5 Turbo Station Wagon Models that Offer the Best MPG and Performance

January 27, 2012

A turbo station wagon will usually offer much better performance than similar vehicles that use a standard engine. Although you may never have imagined that station wagon autos are capable of quick acceleration or superb handling, many of today's modern turbo powered wagons perform more like sport sedans than "soccer mom" vehicles. In fact, some more expensive luxury station wagons have engines that produce 300 horsepower and more. Many turbo powered station wagons get gas mileage than is better than you would imagine. Check out this list of high performance wagons.

1. 2010 Lincoln MKT Wagon

  • Average Fuel Economy - 20 MPG
  • MSRP: $49,200

The 2010 MKT wagon delivers in full on Lincoln's reputation for comfort and luxury. With the Lincoln MKT, not only will you arrive in opulent comfort, you'll get to your destination very quickly. Higher trim levels of the Lincoln MKT station wagon offer a turbocharged 3.5 liter eco-boost engine which offers an impressive 355 horsepower and 310 foot pounds of torque. With the new eco-boost engine comes all-wheel drive that allows for even better handling and performance off-road. The MKT gets a respectable 24 miles per gallon on the highway.

2. 2010 Audi A4 Wagon

  • Average Fuel Economy - 23 MPG
  • MSRP: $35,350

Although the 2010 Audi A4 wagon uses a small 2.0 liter turbocharged engine, the power plant is more than enough to provide excellent performance for the vehicle. The Quattro version of the engine produces 211 hp and 258 foot pounds of torque, which is enough to help the entry-level luxury wagon travel from 0 to 60 mph in a very respectable 6.5 seconds. Braking and handling of the A4 are also superb, and when combined with the comfortable seats and roomy interior of the vehicle, make this a turbocharged station wagon that is a pleasure to drive.

3. 2010 Ford Flex

  • Average Fuel Economy - 20 MPG
  • MSRP: $36,595 to $42,465

The 2010 Ford Flex uses the same turbocharged eco-boost engine as the Lincoln MKT. The vehicle is also much less expensive than its Lincoln cousin. What is most interesting about the Ford Flex is its retro design that looks like something out of the '40s or '50s. However, when you put your foot on the gas pedal, you'll know that this is not your grandmother's station wagon.

4. 2010 BMW 535i xDrive Sport Wagon

  • Average Fuel Economy - 18 MPG
  • MSRP: $55,950

If you're looking for a true luxury sport wagon, you need look no further than the BMW 535i xDrive Sport Wagon. The 535i is one of best handling and best performing luxury station wagons you can buy. Premium cabin features, classic European styling and a turbocharged 3.0 liter engine make this a vehicle you can drive for hours without being bored or tired. The BMW 535i wagon has one of the best resale values in its class.

5. 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sport Wagon

  • Average Fuel Economy - 34 MPG
  • MSRP: $25,715

The Jetta TDI is consistently one of the most reliable vehicles on the road and also one of the most fuel efficient. However, don't let the diesel car's reluctance to waste fuel fool you; even though the 2.0 liter turbocharged engine allows the Jetta TDI to get an amazing 34 MPG, the car is very quick and can be made even faster with a few simple upgrades.

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