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Best Station Wagons You Can Find on Salvagebid


Despite many automakers shifting their focus towards SUVs, we still love station wagons. They combine the styling, handling, and even fuel economy of a passenger car with the capacity of a crossover, which makes them ideal for big families. Though the demand for wagons has slightly decreased recently, there are a lot of options to choose from. Here, we’ve compiled our list of the best station wagons available on Salvagebid.

2002 Volvo V70 XC

safest station wagon

When it was released, the Volvo V70 was regarded as one of the most luxurious station wagons. With plenty of safety tech, electronic assistance, and a rich list of options, the Volvo V70 became one of the safest station wagons ever made. Later the Swedish automaker offered models with all-wheel-drive to compete with the Audi Allroad. They got massive plastic bumpers, higher ground clearance, and additional letters in the name – XC. 

2006 BMW 530Xi Touring

best all wheel drive wagons

One of the best all-wheel-drive wagons, the BMW 530Xi is another luxurious car with plenty of space. Powered by a 3.0L inline-six, this generation of the BMW 530Xi was one of the most dynamic wagons at the time, falling just short of the Mercedes-Benz E 55/63 AMG Estate and the BMW M5 of the same years. The 5 Series shared BMW’s famous xDrive system with both the X3 and the X5. The intelligent all-wheel-drive delivers torque to the axles in 50/50 proportion, which contributed to excellent steering and road grip. 

2006 Subaru Legacy Station Wagon

most reliable station wagons

Though the Legacy is the longest-produced car in the automaker’s lineup, both the sedan and wagon were outdone by a more popular all-wheel-drive variant, the Outback. In 2006, the Subaru Legacy underwent a minor restyling, adding a few more horsepower to its boxer engines. This generation of the Subaru Legacy received a lot of positive appraisals for its quality interior and agile handling. J. D. Power gave 4 out of 5 stars for the Subaru Legacy’s dependability, stating that it was one of the most reliable station wagons of the previous decades.

2007 Audi A4 Wagon/Avant

best small station wagon

Audi is known for making good station wagons, and the A4 proves it. All A4s with this body type come exclusively with the renowned Quattro all-wheel-drive. A 200 horsepower turbocharged inline-four was the only engine available, but it could be mated to either a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission or a CVT. The Audi A4 Wagon offers plenty of amenities to provide an exceptional level of comfort and safety: rear side-impact airbags (which most cars of the same age don’t have), high-end leather, and wood or aluminum trim inside. All these factors make the Audi A4 one of the best small station wagons.

2013 Acura TSX Sport Wagon

station wagon with most cargo space

The American sub brand of Honda, Acura, specializes in making luxurious and reliable cars. The TSX Sport Wagon has a lot of strengths: soft-touch materials inside, an extensive list of standard equipment, and a stylish exterior to name a few. The Acura TSX is the station wagon with the most cargo space: 61-66 cubic inches of room for your gear and family. As well as the abovementioned Audi A4, the TSX Sport Wagon was equipped with only one motor option, a 2.4L four-cylinder putting out 201 horsepower and 170 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed automatic gearbox was standard on all models.

Bottom Line

Salvagebid is a great place for the best station wagons on a budget. To find a station wagon that meets your criteria, enter the make and model in our Vehicle Finder. If you’ve already found your dream car, register with us to place your bid. As soon as you upload a copy of your passport or government-issued ID and place a refundable security deposit, you’re ready to bid. We can answer all your questions via our online form or if you give us a call at +1 (360) 347-1300 (6:00 AM – 3:00 PM Pacific Standard Time, Monday through Friday.)

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