- Alfa Romeo
- Aston Martin
- Land Rover
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain Wagon may have a long name, but it’s a rather simple formula. Take a luxury station wagon, lift up the suspension a bit, add some cladding, and voila – it’s a crossover. The current All-Terrain comes with just one engine choice, a powerful turbocharged six-cylinder that features a mild hybrid system.
The MINI Cooper Clubman is a unique vehicle from a unique manufacturer. It is a small wagon-like vehicle with twin-swing doors at the rear in place of a traditional lift gate. Available with all-wheel drive, the Clubman is a great alternative to small crossovers. Especially if driving enjoyment is high on a customer’s priorities list.
The Subaru Outback is a bit of an anomaly in the automotive world. The lifted wagon is one of the few such offerings from a mainstream manufacturer. Other brands have tried to duplicate Subaru’s formula with little success. The current Outback can be had with a pair of engines including a potent 260 hp turbocharge four-cylinder.
Volvo is one of the few manufacturers that still offers a compact luxury wagon. In fact, the brand is one of the few left to offer a wagon of any kind. The V60 only comes in one trim now, the top of the line Recharge with a 2.0-liter turbocharged and supercharged 4-cylinder mated to a plug-in hybrid.
The V60 Cross Country follows the a trend amongst luxury manufacturers of lifting up the brand’s wagons in an attempt to bolster sales. The true definition of a crossover, the V60 Cross Country is only available in a single trim. Unlike the potent and expensive V60, the Cross Country uses a more modest powertrain that’s matched by a much more accessible price point.
The Toyo Celsius II all-season tire will supersede the Celsius and Celsius CUV tires. As you’d expect, the new tire is designed to provide good year-round service. It departs from the norm with a Three-Peak Mountain Snowflake (3PMSF) designation, which means it’s qualified for severe snow conditions.
Conformity is the killer of creativity and feeling a streak of inspiration, Buick is doing something different by offering a wagon. It’s no secret that wagons aren’t selling, but it’s believed that they will make a bit of a comeback and when they do, Buick will be ready.
Over the years I’ve had the chance to sample numerous exotics hailing from Italy, Germany, the U.K., and even America, but Ferrari had managed to elude my grasp. This fall I was presented with the opportunity to drive not just my first Ferrari, but the most unusual model the automaker has ever built: the 2017 Ferrari GTC4Lusso.