THE SELL: A racetrack-inspired wagon with room for Fido. THE TEST: The TSX easily swallowed a 29er mountain bike in its cargo area and charged around corners, thanks to sport-tuned handling and a paddle-shifted transmission. Even more impressive, the fuel-sipping 201-hp four-cylinder averaged 33 mpg over a 200-mile jaunt into Rocky Mountain National Park. THE VERDICT: The wagon achieves a covetable trifecta: it drives like a gunner that costs $20K more, packs as much gear as a small SUV, and delivers economy-car efficiency. Snow-region buyers: skip the $3,650 tech package (as tested) and invest in a good pair of snow tires for this front-wheel-drive-only vehicle. 22 mpg city/30 hwy
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