Top 10 Wagons of 2011: Best for your Family

January 12, 2012 / by / 0 Comment

SUVs, vans and crossovers are often preferred when buying a vehicle for family but when it comes to the most suitable family vehicle, Wagons are chosen. Wagons are family friendly vehicles as they offer a spacious passenger and cargo space, innovative entertainment and infotainment systems and fuel efficient engines.

Moreover they have fewer prices than SUVs, vans and crossovers. So, if you want an affordable family vehicle then, wagon is the best choice for you. Here’s our list of top 10 wagons of 2011 that are best for your family.

  1. Hyundai Elantra Touring
  2. Acura TSX Sport Wagon
  3. Subaru Outback
  4. Audi A6 Avant
  5. Jetta SportWagen
  6. BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon
  7. Toyota Matrix
  8. Nissan Juke
  9. Audi A4 Avant
  10. Dodge Caliber

1. Hyundai Elantra Touring

Hyundai Elantra Touring is the No.1 on our list of top 10 wagons of 201 that is just perfect for your family. The interior is spacious and five of your family members can easily tuck in thiswagon. All your cargo also easily fits in with a maximum cargo capacity of 65.3 cubic feet. Moreover, if back seats are not in use they can be folded to create 24.3 cubic feet of space for your luggage. The price is economical and it starts at just under $16,000 which is really affordable if you have a family. The mileage that Hyundai Elantra Touring covers is 23 mpg in the city and 31mpg on the highway which shows its fuel efficiency. Satellite radio and a USB port with iPod interface let you hear your favorite music. A center arm rest with cup holders is great to keep your drinks and food.

2. Acura TSX Sport Wagon

Attractive, stylish, huge and roomy Acura TSX Sport Wagon is made to give your family a sports style tour just at the starting price of $30,960. The seating space is generous with space to sit your five family members. The 25.8 cubic feet of luggage room is sufficient to keep up your bags. The capacity can be increased upto 60.5 cubic feet if back seats are folded. Acura TSX Sport Wagon is a technology wagon if your kids love technology. A stereo with USB port and iPod interface are standard on Acura TSX Sport Wagon. However, if you chose Technology package then you and your family can enjoy entertainment and infotainment systems like navigation, Bluetooth, a power tailgate, voice recognition and 10-speaker ELS Surround audio with a 15 GB hard disk for audio storage. Automatic climate control keeps the weather pleasant inside the car. It is also fuel efficient as it gives 22 mpg in city and 30 mpg on highway.

3. Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick,” award winner is the safest wagon for your family. With standard safety features and spacious interior Subaru Outback can accommodate your family of five people whether you have bigger kids or smaller. The navigation, Bluetooth and a rear view camera are optional and can be added to enhance convenience and assistance. A rear-seat entertainment system doesn’t let your kids to get bored. The fuel economy is great i-e 22 mpg in city and 29 mpg on highway. The standard all-wheel drive (AWD) let you cruise this wagon easily if your family live in snowy area. The price is also affordable as it starts at about $23,200

4. Audi A6 Avant

Audi A6 Avant with the powerful a supercharged 3.0 liters V6 engine gives 18 mpg in city and 26 mpg on highway. The base price start at $53,310.Audi A6 Avant is a generously spaced family wagon with the twelve-way power front seats. The luggage room is about 33.9 cubic feet however; with folded seats it is increased upto 63.8 cubic feet. 3.0T Premium offers Audi music interface with iPod integration, a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM and a simple three-button system HomeLink to control garage doors, gates and even lights in your home. However, 3.0T Prestige assists you to drive this wagon safely via Audi parking system with rearview camera. Your family is remains entertained throughout the trip through a lot of entertainment systems including BOSE Surround Sound with 13 speakers, a 7″ full-color LCD screen and HD Radio Technology.

5. Jetta SportWagen

Jetta SportWagen is also an IIHS “Top Safety Pick award winner that ensures maximum safety of your family. Jetta SportWagen comes with gasoline engines but it can be upgraded to optional diesel engine in the Jetta SportWagen TDI model and the price starts at about $25,000. The TDI gives an estimated EPA rating of 42 mpg on highway. The base Jetta SportWagen features a CD player so that your kids can enjoy MP3 and WMA music tracks. However, SE trim of the gasoline Jetta SportWagen offer some luxury features like a touchscreen to control the premium sound system. The leatherette seats are comfortable.SE Premium Package offers a navigation system, iPod interface and panoramic sunroof and a DVD player and keeps your family entertained throughout the journey.

6. BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon

BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon is manufactured to give your family an adventurous and sporty ride with 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine and a 6-speed automatic transmission. It offers both the choice of rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive .Starting at a base price of $37,150, BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon gives an estimated fuel economy of 18 mpg in city and 27 mpg on highway. The interior is spacious with a space to tuck in a family of 5 people. The luggage space is 25.0 cubic feet. CD Player let you hear your favorite music while navigation system is optionl on BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon. Separate Driver and Front Passenger Climate Controls keep the temperature inside the car moderate.

7. Toyota Matrix

Toyota Matrix is a family wagon engineered by Toyota to give your family a true matrix style ride. Starting at a price of $18,845, Toyota Matrix is affordable and gives mileage of 26mpg in city and 32 mpg on highway. The Sport fabric-trimmed 6-way adjustable driver’s seat and 4-way adjustable fold-flat front passenger seats are comfortable. Cargo capacity is greater. Air conditioning with air filter keeps the wagon cooler in warm weather. It offers the following entertainment systems for your family including AM/FM CD player with MP3/WMA playback capability, six speakers, SiriusXM Satellite Radio, USB port with iPod connectivity, hands-free phone capability and music streaming via Bluetooth wireless technology.

8. Nissan Juke

Muscular, bold and athletic Nissan Juke offers a generously spaced interior for your family. The seats are comfy. Safety features including side curtain airbags, Stability Control and Traction Control provides protection to your family. All wheel drive gives a fuel economy of 24 mpg in city and 31 mpg on highway. Navigation System guides you if you are lost. Bluetooth, iPod input and Satellite radio keeps your kids busy in the back seat.

9. Audi A4 Avant

Audi A4 Avant is another compact station wagon that is best for your family. It gives Audi’s quattro all-wheel drive with a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. A 2.0-liter turbocharged inline 4-cylinder engine with direct injection gives fuel economy of 21 mpg in city and 29 mpg on highway. A family of 5 people can easily sit in this generously spaced wagon. The 28.0 cubic feet of luggage space allows you to stuff your entire luggage. With MP3 Player you can hear your favorite music tracks, a dash-mounted Audi Multi Media Interface and a 10-speaker sound system with a CD player, don’t let your kids get bored. Navigation System, Bluetooth and iPod input are optional. HD radio is offered on Navigation Package through which you can tune in your favorite radio channel. The base price starts at $36,300.

10. Dodge Caliber

Dodge Caliber is budget friendly family wagon that is not only fuel efficient but also light on your pocket if you have a family. Stating at a base price of $17,380, it gives 32 mpg on highway. The seats are comfortable and the interior is luxurious. Air Conditioning with Chil Zone storage allows the environment inside the car cooler. Power windows and door locks keep your kids safe. Sirius Satellite Radio let you tune in your favorite channel.

So, select the wagon that is best for you and enjoy your ride with your family.


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