Buick has long straddled the line between mainstream and upmarket with its Regal, but this car is a bit more mainstream.
With the introduction of the TourX, the Regal has two new rivals—the Volvo V60 Cross Country and the Subaru Outback.
The Volvo's a good bit smaller and more upmarket and has carved out a nice niche for itself.
The Outback is the segment's standard-bearer, but it's definitely lower-end, meaning there may be good room for the TourX to succeed.
The Nissan Maxima uses a CVT to get around town, which discounts its otherwise sporty, handsome styling.
The comparably equipped Ford Fusion offers terrific dynamics, and we voted it as our Best Car to Buy in 2013, but it's starting to show its age.
Finally, the Acura TLX offers clean but somewhat plain styling, and less-than-engaging handling, though its 4-cylinder engine and dual-clutch transmission is somewhat sporty.
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|19 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 41 MPG Hwy||21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 32 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I4||Premium Unleaded I-4||Regular Unleaded I-4||Premium Unleaded V-6||Regular Unleaded H-4||Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4|
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|4-Door Sedan FWD||2.4L FWD||S FWD||S 3.5L||2.5i||T5 FWD Dynamic|
|Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All Wheel||Front Wheel Drive|
|Automatic||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD||Automatic w/OD||CVT w/OD||CVT w/OD||Automatic w/OD|
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