11 Excellent Station Wagons in 2014 Showrooms

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11 excellent station wagons 2014 showrooms

11 Excellent Station Wagons in Showrooms

February 15, 2014

wagons seem to be a … 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.

11 excellent station wagons 2014 showrooms

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 Prius v Toyota’s ubiquitous 1.8-liter hybrid drivetrain, the same in the Lexus. It dispenses 134 horsepower to the wheels.

9. Volkswagen Jetta

Base price . $20,995

economy . 23 miles per gallon 30 miles per gallon highway

and cons: Edmunds noted the cargo space, the very fuel economy with the TDI (rated 30 miles in the city, 42 on the the upscale cabin, and the comfortable and refined ride. However, the TDI at a premium price, and Edmunds some sluggish acceleration at low speeds on the automatic-equipped 2.5-liter

Power and drivetrain: The VW comes in two the 2.5-liter, 170-horsepower five-cylinder or the 2-liter, 140-horsepower TDI diesel. models are front-wheel drive.

10. V60

Base price: $35,300

economy: 25 miles per gallon 37 miles per gallon highway

and cons:  Edmunds was immediately by the Volvo base model’s more efficient engine and and Volvo’s “traditional balance of and handling”; the publication is expecting the V60 to superb crash test However, it pointed to the “generous, but not cargo space and noted one must opt for all-wheel drive to get the menu of engines.

Power and drivetrain:  Buyers be able to pick Volvo’s new four-cylinder turbo with 240 the 2.5-liter five-cylinder turbo 250 horsepower, or the range-topping 3-liter with 325 horses.

11. Volvo

Base price: $34,500

economy: 18 miles per gallon 26 miles per gallon highway

and cons:   Edmunds lauded the exceptional seat and ride its numerous safety features, the integrated booster seats, cargo capacity, and the “potent” engine. However the XC70′s economy was described as “so-so” and the distances were “disappointing,” as as “some dated controls.”

and drivetrain:  The XC70 with a 3.2-liter six-cylinder that’s good for 240 horsepower or silky 3-liter turbo produces 300 horsepower. All XC70s are drive.

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