While SUVs and crossovers top the sales charts, there’s a compelling argument to be made for wagons in some situations. Wagons trade a higher seating position for more car-like handling, and sometimes even have greater interior space and get better fuel economy than their SUV counterparts. They’re also far more stylish and fun-to-drive than the boxy wagons many still remember from childhood.
At Cartelligent, we help thousands of clients each year find the right car for their lifestyle. For this post, we’ve compiled a list of our top-selling wagons.
10. Volvo XC70
Why we love it: Volvo’s classic wagon is entering its final model year, but remains a popular option. With 72.1 cubic feet of cargo capacity and all-wheel drive, the XC70 is up to the challenge for today’s active family. Active-bending dual xenon headlights, remote engine start, and a WiFi hotspot are available.
9. Mercedes-Benz E350 Wagon
Why we love it: Starting at $59,900, the E350 4MATIC Wagon is the most luxurious wagon on our list. Available features include a panoramic moonroof, automatic collision prevention, and attention assist for drowsy drivers. The standard 3.5L V-6 engine can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 6.9 seconds; upgrade to the AMG E63 Wagon and its 5.5L AMG biturbo V-8, to cut this down to a mere 3.6 seconds.
8. Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Why we love it: New for 2016, Audi’s first plug-in hybrid is already a popular choice with Cartelligent clients. The brand offers its own charging system, the Audi Energy Program, which comes with the vehicle and includes a home charger, carbon offset program and available solar power installation.
7. Volvo V60
Why we love it: More modern looking than the XC70, the V60 combines a stylish interior with a fun, sporty drive. The latest safety technology is offered including auto-braking, adaptive cruise control and blind-spot monitoring. A 4-cylinder turbo engine is standard; upgrade to the Polestar for a 4-cylinder supercharged and turbocharged engine.
6. Toyota Prius v
Why we love it: While not a traditional wagon, the Prius v is closer to a wagon than any other shape. The “v” stands for versatility, and as the largest member of the Prius family, the v delivers sizeable cargo capacity combined with fuel efficiency that lives up to the Prius name.
5. Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
Why we love it: Based on the highly-awarded Golf platform, the SportWagen combines a turbocharged drive with great fuel efficiency and a price point starting at $21,580. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both available, as are a full suite of driver technology features. Not on this list, the new for 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack is also sure to be a popular choice with our clients.
4. Audi A4 allroad
Why we love it: Redesigned for 2017, Audi changed the model name from allroad to A4 allroad. The all-new A4 allroad offers options such as a virtual cockpit, full-color head-up display, and Audi pre-sense. A 2.0L TFSI engine comes standard.
3. Subaru Crosstrek
Why we love it: Subaru’s entry-level crossover is gaining popularity with Cartelligent clients who love its versatility and rugged styling. The brand’s top-rated Eyesight crash prevention system is now available (making it an IIHS Top Safety pick plus when added).
2. BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon
Why we love it: The only wagon currently in the BMW line-up, the 3 Series Sports Wagon combines the power and responsiveness of a BMW sedan with 53 cubic feet of storage space. Available features include a motion-activated trunk, a panoramic moonroof, and panoramic surround view display. BMW offers the Sports Wagon with both a 2.0L TwinPower Turbo engine and 2.0L TwinPower Turbo Diesel engine.
1. Subaru Outback
Why we love it: Redesigned for 2015, the capable Outback offers ample cargo space, a comfortable ride and sporty handling. Kelly Blue Book named Subaru the brand with both the lowest cost to own and the highest resale value for 2015.
Whether you’re looking for a new wagon or any other new car, Cartelligent can help you get a great deal on exactly what you want. Call our team of car-buying experts at 888-427-4270 or get started today.