2002 Buick Regal Overview


Looking for a Used Regal in your area?

CarGurus has 8,187 nationwide Regal listings starting at $988.


Not sure what you want?

Find the models that are right for you using the CarGurus Car Finder.



Avg. Price: $5,254
Avg. Price: $4,750

Buick Regal Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 260
#2 dvigano
Reputation 200
#2 tenspeed
Reputation 200
View All

Average User Score

3.75 stars

Based on 6 reviews

Solid Car, Good First Car. That 3800 Will Last 500k+ Miles If Treated Good. by Tommy
 — Has a good amount of power for a grandma car, that 3800 N/A defiantly packs a punch. Another good thing about the Regal is that its really cheap to maintain, as long as you treat it nice and keep a cl... Read More
It Is A Great Family Car by Shawn
 — This car has get up and go, when you put the pedal to the floor the supercharger kicks in and your gone. Handling it holds the road, and brakes slow the car down good. Gas mileage is around 27 mpg, ... Read More
Nice Fun Car by Hunter
 — this car was good it got up to 110 before it shut off. 0 to 60 was about 9 sec the interior of these cars is nice and there is penty of room they get ok gas mileage (upper 20s) they are real nice ca... Read More

2002 Buick Regal Overview

Overall User Score

3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.75

Based on 6 reviews

2002 Buick Regal

A four-door mid-size sedan with a 16.7 cubic foot trunk and split-folding rear seats, standard ABS brakes and dual front-side airbags, leather upholstery, and standard OnStar.  Sounds like a perfect family car.  And the 2002 Buick Regal plays that role well, especially with four-star crash ratings.  But lurking beneath this "family sedan" is a little monster of an engine, a supercharged 3.8 V6 that hits 240-hp with 280 lb-ft of torque, that allows parents to let their hair down and slip below the radar in this unassuming Buick.

This supercharged Regal is the GS, and it also includes a Gran Touring suspension, 16-inch wheels, and traction control.  The base model Regal is the LS, which has a naturally aspirated 3.8 V6 that still gets a respectable 195-hp.  Both come with a 4-speed automatic.  While the LS also comes with traction control, ABS brakes, dual front airbags, power features and a power driver's seat, most of what you get on the GS, including the Gran Touring package and side airbags, are available as options.  

The only change to the 2002 Regal is the addition of wood trim and latch child seat anchors on both models.  The Joseph Abboud-designed appearance package is still available, and offers special leather seats, wheel-mounted audio controls, a sunroof, and two-tone paint.  This package adds much needed zest to the increasingly outdated looks of the 2002 Regal.  The bland styling helps disguise the sporty nature of the powertrain.  Drivers praise the acceleration power and low-end torque of the GS, but also say the LS is fun to ride, and both offer a smooth, comfortable ride.  They also say you get a lot of standard features for a low price.  Complaints mention the need for premium gas in the GS, the lack of rear legroom, the cheap-looking interior, and Buick's reputation as an old person's car.


What's your take on the 2002 Buick Regal?

People researching a 2002 Buick Regal contacted a dealer about

Picture of 2002 Buick Regal LS, exterior
Buick Regal
25% of the time
Buick LeSabre
9% of the time
Pontiac Grand Prix
9% of the time
Volvo V40
6% of the time
Looking for a Used Regal in your area?
CarGurus has 8,187 nationwide Regal listings starting at $988.

Buick Regal Questions


How Do I Reset The Low Tire Indicator?

Right front tire pressure was corrected but the low tire indicator light will not go out. (Was told it would after driving it for a while.) What do I have to do to reset it? Sandi

11,171 views with 6 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

I Have A 2001 Buick Regal Gs Sometimes My Dash Lights Don't Come On. What W...

"The dash lights don't come on but everything seems to work. It is an intermittent problem.

50 views with 3 answers (last answer 2 months ago)

Lost Of Power

2002 Buick Regal LS -- total lost of power ... key was stuck, got it out however the car has zero lights and no power what so ever. I replaced the battery 2 months ago. Can anyone help me?

43 views with 1 answer (last answer 5 months ago)

How Do You Fix The Temperature Control For The Heat/according?

The digital control does not go past 32°...how can I fix this problem?

1,456 views with 9 answers (last answer 8 months ago)

What Would Make Coolent Pump Out Of The Engine It Look Like A Hose Was Ther...

coolent comming out of a place that look like a hose had been attached at the rear of the engine

26 views with 2 answers (last answer 10 months ago)