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And therein lies the problem. I don't see that the Sportback form factor is enough to make a difference to most buyers. Unless they buy into Buick's "luxury" marketing.Interesting reviews to be sure.
I think the RLR is tainted by Buick's own marketing. They keep pushing the luxury image but they are missing on a few things compared to their competition. That said the RLR review is thorough but in his summary he implies the whole is less than the sum of the parts. He clearly is happy with the acceleration, seat comfort, infotainment, interior space, transmission. He even says yeah its a solid daily driver. I think he was just expecting more luxury based on Buick's own marketing.
I do agree the empty switches are annoying. They could have used the digital gauges the GS gets to improve the interior. Otherwise this looks like a nice option to the Camry and Accords of the world.
Fwiw, he liked the new LaCrosse. I've watched many of his other reviews and he seems fairly balanced/objective.The RLR reviewer needs to do more thorough research before recording and roll back his expectations. The regular Sportback model is not the GS nor should it be confused for one. I think he also lets his own perceptions of the Buick brand color his review.
andAnd while I'm complaining, the traditional analog gauge cluster looks a little dated compared to the beautiful TFT screens that many automakers are using today.
Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2018-buick-regal-sportback-first-drive-style-statement#ixzz51dFrU2P0
The handsome Regal strikes us as a good value for those who don’t really want or need a hard-edged sports-hatch. Here is a potent, comfortable and roomy machine for around $26,000. And we certainly like this more youthful and stylish direction for Buick. But our flavor of Regal would be one with a bit more bite. The good news? Enthusiasts will only have to wait a month or so for a more dynamic Regal—the 310 hp GS model arrives in February for $39,990.
Read more: http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews/2018-buick-regal-sportback-first-drive-style-statement#ixzz51dFyuCri