Not Your Granddad's Ride: The Case for Station Wagons

A new crop of sleek, stylish wagons are defying old stereotypes to the extent that the category now needs a new name: We suggest calling them shooting brakes.

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2018 Volvo V90 Wagon

The 2018 Volvo V90 luxury “estate” will be the third car in Volvo’s new luxury lineup, joining the XC90 SUV and S90 sedan. All three vehicles use the same modular construction technique but in the stylish V90 wagon, this translates into exceptional cargo space. Expect the all-wheel-drive V90 to have a supercharged and turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 316 horsepower under the hood. Other features include Volvo’s semi-autonomous Pilot Assist feature that can steer, accelerate, and brake the car automatically (at up to 80 miles per hour), and a City Safety feature, which can slow or even stop the car in emergency situations. Pricing not yet set; volvocars.com.