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2016 Buick Regal Overview (See Available Styles)

New/Notable:
  • Midsize near luxury sedan
  • Adds Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability for 2016
  • Standard leather upholstery and heated front seats
The 2016 Buick Regal is a near luxury midsize sedan that puts an emphasis on sportiness, while still offering good value with a large set of standard features.

For 2016, the Regal expands its technology offerings, with the standard Intellilink multimedia system getting a larger 8-inch touchscreen and also adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability. These technologies mirror your smartphone on the Regal’s screen and allow you to use phone functions like maps, music, and messages, via the car’s input systems (and take advantage of the larger screen).

Exterior styling on the Regal is muted; it doesn’t stand out in the crowd, even in sporty GS form. The signature Buick portholes have been moved up to the top of the fenders, right next to the hood so they’re not really visible in profile view. Wheel sizes range from 17- to 20-inches. LED taillights come standard, with LED daytime running lights, a power moonroof, and xenon HID healights optional.

Under the hood, the Regal offers two different drivetrain options. The base engine is a 182-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is found in 1SV models. A mild-hybrid system used to be available on the Regal, but is now only open to fleet customers. Found in Turbo and GS models is a 259-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four cylinder that offers more excitement. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, while GS models also offer a six-speed manual. Front-wheel drive comes standard, with all-wheel drive available on models with the turbocharged engine.

Inside, the Regal offers a near luxury interior at a non-luxury price point. Think of the Regal as a “tweener;” it’s going to be an upgrade over your run of the mill midsize sedan, but don’t expect high-class living. That being said, the standard features list is impressively stocked: leather upholstery, heated front seats, an 8-inch touchscreen for the Intellilink infotainment system, Wi-Fi hot spot capability, Bluetooth connectivity, and dual-zone automatic climate control all come on every Regal. For 2016, Intellilink also gets an upgrade, adding Apple CarPlay and Android Auto capability, which allows you to mirror the screen of your smartphone on the larger screen in the center console and use applications like maps and messages.

Standard safety equipment includes six airbags, electronic stability control, antilock brakes, rearview camera, and OnStar Basic for five years. More driver aids and safety technology is optional, including a blind spot warning system with rear cross-traffic alerts, forward collision warnings with automatic barking, adaptive cruise control with full start-stop capability, and lane departure warnings.

EPA Fuel Economy

  • City: 19 - 21 MPG
  • Highway: 27 - 30 MPG

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Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety: *****
  • Frontal Crash: ****
  • Side Crash: *****

Consumer Reviews Summary

Overall Rating:
4.4/5
Value:
4.2/5
Exterior:
4.7/5
Interior:
4.4/5
Comfort:
4.4/5
Performance:
4.6/5
Reliability:
4.8/5

9 of 10 (90%) consumers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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