Search by Car Make:

 LIVE Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Press Confe...

 Michelin's Innovative Premier Tires...

 Nissan Group reports March 2015 and...

 BMW Group U.S. Reports March 2015 S...

 Subaru Debuts New STARLINK Connecti...

 Subaru Unveils STI Performance Conc...

 Hyundai ReportsAll-Time Best Sales ...

 Mazda Reports March Sales

 Toyota Motor Sales Reports 4.9 Perc...

 American Honda Reports March 2015 S...

 Subaru Reports Record March Sales

 Kia Motors America Announces Record...

 Mercedes-Benz Closes Out Record Fir...

 Scion's Dual Vehicle Launch Opens S...

 Mitsubishi Motors Reports 13th Cons...

 New York International Auto Show 20...

 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Club Makes Wo...

 Nissan's 'Driver Attention Alert' H...

 Kelley Blue Book Announces 2015 Bra...

 New-Car Transaction Prices Climb Mo...

...more
  Search News by Make:
Compare Cars Head to Head
Begin by selecting a style:
Convertible Minivan
Coupe Sedan
Crossover SUV
Hybrid Truck
Luxury Wagon

THE AUTO CHANNEL:   TACH Home | Auto News | Reviews | Media | Forums | Classifieds

NEW CAR BUYER'S GUIDE


 Total Operating Costs | Rebates/Incentives | Fuel Economy | Crash Results | Quotes | Site Map

SUV    Sedan    Truck    Van    Convertible   Coupe    Wagon   Luxury    Hybrid
Compar-A-Graphs:    Rank-By-Specs    or  4-Car Comparison


Wagon

Select a manufacturer:
AcuraMazda
AudiMercedes-Benz
BMWMINI
CadillacMitsubishi
ChevroletNissan
FIATScion
FordSubaru
HyundaiToyota
KiaVolkswagen
LexusVolvo
 
Wagon, or in Great Britain, estate car: A variation on the sedan, with its roof continued to the rear of the vehicle, replacing the sedan's separate luggage compartment with greater cargo space. In most recent examples, cargo ability can be further increased by folding the rear seatback flat. Some wagons have had a small third-row jump seat to carry two extra people. Like sedans, wagons generally have two passenger access doors on each side, although some early models, like the Chevrolet Nomad, had two. Cargo is usually loaded through the rear by way of a top-hinged liftgate.

Large wagons were once the vehicles of choice in the US for people with the need to carry people and large, bulky items, but that gave them the stigma of being boring family vehicles. In recent years the old wagon role has gone to minivans and SUVs. Wagons are still popular in Europe, where they don't have the "family car" stigma. The Germans have, in fact, made the sport wagon class their own with machinery like the BMW 3-Series wagon and Audi A4 and A6 "Avants". In the US, General Motors is testing the sport wagon waters with the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS, but they don't call it a wagon.

 



Total Operating Costs | Rebates/Incentives | Fuel Economy | Crash Results | Price Quotes

Compar-A-Graphs:
4 Car Comparison | Rank-by-Specs
THE AUTO CHANNEL: Auto Channel Home | Auto News | Car Reviews | Media Library | Forums | Classifieds