Eric's Autos: 2020 Buick Regal TourX
Some of the best deals going are on the cars no one knows about -- which stands to reason. But how do you buy something if you're unaware it exists?
How about the Buick TourX wagon?
It's the unknown soldier of the new car market -- probably because General Motors hasn't been marketing it much. And that probably has to do with the fact that the car it's based on -- the Buick Regal sedan -- has been canceled.
But you might want to know more about the TourX ... while you can still buy one.
What It Is
The TourX is a midsize wagon built off the midsize Buick Regal sedan.
It is very similar in general layout, size, capacities and capabilities to the much-better-known Subaru Outback wagon. Both come standard with all-wheel drive, for instance -- and both have about 75 cubic feet of total cargo space -- about five times as much as a same-sized sedan.
But the Buick comes standard with a powerful turbocharged engine -- which is available in the Outback, but you have to pay thousands more to get it.
Prices start at $29,370 for the base trim -- topping out at $35,070 for the Essence trim. In the middle is a $32,970 Preferred trim. All the trims having more (or less) optional equipment, but all of them come standard with a 2.0-liter, 250-horsepower turbocharged engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.
The otherwise similar Subaru Outback also comes standard with all-wheel drive -- but paired with a 182-horsepower, 2.5-liter engine. If you want an engine that's comparable to the Buick's standard engine, it's available -- in the $34,895 XT Outback, the $37,745 Limited Outback and the $39,695 Touring Outback.