Luxury Wagons Work to Woo Families


I'm a wagon lover, and I'm not ashamed to say it. If things went my way, I'd have one of those big, wood-paneled ones in my driveway right now. However, most Americans don't share my enthusiasm for the old-school wagon. They have no idea what they're missing out on because today's wagons are often quite luxurious β€” and lacking in wood paneling.

With many of today's wagons focusing on luxury, these original grocery-getters have gotten pricey. A short list of wagons β€” Subaru Outback and Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen β€” can be had for less than $25,000.

Several luxury automakers are doing their best to woo families with high-end wagons, but they're not always as family-friendly as you'd think:

By Carrie Kim | February 26, 2013 | Comments (13) Family Reviews the 2013 Audi Allroad


For years, Family reviewer Sara Lacey wanted an Audi Allroad, but it disappeared after the 2005 model year. Thankfully, the Allroad wagon has returned for 2013 with a turbo four-cylinder that makes it a joy to drive. However, it’s not as large as it used to be, and the exterior looks dated, Sara says.

2013 Audi Allroad Review

By Jennifer Newman | November 2, 2012 | Comments (2) Reviews the 2013 Audi Allroad

Audi's Allroad wagon returns to the U.S. this year after a several-year hiatus. The new one is expensive and not as roomy as it should be, according to reviewer Kelsey Mays. An upscale cabin and refined driving dynamics soften the sticker shock and cramped quarters, however. 

2013 Audi Allroad Review

By Jennifer Geiger | September 12, 2012 | Comments (0)

2013 Audi Allroad Video

After an eight-year absence, the Audi Allroad returns to the German luxury automaker's lineup, replacing the A4 Avant wagon. The Allroad is more than just a name change; it's a more rugged sports wagon. Unfortunately, it feels a bit heavy in corners, according to reviewer Kelsey Mays.

2013 Audi A4 Allroad at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show
2013 Audi Allroad: First Drive
2013 Audi Allroad: Up Close

By Colin Bird | September 7, 2012 | Comments (3)

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