Our rankings highlight the best wagons available. Wagons are appealing because they offer the handling and fuel economy of a sedan and the cargo capacity of an SUV. They also tend to have a lower ride height than a crossover or SUV.

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Audi Allroad Image
  • MSRP: $44,000 - $44,000
  • MPG: 23 City / 28 Hwy

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2017 Audi Allroad

You'll be hard-pressed to find a better wagon than the 2017 Audi Allroad. You get precision handling, standard all-wheel drive, a cabin that provides ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.7
Performance:8.7
Interior:8.1
Safety:N/A
Reliability: 3_5
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Volvo V90 Image
  • MSRP: $49,950 - $57,950
  • MPG: N/A

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2018 Volvo V90

The all-new 2018 Volvo V90 is one of our top-ranked wagons due to its elegant interior, comfortable and spacious seats, and loads of modern, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.5
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.3
Safety:N/A
Reliability: N/A
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Subaru Outback Image
  • MSRP: $25,645 - $38,195
  • MPG: 25 City / 32 Hwy

#3
2017 Subaru Outback

The 2017 Subaru Outback has class-leading cargo capacity, excellent passenger space, and a well-built, durable cabin that makes it a good fit for families on the ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.4
Critics' Rating:8.8
Performance:7.8
Interior:8.2
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_0
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Toyota Prius V Image
  • MSRP: $26,675 - $30,935
  • MPG: 43 City / 39 Hwy

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2017 Toyota Prius V

The 2017 Toyota Prius v is an efficient wagon with enough space for five and all their gear. However, performance is not a strong ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.5
Performance:7.1
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.7
Reliability: 3_5
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  • MSRP: $21,580 - $32,890
  • MPG: 25 City / 35 Hwy

#4
2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen

The 2017 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen combines the agility of a small car with the spaciousness of a compact SUV. It also has an upscale, ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:8.3
Critics' Rating:8.9
Performance:8.5
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.3
Reliability: 2_5
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Ford C-Max Hybrid Image
  • MSRP: $24,175 - $27,175
  • MPG: 42 City / 38 Hwy

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2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid

The 2017 Ford C-Max Hybrid is worth a look for its decent performance and roomy, upscale cabin, but it's not as fuel-efficient as many ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.4
Performance:8.2
Interior:8.1
Safety:9.0
Reliability: 2_5
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Volvo V60 Image
  • MSRP: $36,150 - $61,600
  • MPG: 25 City / 36 Hwy

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2017 Volvo V60

The 2017 Volvo V60 has excellent safety credentials and a roster of lively engines. It strikes a balance between a smooth ride and agile ... Read full review»

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Overall:8.0
Critics' Rating:8.2
Performance:8.1
Interior:8.0
Safety:10.0
Reliability: 2_5
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Ford C-Max Energi Image
  • MSRP: $27,120 - $30,120
  • MPG: N/A

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2017 Ford C-Max Energi

The 2017 Ford C-Max Energi is the lone available plug-in hybrid wagon, and it offers an upscale interior and satisfying performance for a below-average ... Read full review»

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Overall:7.5
Critics' Rating:7.8
Performance:8.1
Interior:7.4
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_5
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  • MSRP: $20,995 - $23,695
  • MPG: 22 City / 30 Hwy

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2017 FIAT 500L

The 2017 Fiat 500L has a spacious back seat and a user-friendly infotainment system. However, the interior feels cheap compared to competitors’ cabins, and ... Read full review»

U.S. News Scores
Overall:6.7
Critics' Rating:6.9
Performance:6.6
Interior:7.7
Safety:8.5
Reliability: 2_0
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More on Wagons

SUVs and crossovers have proven to be more popular than station wagons in recent years. In response, carmakers are offering wagons that ride higher and have all-wheel drive. In recent years, some have also sought to emphasize the performance element of wagons by referring to models as "sport wagons.” Wagons often have better handling than crossovers because of their lower ride height.

The best wagons offer generous cargo capacity and spacious rear seats, along with good fuel economy and a range of features.

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Our rankings are based on analysis of third party reviews. Sometimes, we are unable to find enough reviews to publish a definitive ranking. Please check back later, as we are constantly updating our reviews.

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.