For the 2018 model year, Buick will be offering the Regal in wagon and sportback form, with the TourX being the automaker's first wagon in more than 20 years. The shift is an attempt to make Buick stand out in the crowded, yet declining, midsize sedan segment. Buick says the TourX could account for as much as half of Regal sales in the normally wagon-averse U.S., up from earlier expectations of 30 percent. Here are snippets of reviews from the automotive media after driving the wagon
"I pounded across Arizona Route 152 — looking up at red rock skyscrapers through the X's full-length sunroof — turning the traction control off for all-wheel drifts through switchbacks. At 3,708 pounds, the TourX is less than 100 pounds heavier and less than an inch higher than the Regal Sportback. For all its crossover cladding, its handling says sedan. I tried taking it farther off-road, but this is no Subaru Outback or Volvo Cross Country — both of which have been jacked to more ute-like heights. Stick to dirt, not rocks.
Lighter than the Audi All Road by 100 pounds, the TourX is nicely motivated by GM's workhorse, 2.0-liter turbo-4 mated to a smooth, 8-speed box. A healthy 295 pound-feet of torque — 20 more than the Audi — comes in early (the Buick only revs to 6,500 rpms) like you want for a cargo-hauler."
-- Henry Payne, The Detroit News