11 Excellent Station Wagons in 2014 Showrooms

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11 Excellent Station Wagons in Showrooms

February 15, 2014

wagons seem to be a dying Among the throngs of crossovers and wagons seem to have appeal – in America, at least — as vehicles can offer more with comparable or better economy, and at a better price.

there is still a demand for the cargo-carrying sedan variants, and as as there’s demand, manufacturers are too happy to oblige. Here are 11 wagons that are still on the for 2014.

Since we here at  St. Cheat Sheet  haven’t the vehicles in question ourselves, we to the automotive expertise of  Edmunds.com,   Car and and others   for some insight as to the and cons of each vehicle. The are ranked alphabetically.

1. Acura TSX Wagon

Base price:

Fuel economy: 22 miles per city, 30 miles per gallon

Pros and cons: Edmunds the “impressive number of standard and features” on the Acura (NYSE:HMC ) TSX as well as its “spacious interior” and the handling,” and the excellent build and quality. On the downside, Edmunds appreciate the “button-happy” center the “unimpressive” braking performance, and the underpowered four-cylinder.

Power and drivetrain: For 2014, the V6 is no longer an option, leaving the solely available with 2.4-liter in-line four, produces a decidedly anemic yet efficient 201 horsepower and 170 pound-feet of for its class.

2. Audi allroad

price: $40,700

Fuel 20 miles per gallon city, per gallon highway

Pros and   Edmunds  enjoyed the Audi allroad’s ”high-quality” cabin, its light-duty ability and sporty handling, and its crash-test scores; however, it so keen on the ”unintuitive” standard layout and noted that it did [have] as much cargo as a typical crossover SUV,” because it’s more of a

Power and drivetrain: The Audi a 2-liter turbocharged four, puts out 220 horsepower to all four via Audi’s famed Quattro AWD

3. BMW 3 Series xDrive Sports

Base price: $41,450

economy:  22 miles per gallon 33 miles per gallon highway

and cons:  The BMW 3 Series offers a substantial cargo over the sedan and a fuel-efficient model, as well.  Car and Driver the wagon feels “poised and ” and is a lot like driving the sedan; it commended the strong turbocharged four-cylinder However, it comes at a nearly premium to the base-level sedan, the extra cargo space at a cost.

Power and drivetrain:  Buyers can from the 240-horsepower, 2-liter four or the 180-horsepower, 280 pound-feet of but with considerably better economy. The base wagon is drive, but all-wheel drive is a or so option.

4. Cadillac CTS Sport

Base price: $42,195

economy: 18 miles per gallon 26 miles per gallon highway

and cons: Edmunds enjoyed cabin, the  Cadillac’s ) bold styling and nifty its ”capable and secure” handling, cargo space, and its excellent scores. However, the sport may be too firm for some, while the CTS from poor rear and awkward driving positions, and it as nimble as some similarly rivals.

Power and drivetrain: The CTS is rear-wheel drive, with an drive option. Power — 270 or 318 — comes from a 3-liter or V6 unit, respectively; buyers for more can splurge on the CTS-V ($64,900), which generates 556 from a supercharged 6.2-liter V8.

5. CT 200h

Base price:

Fuel economy: 43 miles per city, 40 miles per gallon

Pros and cons: Edmunds that the Lexus  (NYSE:TM ) CT has the “best fuel economy in its at an attractive price, offers handling for a hybrid, and boasts a cabin with superb However, the pokey acceleration and of a lot of in-cabin storage space points, while some of the look dated and “less premium.”

Power and drivetrain: The CT is powered by Toyota’s 1.8-liter four-cylinder drivetrain, which offers a blowing 134 horsepower, but that’s a price for some of the best in the luxury category.

6. Mercedes-Benz E Wagon

Base price:

Fuel economy: 19 miles per city, 27 miles per gallon

Pros and cons:  Autoblog  was about the Mercedes’ updated noted the “pretty well Start-Stop” system, the enormous of safety tech that the packed into this and more than enough space. However, the publication the transmission’s manual mode to be clunky and reluctant, and that as space as the E Class offers, its than many compact Also, it’s quite especially with options

Power and drivetrain: The base Wagon sports a 3.5-liter V6 good for 302 horsepower (though a diesel is rumored to join this year), but for a premium buyers can splurge on the 5.5-liter V8-powered 577-horsepower E63 AMG, offers the same family practicality in an absolutely mental trim. Both are equipped Mercedes’ 4Matic all-wheel

7. Subaru Outback

Base $23,495

Fuel economy: 24 per gallon city, 30 miles per highway

Pros and cons:   was impressed by the Subaru Outback’s interior, the comfortable ride and visibility, its “clever” roof and above average off-road though it had a “weak” base setup and some fussy on the upper trims.

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Power and The Outback will wither Subaru’s perfected 2.5-liter engine with 173 horsepower or the 3.6-liter boxer with 256

8. Toyota Prius v

Base  $26,750

Fuel economy:  44 per gallon city, 40 miles per highway

Pros and cons:   commended the Toyota Prius v’s fuel economy, its roomy with lots of storage and cargo capacity, and its “quiet and ride. However, it felt the seating position for tall was “awkward” and that the vehicle interior materials. Additionally, the Entune system has a cumbersome process.

Power and drivetrain: The v features Toyota’s ubiquitous four-cylinder hybrid drivetrain, the found in the Lexus. It dispenses 134 to the front wheels.

9. Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen

price . $20,995

Fuel . 23 miles per gallon city, 30 per gallon highway

Pros and Edmunds noted the Volkswagen’s ”cavernous” space, the very good economy with the TDI model 30 miles in the city, 42 on the highway), the cabin, and the comfortable seats and ride. However, the TDI comes at a price, and Edmunds noticed sluggish acceleration response at low on the automatic-equipped 2.5-liter models.

and drivetrain: The VW comes in two flavors: the 170-horsepower five-cylinder engine or the 140-horsepower TDI diesel. Both are front-wheel drive.

10. Volvo V60

price: $35,300

Fuel 25 miles per gallon city, 37 per gallon highway

Pros and Edmunds was immediately impressed by the base model’s new, efficient engine and transmission, and “traditional balance of ride and the publication is expecting the V60 to “deliver crash test scores.” it pointed to the “generous, but not exceptional” space and noted that one opt for all-wheel drive to get the full of engines.

Power and drivetrain: will be able to pick new 2-liter four-cylinder turbo 240 horsepower, the 2.5-liter five-cylinder with 250 horsepower, or the range-topping turbocharged six with 325 horses.

11. Volvo XC70

Base $34,500

Fuel economy: 18 per gallon city, 26 miles per highway

Pros and cons:   lauded the XC70′s exceptional and ride comfort, its numerous features, the optional integrated seats, ample cargo and the “potent” turbocharged engine. the XC70′s fuel economy was as “so-so” and the braking distances “disappointing,” as well as “some controls.”

Power and drivetrain: XC70 comes with a six-cylinder option that’s for 240 horsepower or Volvo’s silky turbo that produces 300 All XC70s are all-wheel drive.

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