Ivan Cheng profile picture Ivan Cheng 6 years ago
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Top 10 JDM wagons

Audi and Volvo are famous for their fast estates. Japan? Not so much.
Here are 10 JDM wagons that will give a fast Volvo a run for it’s money.

Toyota Altezza Gita

Japan's version of the IS Sportcross. It skips out on the high revving Yamaha-tuned 3S-GE but it does get the 3.0L 2JZ-GE making 220bhp/290Nm.
Japan's version of the IS Sportcross. It skips out on the high revving Yamaha-tuned 3S-GE but it does get the 3.0L 2JZ-GE making 220bhp/290Nm.

Mitsubishi Legnum Vr4

2.5L twin-turbo V6. 276bhp/367Nm. Active Yaw Control from the Evo. Enough said.
2.5L twin-turbo V6. 276bhp/367Nm. Active Yaw Control from the Evo. Enough said.

Nissan stagea

The double unicorn is mechanically based on the Nissan Skyline. RB25DET with 230-276bhp/260-320Nm. AWD versions gets  ATTESA E-TS  from the Skyine GTR.
The double unicorn is mechanically based on the Nissan Skyline. RB25DET with 230-276bhp/260-320Nm. AWD versions gets ATTESA E-TS from the Skyine GTR.
Autech 260RS. Comes with RB26DETT from the Skyline GTR.
Autech 260RS. Comes with RB26DETT from the Skyline GTR.
Popular R34 front end swap.
Popular R34 front end swap.
2nd Gen gets VQ25DET (280bhp/410Nm) or VQ35HR (308bhp/363Nm)
2nd Gen gets VQ25DET (280bhp/410Nm) or VQ35HR (308bhp/363Nm)

Toyota Caldina

2nd Gen/GT-T model. Drive train from the Celica GT4. 256bhp/324Nm and AWD.
2nd Gen/GT-T model. Drive train from the Celica GT4. 256bhp/324Nm and AWD.
3rd Gen/GT4 model. N-spec gets Recaro seats, better suspension and a LSD.
3rd Gen/GT4 model. N-spec gets Recaro seats, better suspension and a LSD.

Subaru Legacy

Subaru legacy (liberty for Australia) are sold worldwide, however the engines were nearly always detuned and some special versions were only available in Japan. 2nd Gen. EJ20 twin-turbo. 276bhp.
Subaru legacy (liberty for Australia) are sold worldwide, however the engines were nearly always detuned and some special versions were only available in Japan. 2nd Gen. EJ20 twin-turbo. 276bhp.
3rd Gen. EJ20 twin-turbo. 276bhp/325Nm.
3rd Gen. EJ20 twin-turbo. 276bhp/325Nm.
4th Gen. Legacy STI S402. Uses the same EJ257 engine as the US market WRX STI. 282bhp/392Nm. 6-speed. 6 pot Brembo. Wider fenders etc. This is the real deal.
4th Gen. Legacy STI S402. Uses the same EJ257 engine as the US market WRX STI. 282bhp/392Nm. 6-speed. 6 pot Brembo. Wider fenders etc. This is the real deal.
5th Gen. Legact tS. STI Exhaust, Bilstein suspension and BBS wheels. Power is unchanged though.
5th Gen. Legact tS. STI Exhaust, Bilstein suspension and BBS wheels. Power is unchanged though.

Toyota Crown Wagon

Single turbo 1JZ-GTE. 278bhp/379nm. RWD. Comfortable too.
Single turbo 1JZ-GTE. 278bhp/379nm. RWD. Comfortable too.

Nissan Avenir GT4

The Silvia wagon (sort of).  GT4 model is equipped with SR20DET with 230bhp/275Nm and AWD.
The Silvia wagon (sort of). GT4 model is equipped with SR20DET with 230bhp/275Nm and AWD.

Honda Accord Sir-T

This is the only Honda model that uses the 2.3-liter DOHC VTEC H23A engine. 200bhp/221nm. Fun.
This is the only Honda model that uses the 2.3-liter DOHC VTEC H23A engine. 200bhp/221nm. Fun.

Toyota Mark ll Blit

Wagon based on the Toyota Mark ll. 1JZ-GTE producing 278bhp/379Nm. Looks rather weird.
Wagon based on the Toyota Mark ll. 1JZ-GTE producing 278bhp/379Nm. Looks rather weird.

Lancer Evo IX Wagon

The only family car u'll ever need. Available in both MT and AT.
The only family car u'll ever need. Available in both MT and AT.
Top 10 JDM wagons - Japanese

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