Because enthusiasts need something fun to drive.
SUVs are taking over the world and there’s nothing that enthusiasts can do about it. People love SUVs because the cars can hold a large amount of cargo and passengers in comfort. However, enthusiasts hate SUVs because the cars can’t handle for a dime and are killing off wonderful wagons. For grown up enthusiasts that need a car that can haul a bunch of groceries and can still carve up a winding road, there are still some great wagons out there. Here’s our list of five of the best wagons available in the US.
It may not be cheap, but the Ferrari FF may be the world’s prettiest and fastest wagon. With its 651 hp 6.3-liter V12, the FF sings as it gets to 208 mph, while its all-wheel-drive system helps the FF shine on and off the track.
Anyone that believes wagons can’t have supercar performance needs to drive the Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Wagon. The incredible machine comes powered by a twin-turbocharged 5.5-liter V8 engine rated at 577 hp. Zero to 60 mph passes by in 3.4 seconds, while the wagon continues to sprint onto 174 mph. With more power than a Ferrari 458 Italia and its all-wheel-drive system, the E63 AMG Wagon is a car that enthusiasts can look forward to as they get older.
Who needs exotics when Cadillac created the 556-hp fire-breathing CTS-V Wagon? It’s a wagon with supercar-killing performance that was even offered with a manual transmission. The CTS-V Wagon is a car that every enthusiast should drive.
Wagons used to be popular, but now that SUVs have started to take over the world, automakers have been forced to create special edition models just to get a few sales. The Volvo V60 Polestar is one of the few wagons that won’t cost you an arm and a leg to purchase, but is extremely hard to find thanks to its limited production numbers. Only 120 V60 Polestar wagons made it to the US and all of the cars came with a 3.0-liter turbocharged straight-six that’s good for 345 hp. It’s sports car fast, looks better than any SUV and can tackle snow. Does it get any better?
For mortals, BMW creates the 3-Series that has the same DNA as its M-powered vehicles for much less. It may not have the same power as a BMW M3, but the BMW 328i xDrive Sport Wagon has the same handling prowess as its sedan counterpart in a more elegant body style and more interior cargo space. Daily driving is a breeze thanks to all-wheel drive and there’s even a diesel variant for fuel-conscious enthusiasts. Trust us, this wagon is a lot nicer to drive than a SUV.