2017 Buick Regal  RealSafeCars81Safety Rating

#21 of 2017 Sedan/Hatchback/Wagons

#56 of all 2017 vehicles


Pictured: 2012 Buick Regal
The Regal, part of Buick's lineup for decades, is a large sedan with seating up to 5. Having better than average EPA (miles per gallon) for its class, it reduces fuel costs and pollution. The Regal has offered Android Auto and Apple CarPlay since 2016. It handles mud, snow, and sand with ease with optional all-wheel drive (AWD). Buick offers a 4-year, 50,000-mile basic warranty, and a 6-year, 70,000-mile powertrain warranty on its lineup.


The 2017 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 2017 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 2017 Buick Regal has a vehicle lifetime fatality chance of 0.0402% and a vehicle lifetime injury chance of 4.5867%, meaning the average driver has a 0.0402% chance of dying in an accident if they drive the car under regular conditions for fifteen years, and a 4.5867% chance of being injured.

Compared to the average vehicle, the 2017 Buick Regal is 16% less likely to result in a fatal accident. Compared to other sedans, hatchbacks, and wagons, the 2017 Buick Regal is 22% less likely to result in a fatal accident.

2017 Buick Regal offers AEB optionally. With AEB, the vehicle lifetime fatality chance drops by 6%.


But it is safer than many comparable models.

9468Ford MustangKia CadenzaVolkswagen PassatToyota CamryAcura TLXKia OptimaToyota HighlanderChrysler 300Chevrolet CamaroBuick RegalChrysler 200Ford FusionComparison to similar models.  This plot compares the RSC rating of the 2017 Buick Regal with its main competition. Models are plotted on a scale from 68 to 94. The 2017 Buick Regal is safer than the 2017 Ford Mustang, the 2017 Kia Cadenza, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, the 2017 Toyota Camry, the 2017 Acura TLX, the 2017 Kia Optima, the 2017 Ford Fusion, and the 2017 Chrysler 200 and less safe than the 2017 Toyota Highlander. It is about as safe as the 2017 Chevrolet Camaro.

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