3. Volkswagen Golf SportWagen
By mixing what makes the Volkswagen Golf great with the utility of a station wagon, Volkswagen created the greatness that is the Golf SportWagen. Loads of cargo space makes family trips easy, and the ample legroom means your passengers will be comfortable. The SportWagen is powered by a 1.8 liter turbocharged four-cylinder mated to a six-speed automatic. Gas mileage is great, with an EPA estimated 25 mpg city and 35 mpg highway, so you won’t need to visit the gas station as often. The suspension is solid and the chassis well built, giving the SportWagen a smooth, stable ride. Cornering is easy, with no noticeable body roll or understeer. The interior is made from quality materials, giving the feeling of a luxury car.