Americans are slowly rediscovering station wagons. Finally. Once the preferred family-mobile of the United States, wagons fell out of favor over the past three decades, replaced by minivans and SUVs. Now wagon sales are again on the rise, and wagons like the new 2019 Buick Regal TourX are fueling the body style’s returning popularity.
Buick has a long history of great wagons. Its first was introduced back in the early 1940s. However, the new Regal TourX is the brand’s first wagon since 1996. Because “station wagon” still sounds so fuddy-duddy to a few generations of car buyers, Buick calls the 2019 Regal TourX a crossover. Don’t believe it. It’s a wagon — and a darn good one. It competes with the Subaru Outback and European models including the Volvo V60, and BMW 3 Series wagon, Audi A4 Allroad, and the more expensive Mercedes-Benz E-Class wagon and Volvo V90.