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Buick Regal Generations

Each Buick Regal generation, representing the timeframe between each Regal redesign, is listed below. Use this list to see which is the most reliable and safest Regal generation based on iSeeCars' data-driven ratings.

The Buick Regal is a midsize sedan last redesigned in 2011. The latest generation is powered by a 2.4L engine that makes 182 hp and delivers up to 30 mpg. A 2.0L engine that makes 259 hp and offers up to 27 mpg is also available. A new Buick Regal has a starting MSRP of $27,065, and used prices for this generation of Buick Regal range from $4,500 to $21,513. This era of Buick Regal earns an iSeeCars Generations Rating of 9.1, which takes both reliability and safety into consideration.

The previous Buick Regal generation is a midsize sedan produced from 1997 to 2004. This generation is powered by a 3.8L engine that makes 200 hp and delivers up to 28 mpg. Used car pricing for this generation ranges from $1,200 to $9,516.

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The Buick Regal is a midsize sedan last redesigned in 2011. The latest generation is powered by a 2.4L engine that makes 182 hp and delivers up to 30 mpg. A 2.0L engine that makes 259 hp and offers up to 27 mpg is also available. A new Buick Regal has a starting MSRP of $27,065, and used prices for this generation of Buick Regal range from $4,500 to $21,513. This era of Buick Regal earns an iSeeCars Generations Rating of 9.1, which takes both reliability and safety into consideration.

The previous Buick Regal generation is a midsize sedan produced from 1997 to 2004. This generation is powered by a 3.8L engine that makes 200 hp and delivers up to 28 mpg. Used car pricing for this generation ranges from $1,200 to $9,516.

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iSEECARS Generations Rating

iSeeCars Generations Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle generation lasts, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.

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9.1 / 10
  • Reliability 8.3 / 10
  • Safety 10 / 10
iSEECARS Generations Rating

iSeeCars Generations Rankings are calculated based on an analysis of data from over 12 million cars that assesses how long each vehicle generation lasts, along with safety data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Association.

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  • Reliability 8.1 / 10
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How We Rank These Cars

iSeeCars Generations Rating is calculated based on the latest research from our data science team.

The iSeeCars Generations Rating is an analysis of two factors: reliability and safety. It is calculated for each model generation based on the analysis of over 312 million cars using a proprietary mathematical model that estimated the probability that each vehicle would survive to various mileage thresholds. This survival model was used to calculate the average lifespan of each vehicle generation, which forms the basis of the reliability score. The safety score is based on NHTSA safety ratings.

Vehicles are scored in two categories:

Reliability | 50%

The reliability score represents an analysis of iSeeCars' proprietary research on the longest-lasting vehicles.

Safety | 50%

The safety score is calculated based on the last five years of crash test ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and incorporates the latest Top Safety Pick information from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).