2012 Buick Regal  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#11 of 2012 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#36 of all 2012 vehicles


The Regal, a mainstay of Buick's lineup for decades, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. The Regal has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2012 Buick Regal is average compared to all vehicles.

Comparison to all vehicles.  This plot shows RSC safety scores on the horizontal axis vs. the number of vehicles with each safety score (depicted by bar height and percentages at the bottom). Colors reflect vehicle safety, ranging from red (not that safe) to green (safer). For reference, a score of 0 implies a 0.15% chance of driver death (13% chance of driver injury) over 15 years, and a score of 100 reflects a 0.016% chance (1.4% chance of driver injury). The 2012 Buick Regal has a score of 81, implying a 0.041% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury).

We estimate that the 2012 Buick Regal has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0405% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.63%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0405% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.63% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2012 Buick Regal is 15% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2012 Buick Regal is 21% less likely to result in a fatal accident.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9243Mitsubishi GalantChevrolet ImpalaNissan MaximaHyundai AzeraVolkswagen CCBuick LaCrosseToyota VenzaBuick RegalChevrolet CamaroFord MustangSubaru OutbackVolvo S60Comparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2012 Buick Regal with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 43 to 92. The 2012 Buick Regal is safer than the 2012 Mitsubishi Galant, the 2012 Chevrolet Impala, the 2012 Nissan Maxima, the 2012 Hyundai Azera, the 2012 Volkswagen CC, the 2012 Buick LaCrosse, the 2012 Volvo S60, the 2012 Subaru Outback, and the 2012 Ford Mustang. It is about as safe as the 2012 Toyota Venza.

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