2018-2020
2018 Redesign Year
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.
$18,150 - $28,450
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$16,850 - $25,975
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$15,575 - $24,200
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2011-2017
2011 Redesign Year
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.
$13,650 - $21,225
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$11,475 - $18,450
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$10,050 - $15,950
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$8,875 - $13,750
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$7,700 - $11,100
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$7,200 - $8,350
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$6,400 - $6,625
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1997-2004
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.
$3,725 - $4,050
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$3,500 - $3,950
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$3,300 - $3,500
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$3,175 - $3,300
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$2,925 - $3,050
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