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2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$27,065
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$22,270

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD
Rob Feeman Preview:

Due to the popularity of its compact Buick Verano sedan, General Motors decided it was time to revamp one of its mainstays into something new and slightly larger. The sixth-generation ...

2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No Expert Reviews

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD
20
GuruQGBH3 writes:
Everything I thought it would be very nice suv
Power Ranked 2017 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance Package better.
"It’s an suv"
Value Ranked 2017 Acura MDX SH-AWD with Advance Package worse.
"It’s has 4 cylinders "
10
Bishopone1 writes:
More power with great handling. Smooth ride with a great look and style.
Power Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"Overall both have great power for their size. The Buick got an slight edge only because of the turbo engine even though its a 4 cylinder. The Ford Fusion Sport is a V6"
Handling Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"They both handle great. The front wheel drive handling was impressive."
Looks/Style Ranked 2017 Honda Accord V6 Touring FWD worse.
"Often The Sports touring model is mistaken as a sports car. Its really sporty looking."
Front Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"Close. decent leg room in the front seats."
Back Seats Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"They are about the same."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Honda Accord V6 Touring FWD worse.
"The cargo is close to the same."
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD better.
"The trunk space is bigger."
Family Car Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"They are very close. "
Value Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"The Buick has a bit more of a Luxury feel to it."
Would Buy Ranked 2017 Ford Fusion Sport AWD worse.
"Well I have owned both brands. And they are both great. I pick The Regal Sports Touring because of style."
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
No User Reviews

Specs

2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
19 MPG
29 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
30 MPG
36 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 15.8 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Flex Fuel Vehicle
Gasoline
Power
182 hp @ 6,700 RPM
160 hp @ 5,700 RPM
Torque
172 lb-ft @ 4,900 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 2,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.2:1
10:1
Displacement
2,400 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.46 in x 3.85 in
2.91 in x 3.4 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 4 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 3 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Rollover 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 42.1 in 41.5 in
Back Legroom 37.3 in 38.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.2 cu ft 15.7 cu ft
Exterior
Length 190.2 in 194.2 in
Width 73.1 in 73 in
Height 58.4 in 57.9 in
Wheelbase 107.8 in 111.4 in

Available Options

2017 Buick Regal
1SV Sedan FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Cherry Metallic
  • Black Onyx
  • Crimson Red Tintcoat
  • Dark Sapphire Blue Metallic
  • Graphite Gray Metallic
  • PepperDust Metallic
  • Quicksilver Metallic
  • Summit White
  • White Frost Tricoat
2021 Chevrolet Malibu
L FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Silver Ice Metallic
  • Summit White

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