Is it or isn't it?

Is the Subaru Outback a wagon? The FP says it is. The eyeball test says it has more ground clearance and similar a roof height to many small CUV’s. Those aren’t classified as wagons.

Subaru Outback

LxWxH, 191x73x66

Ground Clearnace, 8.7"


Buick Envision

LxWxH, 184x72x67

Ground Clearance 6.9"

What defines a wagon vs a CUV?

I would argue that a wagon must have the same ground clearance as the sedan on which it is based. Otherwise, it is a CUV.


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