2016 Buick Regal

2016 Buick Regal
2016 Buick Regal

2016 Buick Regal


Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 31 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0L Turbo, 259 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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  • Basic Warranty: 4 Years / 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 6 Years / 70,000 Miles
  • Hybrid Component: 8 Years / 100,000 Miles

A vehicle's warranty can significant impact your maintenance costs after you drive off the dealer's lot, and it's important to understand the different parts. Typically, a new car warranty includes a Basic warranty, which covers everything except the wear items such as brakes and tires; and a Drivetrain warranty, that covers all the parts that make the car move, such as the engine and transmission

NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 5 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) provides consumers with vehicle safety information based on independent testing, primarily front and side crash rating results, and more recently rollover ratings, to aid consumers in their vehicle purchase decisions.

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Specifications for 2016 Buick Regal

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • StabiliTrak, stability control system with Traction Control
    • Daytime Running Lamps, switchable
    • Air bags, dual-stage frontal and side-impact, driver and right-front passenger and head curtain side-impact, front and rear outboard seating positions (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • Air bag, Passenger Sensing System, sensor indicator inflatable restraint, front passenger/child presence detector (Always use safety belts and child restraints. Children are safer when properly secured in a rear seat in the appropriate child restraint. See the Owner's Manual for more information.)
    • OnStar Guidance Plan for 6 months including Automatic Crash Response, Stolen Vehicle Assistance, Roadside Assistance, Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Advanced Diagnostics and more (trial excludes Hands-Free Calling) (Visit www.onstar.com for coverage map, details and system limitations. Services may vary by model and conditions.)
    • OnStar with 4G LTE and built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect to the internet at 4G LTE speeds, includes 3GB or 3 months OnStar Data Trial (whichever comes first) (Available 4G LTE Wi-Fi requires compatible mobile device, active OnStar subscription and data plan after trial.)
    • OnStar Basic plan for 5 years including limited RemoteLink mobile app services, Advanced Diagnostics and Dealer Maintenance Notification (Basic Plan available for 5 years from the date of vehicle delivery, and is transferable. Does not include Emergency, Security or Navigation services.)
    • Rear Vision Camera
    • Safety belts, 3-point, driver and front passenger, height-adjustable includes pretensioners and load limiters
    • Safety belts, 3-point, rear, all seating positions
    • LATCH system (Lower Anchors and Top tethers for CHildren), for child safety seats in all rear seating positions
    • Door locks, child security rear, manual
    • Trunk latch, safety
    • Tire Pressure Monitor System
    • Horn, dual-note high and low
  • Entertainment Features
    • Audio system, Buick IntelliLink Radio, AM/FM stereo and CD player includes 2 USB ports and Bluetooth streaming for audio and select phones
    • Antenna, integral rear, roof-mounted, body-color
    • Bluetooth for phone and music, personal cell phone connectivity to vehicle audio system HMI (Human Machine Interface), phonebook access, voice recognition for audio, phone, phonebook and music selection, Pandora Smartphone compatible, SiriusXM weather and data services, and software Bluetooth and Smartphone interface upgradeable
    • SiriusXM Satellite Radio is standard on nearly all 2016 GM models. Enjoy a 3-month All Access trial subscription with over 150 channels including commercial-free music, plus sports, news and entertainment. Plus listening on the app and online is included, so you'll hear the best SiriusXM has to offer, anywhere life takes you. Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. (IMPORTANT: The SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial package is not provided on vehicles that are ordered for Fleet Daily Rental ("FDR") use. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel you must call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change.)
    • Steering wheel controls, mounted audio and cruise controls
    • Audio system feature, 7-speaker system
    • Audio system feature, single-slot CD/MP3 player
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels, 18" (45.7 cm) Silver alloy
    • Tires, P235/50R18 V-rated all-season, blackwall
    • Wheel, compact spare, 17" (43.2 cm) steel
    • Tire, compact spare, T125/70R17, blackwall
    • Moldings, bright, window surround
    • Fascias, front and rear body-color
    • Grille, Black chrome, premium finish with bright chrome surround and Buick tri-shield
    • Headlamps, halogen composite with flash-to-pass feature, automatic on and off, automatic delay and warning buzzer
    • Headlamp control, automatic on and off
    • Fog lamps, front, halogen
    • Lamp, center high-mounted stop/brake (CHMSL)
    • Mirrors, outside heated power-adjustable, body-color, manual-folding with integrated turn signal indicators
    • Glass, Solar-Ray light-tinted
    • Windshield, solar absorbing
    • Wipers, front intermittent
    • Door handles, body-color
  • Interior Features
    • Seats, front bucket with seatback map pockets
    • Seat adjuster, driver 8-way power
    • Seat adjuster, driver 2-way power lumbar
    • Seat adjuster, passenger, 4-way manual, 2-way power vertical
    • Seats, heated driver and front passenger
    • Seats, rear split-folding
    • Seat trim, leather-appointed seating
    • Head restraints, 2-way adjustable (up/down), front
    • Headrests, rear, outboard seats, adjustable (up/down)
    • Map pocket, driver seatback
    • Map pocket, front passenger seatback
    • Armrest, center, rear with 2 integral cup holders
    • Console, floor, front, premium with armrest and covered storage
    • Floor mats, carpeted front with anchors
    • Floor mats, carpeted rear
    • Sill plates, front, bright
    • Steering column, tilt and telescopic, manual
    • Steering wheel, leather-wrapped 3-spoke
    • Speedometer, miles/kilometers
    • Compass display, located in the Driver Information Center
    • Display, driver instrument information enhanced 4.2" multi-color
    • Sensor, humidity and windshield temperature
    • Window, power with driver Express-Up/Down
    • Window, power with front passenger Express-Up/Down
    • Windows, power, rear with Express-Down
    • Retained accessory power, power windows, audio system and moonroof (where applicable) remain operational after ignition is switched off for 10 minutes or until a door is opened
    • Door locks, power programmable with lockout protection
    • Remote Keyless Entry, extended-range
    • Cruise control
    • Theft-deterrent system, PASS-Key III content theft alarm
    • Air conditioning, dual-zone automatic climate control with individual climate settings for driver and right-front passenger
    • Air vents, rear, heating/cooling
    • Air filtration system
    • Defogger, rear-window electric
    • Cup holders, 2 front console, covered, 2 rear armrest
    • Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt, covered
    • Power outlet, front auxiliary, 12-volt, console
    • Mirror, inside rearview auto-dimming
    • Visors, driver and front passenger illuminated vanity mirrors, sliding
    • Assist handles, front passenger and rear outboard with coat hooks on rear passenger assist handles
    • Lighting, custom interior front and rear reading, front and rear door and console ambient lighting, White front foot well, puddle lights and instrument panel light pipe
    • Cargo net
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine, ECOTEC 2.4L DOHC 4-cylinder SIDI (Spark Ignition Direct Injection) with VVT (Variable Valve Timing) and E85 capability (182 hp [135.7 kW] @ 6700 rpm, 172 lb-ft of torque [232.2 N-m] @ 4900 rpm)
    • Transmission, 6-speed automatic
    • Axle, 3.23 final drive ratio
    • Front wheel drive
    • Battery, maintenance free with rundown protection, heavy-duty 512 cold-cranking amps
    • Alternator, 120 amps
    • Suspension, front MacPherson strut
    • Suspension, rear 4-link
    • Steering, power, electric
    • Brakes, 4-wheel antilock, 4-wheel disc with Brake Assist
    • Brake lining, high-performance, noise and dust performance
    • Brake, parking, electronic
    • Exhaust, single-outlet stainless-steel with hidden turned down tip
    • Tool kit, road emergency

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake Type - Pwr
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.6 x - TBD -
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.4 x - TBD -
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 14.2
  • Cooling System Features
    • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) - - TBD -
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 512
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 130
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Order Code - LTG
    • Engine Type - Turbocharged
    • Displacement - 2.0L/122
    • Fuel System - Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 259 @ 5300
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 295 @ 3000-4000
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 107.8
    • Length, Overall (in) - 190.2
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 73.1
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.4
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.4
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 62.5
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - - TBD -
    • Liftover Height (in) - - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 96.8
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.8
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.1
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.7
    • Front Hip Room (in) - 55.4
    • Second Head Room (in) - 36.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 37.3
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 54.4
    • Second Hip Room (in) - 52.3
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 23
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 19
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 31
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Pwr
    • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall - 15.2
    • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) - 2.68
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 38.1
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Buick Regal
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - MacPherson strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - 4-Link
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - - TBD -
    • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - - TBD -
    • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - - TBD -
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Order Code - QKE
    • Rear Tire Order Code - QKE
    • Spare Tire Order Code - QCL
    • Front Tire Size - P235/50VR18
    • Rear Tire Size - P235/50VR18
    • Spare Tire Size - T125/70R17
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Order Code - MH8
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.48
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.87
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.84
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.41
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.00
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.74
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 2.77
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Midsize
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 7.7
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3605
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 18 x - TBD -
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - 17 x - TBD -
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

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  • Black Onyx Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic Quicksilver Metallic Summit White
  • Black Onyx
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White

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The Buick Regal is a midsize four-door that qualifies as an American-made sports sedan, especially in GS trim. The Regal offers graceful styling and confident roadholding. Turbocharged models deliver invigorating performance.

The Buick Regal has been known by several generations for its shapely design, and the Gran Sport models have a lengthy history as the pinnacle of the Regal crop. Today’s Regal is related to the European-made Opel Insignia. Opels are not muscle cars but they are noted for crisp, German-style handling and performance.

2016 Buick Regal models have been updated with a new touch-screen, more intuitive controls and IntelliLink enhancements. A new Regal Sport Touring model joins the 2016 lineup. Regal was last redesigned for 2010 and facelifted for 2014.

Front-seat occupants can expect ample room, but back-seat passengers had better be small in stature, because space is tight. Premium-level finishes and features mix with an advanced infotainment system and high-tech safety equipment to produce a classy experience.

Two engine choices are offered. For frugality, the base model comes with a 182-horsepower 2.4-liter four-cylinder.

All other models come with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder making 259 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard.

Regal GS is the only one with a manual-shift option and a three-mode Interactive Drive Control system.

Turbocharging, especially in the GS sedan, provides the visceral thrust that enthusiastic drivers savor. Yet, in some respects, Buick’s Regal is similar to less-costly family sedans.

Available all-wheel drive improves traction in harsh weather, but also helps the Regal come out of corners most effectively when driven hard.

A rearview camera is standard, and a selection of the latest safety technology, such as collision warning, can be obtained.

Crash-test results have been good, but not class-leading. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave Regal a Good rating. With available front collision warning and automatic braking, the frontal score rose to Superior. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration gave Regal a five-star overall rating.


The 2016 Buick Regal comes in five trim levels. Regal 1SV ($27,065) is the only one with the 2.4-liter base engine. Abundantly equipped, it features leather-appointed seating, IntelliLink infotainment with eight-inch screen, seven-speaker stereo with CD player and satellite radio, a rearview camera, foglamps, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Also standard are heated front seats, power driver’s seat, dual-zone automatic climate control, and OnStar 4G LTE. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination charge.)

Regal 1SL ($28,990) upgrades with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine.

Regal Premium II ($31,565) adds E-Z Key passive entry, remote start, pushbutton start, a power front passenger seat, rear parking assist, and heated steering wheel. A navigation system, nine-speaker Bose sound, and bi-xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights are included.

Regal GS ($34,065) features Interactive Drive Control; GS-specific fascia, rocker panels, sport seats, and Brembo brakes; flat-bottom steering wheel; front/rear parking assist; and 19-inch V-spoke wheels. The new Sport Touring edition has a decklid spoiler and 18-inch black-pocket wheels.

Safety options include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and forward collision alert with collision mitigation braking.


Few would deny that the Regal sedan presents the most athletic-looking appearance of any current Buick. At the same time, design cues that evoke Buick’s heritage can be discovered anywhere on the tautly composed, but sleek and delightfully swoopy body.

Up front, the waterfall grille resembles other models. But unlike other Buicks, no simulated portholes detract from the Regal’s metallic beauty. This hood is clear and pristine. Adjoining LEDs are built into both the headlights and taillamps. At the rear, a metallic band ties the taillamps together.

On the Regal GS, the front end boasts blade-like, vertically-positioned air intakes.


Regal is slightly smaller than some midsize sedans but is generally comfortable for four. Front space is good, with comfortable cushioning. Two tall adults could have difficulty in back, however, where leg space is limited.

Regal GS has better-bolstered white-stitched black leather seats and a choice of trim.

Buick’s colorful IntelliLink infotainment interface is based on the Cadillac CUE setups, but no more knob-type controllers are used. Also, there’s no haptic feedback, as in Cadillacs, which use vibration to help make the proper touch selection. Most operating functions are intuitive.

A low dashboard with crisp LED gauges provides fine integration of buttons and screens with useful technology. Two-tone wood/leather trim, on upper trim levels, is handsome but subtle.

Driving Impressions

The Regal comes with a choice of engines, with nearly all models being fitted with the superior turbocharged engine.

Qualifying as adequate in both refinement and power, the base engine feels overstressed when faced with any terrain other than flat pavement. Driver Control mode helps, by letting the automatic transmission stay longer in lower gears. Even so, 2.4-liter performance is not a selling point for the base model.

The turbocharged engine falls into another category entirely. Fitted with direct injection, the turbo generates 259 horsepower and a healthy 295 pound-feet of torque. Not only can a turbocharged Regal accelerate to 60 mph in fewer than six seconds, but the engine revs enthusiastically when needed, emitting a lovely growl. In any turbo form, Regal is a seriously composed, swift performer that stresses smoothness, while maintaining premium family-sedan character.

Energetic acceleration and gratifying handling highlight the Regal GS, which delivers sporty sensations without impairing ride quality. Fitted with a lowered suspension, the GS rides on 19-inch wheels, with 20-inch available.

In the GS, a three-mode Interactive Drive Control alters responsiveness of the adaptive dampers, as well as throttle and transmission operation, and steering feel. GS mode heightens reflexes sufficiently to transform the Regal into more of a sports sedan. A GS stays flatter through curves than a Premium Turbo model.

Electric power steering isn’t excessively quick, and weighted nicely. Suspension damping is neatly muted, in Eurosedan mode.

Buick’s base engine is EPA-rated at 19/31 mpg City/Highway, or 23 mpg Combined. The Turbo is slightly more thrifty, EPA-rate at 21/30 mpg City/Highway, or 24 mpg Combined, whether it has manual shift or automatic. All-wheel drive reduces the Turbo engine to 19/27 mpg, or 22 mpg Combined.


Often considered one of GM’s best examples, Regal deserves acclaim for excellent road behavior as well as elegant and refined design. We prefer the Regal GS, which qualifies as a benchmark for precision manufacture. However, any of the turbocharged models should satisfy its owners. We recommend skipping the model with the normally aspirated, 180-hp 2.4-liter engine.

Driving impressions by Marty Padgett, The Car Connection. James M. Flammang contributed to this report.

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