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  • (4.4) 10 reviews
  • MSRP: $27,065$36,490
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 22-24
  • Engine: 182-hp, 2.4-liter I-4 (regular gas)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed automatic w/OD
2016 Buick Regal

Our Take on the 2016 Buick Regal

Our Take

The five-seat Buick Regal is a midsize sedan with a sporty edge. It's offered with a choice of three drivetrains, one of which is GM's eAssist mild-hybrid system. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is available. The Regal competes with the Acura TLX, Volkswagen CC and Vo... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Large turning circle
  • Manual transmission for GS discontinued
  • Weak performance value (GS)
  • Available moonroof is small
  • Backseat comfort
  • Noisy turbocharged engine

Notable Features

  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Front collision warning with automatic emergency braking available
  • Performance-oriented GS model available
  • Available turbocharged engine


Our Expert Reviews

Buick’s high-performance 2016 Regal GS doesn’t do enough to boost its performance credibility over the regular turbocharged Regal with all-wheel drive.  Despite having the latest multimedia and safety technology, an aging and small interior and an underwhelming engine hold the Regal back from keeping up with more authentic luxury cars. Buick has done a superb job keeping the ... Read full review for the 2016 Buick Regal

Consumer Reviews


Average based on 10 reviews

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2016 Regal with turbo is a fine four-door sedan.

by Steve in DC area from Silver Spring MD on December 6, 2016

Purchased a 2016 Regal to replace an Audi A5, that replaced a BMW. Have owned E350. Regal standard features are comfortable, with the turbo engine providing spirited performance. Priced well below ... Read Full Review

8 Trim Levels Available

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Crash-Test Reports


There is currently 1 recall for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $1,400 per year.

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Warranty Coverage





Roadside Assistance Coverage


Free Scheduled Maintenance


What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained


Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.


Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

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