection The turbocharged engine has a maximum power of 261 horsepower (192 kilowatts) and a maximum torque of 350 N·m; the last 30H hybrid version uses a 1.8L engine and two electric motors, with a maximum combined power of 185 horsepower (136 kilowatts). The maximum torque is 380 N·m.

In terms of gearboxes, both 1.5T and 2.0T engines use a 9AT gearbox. The overall performance of the gearbox is greatly improved compared to the old model. The shifting action is consistent and smooth, which can bring more comfort to the home.

In terms of chassis, the new Regal uses a front MacPherson independent suspension and a rear multi-link independent suspension. The lower control arm of the rear suspension is perforated to steal light, which reduces the weight of the whole car by about 160 kg to achieve the purpose of lightening. At the same time, the suspension has a good sense of damping, as far as possible to ensure a sense of road while filtering out the road surface. Compared with the old Regal, the lighter body also makes its handling better.

● Regal dynamic performance video introduction

● Vehicle configuration analysis

Back to the topic, the comprehensive strength of the new Regal has been well demonstrated, so how do you choose the one that suits you from the ten models of the whole series? Which one is the most cost-effective? Let us analyze these two issues one by one.

◆ Regal 20T leading type ( guide price: 175,800 yuan )

Regal 20T leading configuration
External configuration LED daytime running lights, auto-sensing headlights, LED taillights, heated exterior mirrors, electric sunroof, 16-inch two-color wheels
Internal configuration Main/passenger seat 6-way manual adjustment, rear seat 6/4 down, keyless entry and one-button start, headlights with you home function, dual-zone independent automatic air conditioning, 8-inch touch screen, 4.2-inch Trip computer, car audio 6 speakers, rear dual USB charging port, manual anti-glare inner rearview mirror
Security configuration Front double airbags, front side airbags, integrated side air curtains, ramp assist, tire pressure monitoring, electronic parking, pedestrian collision active pop-up engine compartment cover, ESP electronic stability control system, reversing radar

From the configuration table, the leading model with the lowest configuration of Regal is equipped with auto-sensing headlights, electric sunroof, 8-inch central control screen, and other attractive configurations. In terms of safety configuration, there are also front side airbags, Integrated side air curtain, active pop-up hood for pedestrian collision, ESP electronic stability control system, etc. Although the 16-inch rim will reduce its appearance performance, considering that the overall configuration of this entry-level model is not low, the small regret on the appearance is still acceptable.

◆ Regal 20T/30H Elite ( Guide price: 185,800 yuan / 229,800 yuan)

The 20T/30H Elite model uses two powertrains with basically similar configurations-a 1.5T turbocharged engine and a 1.8L+ dual-motor hybrid system. Considering that the two models differ in configuration except for the power system It’s big, so I put it together to introduce you, so that you can see the difference more intuitively.

Regal 20T/30H Elite Configuration Comparison
Project/model

Regal 20T Leading

Regal 20T Elite

Regal 30H Elite

Manufacturer's guide price (ten thousand yuan)

17.58

18.58

22.98

Difference (ten thousand yuan)

+1

+4.4

(Compared to 20T Elite)

Rim style

16-inch two-color wheels

17-inch sports wheels

1 7 inch sports alloy wheels

205/65 R16

engine

1.5T turbocharged

1.5T turbocharged

1.8L natural aspiration + dual motors

Sport mode

Body chrome door handle

Main/passenger seat 6-way adjustment

Manual

electric

electric

Front seat heating function

(leather)

Ambient Light

Fabric

(Beige)

Alcantara / leather

( Brown )

Alcantara / leather

(Beige)

Phone mapping

Baidu CarLife

Baidu CarLife

Apple CarPlay

ANC active noise reduction

After comparing the configuration, it is not difficult to find that the 20T Elite model has added 17-inch wheels, interior atmosphere lights, Alcantara leather seats, 6-way power seat adjustment, front seat heating and other functions compared to the leading model. Compared with these configurations, In terms of the price difference of 10,000 yuan, the comfort and luxury of the elite car have been substantially improved, so the 20T elite is worth recommending.

In addition, the elite model also provides a 30H hybrid version. In addition to the changes in the power system, the 30H also adds Apple CarPlay, ANC active noise reduction and other functions on the basis of the 20T elite model, and the price continues to increase by 44,000. yuan. The 30H Elite model has its own unique mark in appearance, such as the “30H” and “HEV” logo on the rear of the car. The changes in the car are more reflected in the instrument panel and central control screen, using a slightly “retro” dual cannon It can display information such as subtotal mileage, fuel consumption, etc. on the dashboard of the central bank’s vehicle computer. Although the hybrid system will have a more economical fuel consumption performance during the car ownership period, the 30H Elite model has a high guide price, which may exceed the car purchase budget of some friends, so I will not make a key recommendation here.

◆ Regal 20T/30H/GS 28T luxury model (Guide price: 199,800 yuan / 239,800 yuan / 239,800 yuan )

In the same way as the elite type, the luxury type provides three types of power for consumers to choose from at almost the same level of configuration, and there is more room for power selection. As the 20T/30H/GS 28T luxury model is in the middle of the entire car series, theoretically, the luxury model should have the most balanced configuration performance. Next, let’s compare and see if the most recommended configuration of the new Regal is the luxury model. .

Regal

20T luxury

Regal

30H luxury

Regal GS

28T luxury

Manufacturer's guide price (ten thousand yuan) 18.58 19.98 23.98 23.98 Difference (ten thousand yuan) +1.4 +4
(Compared to 20T luxury type)

(Compared to 30H luxury type)

Rim 17-inch sports wheels 17-inch sports wheels 18-inch blackened aluminum alloy wheels Tires 225/55 R17 225/55 R17 215/55 R17 245/45 R18 Fuel tank capacity (L) 55 55 49 62 engine 1.5T turbocharged 1.5T turbocharged 1.8L natural aspiration + dual motors 2.0T turbocharged Sport mode LED headlights Two exhausts on both sides Adaptive suspension Seat adjustment 6-way electric 6-way electric 6-way electric 8-way electric Seat material Alcantara/Leather (Brown) Alcantara/Leather (Brown) Alcantara
Perforated leather (beige)
Perforated leather (black) GS exclusive sports kit Parking radar Front-/Back● Front●/Back● Front●/Back● Front●/Back● Anti-glare inside rearview mirror Manual Electronic automatic Electronic automatic Electronic automatic Intelligent security (automatic parking, blind spot warning, parking warning) Ambient lights in the car Phone mapping Baidu CarLife Baidu CarLife Apple CarPlay Baidu CarLife ANC active noise reduction

After seeing the three power models with the same configuration level, are you a little confused? Let me explain it to you. First, let’s look at the configuration difference between the 20T luxury model and the elite model. The former is 14,000 yuan higher than the latter’s guide price. It mainly adds full LED headlights and front parking radar. , Electric inner rearview mirror anti-glare and interior atmosphere lights, in terms of daily use, these are basically the icing on the cake, so the 20T luxury model is not as cost-effective as the elite model, so it is not recommended here.

Compared with the 20T luxury model, the 30H luxury model is equipped with perforated leather seats, Apple CarPlay and ANC active noise reduction functions in addition to the difference in power. The price is 40,000 yuan more expensive. Refer to the 30H elite type above. The 30H luxury type is also more suitable for those who pursue car economy. If you have a sufficient budget for car purchase, you can consider buying it.

As the Regal GS model that highlights the personality of Regal, the 28T luxury model is more likely to look back in appearance. It is equipped with a GS exclusive sports kit and 18-inch blackened aluminum alloy wheels, which can be said to be unforgettable. Secondly, in terms of power, the 2.0T turbocharged engine gives this car a maximum power output of 261 horsepower, which is in line with its status as a sporty mid-size car. In addition, in terms of configuration, on the basis of the 20T luxury model, this car adds a total of two bilateral exhausts, adaptive suspension, 8-way electric adjustable seats, and intelligent safety systems. Of course, its price is also more expensive, 40,000 yuan higher than the 20T luxury version. Taking into account the addition of appearance kit, power, and configuration, the price-performance ratio of the Regal GS 28T luxury version is still very impressive, so it is worth choosing. One of the models.

◆ Regal 28T exclusive type ( guide price: 229,800 yuan )

After reading the six models introduced above, I don’t know if you have found your favorite option. If not, don’t worry, let’s look down. So far from our configuration analysis, there are still four models left to talk about, namely the 28T premium model and the 20T/28T/GS 28T premium model, and the premium model represents the highest configuration level of the Regal car series, so we put Let's talk about it at the end, let's first look at the different surprises that the exclusive type can give us.

18-inch multi-spoke two-tone aluminum alloy wheels Electric folding rearview mirror (with memory function) Fuel tank volume unit (L) 55 62 Two exhausts on both sides Electric seat adjustment 6 directions electric 12 directions (with waist support adjustment) Co-pilot seat adjustment 6 directions electric 8-direction electric Seat ventilation Driver seat position memory Seat material Alcantara/Leather (Brown) Alcantara/Leather Punch (Brown) Automatic anti-dazzle of the driver's rearview mirror Mobile computer 4.2 inches 8 inches One-key lift for four-door windows Car navigation HUD head up display sound system 6 speakers Bose (11 speakers) Phone mapping Baidu CarLife Apple CarPlay

The 28T exclusive model adds an electric folding rearview mirror (with memory function), an 18-inch multi-spoke two-color aluminum alloy wheel, a total of two exhausts on both sides, and a 12-way electric seat adjustment (with waist) on the basis of the 20T luxury model. Support adjustment), seat ventilation, exterior rearview mirror automatic anti-glare, 8-inch driving computer, HUD head-up display, BOSE audio system, etc., in terms of configuration, even more abundant than the GS 28T luxury type, if you are interested in sports characteristics There are no special requirements for the appearance and driving experience. It is a good choice to spend an extra 30,000 to buy a 28T premium model.

In fact, among the ten models of the Regal series, the 28T premium model has the most balanced strength. The power, configuration level, and price are all in the right position. In addition to some active safety-related internal/external configurations, they are basically the same as those of the highest configuration level. The noble type is no different, so in terms of product power and comprehensive cost performance, the premium type is the most worthy of recommendation for everyone.

◆ Regal 20T/28T/GS 28T noble model ( guide price; 219,800 yuan / 239,800 yuan / 269,800 yuan )

After seeing the most valuable models, we can relax a little and take a look at the three configurations of the distinguished models of the highest configuration level.

28T exclusive

20T premium type

28T noble type

GS 28T premium type

Manufacturer's guide price (ten thousand yuan)

22.98 21.98 23.98

26.98

Difference (ten thousand yuan)

-1

(Compared with 28T exclusive type)

+1

(Compared with 28T exclusive type)

+4

(Compared with 28T exclusive type)

engine

2.0T turbocharged

1.5T turbocharged

2.0T turbocharged

2.0T turbocharged

Rim

18-inch aluminum alloy wheels

17-inch aluminum alloy wheels

18-inch aluminum alloy wheels

18-inch two-tone sports alloy wheels

Tire specifications

245/45 R18

225/55 R17

245/45 R18

245/45 R18

Fuel tank volume unit (L)

62

55

62

62

Two exhausts on both sides

Adaptive suspension

Brembo
Four-piston calipers

LED headlights

Matrix

Matrix

Matrix

G S exclusive sports kit

Seat adjustment

12-way belt waist support adjustment

12-way belt waist support adjustment

12-way belt waist support adjustment

14-way belt lumbar support adjustment and lateral support adjustment

Co-pilot seat adjustment

8-way electric adjustment

8-way electric adjustment

8-way electric adjustment

14-way belt lumbar support adjustment and lateral support adjustment

Seat material

Alcantara/Leather (Brown)

Alcantara/Leather (Brown)

Alcantara/Leather (Brown)

Leather punch (black)

Cruise control

ACC adaptive cruise

ACC adaptive cruise

ACC adaptive cruise

Automatic wiper

●(With rainfall sensor)

●(With rainfall sensor)

●(With rainfall sensor)

Lane departure warning

Lane change assist

Distance reminder

Collision warning

Collision mitigation

Pedestrian recognition/protection

sound system

Bose (11 speakers)

6 speakers

Bose (11 speakers)

Bose (11 speakers)

As the top model of various powers, the advantages of the distinguished model are mainly reflected in the technical configuration and safety configuration, such as matrix LED headlights, ACC adaptive cruise, lane departure warning, lane change assistance, collision warning, pedestrian recognition/protection And other functions. To say whether these active safety-related configurations are useful, it is absolutely useful, after all, it is about safety; when it comes to cost-effectiveness, it is not necessary, after all, in front of friends who keep focusing on driving and remember the teachings of driving school teachers, these active safety The items involved are just maintaining good daily driving habits. And spending an extra level of configuration money to own these configurations may not be obvious to improve the quality of the car, but it is just to buy an extra guarantee for your distraction. To ask about their value, it has to be different from person to person. Up.

● Recommended models

Okay, let’s talk about model recommendations. Friends who have read my article in detail will see if you think they are consistent with me. First of all, the five-star recommendation 28T premium model (priced at 229,800 yuan) and 20T premium model (priced at 229,800 yuan) 219,800 yuan), and the four-star recommendation is also two, namely the 20T Elite (priced at 185,800 yuan) and GS 28T Luxury (priced at 229,800 yuan), a total of four models configuration.

● 28T exclusive type recommended stars★★★★★

Regal 2017 28T exclusive type

Model Homepage | Parameter Configuration | Picture | Word of Mouth | Model Price
Manufacturer's guide price

229,800

Compared with the luxurious model, the Regal 28T exclusive model has obvious differences in the overall external configuration, such as the 18-inch wheel rim, the two-sided exhaust layout and so on. Not only that, in terms of internal configuration, as an entry-level model equipped with a 2.0T engine, the premium model also has higher power performance, so considering that it is only 10,000 yuan more expensive than the 20T premium model, it is still a good value for money .

● 20T noble type recommended star ★★★★★

Regal 2017 20T premium type

Model Homepage | Parameter Configuration | Picture | Word of Mouth | Model Price
Manufacturer's guide price

219,800

Regal 20T Premium is the top model equipped with a 1.5T engine. It has the highest level of configuration of the new Regal series. At the same time, its price is only in the middle of the price range of the whole series, so it is sacrificed for a certain amount of power. It is the top level of configuration in the car series. Think about it carefully. If you don't have much demand for power, then this is a good deal than buying and selling.

● 20T elite recommended stars★★★★

Regal 2017 20T Elite

Model Homepage | Parameter Configuration | Picture | Word of Mouth | Model Price
Manufacturer's guide price

18.58 million

Here comes the four-star recommendation camp. The first to debut is the Regal 20T Elite. The 20T Elite is the next-lower model of the whole series. The reason why it is recommended is that it only costs 10,000 more than the lowest-end leading model. The configuration adds practical functions such as ambient light, 17-inch wheels, electric seat adjustment, seat heating, etc. From the perspective of cost performance, the elite model meets the basic daily needs and is the closest to the entry price of the car series, so It is also very worth recommending for everyone.

● GS 28T luxury recommended star ★★★★

Regal 2017 28T GS luxury

Model Homepage| Parameters Configuration| Picture| Word of Mouth| Model Quotation
Manufacturer's guide price

239,800

The last one is the Regal GS 28T luxury model. I believe that this model does not need too many reasons to recommend, because it really does not need to talk about cost performance, configuration level, etc., sporty shape and strong power of 2.0T engine It is undoubtedly its biggest selling point, and it is also the reason why some friends who like sports mid-size cars choose it. However, the price of 239,800 yuan is exactly the same as that of the 28T premium model. It is a question of whether to choose a sporty style or a higher configuration.

● Full text summary

Nine years, for the current Chinese auto market, can be described as vicissitudes of life. Fortunately, enthusiastic consumers have not left behind the belated new Regal. The brand-new exterior design and brand-new powertrain have once again stimulated our interest in the brand-new Regal, as can be seen from the enthusiasm of netizens interacting with several test drive articles and live broadcast conferences. It has to be said that SAIC-GM Buick has not let down the expectations of consumers. It has given the new Buick a more reasonable pricing range, and the model selection is also rich enough. This sincere attitude will make it easier for the new Regal to cut into the current mid-size car. The market is hitting the German Magotan and pushing down the Japanese Accord. In the future, can it reorganize the country and achieve good sales? Let us look forward to it together. (Photo/Shen Jiaxu, home of the car)