Buick does not sell wagons in some time. But now it’s back with the 2018 Buick Regal TourX. Buick has added several crossover SUV themes, including standard all-wheel drive, plastic cladding body and a little extra ground clearance.
Based on the redesigned Regal Sportback, TourX is more stylish, larger and more attractive in the luxury segment than the previous Regal. It also offers more passenger space and utilities. Buick said that TourX has more cargo space than rival carts and even a compact luxury SUV. And when compared with the SUV, you will like its lower price, lower roof and height load.
Trim and Features
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is a four-door, five-passenger luxury wagon available in three trim levels: base, Preferred and Essence.
Standard features for the TourX base includes keyless ignition and entry, 18-inch wheels, LED running lights, heated mirrors, a rearview camera, a height-adjustable driver seat, a 60/40-split folding rear seat, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, OnStar communications with onboard Wi-Fi and a 4G connection, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay smartphone integration, a USB port, and a Bose audio system.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX Preferred adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and a power-adjustable driver seat.
The Preferred Driver Confidence 1 package adds LED headlights, blind-spot and rear cross-traffic warning systems, rear parking sensors. The Sights and Sounds package adds remote start, upgraded gauges, a navigation system, an 8-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth, satellite radio and two rear charge-only USB ports.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX Essence trim adds a hands-free liftgate, dual-zone automatic climate control, a heated steering wheel, heated front seats, leather upholstery, a power-adjustable passenger seat, a 40/20/40-split folding rear seat, and the content of the Preferred Sights and Sound package. The upgraded audio system can be added via the Essence own Sights and Sound package.
The Essence Driver Confidence 1 package adds all the Preferred version item plus a driver-side auto-dimming mirror, a wireless smartphone charging pad and driver-seat memory functions. The Driver Confidence 2 package adds all of that plus automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and lane departure warning and intervention.
A panoramic sunroof is a stand-alone option on the Preferred and the Essence.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 250 horsepower 295 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive are standard and the system features an active twin-clutch rear differential for better control in all conditions. Also standard is start-stop technology, which shuts off the engine when the car is stopped to save fuel.
EPA fuel economy rating for the Regal TourX wagon at 24 mpg combined (21 city/29 highway), which is impressive numbers.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX base model does not come with many standard equipment. Only in Preferred trim offers a lot of fancy features. Passenger space looks spacious, while ease of use just like any other Buick.
The 2018 Buick Regal TourX offers 32.7 cubic feet of cargo space with its rear seats used and 73.5 cubic feet with rear seats folded. That’s more than what is offered by other luxury wagons or compact luxury SUV. Its lower liftover and roof heights also make it much easier to load than SUV.
Release Date and Price
Official pricing for the Regal TourX base will start at $29,995. The Preferred starts at $33,575, while the Essence starts at $35,945.