The Regal was redesigned for 2018. It is no longer available as a sedan – and is now available as a hatchback (the Regal Sportback) and wagon (Regal TourX) – click here to learn more about the 2018 Regal.
The Regal was reintroduced for 2011 after a six year hiatus. It was redesigned and now has a shoulder belt in 2C. There is no head restraint in 2C, which makes 2C unsuitable for adults, or kids in backless boosters.
In other bad news, this redesign made the Regal lose its 6th lower anchor, and now it only has 5 lower anchors, making center LATCH now off-center. Because the center LATCH is now off-center, and the rigid buckle for 2D falls in the middle of this center LATCH, we don’t think you’ll end up using the lower anchors to secure a car seat in the center for this model year range – and will instead need to use the seat belt to secure a car seat in the center. You can read more about this type of center LATCH here – https://thecarseatlady.com/vehicles/latch/center-latch/ (it is type E).
2003 saw the addition of lower anchors – and this model year range has 6 lower anchors, not the usual 4 – meaning that it has full LATCH for all 3 seats in back! The back seat is otherwise identical to the previous model years (only a lap belt in 2C, no head restraint in 2C, and only rudimentary head restraints in 2D/2P).
2001 was the first year that tether anchors were factory installed in the Regal – and are available for all 3 seating positions. Lower anchors won’t come until 2003. The back seat is otherwise identical to that from 1998-2000.
There is only a lap belt in 2C and no head restraint (and only rudimentary head restraints for 2D & 2P). There are no lower anchors or tether anchors in this vehicle. It is possible to retrofit tether anchors – GM will retrofit one free of charge – refer the dealer to GM service bulletin #99-09-40-004a.