2018 Buick Regal

large car / 4-door hatchback

2018 Buick Regal 4-door hatchback

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Small overlap front: driver-side
Moderate overlap front
Side

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Not tested

Key

  • G
    Good
  • A
    Acceptable
  • M
    Marginal
  • P
    Poor
  • Superior
  • Advanced
  • Basic

Some ratings use a scale of Poor to Good. Others range from Basic to Superior.

Small overlap front: driver-side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback Preferred 4-door 2wd

The Buick Regal was redesigned for the 2018 model year. There are two variants, the Sportback 4-door hatchback and the TourX wagon.

Driver-side small overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification. The ratings apply to both the Sportback and TourX.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Hip/thigh
Lower leg/foot
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTN1807
Lower occupant compartment
Lower hinge pillar max (cm) 12
Footrest (cm) 7
Left toepan (cm) 1
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Parking brake (cm)
Rocker panel lateral average (cm) 0
Upper occupant compartment
Steering column 1
Upper hinge pillar max (cm) 4
Upper dash (cm) 4
Lower instrument panel (cm) 4

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTN1807
Head
HIC-15 87
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 11
Maximum Nij 0.23
Chest maximum compression (mm) 22
Femur (kN)
Left 1.2
Right 0.1
Knee displacement (mm)
Left 1
Right 1
Knee-thigh-hip injury risk (%)
Left 0
Right 0
Maximum tibia index
Left 0.63
Right 0.49
Tibia axial force (kN)
Left 3.9
Right 0.7
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 46
Right 51

How the driver-side small overlap front test is conducted

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback Preferred 4-door 2wd

The Buick Regal was redesigned for the 2018 model year. There are two variants, the Sportback 4-door hatchback and the TourX wagon.

Moderate overlap frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification. The ratings apply to both the Sportback and TourX.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Driver restraints and dummy kinematics
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTF1814
Footwell intrusion
Footrest (cm) 2
Left (cm) 1
Center (cm) 4
Right (cm) 3
Brake pedal (cm) 5
Instrument panel rearward movement
Left (cm) 1
Right (cm) 1
Steering column movement
Upward (cm) 1
Rearward (cm) 1
A-pillar rearward movement (cm) 0

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTF1814
Head
HIC-15 222
Peak gs at hard contact no contact
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.2
Extension bending moment (Nm) 10
Maximum Nij 0.22
Chest maximum compression (mm) 27
Legs
Femur force - left (kN) 0.5
Femur force - right (kN) 0.6
Knee displacement - left (mm) 1
Knee displacement - right (mm) 1
Maximum tibia index - left 0.44
Maximum tibia index - right 0.33
Tibia axial force - left (kN) 1.8
Tibia axial force - right (kN) 1.5
Foot acceleration (g)
Left 66
Right 76

How the moderate overlap front test is conducted

Side

Rating applies to 2018-19 models

Tested vehicle: 2018 Buick Regal Sportback Essence 4-door 2wd

The Buick Regal was redesigned for the 2018 model year. There are two variants, the Sportback 4-door hatchback and the TourX wagon. Side ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of side crash test verification and apply to the Sportback.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Driver head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Rear passenger head protection
Technical measurements for this test

Measures of occupant compartment intrusion on driver side

Test ID VTS1811
B-pillar to longitudinal centerline of driver's seat (cm) -10.5
Negative numbers indicate the amount by which the crush stopped short of the seat centerline.

Driver injury measures

Test ID VTS1811
Head HIC-15 440
Neck
Tension (kN) 1.3
Compression (kN) 0.5
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 46
Lateral force (kN) 1.1
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 43
Average deflection (mm) 40
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 4.70
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.93
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 2.4
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.6
Combined force (kN) 3.9
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 1.1
L-M moment (Nm) 27
A-P moment (Nm) 140

Passenger injury measures

Test ID VTS1811
Head HIC-15 87
Neck
Tension (kN) 0.5
Compression (kN) 0.2
Shoulder
Lateral deflection (mm) 31
Lateral force (kN) 1.0
Torso
Maximum deflection (mm) 33
Average deflection (mm) 20
Maximum deflection rate (m/s) 2.41
Maximum viscous criterion (m/s) 0.45
Pelvis
Iliac force (kN) 0.3
Acetabulum force (kN) 1.9
Combined force (kN) 2.2
Left femur
L-M force (kN) 0.7
L-M moment (Nm) 24
A-P moment (Nm) 196

How the side crash test is conducted

Front crash prevention

System details

  • Optional Forward Automatic Braking
  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package II

Applies to 2018-19 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not tested.

How front crash prevention is evaluated