2018 Buick Regal TourX

Pros: Cargo versatility of wagon body style; satisfying acceleration; AWD handling that is a bit more nimble than the average crossover SUV

Cons: Transmission occasionally feels clunky; some so-so interior materials

Buick redesigns—and repositions—its midsize-car lineup for 2018. The Regal’s traditional four-door-sedan body style is dropped; in its place are a four-door hatchback sedan called Regal Sportback (reviewed separately) and an SUV-flavored four-door wagon named Regal TourX—both are slightly larger than the outgoing sedan. The TourX comes standard with all-wheel-drive and a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder; the engine makes 250 horsepower and is paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission. Trim levels ascend through Base, Preferred, and Essence models. Standard features on all include 18-inch wheels, keyless entry and starting, and a touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto connectivity. Available features include a navigation system, hands-free liftgate, dual-zone climate control, heated front seats and steering wheel, wireless cellphone charging, and a panoramic sunroof. Available safety features include rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, lane-departure warning and intervention, and blind-spot and rear cross-traffic alert. The traditional station wagon lives on in the Buick Regal TourX—sort of. The TourX is similar in concept to SUV-styled passenger-car wagons such as the Subaru Outback, Audi A4 allroad, and Volvo V60 Cross Country. Though some of its add-on trim pieces seem a bit contrived, the Regal TourX nevertheless offers better cargo versatility than the typical midsize car, and a more-engaging driving personality than the typical midsize SUV.

The Facts
Class Premium Midsize car
Body Style(s) 4-door wagon
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels all-wheel drive
Manufacturer Buick
Nation of Manufacture Germany
Base Prices 1SV: $29,995
Preferred: $33,595
Essence: $35,995

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
250
Std. Transmission
8-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
21
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
29

2018 Buick Regal Tour X
2018 Buick Regal TourX
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - NA
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(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - NA
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Side Crash - NA
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Rollover - NA
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