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2013 Buick Regal - Safety Review and Crash Test Ratings

 
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The 2013 Buick Regal gets safety respect, with top scores from both the NHTSA and IIHS.
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Five stars overall
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Top Safety Pick
IIHS

The Regal comes with a standard array of airbags, and rear seat-mounted side airbags are available in the two most expensive option packages.
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With strong performance in crash tests from both of the recognized testing agencies, the 2013 Buick Regal earns a high safety rating here, just shy of the best due to a lack of some standard safety technology.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) says the Regal gets "good" scores in all its tests, which lands it a "Top Safety Pick" award. It hasn't been subjected to the new small-overlap front-impact test as of yet, however.

The Regal earns a five-star rating overall from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and five stars for side-impact protection. Its scores of four stars for front-impact protection and rollover resistance keep it from our top rating.

The Regal wouldn't necessarily perform better in crash tests with more safety features, but it would be more competitive at the sales desk. It already comes with dual front, side and curtain airbags, with an option for rear side airbags. Traction and stability control are standard, and so are GM’s OnStar system and tire pressure monitors.

The Regal doesn’t have much of a problem with visibility, and uplevel Regals do have rear parking sensors, with an option for front sensors.  We'd still like to see GM upgrade its offerings to include a rearview camera and blind-spot monitors--especially since Bluetooth is standard.

Conclusion

The 2013 Buick Regal gets safety respect, with top scores from both the NHTSA and IIHS.

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