Buick Regal, Volvo S60 Rank with German Luxury Cars in CR Testing

Buick Regal, Volvo S60 Rank with German Luxury Cars in CR Testing

The Buick Regal and Volvo S60 are improved enough to rival offerings from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.

According to the latest issue of Consumer Reports, the Buick Regal now ranks among the top upscale sports sedans in today’s market, finishing just one point shy of the class-leading BMW 328i. The Regal, which scored 83 points and tied with the Mercedes-Benz C250, was applauded for its performance, handling and user-friendly infotainment system. The publication also noted that the Volvo S60 has been improved enough to give “more prestigious competitors from BMW and Mercedes-Benz serious competition.”

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With a score of 80, the Volvo S60 bested the likes of the Volkswagen CC, Infiniti Q50, Audi A4 and Lexus IS models. As a result, of all the models that were tested, only the BMW 328i, Buick Regal and Mercedes-Benz C250 come recommended.

The 2014 Buick Regal benefits from an updated 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 259 hp while the S60 features a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder powerplant with 240 hp.

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[Source: Automotive News]

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