4. Subaru Outback
The Subaru Outback won the 2015 Best Wagon for Families award, proving that it’s a great choice for a family vehicle. A 175 horsepower 2.5 liter four-cylinder engine coupled to a CVT transmission sits under the hood of the Outback, a six-cylinder engine is optional but has poor gas mileage. The EPA estimated gas mileage of the four-cylinder model is 25 mpg city and 33 mpg highway, which is good compared to others in its class. The standard all-wheel drive system gives the Subaru Outback superb handling in all conditions, and the Active Torque Vectoring system improves cornering ability. The Outback received high marks across the board for safety, and includes features such as adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and automatic pre-collision braking, which can bring the Outback to a full stop at speeds less than 30 mph.