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2017 Buick Regal

$12,192 — $39,888 NEW and USED
Sedan
5 Seats
22-24 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • All-wheel-drive performance
  • Interior control layout and design
  • Wind and road noise isolation
  • Handling
  • Optional 20-inch wheels
  • Front seating comfort

The Bad

  • Large turning circle
  • Manual transmission for GS discontinued
  • Weak performance value (GS)
  • Available moonroof is small
  • Backseat comfort
  • Noisy turbocharged engine
2017 Buick Regal exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2017 Buick Regal
  • OnStar with 4G LTE and Wi-Fi hot spot
  • Optional Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Front- or all-wheel drive
  • Front collision warning with automatic emergency braking available
  • Performance-oriented GS model available
  • Available turbocharged engine

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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 Volvo S60.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 259-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power heated side mirrors
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • IntelliLink entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • eAssist mild hybrid system with 182-hp, 2.4-liter engine and electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries
  • Six-speed manual transmission (front-drive GS)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with 8-inch multimedia screen
  • All-wheel drive
  • 20-inch wheels (GS)
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind spot warning system with lane change alert
  • Forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Navigation system
Vehicle Overview

What it is: 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 Volvo S60.
New for 2017
There are no significant changes.
Significant Standard Features

  • 259-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine
  • Six-speed automatic transmission
  • Front-wheel drive
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Power heated side mirrors
  • Leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Power tilt and telescoping steering wheel
  • IntelliLink entertainment system with 8-inch touch-screen
  • 4G LTE with Wi-Fi hot spot (data subscription required)
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system

Significant Available Features

  • eAssist mild hybrid system with 182-hp, 2.4-liter engine and electric motor powered by lithium-ion batteries
  • Six-speed manual transmission (front-drive GS)
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto with 8-inch multimedia screen
  • All-wheel drive
  • 20-inch wheels (GS)
  • Power moonroof
  • Heated steering wheel
  • Blind spot warning system with lane change alert
  • Forward collision warning and automatic braking
  • Adaptive cruise control 
  • Navigation system

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

5.0
29 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.9)
Performance
(5.0)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.9)
Value For The Money
(4.8)

Read reviews that mention:

(5.0)

Great Car for the Money

by Jonathanok100 from Tampa, FL on August 12, 2018

I bought my 2017 Regal Turbo used a few months ago, and for $16,000 it's a pretty darn good car! The exterior styling has gotten many compliments from friends and strangers alike. The interior is both ... Read full review

(5.0)

very nice looking and drives well

by rich wilson from holyoke,ma on June 23, 2018

this auto is smart looking and handles well. I comfortable owning a Buick since I have owned several before. I also felt at ease with the service people at Cernak's. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2017 Buick Regal currently has 0 recalls


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2017 Buick Regal has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by Buick

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    72 months / 70,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    72 months / 70,000 miles

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    5 model years or newer/up to 75,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    12 months/12,000 miles bumper-to-bumper original warranty, then may continue to 6 years/100,000 miles limited (depending on variables)

  • Powertrain

    6 years/100,000 miles

  • Dealer Certification Required

    172-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

  • View All CPO Program Details

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The Regal received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*

Latch or Latch system

A

Infant seat

C

Forward-facing convertible

(second row)

A

Rear-facing convertible

A

Booster

(second row)

A
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.
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Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

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.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

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.

What is included in 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).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

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.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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