I love the 2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray for many reasons, but most impressive is the $53,000 price point which receives a 10 out of 10 on the value meter. The Stingray’s packaging and offering make it a viable competitor so vehicles costing two and three times as much. Unfortunately that same value story just doesn’t translate to the 2014 Buick Regal GS.
Some may recall my video on the 2013 Regal GS where I was highly critical of the GS because at $39,000 it was pricing itself out of the market. For 2014, Buick has added All-Wheel Drive which means a fully loaded GS can now top $46,000!!! Unlike the Stingray, the value meter for the GS will read closer to 2.0. Keep in mind that the 355-horsepower CLA45 (AMG) from Mercedes-Benz starts at $46K and there is no comparison on horsepower, torque and overall performance. Did I mention it’s still a Buick and the CLA is a Benz?
I don’t want anyone reading this to think that I don’t like the GS, because I do. And if Buick was able to bring this car to market at about $10K less, then it would be the Corvette of sports sedans. But at it current pricing, the value meter is reading closer to 2.0 which is about as bad as it gets. And yes, I realize that nobody pays full sticker on these cars, but we have to use MSRP as a benchmark to make a proper assessment.