European in everything but its Buick badges, the TourX is sold across the pond as the Opel Insignia Country Tourer. The Sportback could easily be mistaken for a contemporary coupe-like sedan, while the wagon is more traditional, although both are inspired by European designs.
With a grille whose style was lifted from the Avenir Concept, the TourX features highly sculpted sides with a character line that rises from the upper edge of the front wheel well, passes through both door handles, and terminates at the top of each tail light. Liberal swaths of cladding are applied around the wheel wells, lower body, and lower front fascia. Compared to the Regal hatchback, the additional ride height of the TourX is minimal, so it avoids the awkward raised-body look of Subaru's Outback.
Wrapped around that mildly aggressive bodywork is an interior with soft-touch surfaces, a dashboard whose flowing lines carry over to the doors and center console, and crossover-like cargo space – an impressive 32.7 cu ft that vaults to an even more versatile 73.5 cubes with the back seats folded. For additional cargo-carrying capacity, the TourX also comes with a standard roof rack.
Instrumentation is clear, easy to read, and intuitive to use. There's a useful, console-mounted, wireless charging mat for phones, and taller occupants – even those six-foot-two and below sitting in back - will find plenty of headroom.
On the other hand, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are only available with the optional eight-inch touchscreen, while the interior isn't any different from that of the on-road-oriented hatchback and lacks the earth-toned upholstery that might attract off-road wannabes. In addition, storage space for small items is just adequate, while buyers have to move up to the Preferred trim in order to get power seats up front,. Finally, overall interior quality does not telegraph that the Regal is a premium vehicle as evidenced in a number of missteps: the lower interior spaces are bathed in hard plastic trim, with some untrimmed flash in cupholders and door pockets, while stitching on the leather-trimmed seats doesn't always line up.