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Buick Regal

Buick Regal 2018 4-door hatchback Trim Shown: 2018 Essence 4-door hatchback AWD Automatic
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The Buick Regal takes on a striking profile with its redesign. In the Sportback version, it adopts coupelike styling that masks its hatchback configuration. The TourX is a raised wagon, similar in concept to a Subaru Outback. Most versions use an energetic 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine; the sporty GS gets a 3.6-liter V6. Front- and all-wheel-drive versions are available. The Regal has a comfortable ride, and road, wind, and engine noise are well-muted. Handling is responsive, but it's less sporty than the previous generation. We found the seats to be comfortable and the cabin well-constructed, although a bit plain. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility is standard. Most advanced safety features are optional, with the notable exception of a pedestrian-protecting active hood.
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2011 Redesign Year
Buick Regal 2017 Trim Shown: 2017 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
2017 N/A N/A
2016 $16,225 - $23,450 $13,120 - $20,070
2015 $15,025 - $21,625 $12,020 - $18,305
2014 $13,375 - $19,850 $10,385 - $16,535
2013 $10,900 - $16,050 $8,020 - $12,820
2012 $9,475 - $12,075 $6,645 - $9,045
2011 $8,000 - $8,950 $5,200 - $6,100
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.
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2005 N/A N/A
2004 $3,800 - $4,050 $1,360 - $1,560
2003 $3,550 - $3,750 $1,155 - $1,330
2002 $3,400 - $3,575 $1,175 - $1,325
2001 N/A N/A
2000 N/A N/A