The 2018 Buick Regal TourX Wagon Will Start Under $30,000 And Have Decent Power

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The 2017 Buick Regal TourX gives us some hope for the future of wagons, and today it brings even more good news. Buick says the car will come standard with a 250 horsepower turbo motor, all-wheel-drive, and a starting price that seriously undercuts other luxury wagons. 


Our friends over at got the inside scoop, and they report that the 2018 Regal TourX 1SV will start at $29,995, including the destination fee. Buick just barely skated under $30,000. The base model comes with some nice equipment, including 18-inch aluminum wheels, active noise cancellation, push-button start, heated side mirrors, a universal home remote and more.

Now here is the bad news, according to CarsDirect:

However, it’s a good bet that the $33,575 TourX Preferred 1SB will probably be the one you end up seeing stocked at dealers. That’s because models like the 1SV tend to be used for advertising and are almost always excluded from promotions as is the case with nearly every other Buick.

Here’s is where Buick gets a little tricky with the pricing. The extra $3,580 for the Preferred 1SB only adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, leather-wrapped steering wheel and a power driver’s seat with lumbar support. However, you do get a full spectrum of paint colors to choose from. Buyers who opt for the base car only get black, white, or silver options. The 1SB also allows you to add additional packages, such as the $1,240 Driver Confidence Package and/or a panoramic roof for $1,200.

What you don’t get at this price on a “luxury car” is leather seats. To feel that sweet cow hide under your butt, you need to step up to the TourX Essence 1SL at $35,945 which also adds an 8-inch touch screen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. If you add some advanced safety features—such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist and pedestrian detection—your TourX will top out at $38,860.


The extra cash you plop down for a higher trim TourX all go towards creature comforts. Thats because all TourX trims get the same 2.0-liter turbo rated at 250 HP with 265 lb-ft of torque paired to an 8-speed automatic and standard all-wheel drive.

The Regal TourX will give you a lot more equipment for a much lower price when compared with other luxury wagons like the Volvo V60, Audi Allroad, and BMW 328xi, but potential buyers can also get popular options such as leather and advanced safety tech for a bit less by opting for a Subaru or Volkswagen.


However, car shoppers can probably expect Buick to offer some pretty solid incentives and rebates to make the TourX a solid value proposition.

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Unpopular Opinion: fuck leather seats, honestly.

It doesn’t make the seat comfortable (that’s the padding), and it’s not worth the scalding heat or frigid cold that comes with being left outside during certain seasons. Even with ventilated seats being a thing now, leather sucks 98% of the time unless you live somewhere with a year-round temperature of 60ºF- or you simply lack nerve endings on your back/butt/thighs/triceps. The only other benefit is the smell, to which I would say: get a nice leather jacket. Easier to maintain and the smell can come with you.

Buick has the right idea, charging dummies extra for such an annoying feature.