Buick Regal Models and Regal History

The Regal name first appeared on Buick products during the 1973 model year attached to mid-sized vehicles. In 1998, the Regal shared a platform and exterior appearance with the lower-end Buick Century. The most notable characteristic setting the Regal apart from the Century was five-passenger seating as opposed to six. The Buick Regal was offered in LS and GS trim levels from 1998 to 2004. All models of the sedan included standard air conditioning, AM/FM cassette stereo and remote keyless entry. The 1998 Buick Regal received power from a naturally aspirated and supercharged version of a 3.8-liter Series II V-6 engine. The Regal GS was standard equipped with the 240-horsepower supercharged engine. In addition to producing stout performance, the GS model also allowed the Buick sedan to achieve highway fuel economy of 27 miles per gallon. From 2000 to 2004, Buick collaborated with fashion designer Joseph Abboud in producing a special appearance package version of the Regal. Joseph Abboud editions of the Buick Regal featured the use two-tone coloring and included 16-inch wheels. In 2005, Buick replaced the Regal nameplate of their mid-sized sedan with LaCrosse. With the LaCrosse moving up Buicks model range to be a flagship vehicle, the Regal name was revived in 2011. Derived heavily from the European Opel Insignia, the 2011 Regals European flair was combined with a 182-horsepower 2.4-liter Ecotec engine and a 220-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter powerplant. A year after introduction, the Buick Regal line added a performance-driven 270-horsepower GS model. In 2013, eAssist was added to the Buick Regal allowing the engine to temporarily shut off to save fuel when the vehicle is at a standstill.

New and Used Regal Prices, Buick Regal Model Years and History

The midsized Buck Regal is amenity and feature-rich, designed to make each trip a smooth transition from point A to point B.
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The Regal returns for 2016 with plenty of options and a roomy interior.
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A mid-sized sedan with a mid-sized price tag, turbo kit and comfy, luxurious interior complements the 2014 Buick Regal with spacious interior room and the punch of a turbocharged engine.
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 3 / 5
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 2 / 5
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 4 / 5
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 4.0
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 4.0
Interior Comfort
 3.5
Acceleration
 5.0
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 4.5
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 4.5
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 3.5
Overall Rating
 4.0

A world-class performer, the updated 2014 Buick Regal features innovative technology and safety features, making it a true class competitor.
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 3 / 5
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 3 / 5
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 3 / 5
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 5.0
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 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
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 4.0
Dependability
 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

Largely unchanged for the current model year (but now available with standard eAssist), the 2013 Buick Regal offers drivers the option of the base model, premium model, and turbo model.
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 4 / 5
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 4 / 5
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 3 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 4 )
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 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.2
Interior Comfort
 4.5
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 4.5
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 4.5
Ride Quality
 4.5
Overall Rating
 4.5

A mid-size sedan available in three different trim levels, the 2012 Buick Regal offers an optional turbo-charged engine capable of 270 hp.
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 2 / 5
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 3 / 5
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 2 / 5
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 4.3
Fuel Economy
 3.7
Interior Comfort
 3.3
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 4.3
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 3.7

All new and with help from Europe, the 2011 Buick Regal promises to be sporty, sophisticated, and luxurious, while providing excellent fuel economy.
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 3 / 5
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 2 / 5
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 5.0
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 4.3
Interior Comfort
 4.7
Acceleration
 4.3
Dependability
 4.7
Handling
 4.7
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

A mid-size sedan with a sporty 240 hp V6, the 2004 Buick Regal is well equipped and offers a sportier ride over the similarly sized Century.
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The smallest sedan in the lineup, the 2003 Buick Regal is a five-passenger sedan available with a sporty 240 hp V6.
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 3.3
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 3.3
Interior Comfort
 3.7
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 3.7
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 3.7
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 3.7
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 3.3

A premium sedan, the 2002 Buick Regal comes standard with features such as heated seats, dual zone climate control, and keyless entry.
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0
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 5.0

The 2001 Buick Regal is a premium five-passenger sedan offered in two well-equipped trims and is the smallest product in the Buick lineup.
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The smallest sedan in the lineup, the 2000 Buick Regal offers the same great features as its larger siblings in a more compact package with seating available for up to six.
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A mid-size premium sports sedan, the 1999 Buick Regal seats five passengers and is available with either 205 hp engine that is rated at 30 mpg on the highway or a 240 hp one that earns 27 mpg.
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 5.0
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 2.0
Interior Comfort
 3.0
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 5.0
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 4.0
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 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

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Among the Best
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Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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