If you still think of Buick as a brand that's only 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's more reminiscent of an Audi A4 than a softly sprung luxobarge. That European feel is no coincidence, since the Regal is based on a German design from General Motors' Opel division.
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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

"Had a Gran Prix GXP that had wicked acceration and the Regal has a six speed trany and it goes pretty fast."

MARK K., MI (2016 Buick Regal)

"Superior handling on gravel/washboard road. Felt like I was driving on pavement. It was amazing!"

Anonymous, ID (2016 Buick Regal)

"The blind spot alert system and interactive cruise control are fantastic features -- especially when driving on multiple lane freeways in heavy traffic. To be able to look in a side mirror and see that there is traffic in your blind spot without having to really take your eyes off the road is great. And, the interactive cruise control senses if a car cuts into your safe distance and automatically slows."

M O., OR (2016 Buick Regal)

"Faboulous acceleration, braking and handling. A real sports sedan."

Anonymous, CA (2016 Buick Regal)


Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

What Owners Say

"To date this is the quietest car I have ever driven at this price point. Very luxurious inside and bucket seats are ver comfortable, especially for longer drives. Excellent acceleration and wonderful handling. Very Europian in design.0"

ROBIN A., AL (2016 Buick Regal)

"Seats hold you well in cornering. Very quiet inside. Road handling is excellent, particularly with choice of 3 handling and shifting choices."

GRACE M., WA (2016 Buick Regal)


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

What Owners Say

"We got an extremely good deal on the Regal. The dealer was very generous with discounts and our trade-in. Of all cars that I was considering, the Regal was the best-handling and most powerful, and likely the least expensive, after all of the discounts."

Anonymous, OH (2016 Buick Regal)


How it looks inside and out

What Owners Say

"It has nice, clean design."

GRACE M., WA (2016 Buick Regal)

"Red regal is the prettiest car on the road."

Anonymous, KS (2016 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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