Used 2016 Buick Regal Sedan
Buick Regal Sedan
The 2016 Buick Regal delivers sophisticated luxury in a distinctive sedan brimming with technology and performance options.
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Buick’s Regal sedan for 2016 appeals to savvy buyers with its reasonable size, fuel-efficient engine lineup and impressive array of technology. Among the Regal’s highlights are its 4G LTE connectivity, built-in Wi-Fi hotspot (requires a monthly fee) and Siri Eyes Free and CarPlay technology that permits seamless integration with Apple’s iPhone voice-recognition feature. This level of gear is usually found on luxury cars such as the Audi A4, Volkswagen CC and Acura’s TLX, but with the 2016 Buick Regal, customers get all this plus a European-inspired chassis, compliments of GM’s Opel car division. Three distinct models include a mild hybrid with eAssist, the base car and the sporty Regal GS, the latter two offered with available all-wheel drive.
You'll Like This Car If...
If you’re looking for a midsize sedan that offers sophisticated styling both inside and out, handles like an expensive European luxury sedan and is loaded with technology and creature comforts, Buick’s 2016 Regal just might work. Driving enthusiasts will appreciate the all-wheel drive’s added grip.
You May Not Like This Car If...
For the money required to get into a 2016 Buick Regal, you can pick up a Hyundai Azera with more room and a V6 engine, or an Audi A3 whose 4-ring grille badge will likely impress far better than the 3-shield Buick emblem.
What's New for 2016
The big news this year is a dramatic price cut on all 2016 Buick Regal models. The GS trim, for example, is cut by nearly $3,000 with no loss of content. Apple’s CarPlay can now seamlessly integrate an iPhone with the Regal’s IntelliLink system, which features new screens and revised controls.
Buick offers the 2016 Regal sedan in three flavors and as front-wheel or all-wheel drive (FWD, AWD). The eco-friendly eAssist mild hybrid sips fuel to the tune of 36 mpg, although performance is somewhat tepid. Standard on the Regal 1SL and Regal GS is a 259-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that significantly bolsters the Regal’s street credentials. The base car is quick, but its suspension is decidedly relaxed. Those seeking to carve up the curves should move to the GS, which converts this otherwise docile sedan into an agile and responsive driver’s car. A 6-speed automatic transmission comes standard on all trims. When combined with AWD, we think Regal becomes a true driver’s car and is the best choice for performance fans. Although the Regal GS does deliver a stiffer ride, all models have exceptionally quiet cabins, a Buick tradition we’re glad to see stick around.
2.0-LITER TURBOCHARGED 4-CYLINDER ENGINE
The Regal’s 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is a torque-happy monster of an engine. Quick, smooth and quiet, the engine delivers excellent performance yet is surprisingly fuel-efficient.
All-wheel drive seems a no-brainer to us, especially for anyone living where rubber boots and snow shovels hang in the garage. From a performance standpoint, the Regal’s AWD setup improves cornering, able to transfer power front to rear as well as side-to-side as needed.
It's important for a premium sedan to coddle its driver and passengers, and here the 2016 Regal family sedan scores very well. The design and materials are all first-rate, and we especially like the easily readable instruments, the available user-friendly navigation system, and the steering-wheel-mounted thumb wheel for scrolling through function menus. Apple CarPlay integrates the iPhone with IntelliLink, while Siri Eyes Free provides better integration of Apple's voice-recognition technology. The downside is the Regal's rear-seat headroom, with the sleek roofline meaning passengers taller than 6-feet will likely rub against the headliner.
The 2016 Buick Regal is a classy-looking sedan, thanks in no small part to its European roots, where the same car is called an Opel Insignia. On this side of the pond it wears Buick's signature waterfall grille, flanked by LED-enhanced headlights. The proportions are tidy, but sleek, and the low roofline helps keep the smallish Buick from looking too stubby compared to its competitors. The wheels are pushed out to the corners of the car, giving it a sporty stance, especially with the sporty GS and its standard 19-inch wheels.
Notable Standard Equipment
Buick’s 2016 Regal midsize sedan comes nicely equipped, from the base model up. There's leather upholstery, and both the 12-way-power driver's seat and passenger's seat are heated. Dual-zone climate control, an 8-inch color touch screen with Buick's IntelliLink infotainment system, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a 7-speaker audio system with USB port are also part of the package. A 259-horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is standard, sending power to the 17-inch front wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission (with tap-up/tap-down shifting). Active safety features include GM's StabiliTrak stability control, traction control and antilock brakes with brake assist.
Notable Optional Equipment
The most noteworthy stand-alone option available across the 2016 Buick Regal lineup is all-wheel drive. Otherwise, options are grouped into packages. The eAssist mild hybrid is grouped into the Premium I package, while the Premium II smartens up the standard turbocharged engine. With the Premium packages you get keyless entry and push-button start, a remote-starter system and a heated steering wheel. Other options include a hard-drive-based navigation system, power sunroof, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels (20-inchers on the GS), HID headlights and a 120-volt outlet. Adaptive cruise control is available, along with blind-spot, lane-departure and rear cross-traffic alerts.
Under the Hood
Standard power for the 2016 Buick Regal comes from a smooth and refined 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder. It's the primary engine across the board, including the Regal GS. An option for fuel-efficiency-minded customers is the eAssist mild hybrid. Using a 2.4-liter 4-cylinder engine, a dual-function generator/motor, and a lithium-ion battery pack, the eAssist Regal enjoys improved fuel economy over the standard setup. A 6-speed automatic transmission is standard for all Regal models, regardless of engine.
182 horsepower @ 6,700 rpm
172 lb-ft of torque @ 4,900 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 25/36 mpg (eAssist mild hybrid), 19/31 mpg (without eAssist)
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4
259 horsepower @ 5,300 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 3000-4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg (FWD), 19/27 mpg (AWD)
2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (Regal GS)
259 horsepower @ 5,300 rpm
295 lb-ft of torque @ 2500-4000 rpm
EPA city/highway fuel economy: 21/30 mpg (FWD), 19/27 mpg (AWD)
The 2016 Buick Regal Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) starts at about $28,000 for a base sedan. The Premium I with eAssist runs the price to $35,250, while the Premium II option package is about $32,500. The Regal GS starts at a little over $35,000 and all-wheel drive adds roughly $2,000 to the bottom line. We think the Premium II offers the best balance between features and price for most buyers, costing thousands less than the Audi A4, on par with the Acura TLX but still more than the Ford Fusion Titanium. To make your best deal, see what others in your area have paid for their Regal by checking the KBB.com Fair Purchase Price. As for resale, we expect the 2016 Buick Regal sedan to retain its value nearly as well as its Asian and European rivals, and better than some domestic rivals like the Chrysler 200.
Buick Regal Consumer Reviews
October 13, 2018
Very comfortable, quiet ride, good gas mileage
October 08, 2018
just want small suv.
Great car, just need a small suv. Easier to get in and out of.
October 07, 2018
Looks as good as new on the road for 7 years
Very reliable, low maintenance expense.
September 11, 2018
I bought my Buick Regal new and I absolutely love it. Its so comfortable and has all the gadgets and luxury features I wanted. It has...
July 11, 2018
Very well designed and built
Very reliable and comfortable car
June 19, 2018
The Best Car Ive Ever Had! Superior Driving Exp.
This car is everything Ive ever wanted in a car. It has great pickup(despite what others may say) if you get the turbo, it sticks to the...
April 12, 2018
This is a great car. Quick pick up speed for a 4 cylinder with a turbo. Can surpass most 6 cyl cars. Has most bells and whistles. ...
August 22, 2017
Incredible Driving Experience
Pros: Very sleek, BMW/Audi look with a much lower price tag, Buick is now #3 reliability ranking by Consumer Reports behind Toyota...
June 05, 2017
exellant ride. Tight and secure. Very comfortable.
This car would be near perfect if the heater was more efficient. Not enough heat to the floor area. takes too long to heat up.Otherwise...
February 23, 2017
Wife leased a 2014 regal FWD and had 0 problems here in Upstate NY. She just leased a 2016 AWD that I feel is the equal of any Audi...