10 Best Family Cars with All-Terrain Capabilities (AWD Station Wagons of 2022)

Just because station wagons are ideal family vehicles, they should not be forever bound to perfectly paved highways or serene suburban neighborhoods. In an effort to challenge the rising demand for SUVs, there is a newly emerging class of off-road ready estate cars with all-wheel drives, raised suspensions, protective cladding and special driving modes for the beaten trails. In this episode we will cover all of the available models out there,

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#1 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain

Introduced as part of the 5th generation overhaul, the 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class All-Terrain has slightly beefier dimensions than a regular C-Class wagon and adds around 1.6inches of ground clearance, offering a total of 7.76 inches.

#2 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness

2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness is more than just an appearance package getting redesigned bumpers on both ends and a front skid plate. It also offers increased ground clearance of 9.5 inches.

#3 2022 Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo

Porsche’s first electric car model receives an adventure ready trim Cross Turismo that can have up to 7 inches of clearance, when the standard air suspension is fully raised.

#4 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Volvo V90 Cross Country offers 8.3inches of ground clearance and generous interior space with 19.8 to 53.9 cubic feet allocated to cargo. In 2021, the model was refreshed slightly, getting improved sequential LED taillights and new exterior accents in chrome.

#5 2022 Audi A4 Allroad

Without sacrificing any of its superior road-going capabilities Audi’s compact executive car A4 can be had in in the allroad version to discover places you’ve never been. Elevated ground clearance, adventurous plastic cladding, aggressive body lines.

#6 2022 Skoda Octavia Combi Scout

The reason why nearly forty percent of sold Skodas are Octavias is the available gamma that never ceases to surprise both in terms of trim flavors and powertrains. In case of the slightly lifted Octavia Scout, you can choose between several TSIs, TDIs or even a mild-hybrid, including the most powerful 2.0L diesel with 200 horsepower.

#7 2022 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain

Initially launched as a 2017 model, the All-Terrain gets facelifted alongside the current generation E-Class. It also makes the official debut on the US market, replacing the standard E450 wagon.

#8 2022 VW Golf Alltrack

2022 VW Golf Alltrack differs from the regular model by its standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive and 0.6 inches higher ground clearance, that totals to 6.9inches.

#9 2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country

Another exclusively AWD wagon from Volvo, the V60 Cross Country, belongs to the compact car class. It is rated for 18.7 cubic feet of boot space with all seats in place, offers the same 8.3inch of clearance as its larger V90 sibling, but kicks off 10 grand cheaper that the latter.

#10 2022 Audi A6 Allroad

The A6 Avant has recently celebrated its 20th anniversary which also coincided with the release of the fourth generation of the model. Its offroady version fully adheres to the quattro DNA, gets a sculpted rear diffuser.

#11 Mercedes E-Class All-Terrain 4×42

This is a concept from 2017 created by Jürgen Eberle on the platform of the Mercedes-Benz E400 All-Terrain. The off-road enthusiast installed a portal axle, nearly tripled the clearance to 16.5 inches.

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