2016 Buick Regal  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#20 of 2016 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#49 of all 2016 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Buick Regal
The Regal, part 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. With optional all-wheel drive (AWD), it can easily handle mud, snow, and sand. Exceeding the average MPG (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and the carbon footprint. Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2016 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 2016 Buick Regal has a score of 81, implying a 0.04% chance of driver death (3.6% chance of injury). If equipped with optional advanced driver safety features, the chance of death falls to 0.038%, and the chance of injury falls to 3.4%.

We estimate that the 2016 Buick Regal has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0403% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5987%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0403% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5987% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2016 Buick Regal is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2016 Buick Regal is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2016 Buick Regal offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

8670Nissan MuranoToyota CamryFord MustangBuick LaCrosseAcura TLXVolkswagen CCChrysler 300Chevrolet CamaroBuick RegalFord FusionChrysler 200Kia OptimaComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2016 Buick Regal with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 70 to 86. The 2016 Buick Regal is safer than the 2016 Nissan Murano, the 2016 Toyota Camry, the 2016 Ford Mustang, the 2016 Buick LaCrosse, the 2016 Acura TLX, the 2016 Volkswagen CC, the 2016 Kia Optima, and the 2016 Chrysler 200. It is about as safe as the 2016 Ford Fusion.

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