The 2020 Buick Regal TourX will be the model's final year – it won't return for 2021. With production coming to an end, Buick didn’t make any major changes, except adding dual-zone climate control as standard.
With consumers moving toward crossovers and SUVs, the TourX is the only American wagon on the market. Compared to other midsize luxury wagons, the TourX is down on power and doesn’t have the same features or upscale materials, but it does offer a lot of space.
Choosing Your Buick Regal TourX
The TourX is offered in three trims: base, Preferred, and Essence. Prices start at $30,295 including destination for the base trim and go up to $35,995 for the Essence.
Every TourX comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The motor produces 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is standard.
The setup achieves an EPA-estimated 21 miles per gallon city, 29 mpg highway, and 24 combined.
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
All TourX models have seating for five and offer cargo capacity that’s similar to some compact utility vehicles. Behind the rear seat, the TourX has 32.7 cubic feet of cargo space, which opens up to 73.5 cubic feet with it folded down. These numbers are great for the midsize segment.
The TourX doesn't come with any standard active safety features out of the box. What is even more disappointing is that moving up the range doesn't bring any either.
On the Preferred, LED headlights, rear parking sensors, lane change alert, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert are all bundled in the Driver Confidence Package I ($1,240). This costs $1,725 on the Essence because it also includes wireless charging, four-way power lumbar adjustment for the front seats, memory functionality for the driver's seat and side mirrors, among other features.
With the first selected, the Driver Confidence Package II ($1,190) can be equipped on the Essence. It further adds adaptive cruise control, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, lane-keeping assist, lane departure warning, forward collision warning, and a following distance indicator.
The TourX starts with a 7-inch touchscreen, but the Essence trim utilizes an 8-inch unit. Both come with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, wi-fi hot spot capability, and two front and two rear USB ports. The bigger touchscreen also gets satellite radio.
The base TourX is a what-you-see-is-what-you-get trim. It comes decently equipped but offers very little in the way of available features. Standard fare includes push-button start, cloth upholstery, dual-zone temperature control, heated and power side mirrors, fog lights, 18-inch wheels, LED taillights, a six-way manual driver’s seat, and a four-way manual passenger seat.
If you want a different exterior color than white, you’ll pay $495 extra. And even then, there are only two to choose from: silver and black.
The Preferred trim doesn’t add much over the base model, only bringing an eight-way power driver’s seat, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a six-way manual passenger seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel as standard.
The Sights and Sounds Package brings the larger 8-inch touchscreen, an eight-speaker Bose audio system, navigation, and a 4.2-inch driver information center. It’s priced at $1,870.
Moving up to the Essence brings a few upscale features, including leather upholstery, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, an eight-way power passenger seat, remote start, ambient interior lighting, a 4.2-inch driver information display, and a hands-free liftgate.
A panoramic power moonroof is a $1,200 option, as are roof rails for $315.
For consumers interested in getting something that has near-crossover versatility in a more stylish package, the 2020 Buick Regal TourX is worth considering. The fact that Buick doesn’t offer any standard active safety features makes the mid-level Preferred trim the obvious choice for the choice of adding safety equipment.