It has been decades since the station wagon was the mainstay of the automotive industry. But nevertheless, the segment has not evaporated. The market for station wagons has continued to evolve into more of a niche segment, with specialty models that appeal to a certain market.
You might not think of station wagons as performance vehicles, but you’d be wrong to make that assumption. Most modern-day station wagons are performance vehicles and can take a fast car like the Corvette head-on. We took a deeper look into 20 fast station wagons that can hang with the Vette below.
20: Mercedes E-Class AMG Wagon
The Mercedes E-Class AMG Wagon is the king of the performance wagon world. The twin-turbo 4.0-liter V8 sends a thunderous amount of performance to the all-wheel-drive platform. Transmission-wise, the nine-speed automatic gets the job done better than almost any other seen in a station wagon. Smooth-shifting on the fly still allows the E-Class to handle business discreetly.
With a zero-to-60 time under four seconds, the E-Class AMG is not your mother’s station wagon. With this powerful grocery-getter, you can smoke a Corvette and still make it to your dinner reservations. The cargo space and the interior dimensions make the E-Class AMG Wagon a stellar choice for the enthusiast who values performance.