Station Wagons Might Not Be Dead, Only Adapted

Renewed Toyota Sequoia and its direct rivals show the same qualities that used to make station wagons popular

2023 Toyota Sequoia Capstone
The 2023 Toyota Sequoia is once again based on the Tundra pickup
1971 Chrysler Town & Country
Long body, room for three seat rows, big engine, and wooden side trim: the 1971 Chrysler Town & Country represents the typical station wagon of yore

Why were station wagons popular?

1994 Land Rover Discovery
The first-generation Land Rover Discovery is a good example of the initial concept of sport-utility vehicle: rugged on the outside and reasonably comfortable inside

What are standard SUVs?

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
The 2009 Chevrolet Traverse arrived back when the crossover trend was making room for SUVs: it can easily pass as a sportier interpretation of a minivan

Why have standard SUVs changed?

2015 Ford Expedition
The 2015 Ford Expedition came at a time when standard SUVs were abandoning their off-road focus to dedicate themselves to family use some more

What can we expect from now on?

While the all-new Sequoia may look rugged and sporty outside, it was designed to be a great family hauler in the generalist market



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Danillo Almeida

Content writer and engineer-to-be who aspires to work in car design. If you like cars but not the stereotypes that surround them, give my articles a try.