Station wagons don’t get the love they used to back in the 1960s and 1970s, as these family haulers were gradually replaced by minivans in the 80s and SUVs in the 90s. There’s only a handful left on the market, and to celebrate the station wagon, Kelley Blue Book recently released its top 10 used luxury wagons under $30,000 list, which includes the little-known Buick Regal TourX.
Placing as the 10th overall best station wagon according to KBB’s list, the Regal TourX is a vehicle not many people might be aware of. Providing the cargo space of the roomiest compact crossovers, the Regal TourX beats out the likes of the Audi A4 allroad and V60 Cross Country with 32.7 cubic feet of cargo behind the rear seat. The Buick wagon came standard with AWD, while the long wheelbase translates to a stable and comfortable ride, says KBB.
The Buick Regal TourX wasn’t the only GM product that made an appearance on the list. The Cadillac CTS wagon was listed at number seven, when equipped with the base powerplants. It’s important to note that due to the sub-$30,000 price cap, the venerable CTS-V Wagon wasn’t included on the list.
As a reminder, the Buick Regal TourX was equipped with the turbocharged 2.0 I4 LTG gasoline engine and the GM eight-speed automatic transmission. Output was rated at 250 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. Three trim levels were offered, including base, Preferred and Essence, but did not get the GS variant like the Regal Sportback did, which boasted the GM 3.6L LGX V6 engine with 310 horsepower and 282 pound-feet of torque.
Production of the Regal TourX took place at the GM-Opel Russelsheim factory by GM Europe for the North American market, and rides on GM’s E2 platform. The Regal was axed after the 2020 model year in both five-door Sportback and TourX wagon configurations.