In a market dominated by crossover SUVs, big and small, wagons have a hard time making a place for themselves. And what little space has been made is crammed with more refined and capable contenders like the Subaru Outback or Volvo V90 Cross Country. But, rather than compete with them on their own terms, the Buick Regal TourX has taken a different approach.
While it stands barely higher than the average sedan, the TourX looks a bit more rugged with black-clad underbelly and wheel arches. However, this illusion is broken the moment you take it off-road, where it struggles to remain composed over even moderately uneven ground. This is no fault of the AWD setup, though, which is extremely capable in its own right.
Capable of handling most poor weather road conditions and offering impressive interior space for both passengers and cargo, the Regal TourX is certainly more a city animal than one meant for the great outdoors. However, a somewhat lacking powertrain and unrefined transmission undermine the sportier wagon’s handling dynamics.
The Buick Regal TourX certainly has some good points that make it worthy of consideration for those who need a bit more space inside their town car, but there are better options out there that can meet a larger variety of needs at a similar cost and value proposition.