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2018 Buick Regal Sportback a compelling reason to avoid crossovers

Its new hatchback allows for a good deal of cargo space without being a crossover. But will that be enough to sway buyers?

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Every Regal Sportback, with the exception of the hopped-up GS trim, will come with a 250-horsepower turbocharged I4.

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With front-wheel drive, the Regal Sportback packs 260 pound-feet of torque and a nine-speed automatic.   

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Opt for all-wheel drive, and the transmission loses a gear, but torque jumps to 295 pound-feet.    

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Standard equipment includes a 7-inch touchscreen infotainment system (8-inch screen available, but optional), keyless entry and GM's ubiquitous 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot.

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In terms of newfangled safety equipment, nothing is standard.

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If you want adaptive cruise, automatic braking and forward collision warning, you'll need to move up to the highest trim and spend about $2,500 in options packages.

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A base FWD Regal Sportback will set you back $25,915 (including destination), which is $2,000 less than what you paid for a base model from the previous generation.

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The price rises to $32,655 for the top-trim Essence, with two other trims in between.

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Only the top two trims are eligible for all-wheel drive.

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Tick every box and you'll still be under $40,000, which is nice.

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Keep on scrolling to check out even more pictures of Buick's new hatchback.

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