2017 Buick Regal

large car / 4-door sedan

2017 Buick Regal 4-door sedan
2014 Buick Regal shown

Crashworthiness

Rating overview
Moderate overlap front
Side
Roof strength
Head restraints & seats

Crash avoidance & mitigation

Front crash prevention
Optional system
Superior
Optional system
Basic

Other available safety features

  • Standard daytime running lights
  • Optional blind spot detection
  • Optional lane departure warning

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.

Moderate overlap front

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Buick Regal CXL 4-door

The Buick Regal was re-introduced for the 2011 model year after last being sold as a 2004 model. Frontal ratings are assigned by the Institute based on a test conducted by General Motors as part of frontal crash test verification.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Injury measures
Head/neck
Chest
Leg/foot, left
Leg/foot, right
Restraints and dummy kinematics

Side

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Buick Regal CXL 4-door with standard front and rear head curtain airbags and standard front seat-mounted torso airbags

The Buick Regal was re-introduced for the 2011 model year after last being sold as a 2004 model.

Overall evaluation
Structure and safety cage
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
Torso
Pelvis/leg
Head protection

View of the vehicle and barrier just after the crash test.

View of the vehicle after the crash with doors removed, showing the side airbags and damage to the occupant compartment.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the driver dummy's head was protected from being hit by hard structures by the side curtain airbag.

Smeared greasepaint shows where the rear passenger dummy’s head was protected by the side airbag.

Roof strength

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Tested vehicle: 2011 Buick Regal CXL 4-door

Overall evaluation
Curb weight 3,614 lbs
Peak force 17,968 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 4.97

Head restraints & seats

Rating applies to 2011-17 models

Seat type: Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
Dynamic rating
Seat/head restraint geometry

Front crash prevention

Ratings are given for 2 different trim variations available on this vehicle.

System details

  • Optional Front Automatic Braking

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package #2

Applies to 2016-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • In the 12 mph IIHS test, this vehicle avoided a collision.
  • In the 25 mph IIHS test, impact speed was reduced by 10 mph.
Superior
Superior
with optional equipment

System details

  • Optional Forward Collision Alert

Package name

  • Optional Driver Confidence Package #1

Applies to 2014-17 models

Overall evaluation

  • This system meets the requirements for forward collision warning.
  • Autobrake not available.
Basic
Basic
with optional equipment

How front crash prevention is evaluated