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8.4

Overall

Scorecard

Critics' Rating: 8.2
Performance: 8.1
Interior: 7.7
Total Cost of Ownership: 8.7
Safety: 9.3
Reliability:
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2015 Buick Regal Review

With an engaging ride, a well-made interior, and above-average predicted reliability, the 2015 Buick Regal sits in the upper half of our midsize car rankings. Yet, its sloping roofline and poor fuel economy prevent it from being a class leader. 

Pros & Cons

 

  • Sharp handling
  • Comfortable ride
  • High-quality interior
  • Above-average predicted reliability

 

 

 

  • Lack of rear-seat headroom
  • Awkward trunk space
  • Low fuel economy in the base trim

 

2015 Buick Regal Overview

Is the 2015 Buick Regal a Good Used Car?

The Regal is a fine choice in the midsize car segment. Its ride is comfortable and engaging, and its interior has high-quality materials. Issues abound when talking about interior and cargo space, however. The awkwardly shaped trunk area prevents easy loading and unloading of items, and the sloped roofline impedes headroom.

Used 2015 Buick Regal Performance and Interior

The Buick Regal has a smooth ride and tight handling. It comes standard with a 259-horsepower, turbocharged four-cylinder engine that gets 21 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway in the base trim, which is low for the class. Some used models come with an eAssist powertrain: a four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that make a combined 182 horsepower. This setup gets 24 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway, which is on par with class rivals. Acceleration is sufficient in the base model, but the available eAssist powertrain accelerates slowly. Front-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is available. A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, and a six-speed manual is available in the front-wheel-drive Buick Regal GS.

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The Regal has a well-appointed cabin that seats five in two rows. Its easy-to-use Intellilink infotainment system allows you to change controls through simple touch gestures like those on a smartphone. The front seats are comfortable and supportive. Though the rear seats are comfortable, the Regal's sloping roofline limits headroom, which means tall passengers might feel cramped. Its trunk capacity is above average, but hinges impede the space, and the width of the trunk is narrow. This might make loading and unloading items a challenge. The rear outer seats have full sets of LATCH car-seat connectors, and the middle seat has an upper tether.

Standard features include leather seats, heated front seats, a 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, an 8-inch touch screen, Bluetooth, two USB ports, a 4G LTE Wi-Fi hot spot, and satellite radio. Optional features include a 10-way power-adjustable passenger seat, a navigation system, a Bose premium audio system, front seats with memory settings, a 110-volt power outlet, push-button start, and a heated steering wheel.

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Used 2015 Buick Regal Prices

The price of a used 2015 Buick Regal ranges from around $16,300 for the base trim to about $23,700 for an all-wheel-drive GS. Prices vary based on the vehicle’s location, mileage, condition, and features. 

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We Did the Research for You: 60 Reviews Analyzed

We analyzed 60 Buick Regal reviews – along with safety and reliability ratings, fuel economy estimates, and more – to help you make a well-informed buying decision.

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How Reliable Is the 2015 Buick Regal?

The Buick Regal has an above-average predicted reliability rating of four out of five from J.D. Power.

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How Safe Is the Buick Regal?

The 2015 Buick Regal received the highest score of Good in the four crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and earned an overall rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

A rearview camera is standard in the Regal. Available active safety features include forward collision warning, automatic braking, adaptive cruise control, lane change alert, blind spot monitoring, and lane departure warning. 

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Should I Consider Another Used Regal?

Buick reintroduced the Buick for the 2011 model year. It received a significant refresh for the 2014 model year, with updated interior and exterior styling, a revised powertrain lineup, and newly available all-wheel drive. The 2015 model saw a Wi-Fi hot spot added to the standard features list, while the 2016 model added Apple CarPlay and discontinued the eAssist powertrain. If the infotainment upgrades aren't important to you, opt for a 2014 model to save some cash. 

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Which Used Buick Regal Is Right for Me?

The Buick Regal comes in four trims: base, Premium I, Premium II, and GS. The base trim has enough features to satisfy most drivers. If you want more driver assistant features than the standard rearview camera, you’ll have to step up to a Premium II trim, which includes the Driver Confidence Package I. This package comes with safety technologies such as blind spot monitoring, lane departure warning, and forward collision warning with automatic braking.

Although the Regal has a good predicted reliability score, you might consider a certified pre-owned Regal. With Buick’s CPO program, there is a one-year/12,000- mile limited warranty, and the original new-car powertrain warranty is extended to seven years or 100,000 miles. Buick CPO models must pass a 172-point inspection. Additional benefits like towing and roadside assistance may be available, so read Buick’s warranty page carefully. 

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2015 Buick Regal and Other Cars to Consider

Which Is Better: 2015 Buick Regal or 2015 Buick LaCrosse?

Like the Regal, the 2015 Buick LaCrosse has a smooth ride. The LaCrosse also has a perfect predicted reliability score and a nicer interior with more cabin space than the Regal. The Regal, however, has more trunk space. You’ll spend a little more on the LaCrosse and forego the sport-tuned agility of its smaller sibling, but it’s still the better buy.

Which Is Better: 2015 Buick Regal or 2015 Chrysler 200?

The 2015 Chrysler 200 has more space than the Regal, as well as a more powerful available engine that delivers peppy acceleration. Both cars have limited rear-seat space. Still, the Buick outranks the Chrysler thanks to its more refined base engine and above-average predicted reliability.

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