Best Wagons of 2024 and 2025

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The Edmunds experts test wagon contenders on our test track and in the real world. Our ratings assess performance, comfort, technology, utility, value and more. How we rank

Best Small wagons

Small wagons are small cars with big versatility. You can generally expect all-wheel drive and SUV-grade interior space in a more maneuverable wrapper.

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The Audi A4 allroad has a lot of appeal thanks to an expansive cargo area, a comfortable ride, enhanced off-road capability and a wealth of standard features. The allroad is both an excellent luxury wagon and an enticing alternative to a crossover SUV. Read full review

MSRP
$46,900 - $55,800
Combined MPG
26
Redesigned in 2020

Volvo V60 Cross Country

Edmunds Rating
7.9/10
About Volvo V60 Cross Country

If Volvo's compact V60 wagon interests you but you need a bit more capability, check out the Volvo V60 Cross Country. It has more ground clearance and added body protection, while the V60's stylish interior and comfortable seats carry right over to this application. Read full review


MSRP
$48,800 - $54,100
Combined MPG
26

Best Midsize wagons

Midsize wagons make for a great alternative to bulkier SUVs, offering all-wheel drive and generous interior accommodations along with an emphasis on sportier driving dynamics.

1st
The E 450 All-Terrain wagon broadens the E-Class' appeal. Everything we like about the E-Class, from its well-crafted interior to its strong and efficient powertrain, is still here, but with the added benefit of SUV-rivaling cargo space. Read full review

MSRP
$71,250 - $121,100
Combined MPG
19 - 24
2nd
Redesigned in 2017

Volvo V90 Cross Country

Edmunds Rating
7.8/10
About Volvo V90 Cross Country

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is a more rugged version of the regular V90 wagon. Thanks to an increased ride height and standard all-wheel drive, it can handle mild off-road driving while remaining comfortable on the street. Read full review


MSRP
$59,150 - $64,750
Combined MPG
25
3rd
Redesigned in 2020

Audi A6 allroad

Edmunds Rating
7.6/10
About Audi A6 allroad

Powerful, comfortable and impressively upscale on the inside, the A6 Allroad has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, the mild off-road capability it offers comes at the expense of on-road performance. Value is a little dubious, too. Read full review


MSRP
$67,900 - $73,400
Combined MPG
24

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FAQ

What are the best wagons on the market?

Modern wagons combine the best of the dynamics and efficiency of cars with the utility of SUVs. Our top-rated small wagon is the Audi A4 allroad, which exemplifies how practical and enjoyable a compact vehicle can be. If you need more room for people and cargo, we recommend the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, our top-rated midsize wagon. Learn more

What is the top-rated wagon for 2019?

Our top-rated wagon for 2019 is the Audi A4 Allroad, which takes the comfort and technology of the Audi A4 and adds extra utility. The wagon body style increases cargo space, while the Allroad's raised ride height makes it more adept at tackling rough conditions. For more space, the Volvo V90 is our top-rated midsize wagon. A massive cargo area combined with the luxury features buyers want and Volvo's reputation for safety put the V90 in the top spot. Learn more

What is the top-rated wagon for 2018?

Our top-rated wagon for 2018 is the Audi A4 Allroad, which takes the comfort and technology of the Audi A4 and adds extra utility. The wagon body style increases cargo space, while the Allroad's raised ride height makes it more adept at tackling rough conditions. For more space, the Volvo V90 is our top-rated midsize wagon. A massive cargo area combined with the luxury features buyers want and Volvo's reputation for safety put the V90 in the top spot. Learn more

What are the best used wagons to buy?

Look for "CPO" or certified pre-owned vehicles if you're shopping for a used wagon. Edmunds can help you research and discover the best used wagon to fit your needs, and find the best deals on CPO and used wagons in your area. Learn more

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