The 2016 Toyota Camry is up against the popular 2016 Buick Regal in our head-to-head comparison. Read all about the similarities and differences before visiting the dealership for a test drive. Here are features to expect from each model.

Performance and Fuel Economy

The 2016 Toyota Camry XSE/XLE has an optional 3.5L V6 engine with 268 hp, allowing it to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.4 seconds. The 2016 Buick Regal Turbo/GS has a 2.0L turbo engine with 259 hp, which goes from 0 to 60 mph in 7.4 seconds. If you're looking for power and speed, the Camry is the way to go.

The Camry also has better fuel economy from its four-cylinder engine with an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city and 35 mpg on the highway. The four-cylinder option on the Regal receives an EPA-estimated 19 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway. The Camry also only needs unleaded gasoline, while the Regal Turbo/GS requires premium to reach its peak performance. Whether you want a powerhouse sedan or an eco-friendly commuter, you can find a Camry that outperforms the Regal.


If you need a larger sedan, then choose the Toyota Camry. The Camry has 102.7 cubic feet of passenger space, while the 2016 Buick Regal has 96.8 cubic feet of passenger space. The Camry also has larger dimensions for a more comfortable cabin. This sedan has 1.3 more inches of shoulder room in the front, 1.3 more inches of headroom in the back, 1.6 more inches of legroom in the back, 2.2 more inches of hip room in the back, and 2.2 more inches of shoulder room in the back than the Regal. There is also a bigger trunk in the Camry with 15.4 cubic feet compared to the Regal's 14.2 cubic feet of space.


In the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration 35 mph front crash test, the 2016 Camry received a five star rating. The Regal only managed a four star rating. The Camry also has a whiplash reducing system with headrests, which are not available in the Regal. Furthermore, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2016 Camry a "Top Safety Pick Plus" rating for 2016. The Regal has yet to go through testing.

Economic Advantages

The Camry maintains a high resale value, so it's easier to make your money back if you ever decide to part with it.

  • After three years, the Camry holds a residual value of 49 percent to 62 percent, while the Regal holds a value by 41 percent.
  • After five years, the Camry holds 39 percent value to 50 percent value, while the Regal holds only 26 percent.

See the Camry at Elgin Toyota

Elgin Toyota has the 2016 Toyota Camry, which has many advantages over the 2016 Buick Regal. Contact us online to find out more information, and then book your test drive! We look forward to helping you find your ideal Camry.


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