- Jul 31, 2013
Performance Station Wagons You May Not Be Aware Of
We understand that the average car buyer generally isn't a fan of wagons. They look kind of funny and have a reputation as being designed for boring suburban families.
The reality is these types of vehicles aren't getting a fair shake. Most of them drive like a sedan, come with all of the creature comforts we've come to expect from our vehicles and have a remarkable amount of versatility with big trunks and lots of passenger space.
And in certain instances, station wagons can be downright luxurious and even sporty. Case in point are these six wagons we've highlighted in the following gallery, several of which you may not even know exist. These are sleek, very fun to drive and come with plush interiors. Basically, they eschew everything the average person doesn't like about wagons while still including all of the beneficial features.
Click through to see what we're talking about.
Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Sticker Price: $31,860
Fuel Economy: 22 mpg City, 30 mpg Highway
We're willing to bet you haven't seen very many of these on the road. Although it's rare, the Acura TSX Sport Wagon is quick, reliable, luxurious and fuel efficient. With the added versatility that comes along with being a wagon, this TSX is a good option for buyers who want some flexibility and value with their luxury car purchase.
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Audi A4 Avant
Sticker price: $36,400
Fuel Economy: 21 mpg City, 29 mpg Highway
The A4 Avant is Audi's sleek sedan in wagon form. One of the better-looking luxury wagons on the market right now, the A4 Avant also has a great interior, excellent driving dynamics and pretty good fuel economy.
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BMW 328 Sports Wagon
Sticker price: $39,500
Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 25 mpg Highway
The 2013 iteration of the BMW 328 Sports Wagon isn't on sale just yet, but we expect it to be a good one, with the new fuel-efficient engine and refreshed styling of the sedan. BMW is legendary for its sporty driving dynamics, which makes for a remarkably engaging drive in a versatile wagon.
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Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
Sticker Price: $63,215
Fuel Economy: 14 mpg City, 19 mpg Highway
The Cadillac CTS-V is the ultimate sports wagon. Powered by a 6.2L V8 engine that produces 556 horsepower, the same engine that appears in the Chevy Corvette. This wagon is going to make trips to Home Depot much more interesting.
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Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon
Sticker price: $58,600
Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 27 mpg Highway
Sleek, plush and sexy are just a few adjectives that can be used to describe the redesigned 2014 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Wagon. With lots of cargo room and 4-wheel drive, this is one luxury vehicle that can handle almost anything.
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Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Sticker price: $20,595 - $25,795
Invoice: $19,771 - $24,763
Fuel Economy: 23 mpg City, 33 mpg Highway
Its styling hasn't been updated to reflect the new design of the Jetta, but the SportWagen is still a great choice for car shoppers that want a handy vehicle that is fun to drive and won't break the bank. We recommend the diesel version, which achieves 42 mpg on the highway.
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