17: Jaguar XF Sportbrake
The Jaguar XF has grown long in the tooth over the past decade, but the XF Sportbrake reinvigorated the brand. You don’t generally see a Jaguar wagon in modern form, much less one that has as much performance as the Sportbrake. The acceleration time is 0-60 in a flat five seconds, which is downright astonishing. The styling of the wagon is very aggressive and it doesn’t try to mimic Subaru or other stalwarts in the segment.
The Sportbrake is not your average station wagon by any stretch of the imagination and Jaguar has made sure of that. The design is perhaps among the best that Jaguar has ever put to the pavement, and it’s too bad that the Sportbrake didn’t receive more positive press coverage. Wagons have fallen out of favor but there still are many excellent performance versions such as the aforementioned Jag.