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2019 Buick Regal Interior Review


Interior: 6.8

The Regal’s cabin is subpar considering its price. There are more hard plastics than you might expect, and the regular analog gauges found in lower trims look dated compared to full digital units found in some rivals. On the bright side, there’s plenty of room for passengers and cargo.

  • "The quietness and design of the interior are appealing, although its parts-bin switchgear and garish chrome highlights definitely detract. Details such as these, plus a notable lack of arm padding, chip away at the Regal's regalness." -- Edmunds
  • "The seats up front are reasonably comfy, yet the leather used isn't as soft as I would expect from a Buick. And while I'm complaining, the traditional analog gauge cluster looks a little dated compared to the beautiful TFT screens that many automakers are using today." -- Autoweek (2018)
  • "GM's love for plastic panels with faux stitching best exemplifies the interior quality -- fine to look at, less than fine when any other sense is involved." -- CNET (2018)


Regardless of body type, the Buick Regal seats five people. Cloth upholstery comes standard. Leather upholstery, heated and ventilated front seats, power-adjusting front seats, and a heated steering wheel are available. The Regal GS comes standard with massaging front seats.

This car has roomy seats, and there’s ample head- and legroom for two adults in both rows. For securing child car seats, this vehicle has two sets of LATCH connections on the rear outboard seats and a third upper tether anchor for the rear middle seat.

  • "The seats lack breathability and the material feels cheap, but the cushions balance firmness and compliance well. There's a good amount of adjustment, including four-way adjustable lumbar support. Lateral support is average, and the armrest padding on the doors is thin." -- Edmunds
  • "And indeed, the Regal is always quiet – especially considering that it's a hatchback, lacking the insulating benefits of a fixed rear bulkhead." -- Car and Driver (2018)
  • "Even with its sloping rear end, headroom is ample for a six-foot-tall passenger, and when sitting behind a six-foot-tall driver, there's loads of legroom." -- CNET (2018)

Interior Features

The base Buick Regal features a 7-inch touch-screen infotainment system with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Bluetooth, two USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, and a seven-speaker stereo. You’ll also get proximity keyless entry, push-button start, a rearview camera, and Teen Driver, which lets you do things like set audio and speed limits for secondary drivers.

Options include an 8-inch touch screen, wireless device charging, navigation, HD Radio, satellite radio, an eight-speaker premium stereo, remote start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and a moonroof. Several more safety features are available as well, including lane departure warning, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, and a following distance indicator.

Audio and climate controls are easy to use, but the Regal’s infotainment system looks less modern than those in rivals, and there can be a bit of lag time when using some functions.

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  • "Everything works relatively well, but there's nothing special, which you'd expect at this class level." -- Edmunds
  • "The Regal Sportback doesn't have the latest version of GM's infotainment system, which started rolling out to Cadillac and GMC models this year, so the UX feels behind its time if you've been within 100 feet of the new one." -- CNET (2018)
  • "Simple controls that include buttons and dials for climate and audio, a large touch screen and voice recognition promise to make the Regal a particularly driver-friendly sport sedan." -- USA Today (2018)


Both the Sportback (hatchback) and TourX (wagon) versions of the Regal have more cargo space than most class rivals. The Sportback has 31.5 cubic feet of space with all seats in use and up to 60.7 cubic feet of space in total. The TourX wagon has even more, with respective dimensions of 32.7 and 73.5 cubic feet. A hands-free power liftgate is available.

  • "With 31.5 cubic feet of cargo space, the Sportback's trunk dwarfs any comparable sedan's trunk. The rear seats have a 40/20/40-split arrangement and fold almost flat, giving you nice, convenient options. These cargo advantages have no downsides, so why would anybody choose a sedan over a Sportback?" -- Edmunds
  • "The Regal's tall hatchback opening makes it particularly easy to load large items." -- Motor Trend (2018)
  • "Fold the rear seats down and you can toss a bicycle in the back without removing the wheel while still retaining enough space for bags and backpacks." -- CNET (2018)

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