The Buick Regal is a well-honed, pleasant sedan brought over from GM's German Opel subsidiary. As such it conveys a typically European driving experience, with a taut and steady ride, sporty handling, and excellent fit and finish. Firm, supportive seats and tight rear accommodations are another European hallmark. The base four-cylinder engine is underpowered, but agile handling tends to help make up for that.
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Overall Owner Satisfaction

Consumer Reports’ Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey can improve the chances of finding a compatible car match. How? Our survey data reveals whether, all things considered, owners would buy the same car again. The answer to that question is what determines our owner-satisfaction rating, which is a powerful piece of intel because it predicts how well a particular model will satisfy other owners.

Overall Owner Satisfaction

Owner Satisfaction with:

Driving Experience

Includes acceleration and handling

What Owners Say

"Handling for a family sedan is excellent."

Anonymous, WI (2011 Buick Regal)

"Turbo charged engine has good acceleration"

KENNETH C., CA (2011 Buick Regal)

"Engine a little to small could have better acceleration."

Anonymous, NY (2011 Buick Regal)

"It is really fun to drive. very comfortable"

DEXTER P., QC (2011 Buick Regal)

"smooth, enough power, and control, feels solid and sporty"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Buick Regal)

"In some conditions, I would appreciate to have a V6 motor in order to get a better acceleration."

Anonymous, QC (2011 Buick Regal)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"There are times that I am driving for 4 hours straight and this car's interior is high quality and comfortable enough to make it enjoyable."

MICHAEL M., CT (2011 Buick Regal)

"While driving the wind noise that is heard sounds as if there is a window always open"

Anonymous, FL (2011 Buick Regal)

"Front passenger side noise that occurs when decelerating (35-25 mpg) while turning left. Dealer unable to find or replicate."

WILLIAM R., NJ (2011 Buick Regal)

"great support adjustments and comfort"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Buick Regal)

"I am amazed of the quality, cushioned ride I enjoy as well as the quietness of the vehicle interior when driving my Buick. Absolutely love the comfort and quietness."

HAROLD E., ME (2011 Buick Regal)


Did you get what you wanted relative to the price you paid?

What Owners Say

"poor resale value!!"

Anonymous, OH (2011 Buick Regal)

"I purchased this 5-year-old, great-looking, premium sedan for $14,300. Comparable imports cost more and domestics were of lower quality."

Anonymous, BC (2011 Buick Regal)

"Perfect, like new condition. Very nice custom paint. $15000 for a 4 yr old vehicle. Adequate power but not more than that. Very satisfied."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Buick Regal)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"I think it's one of the most stylish sedans on the road, regardless of price, and since it came out in 2011, I see many of the more expensive brands adopting some of its styling points."

LARRY T., MA (2011 Buick Regal)

"Like the looks of it. Everyone thinks it is a 2016 model. This one was in perfect condition, well maintained. Interesting custom paint/pin-stripping."

Anonymous, CO (2011 Buick Regal)

"Even though the car is now over 5 years old, it still gets admiring looks and people ask what make and model it is. He has an undated look with the look of a much more expensive sport sedan."

CATHLEEN L., CA (2011 Buick Regal)

Would you buy this car again?

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Percentage of owners who would definitely purchase that same vehicle again. Owner-satisfaction Ratings are determined by the percentage of those who answered "definitely yes" to the question asked by the Consumer Reports Annual Auto Survey "Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had to do it all over again?". If we don’t have sufficient data, a similar model might be used to form the owner-satisfaction score.
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