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Who Said Station Wagons Are Dead? Here Are A Baker’s Dozen for 2018

Call them what you will, Sportbrake, TourX or Alltrack, they’re still wagons.

by on Aug.31, 2017

The 2018 Buick Regal TourX looks like a wagon, but is marketed like a crossover. Wagons are making a comeback.

It was the vehicle of choice for parents raising their young Baby Boomers, station wagons once nearly as popular sedans in America’s fast-growing suburbs. But as Boomers grew old enough to drive on their own they headed off into different directions.

In biblical terms, the wagon begat the minivan which, by the early 1990s, was generating sales of more than 2 million a year. Since the turn of the millennium, however, the lowly people mover has had to make way for the SUV and car-like crossover-utility vehicles.

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Yet, there is still a small but loyal following for station wagons and even some new ones coming to market for 2018. They’re certainly not the same as the ones Boomers might recall piling into as parents raced them home from school in time to watch Howdy Doody. Forget wood paneling. They’re sleek and, yes, even sexy, and some offer many of the features you’ll find on today’s utes, including all-wheel-drive. (more…)