Buick made headlines when it officially announced a wagon would be returning to its portfolio. The 2018 Buick Regal TourX aims to inject a dose of “white space” to the Regal nameplate and potentially offer the Subaru Outback some competition.
Now, it has a price tag. CarsDirect reports the 2018 Regal TourX will start at $29,995 including destination when it goes on sale in late fall of this year. Under $30,000 seems like a sweet deal, but it may be difficult to nab one at that price.
That’s because the $29,995 price tag represents the base 1SV trim, while the $33,575 Preferred 1SB trim will likely be the TourX stocked on dealership lots. Per the norm with Buick, the base model will likely not receive many incentives either.
But, if base is your ace, the 2018 Regal TourX base model will arrive with 18-inch aluminum wheels, active noise cancellation, push-button start, heated side mirrors and a universal home remote. No matter which trim, the Regal TourX is powered by GM’s 2.0-liter LTG turbocharged four-cylinder engine. Here, it makes 250 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque.
The Preferred 1SB adds a leather-wrapped steering wheel, auto-dimming rearview mirror, power driver’s seat and door-sill plates as extra niceties. Two option packages are available for the Preferred trim as well: the first being a $1,240 Driver Confidence Package, which adds auto-leveling headlights, rear-park assist, cross-traffic alert and blind spot monitoring, and a $1,200 panoramic sunroof is the second.
The 2018 TourX Essence is the range-topping trim and starts at $35,945. It’s also the only way to spec a Regal TourX with leather seats and Apple CarPlay capability. Ditto for dual-zone climate control.
Adaptive cruise control, forward collision alert with automatic emergency braking, lane-keeping assist, pedestrian detection and more are available with a $2,915 option package on the Essence trim, which brings the price to $38,860.
Buick’s first wagon looks to be priced competitively, especially considering its more luxurious rivals start well into the $40,000 range. However, Subaru and Volkswagen may offer a bit more value for a consumer’s wagon-loving money. It will be interesting to watch when it goes on sale this fall.