Buyer's Guide

2018 Buick Regal
Select a Different Model (10 Available): 1SV Sportback
Fair Market Price $ 26022
MPG (EPA) 22 CTY /32 HWY
Horsepower 250@5400
Torque 265@2000
See All Specs
Free Price Quote From a Local Dealer
2018 Buick Regal MODEL OVERVIEW

You'll Like

  • Punchy GS variant
  • Spacious interiors
  • V-6 engine sounds good

You Won't Like

  • Only adequate acceleration with the 2.0-liter turbo-four
  • GS variant not available as a TourX wagon
  • Merely average fuel economy ratings

New for 2018

The all-new 2018 Buick Regal gains a long list of new tech features and two new body styles.

Vehicle Summary

The 2018 Buick Regal is a midsize car that's available in front- or all-wheel-drive configurations. Two body styles are available including the TourX wagon and a sedan-like hatchback called the Sportback. There's also a performance-oriented model called the Regal GS, which comes standard with all-wheel drive but is only available in the Sportback. All Regal TourX wagons come standard with all-wheel drive.

Overview

The 2018 Buick Regal is available with two engine choices including a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 250 hp and 260 lb-ft of torque on front-drive models, or 295 lb-ft on all-wheel drive variants. This engine comes paired to a nine-speed automatic transmission in front-drive guise or an eight-speed unit in all-wheel-drive cars. A 3.6-liter V-6 with 310 hp and 282 lb-ft is exclusive to the Regal GS and comes only with the nine-speed automatic.

EPA fuel economy ratings are 22/32 mpg city/highway for the front-drive Regal Sportback and 21/29 mpg for the all-wheel-drive variant and the Regal TourX wagon. Go for the all-wheel-drive Regal GS and the fuel economy ratings are 19/27 mpg.

Both variants offer excellent cargo space at 31.5 cubic feet with the split-folding rear seats up and 60.7 cubic feet with them down. Should you need more space, the Regal TourX wagon has 32.7 cubic feet behind the split-folding rear seats and 73.5 cubic feet with them folded.

Available features include Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system with a 7.0- or 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, navigation, a Bose premium audio system, wireless phone charging, 4G LTE connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, a rearview camera, full LED headlights, heated and ventilated front seats with massage function, front and rear park assist, keyless entry/start, and alloy wheels up to 19 inches in diameter.

Safety

Available active safety features include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane change assist, blind-spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert, pedestrian detection, lane keeping assist with lane departure warning, and adaptive cruise control.

What We Think

In a 2018 Quick Drive review, we noted that the Regal Sportback with the 2.0-liter turbo-four accelerates merely adequately and the transmission shifts smoothly. The larger TourX wagon drives similarly but feels its size. With its more powerful engine, the Regal GS accelerates with more authority and the engine has a pleasing sound. The nine-speed automatic shifts smoothly and the Continuous Damping Control system smoothens out the ride on uneven road surfaces.

Cool Fact

The Buick Regal is built by Opel in Russelsheim, Germany.

Key Competitors

2018 BUICK REGAL SPECIFICATIONS
OVERVIEW
FEATURES
WARRANTY/RECALL
SAFETY
Engine Name
Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter EcoTec
Transmission Name
Transmission, 9 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode
Trim
1SV Sportback
Class
Passenger Car
Horsepower
250@5400
Standard MPG
22/32
Body Style
Hatchback
Drivetrain
FWD
Fuel Type
N/R
Seating Capacity
5/5
Package Invoice Retail

Engine: 4-Cyl Turbo 2.0 Liter EcoTec

Std Std

Transmission, 9 Speed Automatic with Manual Mode

Std Std

Exterior Color, Quicksilver Metallic

N/C N/C

Quicksilver Metallic

$359 $395

Exterior Color, Summit White

N/C N/C

Exterior Color, Ebony Twilight Metallic

N/C N/C

Brake Assist System

Std Std

Brakes, 4 Wheel Disc w/ABS

Std Std

Electronic Brake Distribution

Std Std

Hand Brake, Electronic

Std Std

Air Conditioning: Climate Control

Std Std

Coming Home Device

Std Std

Connection To External Entertainment Devices

Std Std

Cruise/Speed Control

Std Std

Cup Holders, Front and Rear

Std Std

Engine Start Button

Std Std

Garage Door Opener

Std Std

Navigation System, with Internet

Std Std

Power Windows

Std Std

Smart Card/Key

Std Std

Telematics

Std Std

Trip Computer

Std Std

Trunk/Hatch Release, Remote

Std Std

Ventilation System

Std Std

Voice Activating System, with Navigation

Std Std

Wi-Fi Network

Std Std

Apps Control

Std Std

Power Locks

Std Std

Multi-Function Display Screen, 7.0-Inch

Std Std

Axle Ratio, 2.890

Std Std

Compass

Std Std

External Temperature

Std Std

Fuel Tank, 16.3 Gallon

Std Std

Traction Control, Electronic

Std Std

Engine Block Heater (Dealer)

$91 $100

Start/Stop

Std Std

Drive: Front-Wheel Drive

Std Std

Chrome/Bright Trim, Window Surround

Std Std

Door Handles (Exterior), Body Color

Std Std

Pop-Up Hood/Bonnet

Std Std

License Plate Bracket

$36 $40

Window, Rear

Std Std

Windows, Laminated Side

Std Std

Rear Door, Lifting Gate

Std Std

Doors, Front-Hinged Front ; Front-Hinged Rear Passenger

Std Std

Armrest, Front Seat Center

Std Std

Console

Std Std

Floor Covering

Std Std

Floor Mats

Std Std

Light, Cargo Area

Std Std

Steering Wheel: Tilt Telescoping Steering Wheel

Std Std

Vanity Mirror: Illuminated Driver And Passenger Vanity Mirror

Std Std

Luxury Trim

Std Std

Reading Lights, Front and Rear

Std Std

LED Lights, Brake Lights

Std Std

Body-Color Heated Driver And Passenger Power Door Mirrors With Turn Signals

Std Std

Rear View Mirror

Std Std

Warranty Full Service, 24 Months / Other Miles

Std Std

Ebony Twilight Metallic

$359 $395

Paint, Metallic

Std Std

Airbag, Front

Std Std

Airbag, Side Curtain

Std Std

Airbag, Side

Std Std

Airbags, 10

Std Std

Airbags, Knee

Std Std

Head Restraints

Std Std

Headlight Control, Dusk Sensor

Std Std

Headlights, Halogen

Std Std

Hill Holder

Std Std

Isofix Preparation

Std Std

Lights, Daytime Running

Std Std

Low Tire Pressure Indicator

Std Std

Parking Assistance

Std Std

Parking Distance Sensors, Rear Vision Camera

Std Std

Passenger Assist Handles

Std Std

Seatbelts, Front

Std Std

Seatbelts, Rear

Std Std

Stabilitrak

Std Std

Theft Deterrent System

Std Std

Windshield Wipers, Variable Intermittent

Std Std

Rear Seats, Bench Split Folding

Std Std

Seat Upholstery, Cloth

Std Std

Seating, 5

Std Std

Seats, Dual Front Bucket

Std Std

Seat Upholstery/Color, Shale Cloth with Ebony Accents

N/C N/C

Audio System, AM/FM Radio with Color Touch Screen

Std Std

Remote Audio Controls

Std Std

Seven Speakers

Std Std

Power Steering

Std Std

Suspension, Front Strut/Rear Multi-Link w/ Coil Springs

Std Std

Tires, P225/55R17 All Season BSW

Std Std

Wheels, 17" Alloy

Std Std
Show Full Specs
Corrosion Warranty Miles
50000
Maintenance Warranty Months
none
Corrosion Warranty Months
48
Powertrain Warranty Miles
70000
Full Warranty Miles
50000
Powertrain Warranty Months
72
Full Warranty Months
48
Roadside Assistance Miles
70000
Maintenance Warranty Miles
none
Roadside Assistance Months
72
IIHS Best Pick
0
NHTSA Rating Front Driver
Not Rated
IIHS Front Moderate Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Passenger
Not Rated
IIHS Front Small Overlap
N/R
NHTSA Rating Front Side
Not Rated
IIHS Overall Side Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Overall
Not Rated
IIHS Rear Crash
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rear Side
Not Rated
IIHS Roof Strength
N/R
NHTSA Rating Rollover
Not Rated