With the 5-Series Gran Turismo, BMW wants us to forget about wagons and instead is cutting an even narrower slice of the crossover segment.
That seems to also be what the Acura ZDX is targeting, and neither of these models has sold well so far.
The Lincoln MKT is a lower-set crossover with a lot of style and luxury, yet its interior is cavernous and versatile, like a high-riding station wagon.
The Mercedes-Benz R-Class is almost like a minivan, but luxurious through and through, and one of the best long-distance tourers from any automaker.
Meanwhile, the Audi A7 is one of the most stylish new vehicles of the year, showing how style and presence can be combined with versatility and a different kind of body style that's more car than crossover.
|2012 BMW 5-Series Gran TurismoBrowse Used Listings||2012 Audi A7Browse Used Listings||2012 Lincoln MKTBrowse Used Listings||2012 Mercedes-Benz R ClassBrowse Used Listings|
|15 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 24 MPG Hwy||16 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy|
|Turbocharged Gas I6||Supercharged Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas V6|
|Large Car||Midsize Cars||Sport Utility Vehicle - 2WD||4WD Sport Utility Vehicle|
|5-Door 535i Gran Turismo RWD||4-Door HB quattro 3.0 Premium||4-Door Wagon 3.7L FWD||4MATIC 4-Door R350|
|Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive||Front Wheel Drive||All-Wheel Drive|
|Hatchback||Sedan||Sport Utility Vehicle||Wagon|
|Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/Manual Shift||Automatic w/manual shift||Automatic|