8 Awesome Wagons We Can’t Buy in the United States

These wagons are magnificent…but painfully out of reach.

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Like many automotive enthusiasts, we at Gear Patrol love station wagons. With the space and practicality of an SUV and the handling and driving dynamics of a passenger car, they offer the best of both worlds.

Alas, Americans have become enamored with crossovers. And largely as a result, wagons — particularly of the affordable variety — have become an endangered species.

Below are eight great wagons we would happily drive daily…but can’t, because the rest of America wants their two-box cars with a little extra ride height and body cladding.

Audi RS4 Avant

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Audi is bringing the RS6 Avant to the United States. Alas, we cannot get the smaller, more park-able RS4 wagon, no matter how much we would like to sample its 444 hp and 443 lb-ft of torque.

BMW Alpina B5 Wagon

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You wouldn’t realize it from looking at the M5-slash-M8 lineup, but BMW has a wagon competitor to the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and the RS6 Avant. It’s the Alpina-built, newly refreshed B5 wagon with 613 hp — which, unlike its rivals, is not sold in the U.S.

Ford Focus ST Estate

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Ford killed off its car lineup in the U.S., which means we aren’t going to see the latest generation Focus ST sold here. Which is a double shame, because that care also offers a performance wagon version with 276 horsepower and a manual transmission. You will have your EcoSport, America, and you will like it.

Mazda 6 Tourer

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Mazda has been producing fantastic, great-looking, and luxurious cars as of late. That includes a wagon version of the excellent Mazda 6 with a manual transmission and a diesel engine option. But you know the catch by now.

Mercedes-AMG C43 4Matic Wagon

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Mercedes sells an AMG-tuned long-roof version of the C-Class with 385 hp, 384 lb-ft of torqye and a 0-60 mph time of less tan five seconds. The worst part? Canadians can buy it, but we can’t.

Subaru Levorg

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In Japan, Subaru has a street-oriented alternative to the Outback called the Levorg. While a 1.8-liter engine and a CVT won’t get anyone too excited, there’s a good chance a sporty STI version is coming.

Toyota Corolla Touring Sports

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Toyota has a wagon version of the Corolla, which is more or less a sleeker, lower-riding RAV4. We do get the hatchback, however — and may be getting a hot version of it. So we can’t complain too much.

Volkswagen Passat Variant

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VW recently launched a new Passat in America…which was mostly the same old Passat. Europeans get an updated version, however, with the 268 hp engine from the Arteon and either a seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual transmission.

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