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Buick Regal
2018
Buick Regal 2018 4-door hatchback Trim Shown: 2018 Preferred 4-door hatchback FWD Automatic
The redesigned Buick Regal takes on a striking profile, as it adopts coupe-like styling and a convenient hatchback. It weighs in at about 200 pounds less than the previous-generation sedan. With the wheelbase extended more than 3 inches, the proportions provide more passenger and cargo space. This new car will be offered in front and all-wheel drive, with each configuration powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. AWD versions benefit from a five-link rear suspension and increased torque. A 7-inch infotainment system is standard, while an 8-inch will be offered. Both get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, a five-year subscription to OnStar Basic, and they are equipped with OnStar 4G LTE WiFi capabilities. Most advanced safety features are optional, with the notable exception of a pedestrian-protecting active hood. The German-built Regal Sportback goes on sale late 2017.
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2017
Buick Regal 2017 sedan Trim Shown: 2017 Premium II sedan FWD Automatic
This well-honed and satisfying sports sedan has a European feel, thanks to its Opel roots. It is the antithesis of the whitewall-tired Buick of old. With its agile handling, quick steering, and a taut, steady ride, the Regal is one of Buick's best offerings. The 259-hp, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder delivers strong performance and 24 mpg overall. High-quality materials are used throughout the cabin. The front seats are firm and supportive, though the rear seat is quite snug. The large trunk is a bonus. Infotainment system controls are mostly simple, and all-wheel drive is available on all trim lines. Overall, this is a highly capable yet understated car. The GS is a sportier version with a tauter suspension. A redesign that consists of a hatchback version and a raised AWD wagon arrives in the fall.
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2011-2017
2011 Redesign Year
Buick Regal 2016 Trim Shown: 2016 Base
Before 2011, the Regal was a humdrum car with a floaty ride and rubbery steering. Buick revitalized the Regal nameplate in 2011, basing the model on Germany's Opel Insignia. As such, it conveys a typically European driving experience, with a taut ride, sporty handling, and excellent fit and finish. Firm, supportive seats and tight rear accommodations are another European trait of Buick's mid-size model. Changes for 2014 included more horsepower for the turbocharged engine, a revised interior treatment with simpler controls, more available contemporary electronic safety features and optional all-wheel drive.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2016 $20,525 - $21,500 $17,660 - $18,610
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2015 $18,050 - $25,675 $15,235 - $22,620
2014 $16,200 - $23,250 $13,420 - $20,270
2013 $13,875 - $19,450 $11,150 - $16,500
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2012 $11,675 - $16,875 $9,020 - $13,920
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2011 $9,725 - $10,950 $7,095 - $8,245
1997-2005
Buick Regal 2004 Trim Shown: 2004 Sedan
This sedan provided a smooth ride and responsive routine handling in our tests in the early 1990s, but was not very competent in emergency maneuvers. Regals of this vintage have a split-bench front seat and an uncomfortable rear seat. The car was redesigned for 1997, but retained an old-fashioned floaty ride and rubbery steering. Handling is improved somewhat with the Gran Touring suspension package. Acceleration is good with the base 3.8-liter, 200-hp V6, and quicker with the supercharged version, which pumps out 240 horses and makes the Regal quick but not sporty.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 N/A N/A
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2004 $3,875 - $4,125 $1,580 - $1,780
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2003 $3,725 - $3,925 $1,455 - $1,630
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2002 $3,525 - $3,725 $1,300 - $1,450
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2001 N/A N/A
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2000 N/A N/A
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