2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

The plastic-festooned as well as slightly lifted Audi Allroad, Volvo Cross Country, and also Subaru Outback have come to be acquainted parts of the United States station-wagon landscape over the past couple of decades. But the most up to date handle the SUV-aping, all-wheel-drive wagon pattern originates from an unlikely resource: Buick. As part of its most current redesign, the 2018 Buick Regal is including a new variant called TourX, an extremely European wagon that’s a clear separation from the Buick Roadmasters you may remember from the past.

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX  EXTERIOR

Like its predecessor, the new Regal is rotated from the Opel Insignia, which implies it likewise shares a standard platform with the latest Chevrolet Malibu. The wagon gauges 196.3 inches long, making it almost seven inches longer compared to the Subaru Outback and also 16 inches longer than the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack. Naturally, Buick desires you to contrast the Regal TourX with more premium wagons like the Audi A4 Allroad and also the Volvo V60 Cross Nation, both which likewise are significantly smaller than the Regal.

A priced estimate visual weight of 4239 extra pounds means that the TourX will not be as spirited a performer as the Regal Sportback, which is several hundred pounds lighter. As you may expect, the wagon’s large draw will be its charitable cargo space. There is 33 cubic feet of area behind the back seats, as well as those seats fold to create a 74-cubic-foot hold, slightly more than you’ll discover in the Outback and also as spacious as many little SUVs.

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX  INTERIOR

Farther forward, the cabin features an attractive and also reasonably basic control panel format as well as seats for five in 2 rows. Push-button start, a 7.0-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and also Android Auto, and 4G LTE Wi-Fi come standard. Active-safety features are readily available in the optional Chauffeur Confidence packages and the Preferred and also Essence trims, the latter of which can additionally consist of equipment such as navigating and also a Bose stereo.

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX Review and Price

2018 Buick Regal TourX  ENGINE

Buick strengthens the Regal TourX’s premium ambitions with a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four that produces 250 horsepower and also 295 lb-ft of torque. It mates just to an eight-speed automatic transmission and the same twin-clutch, torque-vectoring all-wheel-drive system found in the Buick LaCrosse as well as the Cadillac XT5 (a nine-speed automatic, like the one found in the front-drive variation of the Regal Sportback, will come later). Like the other SUV-ish wagons we have actually discussed, the Regal TourX boasts boosted ground clearance compared to the new Regal Sportback and also features little bits of added cladding on its fenders and also fascias.

2018 Buick Regal TourX  PRICE

Buick won’t launch prices up until the Regal TourX takes place sale in the fourth quarter. Expect it to begin in the mid-$30,000 range, with nicely outfitted designs reaching $40,000 and past.