Used 2013 Buick Regal

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2013 Buick Regal

Pros

  • High fuel economy from eAssist model
  • strong performance and luxury value from GS
  • lots of standard features.

Cons

  • Sluggish acceleration
  • some interior comfort and visibility issues
  • sub-par trunk space.

Used 2013 Buick Regal for Sale

Buick Regal 2013 Premium 1 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
38,512 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 1 Turbo
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Buick Regal 2013 Premium 2 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
64,492 miles
Certified Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 2 Turbo
List$12,988
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Buick Regal 2013 Premium 1 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
73,337 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 1 Turbo
(4)
Car Web
47 mi away
List$10,497
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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No Reported Accidents, 8 Documented Service Records... This vehicle comes equipped with Heated Leather Seats, Power Sunroof, Automatic Transmission, Push Button Start... VA inspected and fully detailed. Absolutely new inside and out....... Please visit our web site at www.carwebinc.com for more detailed information and free car fax report available on this vehicle. To set up an appointment for test drive feel free to contact our sales team at 540-371-1515 or 888-868-1437. Vehicle sold with 1 month or 1000 miles power train warranty. prices exclude tax, tag, title and processing fee of $649.
Buick Regal 2013 Premium 1 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
62,985 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 1 Turbo
(1)
CarMax
60.3 mi away
List$13,998
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Buick Regal 2013 GS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
78,644 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
GS
List$13,911
Est.Loan: $260/mo
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Buick Regal 2013 Premium 1 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
45,939 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 1 Turbo
Sutliff Volkswagen
90.7 mi away
List$14,129
Est.Loan: $264/mo
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Buick Regal 2013 Premium 2 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
50,661 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 2 Turbo
List$14,213
Est.Loan: $265/mo
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Buick Regal 2013 Premium 1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A)
21,856 miles
Used 2013
Buick Regal
Premium 1
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Edmunds' Expert Review

While appealing in many regards, the 2013 Buick Regal is ultimately bettered by a number of other sedans.

vehicle overview

Going head to head with the world's best sport sedans is no small undertaking. Yet that's the goal for the 2013 Buick Regal. This midsize sedan's performance doesn't hit its mark, yet the Regal does have some good qualities that get your attention.

The story of the Regal really revolves around its engines. The Regal starts out with a 2.4-liter engine backed up by a mild hybrid system ("eAssist"), which has become familiar as a simple stop-start system for the engine. This boosts city fuel economy to a useful 25 mpg, while the 36 mpg achieved by this engine in highway mode makes the Regal superior to every other midsize sedan, though the acceleration definitely doesn't do anything for the car's personality.

The midgrade 2.0-liter turbocharged engine is a step up and still delivers good fuel economy, yet the acceleration is still underwhelming. It's only when you step up to the performance-oriented GS model and its 270-horsepower turbocharged engine, sport-tuned suspension and Brembo brakes that you get a sedan that prioritizes driving involvement.

There are some bright spots, including plenty of standard equipment and an attractive cabin. Nevertheless, the 2013 Buick Regal is outshined by competitors such as the Audi A4, BMW 328i and Volvo S60. A better comparison can be found in the smaller Buick Verano and more modern Buick LaCrosse, which are very impressive American-style sedans.

Trim levels & features

The 2013 Buick Regal comes in two basic trim levels: base and Turbo. Each of these trim levels is eligible for different Premium option groups. The high-performance GS stands by itself.

The base Regal comes well-equipped with standard features that include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, heated mirrors, keyless entry, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, heated front seats, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), a power height-adjustable passenger seat, split-folding rear seats, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. Also standard are a customizable touchscreen interface, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, OnStar emergency communications, and a seven-speaker audio system with a CD player, satellite radio, an auxiliary audio jack, an iPod/USB audio interface and IntelliLink smartphone integration.

The Premium 1 Group adds rear parking sensors, keyless entry/ignition, remote ignition and an eight-way power passenger seat (with four-way power lumbar). Moving up to the Premium 2 trim level gets you xenon headlights, rear-seat side airbags and a nine-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.

The Turbo versions of these two Groups add 18-inch wheels and a heated steering wheel along with unique powertrain components. The Premium 3 is a Turbo-only trim and gets 19-inch alloy wheels, an adaptive suspension and adjustable driving settings.

The top-of-the-line GS includes those items plus a more powerful turbocharged engine, sport-tuned suspension, Brembo brakes, front parking sensors, unique exterior and interior accents, front sport seats, a thick-rimmed three-spoke steering wheel and a version of the Interactive Drive Control system modified for sportier driving. The Regal GS can also be had with optional 20-inch wheels with summer performance tires.

Other options available across the lineup include a sunroof and a navigation system (not available on base and Premium 1 models).

2013 Highlights

The mild-hybrid eAssist powertrain becomes the standard powertrain for the three lower trim levels. The turbocharged 2.0-liter engine remains an option. Other upgrades include the standard IntelliLink electronics interface that brings with it smartphone integration technology. Turbo models get a standard heated steering wheel.

Performance & mpg

The 2013 Buick Regal is now offered with a choice of three different powertrains. The new base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder with "eAssist," a mild hybrid technology. This engine puts out 182 hp and 172 pound-feet of torque. A six-speed automatic with manual shift control is standard. EPA fuel economy estimates for this powertrain are 25 city/36 highway and 29 combined.

The Turbo models get a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder good for 220 hp and 260 lb-ft (also available on lower trim levels). The six-speed automatic is standard, but a six-speed manual is offered as an option. In Edmunds performance testing, an automatic-equipped Regal Turbo accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 8.4 seconds, which is well off the pace of both family sedans and entry-level luxury models. The EPA estimates 18/29/22 with the automatic and 20/32/24 with the manual.

The GS uses a version of this same turbocharged four-cylinder that's been upgraded to produce 270 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Here the six-speed manual transmission is standard, while the six-speed automatic is available as an option. The Regal GS's 0-60 time was a quick 6.2-second run with the automatic transmission. Curiously, the manual transmission model was slower at 6.9 seconds due to the difficulty of launching it smoothly. The EPA numbers with either transmission drop to 19/27/22.

Safety

The list of standard safety features for all 2013 Buick Regal models includes antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front seat side-impact airbags and full-length side curtain airbags. The standard OnStar system includes automatic crash notification, on-demand roadside assistance, an emergency button, stolen vehicle locator and active intervention, and remote door unlock. Rear-seat side airbags are standard on the Premium 2 trims and above.

In Edmunds brake testing, the Regal Turbo came to a stop from 60 mph in 122 feet, which is about average for cars in this class. The GS, with its bigger Brembo brakes and optional 20-inch summer tires, managed to stop in an impressive 107 feet.

In government crash tests, the Buick Regal received an overall rating of five stars (out of a possible five), as well as four stars for frontal impacts and five stars for side impacts. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Regal the highest score of "Good" in its frontal-offset, side-impact and roof strength tests.

Driving

On the road, the 2013 Buick Regal definitely feels sportier than the Buicks of old. The eAssist mild-hybrid powertrain is far from thrilling, but it's likely to work just fine for many buyers. The turbocharged engines are noticeably better, though there's often an unwelcome hesitation before the acceleration comes on strong. In an unexpected twist, we found the automatic transmission a better match for these motors than the unrefined manual gearbox.

The suspension delivers a smooth ride that's nicely complemented by the quiet cabin. Steering feels precise, though our editors found it a little too light on all but the GS model. Handling is above average, especially on the Turbo and GS models equipped with the Interactive Drive Control that offer three distinct settings for steering, suspension and throttle response. In the GS, the Sport mode is particularly impressive, though we think most buyers are likely to prefer the system's more relaxed Tour mode available only on the Turbo model.

Interior

Inside, the 2013 Buick Regal offers an attractively styled passenger cabin with an upscale look and feel, but we can't say it's really all that nicer than what you'll find in the latest midsize sedans from Ford, Honda and Nissan. Front seats offer good support in both spirited driving and more casual cruising. Rear seats aren't as comfortable, however, and the sloping roof line means both less headroom for tall passengers and reduced visibility out the back for some drivers.

The cockpit controls are dominated by too many similar-looking buttons, but the addition of the Intellilink touchscreen interface for 2013 is welcome. This consists of a large touchscreen with customizable menu icons. Intellilink also allows you to connect to services like Pandora or Stitcher radio via the Bluetooth system. The touchscreen interface has a clean layout and intuitive menu structure, but it proves problematic to use at times due to missed inputs and delayed reactions.

Out back, the battery pack for the eAssist powertrain cuts usable trunk space down to a mere 11.1 cubic feet. Turbo and GS models are better at 14.2 cubic feet, though the trunk's narrow width means bulky cargo like golf clubs are going to be a tight fit.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Buick Regal.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

This is an under rated car
richardpb,04/19/2013
After looking for several months, I finally decided to lease a 2013 Buick Regal Turbo Premium 2. Need HID headlights and the Premium 2 trim level was required. I researched and drove the Honda Accord Touring, Ford Fusion, Malibu 2LTZ, BMW 3 series, MB C 250, Kia Optima, and the Nissan Altima. The Buick Regal surpassed all of them in comfort, features, ride quality, build quality, handling, luxury, and especially quietness. A quiet comfortable car is paramount for me and the Buick Regal provides that at a reasonable price point. I am completely impressed with this car. Traded in my Cadillac DeVille, known for comfort and quiet, and have not regretted my decision. The Regal is great.
What a joy
Grant,05/24/2016
I own the Buick Regal Premium III and enjoy driving the vehicle. The 2.0 Turbo provides power when you need it. I get 20 MPG around town and 30 Mpg on the highway. The handling is outstanding not like the old Buick;s that had the soft ride but handled like a brick. I have owned Buick's over the years and this 2013 Regal is so much nicer to drive. It has the feeling of a sports car I have owned both a Mustang and Camero and I prefer the Regal over both of them. The longer I drive the Regal the better I enjoy it. I posted this review almost a year ago about my Buick Regal and I appreciate the quality of the Regal more with each passing year. It has a style that makes it really standout when it is parked with other vehicles in the parking lot. The interior is great and the leather seats are just as nice as they were when it came from the factory. I have had leather in other cars and they wrinkled after only a couple of months, that is not the case with the Regal. There is so much more to like about the Regal that I could put in this review. Perhaps, I will expand my review if I get another opportunity. My Regal continues to perform at a high level. I plan to drive it for another year at which time I will purchase or lease another Buick.
2013 Buick Regal 2.0 Turbo
Mike Benninger,02/24/2017
I purchased a 2013 Buick Regal Turbo Premium 1, with a sunroof and the chrome wheels for $16000.00 in January 2017. It had 5800 miles and was in showroom condition. We drove it to Florida and put over 3000 miles on it. I flogged it pretty hard going to Ft Myers, often exceeding 90 mph and rarely going under 80 mph. The car performed flawlessly. My overall mileage was 26.2 mpg according to the trip computer. On the way home I did one tank of gas without exceeding 72 mph and got 32.6 mpg. Very comfortable seats. Good performance. The ride was a little stiff but the handling was great. Lots of trunk space. The instrument lighting would sometimes stay in darkness mode making it very difficult to see the radio screen. The cup holder could not hold 2 large McDonalds cups next to each other without them leaning. I removed the cup holder liner and that helped, but it was still a problem. Like all cars now it takes awhile to understand all the electronic controls, but, compared to my wifes's Madza and a lot of my friends cars, it was relatively easy. I wish it had a backup camera, but, the backup alert system on the Premium 1 is pretty good. Beautiful car. A lot of car for the money.
Fast, Fun and Luxurious
Sully Lang,10/05/2016
Purchased our first 2013 Regal Turbo Premium I in August of 2015. Black on black was beautiful inside and out. My son got in a wreck, totaled the car at 67.000 miles, but not a scratch on him. Side curtain airbags worked perfectly. We went out and bought another 2013 Turbo Premium I in Graphite Blue Metallic with a light cocoa dune interior. My wife and I love this car (both of them). I travel for work and have opportunity to drive many other vehicles as rentals (Altima, Challenger, Mustang, Optima, Camry, Accord, and others) but this is still my favorite. Great performance, comfort, and style. In the first Regal I achieved as high as 36 mpg over a 50 mile stretch (by onbrd comp). Average highway fuel economy at 70 mph is about 29 mpg. Around town is about 19 mpg, and mixed driving is about 23 or 24. Even after owning for well over a year the performance is exhilarating. 2018 update-The blue Regal is still running awesome with zero maintenance issues. It was a CPO vehicle, and everything has been great. There were two or three issues that GM fixed for us free of charge. (Ext door lock release buttons on door, heated steering wheel, radio reflash). Small issues, yet note worthy if buying without CPO. Fast and fun, without the foreign car maintenance fees. This car is awesome! We've owned a 2013 Buick Regal for 3 years now. My son totaled the first one, so we bought another used Regal. Still love this car. All problems were minor and resolved quickly at dealer (radio needed reprogramming, and heated steering wheel didn't work). Still impressed with the power to weight ratio for this car. Sexy, powerful, and fun. It's not the fastest car on the road, and it shouldn't be. I would purchase again. Great value for the dollar.
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Features & Specs

MPG
18 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
MPG
19 city / 27 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
270 hp @ 5300 rpm
MPG
18 city / 29 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Flex-fuel (ffv)
220 hp @ 5300 rpm
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Hybrid
182 hp @ 6700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.9%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2013 Buick Regal Overview

The Used 2013 Buick Regal is offered in the following submodels: Regal Sedan, Regal GS, Regal Hybrid. Available styles include Premium 1 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), GS 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premium 2 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), Premium 3 Turbo 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Premium 1 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A), and Premium 2 4dr Sedan (2.4L 4cyl gas/electric hybrid 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Buick Regal?

Save up to $304 on one of 7 Used 2013 Buick Regal for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $10,497 as of10/18/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Buick Regal trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Buick Regal Premium 1 Turbo is priced between $10,497 and$14,998 with odometer readings between 38512 and73337 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Buick Regal Premium 2 Turbo is priced between $12,988 and$14,213 with odometer readings between 50661 and64492 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Buick Regal GS is priced between $13,911 and$13,911 with odometer readings between 78644 and78644 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 Buick Regal?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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