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The "boring" station wagon is actually selling like hotcakes

Motor Trend logo Motor Trend 2015-05-05 Erick Ayapana

The typical narrative about wagons goes a little something like this: Aside from a small group of automotive journalists and enthusiasts, most Americans skip wagons in favor of crossovers and trucks. A report from, however, points out that wagons were a hot commodity during the month of April, especially the new 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen. recently released its list of April’s fastest and slowest-selling cars, a report based on how many days a car spends at a dealership before it is purchased. Not surprisingly, crossovers dominated the list. But the fastest-selling car last month was a bit of a surprise – the 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen, which according to, spent an average of 9 days on the showroom before being snatched up. The 2015 Ford Edge and Porsche Macan were close behind at 11 days.

2015 Subaru Outback© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Subaru Outback

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Another wagon nabbed the next spot on the list thanks to the 2015 Subaru Outback, which spent an average of 12 days on the lot. A second Subaru wagon, the XV Crosstrek, is among the top 10 models with its average of 15 days.

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen© Provided by MotorTrend 2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

April was the first month of Golf SportWagen sales, so it’ll be interesting to see if the wagon’s popularity continues beyond the typical surge following a new model’s release. Meanwhile, the Outback and XV Crosstrek are just a few models that walk the fine line between wagon and crossover, and that strategy appears to be working in the U.S. Other rugged and high-riding wagons include the Audi Allroad and Volvo V60 Cross Country. Is this the sign of a wagon comeback? Let us know in the comments below.



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