Mercedes-Benz’s E450 is not your father’s station wagon

Remember the 2013 movie “The Way, Way Back?” It featured a true dinosaur of a car: a 1970 Buick Estate Wagon. Nobody makes big station wagons anymore, right? Wrong.

Mercedes-Benz makes one — again. And it’s something special.

Unlike the Buick, the Mercedes-Benz E450 is fairly fuel-efficient, handles with sporty aplomb, and looks — no kidding — sensational. It’s the nicest-looking car we’ve driven in several years. With a long, sculpted hood and low-slung body behind the steeply raked A-pillars, it’s the sexiest wagon we’ve seen and driven since the Dodge Magnum, which lasted just five years through 2008.


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