Long gone are the days when station wagons were the pontoon boats of the road. Instead of wider, longer versions of their sedan predecessors, car companies have actually made sports wagons that compete with SUVs for cargo room and passenger space, but handle like their sedan cousins. The 2014 Acura TSX Sportwagon is one such example of the fusion of cabin space and driving fun.
2014 Acura TSX Sportwagon
The extended version of the TSX compact luxury sports sedan might be one of the best surprises for car buyers this year. Priced as an entry level luxury sedan that competes with Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Volvo on almost every level except for some of the frill in the interior. This Sport Wagon makes for a fun drive with its 2.4 liter four cylinder engine, complete with five speed transmission and sport shifter paddles on the steering wheel. The traction and stability controls that come standard on the 2014 Acura TSX Sport Wagon not only help to keep you on the road, but also help you when you want to power through a turn without sending your family flying.
The interior options are what you would expect from an entry level luxury automobile. It features Bluetooth connectivity, navigation system, and ELS Audio system while the cabin is roomy and the cargo space has about 61 cubic feet of space for your things.
2013 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen
Like the TSX, the Jetta Sportwagen is designed to be a sportier option to an SUV. While it does not reach for the luxury standards that the TSX does, the price for the Sportwagen brings competition from mainly Subaru, Ford, and Toyota. It features a 2.5 liter 5 cylinder engine that keeps its fuel economy quite excellent. If you are really looking to get the most out of every mile, then the TDI Sportwagen is where you should turn.
Although the redesigning of the Jetta for a more economically priced vehicle has left the interior looking and feeling a bit cheap, and the suspension lacking in places, it is still a capable family and gear hauling automobile. The interior of the sportwagen is an upgrade over the sedan with premium leatherette vinyl, Bluetooth connectivity, Audio input, navigation system, and stability and traction control to keep you and your family on the road.
In the end, the 2014 Acura TSX Sportwagon offers a more refined, fun to drive wagon.
“Based on 2014 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery pack age/condition (hybrid only), and other factors.”