If you still think of Buick as a brand for octogenarians with a taste for whitewall tires and vinyl roof treatments, it's time for a reboot. The Regal is a thoroughly developed and satisfying midsized sports sedan. That European feel is no coincidence, since the Regal is based on a German design from GM’s Opel division.

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

"Adequate to good acceleration and driving enjoyment."

Richard N., NY (2015 Buick Regal)

"Excellent acceleration and handling. Has magnetic dampening."

Francis P., LA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Great acceleration and handling with the Regal GS"

Anonymous, OK (2015 Buick Regal)

"Handles better than any other American or Japanese car I have driven"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Buick Regal)

"great acceleration"

E F., FL (2015 Buick Regal)

"I love driving this car! The 4 cylinder turbo with 6 speed automatic trans is very quick and satisfying. The steering is light and fairly quick making for a "nimble" , responsive feeling."

WALTER P., MI (2015 Buick Regal)

"Easy to drive. Excellent pick up at speed."

JUDITH S., CA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Being a TUBO engine If you step on it it's like taking off in an airplane. Lot's of power however I don't abuse it . If I not happy with the handling {I haven't figured it out yet but I supposedly can change it) I'm happy where it is at."

JIM B., AZ (2015 Buick Regal)

"Accelerates quickly. Turbo lag is short, The car can really move down the road."

DAVID H., WV (2015 Buick Regal)

"The car is four cars in one. Agility,comfort ,value ,performance yet quiet,and beautiful styling."

MARK D., CA (2015 Buick Regal)

"The turbo 4 cylinder has very good pickup and the AWD provides very good stability and cornering."

Anonymous, IL (2015 Buick Regal)

"The acceleration is great once the engine hits about 3-4000 rpm. I can go from 0-60 in roughly 6 seconds!"

KIRK H., NH (2015 Buick Regal)

"A real hot rod with the turbo engine; gets 30 plus mpg on highway. Just a real nice sporty car."

RICHARD W., MI (2015 Buick Regal)

"Smooth and quiet"

Express P., OH (2015 Buick Regal)

"I’ve previously owned BMWs. And the Buick drives and handles similarly."

Anonymous, FL (2015 Buick Regal)

"Acceleration steering"

Anonymous, ME (2015 Buick Regal)

"While the 4-cylinder 2.0 L Turbo gives good acceleration, it's not quite as responsive or powerful as my previous car's V6 engine."

Anonymous, AZ (2015 Buick Regal)

"Great road car with enough cushion without sacrificing road feel."

Douglas B., OH (2015 Buick Regal)

"The Regal really goes with it's Turbo 4. Corners well and has the get up and go you need when you needed. Test drove a lot of more prestigious cars. They didn't handle this well."

Anonymous, PA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Handles very nicely, good in curves. Good braking, Nice acceleration, but a bit of lag sometimes when accelerating at highway speeds."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Buick Regal)

"Good handling on turns"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Buick Regal)

"Great acceleration and control make it fun to drive. Too bad there are no shift paddles."

John K., MA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Excellent acceleration without sacrificing gas mileage"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Buick Regal)

"acceleration and handling, mileage, comfort and feel."

David P., MI (2015 Buick Regal)

"Most fun to drive car I've ever owned, granted most of my other cars were less sporty."

Anonymous, NC (2015 Buick Regal)

"Incredible handling and acceleration."

J K., MI (2015 Buick Regal)

"Instant power with the Turbo"

Anonymous, OH (2015 Buick Regal)

"Both are very impressive. If I didn't know better I'd say it had a V6 instead of a small-ish 4. Handles well."

Anonymous, NH (2015 Buick Regal)

"Rides great. Love the turbo when needed"

Richard W., PA (2015 Buick Regal)

"I love the quick response in handling and acceleration Mileage is great as I get 32+ on the highway with cruise control at 70mph."

James C., SC (2015 Buick Regal)

"Good handling good ride good mileage"

Don-Susan W., WI (2015 Buick Regal)

Comfort

Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"Very comfortable seats. Excellent ride and very quiet."

Francis P., LA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Front seat comfort is good. Rear seat is tight and uncomfortable"

Anonymous, BC (2015 Buick Regal)

"hard to get in and out, no storage space in front"

JOHN O., KS (2015 Buick Regal)

"ALL OF THE ABOVE ARE WONDERFUL I just paid to much for it even tho I HAD YOUR GUIDE TO GO BY.tHE PRICE SHOULD HAVE STARTED AT $30000 AT THAT TIME BECAUSE I WANTED THE CAR I PAID OVER $34000 FOR IT. They didn't honor the paper from you folks for the premuin 1 I kept telling them my name was JIM. On all the paper work They kept putting JAMES even on the TITLE. I will never buy from them again"

JIM B., AZ (2015 Buick Regal)

"Seats little uncomfortable. Difficult for me ( I'm 6'4 and weigh 215 to find a comfortable sitting position for long trips. Little more noisy road noise than I think there should be."

LARRY D., IA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Sporty ride. A bit stiffer than the typical sedan, but not in a bad way. Seats are comfortable. However, the rear seats are difficult to enter and exit for an adult due to low door opening."

DAVID H., WV (2015 Buick Regal)

"I LOVE how quiet it is inside the cabin, and that was the primary satisfaction factors for it. However, the seat is way too hard, and I really preferred the one in the Lacrosse. The climate system is downright dangerous! Whenever I use the outside or A/C air toward the windshield, it fogs it up over just a few minutes, and I have to turn it off or point it into the cabin until the spots go away. My other cars do NOT have this problem. I also really dislike the digital temperature controls, and"

KIRK H., NH (2015 Buick Regal)

"The seats are very comfortable and they hug your body."

Anonymous, ON (2015 Buick Regal)

"driver's seat is not comfortable for me"

E F., FL (2015 Buick Regal)

"Great acceleration. Easy to drive. Very cofortable (front seats) confident ride. Too much wind and road noise!"

JUDITH S., CA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Mid size sport sedan that is powerful,agile,quiet,comfortable,and luxurious."

MARK D., CA (2015 Buick Regal)

"I'm a big person, therefore the seats are fine for the normal to smaller build person. For person of my build, the seats seem to be somewhat confining."

Anonymous, KY (2015 Buick Regal)

"Have to reach back too far to access anything in center console. No place to put anything on center console or dash, such as sunglasses, pens or papers."

Barry L., NY (2015 Buick Regal)

"I find the seat/driving position to be rather uncomfortable on trips. The seat is very hard, and there is no space to shift my right leg due to the position of the console. I really wish automakers would not put such huge consoles in cars...they really don't serve any purpose in my opinion."

Anonymous, NH (2015 Buick Regal)

"Very comfortable seats and ride."

Anonymous, BC (2015 Buick Regal)

"Comfort and quietness amazing"

Express P., OH (2015 Buick Regal)

"The car rides nicely and the cabin is quiet."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Buick Regal)

"The car rides really wellwith tight cornering and a nice balance between control and comfort. The front seats are surprisingly not that comfortable and the feeling that you sit on the seats and not in the seats."

Peter T., TX (2015 Buick Regal)

"Rear seats are too crowded"

Tom T., BC (2015 Buick Regal)

"Comfortable ride. Quite ride"

Anonymous, IL (2015 Buick Regal)

"The seats and ride make it fun to drive."

John K., MA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Quiet. Comfortable seat even after an 11 hr drive."

Anonymous, ME (2015 Buick Regal)

"Great ride, very quiet, armchair comfortable seats."

Anonymous, NY (2015 Buick Regal)

"difficult to get in and out of drivers seat"

Anonymous, MN (2015 Buick Regal)

"My GS model has very comfortable seats but the road noise from the 20" summer tires is ungodly after 2 summers."

Richard N., NY (2015 Buick Regal)

"Didn’t get enough options for the price. Should have Horton more “frills‿"

Larry D., IA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Excellent support and contour. Full range of adjustments. Good seat heaters."

Douglas B., OH (2015 Buick Regal)

Value

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

What Owners Say

"Pretty good but overpriced forth size of car. My Enclave Was a better value."

LARRY D., IA (2015 Buick Regal)

"Looks and drives great!"

RANDY M., TX (2015 Buick Regal)

"I ended up getting $8K off sticker price. Dealer supposedly could only have that Regal GS on the lot for 3 months. GM wanted it sold or it had to be transferred to another dealership by that time. They made me a deal that was hard to refuse, bought it on the last day."

DOUG M., CA (2015 Buick Regal)

"The Regal offered all of the qualities that were important to me at a lower price than other luxury sedans, and it was also much less expensive to insure than my previously-owned Lincoln MKZ. In addition, the gas usage is much lower than the 6-cylinder MKZ."

SUSAN S., TN (2015 Buick Regal)

"I leased this car for 2 years and loved it so much, and considering the buyout price was so close to it's market value, I bought it rather than leasing or buying a current model."

David P., MI (2015 Buick Regal)

"Got a great year end price relative to what was in the car"

Richard W., PA (2015 Buick Regal)

"The Regal came with an exceptional list of accessories and has been problem free for the 3 years of ownership."

Peter T., TX (2015 Buick Regal)

"I practically got a fully loaded premium trim vehicle with a 18% discount."

Anonymous, CA (2015 Buick Regal)

Styling

How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It's called Randy's Red Regal. It's hot!"

RANDY M., TX (2015 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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