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Take a trip down memory lane, and turn up the music as you enjoy the handling and cargo room of a classic station-wagon-style vehicle.

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AWD Wagons These models combine some of the cargo-carrying flexibility of a small or midsized SUV with the ride height, comfort, fuel economy, handling, and performance of a sedan. Think of them as a rational alternative to an SUV. AWD Wagons
Subcompact Wagons These pint-sized, bargain-priced hatchbacks provide excellent fuel economy and versatile interiors with a tiny footprint. Expect trade-offs in comfort, ride, noise, and power. Subcompact Wagons
Compact Wagons Small wagons and hatchbacks count among their ranks several fun and frugal models that have performed well in our tests. These cars are alternatives to a small SUV, with good fuel efficiency, versatility and ease of parking. Compact Wagons
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Wagons Buying Guide

Large, wood-sided station wagons are a thing of the past, but the concept lives on in a small number of practical and luxury wagons. Wagons are usually based on an equivalent sedan, sharing the sedan’s performance and features while adding utility with a rear liftgate and flat-folding rear seats. Some, such as the Subaru OutbackVolkswagen Golf Alltrack, and Volvo V60, have all-wheel drive available and a higher ground clearance that help to make them appealing alternatives to an SUV. Likewise, an alternative to wagons can be found in hatchbacks, as detailed in our small-car Buying Guide.