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

    "Quiet soft responsive handling ...good acceleration on low and middle range, poor at higher speeds. Transmission is smooth as silk."

    Anonymous, FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Outstanding performance in terms of acceleration and handling, and surprisingly comfortable for its size."

    Anonymous, MI (2016 Buick Regal)

    "I have experienced some hesitation when having to suddenly accelerate fully. This engine is not nearly as responsive as the Mercedes-Benz SLK230 kompressor."

    Reginald H., TX (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Acceleration is exceptional considering a four cylinder turbo."

    John B., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Good acceleration - but requires premium gas for maximum performance"

    Anonymous, ON (2016 Buick Regal)

    "The turbo charged engine is very quick when used. Very little lean in turns."

    David K., CA (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Quick, quiet, solid handling yet incredibly smooth ride. AWD provides an extra level of control during inclement weather."

    Anonymous, NJ (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Great acceleration and handles like a sports care but rides like a luxury car."

    Anonymous, CA (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Amazing acceleration! Best handling car we've ever owned."

    Anonymous, OH (2016 Buick Regal)

    "The Regal's German heritage shows in it's driving experience. Great handling and quick acceleration."

    J K., MI (2016 Buick Regal)

    "It is a very smooth ride. If I don’t watch the speedometer, I find myself speeding because the ride is so smooth and easy. The car accelerates easily and and hugs the corners extremely well. All this with a very quiet ride."

    Anonymous, NY (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Good acceleration. Turbo lag when starting from stop. Ride too firm for long trips."

    Anonymous, CO (2016 Buick Regal)

    "The regal was based on an Opel design (GM used to own them) and it shows in the chassis "feel". That's a good thing."

    G A., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "surprisingly excellent acceleration and handling and still get around 18 mpg"

    Alan B., NY (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Everything."

    Anonymous, IN (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Peppy acceleration and very secure handling. Steering feels confident and ride is very smooth and quiet."

    John B., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Both handing and the turbo acceleration"

    Harry M., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Quick acceleration; tight steering, handles well"

    Anonymous, NY (2016 Buick Regal)

    "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)

    "this car is fun to drive."

    Harry M., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "2.0T engines provides brisk acceleration even here in the mountains of Colorado. AWD is a real plus."

    Robert D., CO (2016 Buick Regal)

    Comfort

    Includes seats, climate control, noise, and ride

    What Owners Say

    "Excellent room, quiet, and comfortable"

    Anonymous, NY (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Seats are hard but comfortable. Ride is quiet but not as quiet as our '06 Buick LaCrosse."

    Anonymous, OH (2016 Buick Regal)

    "It's difficult to get into this vehicle and I have a hard time with my golf clubs in a bag."

    Douglas D., ON (2016 Buick Regal)

    "It has good acelartion and it is very comfortable"

    Linda-Dennis M., IN (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Very comfortable on long trips. Noise level very low."

    Anonymous, FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Smooth ride; comfortable seats, low road noise"

    Anonymous, NY (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Blind spot from the drivers seat seeing traffic coming from that side."

    Murry C., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "I bought this car rather than an equivalent Japanese car because the seats are SOOO much more supportive. After almost 20K miles, my back feels that I made the right choice."

    G A., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Noise level is awful considering it was sold as much more quiet with noise reduction built into the vehicle. Had I been able to drive it to work and back, I would not have purchased it. The salesman explained that that would entail considerable negotiation to do so I let it go. My bad!! Ride is good and solid and smooth. Seats very comfortable with the exception of the back. It is hard as a rock. Very, very uncomfortable. I tried it myself for a 2 hour ride. BAD BAD BAD"

    Anonymous, FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Very comfortable ride, heated seats, lumbar"

    Harry M., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "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)

    Value

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

    What Owners Say

    "Regals in general are an incredible value."

    J K., MI (2016 Buick Regal)

    "The car has exceeded expectations in every area for several years. It seems to provide more ease of use and features than MANY domestic and Euro models costing MANY thousands more/"

    Mark E., GA (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Took advantage of year end 20% off MSRP sale and got the almost fully loaded Premium II for $7000 off MSRP. Performance and handling outstanding."

    John B., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "dealer had a 20 % off of sticker price and they gave me upgrades for free"

    J R., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Discount plus GM card got me into the top of line Premium ll with every option, including safety items, for under 34,000. A steal."

    Anonymous, NJ (2016 Buick Regal)

    "I have terrible gas mileage- 19.4 mpg average over 26000 miles Disatisfied with having to replace transmission and does not respond the same way!"

    Anonymous, NY (2016 Buick Regal)

    "good running car, good acceleration. could be much quieter in the cabin while driving. little tight in the rear seats."

    Murry C., FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Front end too low and can catch on parking bumpers. This happened to me, pulled the front end loose, cost over $2000 to repair, was considered as a collusion by ins co and increased my insurance around $1000!!!"

    Edward C., CA (2016 Buick Regal)

    "It is value for money for a luxury car"

    Samuel M., PA (2016 Buick Regal)

    "We like it as well as the BMW 300 series but it was not as expensive and it's not as expensive to fix."

    Anonymous, MN (2016 Buick Regal)

    "good solid luxary car with luxary features"

    Anonymous, FL (2016 Buick Regal)

    "Very dependable. Always ready to run with no problems."

    E S., CA (2016 Buick Regal)

    "A great preforming vehicle with sporty, yet elegant style, for minimally more money than a Chevy Malibu."

    Anonymous, MI (2016 Buick Regal)

    "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)

    Styling

    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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