Find out why Boston.com called the 2019 Buick Regal TourX “designed for adventure, with rugged styling and purposeful features.”
Testing the TourX
In a review on Boston.com, Emma Jayne Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram preached praise for the 2019 Buick Regal TourX. Williams said that the luxury wagon “is versatile for everyday use or weekend adventures.” Here’s why Williams enjoyed the “attractive and sporty” 2019 Buick Regal TourX.
A Tale of Three Trims
Williams began her review by covering the basics. The 2019 Buick Regal TourX stays virtually unchanged from the 2019 model. It comes in three tiers of trim: the base TourX at $29,070, the mid-level Preferred at $32,760 and the top-tier Essence at $35,070. The Essence trim added an ionizing air cleaner in the cabin this year. Williams said that all total, “with addition of a power-sliding panoramic moonroof” for $1,200 plus $925 in destination charges, her TourX Essence came in at $37,195.
Regardless of trim, the 2019 Buick Regal TourX is powered by a 250-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine. It is augmented by an eight-speed automatic transmission, though it can be used in manual mode using the shifter.
All versions of the 5-passenger luxury wagon feature intelligent all-wheel drive with active twin clutch. Buick describes the technology by saying it “sends power to the wheel(s) with the most grip in slippery weather conditions and helps improve cornering and acceleration on dry roads.”
Williams praised the Stabilitrak electronic stability control system that came standard with her 2019 Regal TourX Essence. She said that it “provided confidence on wet/icy roads by adjusting the brakes and engine torque when it sensed a loss of traction barely noticeable to the driver.”
Appealing Appearance, Cushy Comforts
With custom black cladding and dark painted pockets, the 2019 Regal TourX features 18-inch machine-faced aluminum wheels and all-season blackwall tires. These wheels are specially designed with quite in mind, reducing road noise. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but the cladding will protect your TourX.
Williams tested out a Summer White-painted Essense trim, equipped with Ebony leather seating. She praised the heated front bucket seats, saying that the three levels of warmth were “welcome on chilly mornings”. Summer White is one of the two standard colors, alongside Sport Red. Williams said five premium colors are available for $495 each, including Ebony Twilight and Dark Moon Blue. For $1,095, the premium White Frost tricoat is an option.
Lighting on Williams’ TourX included halogen headlights with convenient LED daytime running lights and an automatic headlight-leveling system. The luxury wagon also featured LED taillights and a heated auto-dimming driver’s side mirror. Front cornering lights are an available upgrade.
Williams’ TourX brought the bling, covered in Chrome. “Chrome trimmed the top window edge from the bottom of the A-pillar, through the C-pillar, down into the taillight, where angled chrome curved down and out toward the corner, creating a unique styling detail.” The fog lights on the outer bumper also had angled chrome lower trims, as well as chrome exhaust tips and chrome roof rails.
Williams praised the remote start with programmable temperature controls, saying, “I could warm the interior before running out into the cold.” Further warming was provided by a heated, leather-wrapped steering wheel with conveniently-placed controls for audio and more.
Williams appeared to praise the interior, describing the subtle silver trim that washed over the doors, dash, center console, air vents and steering wheel. Faux wood adorned the door panels and center console as well. Contrast stitching stuck out on the side bolsters, armrests, headrests, steering wheel and floor mats.
The 2019 Regal TourX sports a 4.2-inch multi-color driver-information screen. Williams said that it “provided key information such as fuel range, tire pressure, oil life, warnings (such as rear seat reminder and weather alerts), audio information, and more.”
Hearing the Good, Blocking the Bad
The 2019 Regal TourX features an infotainment system controlled by a eight-inch high-resolution touch screen. Williams described the many abilities of the system, such as “Siri EyesFree and natural voice recognition for radio and phone, Bluetooth audio streaming, USB/auxiliary ports, in-vehicle apps” and more. It supports both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for mobile integration. SiriusXM Radio is included with a three-month trial.
To block out unwanted noise, the 2019 Buick Regal TourX comes with both Active Noise Cancellation and Buick’s QuietTuning technology. Williams said that the noise cancellation “blocked and absorbed sound, and damped and eliminated vibrations to keep out noise.” As for the QuietTuning technology, Williams said that it “used triple door seals, acoustic-laminated glass in the front, specific suspension tuning and lots of other measures to help block, reduce, and absorb unwanted noise.”
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