How Do Car Seats Fit in a 2018 Buick Regal TourX?

2018 Buick Regal TourX; Cars.com photos by Evan Sears

Although popular in other countries, wagons are few and far between on U.S. roads. This year, however, fans of the body style have a new option in the Buick Regal TourX. The all-wheel-drive wagon is new for 2018 and joins the Regal Sportback and Regal sedan in the model lineup. The mid-size wagon has seats for five and ample room for two car seats in back.

How many car seats fit in the second row? Two

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Solid

  • Latch, grade A: Two sets of anchors sit under flaps in the upholstery for easy access. There are three top tether anchors midway down the seatback; they're clearly marked for easy connection.
  • Infant seat, grade A: The seat was easy to install and fit well. There was plenty of legroom for a 5-foot-6-inch front passenger.
  • Rear-facing convertible, grade A: The seat was easy to install and fit well. There was even more legroom for our front passenger.
  • Forward-facing convertible, grade A: After raising the head restraint, the seat fit well. Installation was also easy using both the lower Latch anchors and the top tether anchor.

So-So

  • Booster, grade B: The booster fit well after we raised the head restraint. The buckles are on floppy bases, however, which might make it difficult for kids to buckle up independently.

Skip It

  • None

Grading Scale

Solid indicates an A grade for optimum ease of use and fit. So-So indicates B or C grades for one to two ease-of-use or fit issues. Skip It indicates D or F grades.

A: Plenty of room for the car seat and the child; doesn't impact driver or front-passenger legroom. Easy to find and connect to Latch and tether anchors. No fit issues involving head restraint or seat contouring. Easy access to the third row.  

B: One room, fit or connection issue. Some problems accessing third row when available.

C: Marginal room plus one fit or connection issue. Difficult to access third row when available.

D: Insufficient room, plus multiple fit or connection issues.

F: Does not fit or is unsafe.

About Cars.com's Car Seat Checks

Editors Jennifer Geiger, Jennifer Newman and Matt Schmitz are certified child safety seat installation technicians.

For the Car Seat Check, we use a Graco SnugRide Classic Connect 30 infant-safety seat, a Britax Marathon convertible seat and Graco TurboBooster seat. The front seats are adjusted for a 6-foot driver and a shorter passenger. The three child seats are installed in the second row. The booster seat sits behind the driver's seat, and the infant and convertible seats are installed behind the front passenger seat.

We also install the forward-facing convertible in the second row's middle seat with the booster and infant seat in the outboard seats to see if three car seats will fit; a child sitting in the booster seat must be able to reach the seat belt buckle. If there's a third row, we install the booster seat and a forward-facing convertible. Learn more about how we conduct our Car Seat Checks.

Parents should also remember that they can use the Latch system or a seat belt to install a car seat, and that Latch anchors have a weight limit of 65 pounds, including the weight of the child and the weight of the seat itself.

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