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Best Used Station Wagons for 2022: Reviews, Photos, and More

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Enjoy cargo space and cabin comfort.

Whether the kids have countless bags of sports gear, pets are along for the ride, or you're a solo weekend adventurer, a station wagon is the way to go. These elongated vehicles are known for abundant storage capacity, convenient hatchback styling, and great city-to-highway handling.

To help you on your search, we've compiled a list of the 10 best used station wagons for 2022 shoppers, based on CarMax sales data from July 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021.

  1. Ford C-Max Energi

  2. Buick Regal TourX

  3. Audi Allroad

  4. Volkswagen Golf

  5. Scion xB

  6. Ford C-Max

  7. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

  8. Subaru XV Crosstrek

  9. Subaru Outback

  10. Kia Soul

10. Ford C-Max Energi

Ford C-Max Energi

The Ford C-Max Energi Plug-In Hybrid station wagon has the smooth exterior styling of a compact SUV, without an overly elongated rear end. You'll love the option to plug in and zip around town on electric power, or fill the fuel tank for a weekend road trip. 2018 was the last production year for the Ford C-Max Energi, which seats five and offers a 60/40 split rear seat to maximize cargo space. On the 2017 model, you'll enjoy 42.8 cu-ft of storage behind the rear seats.

The 2018 Ford C-Max Energi base trim features:

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat

  • Rearview camera

  • Six-speaker stereo

  • Eight-inch touchscreen

  • Leather-trimmed seats

Looking for more? Check out our Ford C-Max Energi research page.

9. Buick Regal TourX

Buick Regal TourX

The classic elegance of a four-door midsize sedan meets the storage capacity of a station wagon in the Buick Regal TourX. Whether you're on the road for business or daily outings with the family, the standard 250-hp 2.0L turbo engine with AWD on the 2020 model is sure to impress. The 2020 cabin is loaded with tech, from noise-canceling technology and dual-zone climate control for a cozy ride to a rearview camera and keyless start for gadget lovers.

The 2019 Buick Regal TourX trim offers:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen

  • Two USB ports

  • Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto integration

  • Seven-speaker stereo system

  • 32.7 cu-ft cargo area behind the rear seats

Explore more Buick Regal TourX research today.

8. Audi Allroad

Audi Allroad

The sleek profile of the Audi Allroad might make you do a double take. Yes, it is indeed a wagon with AWD and a well-equipped cabin with top-of-the-line tech and comfort. In 2018, premium features like heated seats became standard, and in 2020, a 10.1-inch touchscreen was added. The 2021 Audi Allroad seats five with two complete sets of LATCH connectors for child seats in the rear. If you're carrying kids but need storage space for shopping bags or sports gear, the 2021 Audi Allroad offers 24.2 cu-ft behind the rear seats.

Standard features on the 2021 Audi Allroad include:

  • Plush leather upholstery

  • Interior real wood trim

  • Bluetooth® connectivity

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

  • Three-zone climate control

Continue your Audi Allroad research here.

7. Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

You don't need to have a standing tee time to drive a Volkswagen Golf, but if you do, you'll be the one carpooling your crew to the course. This sporty station wagon has room for five and offers 22.8 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats in the 2021 model.

Love a manual transmission? A six-speed comes standard on the 2019 model, with an option to upgrade to an eight-speed automatic. In 2020, Volkswagen decided the Golf only needed one trim option, complete with heated front seats, a sunroof, and satellite radio.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf base trim offers:

  • Six-way partial power-adjustable front seats

  • 15-inch alloy wheels

  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel

  • Rearview camera

  • 6.5-inch color display touchscreen

Learn more at our Volkswagen Golf research page.

6. Scion xB

Scion xB

Known for its commanding, boxy shape, the Scion xB looks more like a full-size SUV than a station wagon. The 2015 model seats five people and offers up to 11.6 cu-ft of cargo space behind the rear seats for items like coolers, toolboxes, or shopping bags. Although the last model year of production for this ride was 2015, the xB still comes loaded with a backup camera system, remote keyless entry, and a 6.1-inch touchscreen infotainment system.

On the 2015 Scion xB, you'll enjoy:

  • Six-speaker Pioneer audio system

  • Bluetooth connectivity

  • USB port

  • HD Radio

  • Choice of automatic or manual transmission

Learn more! View all our Scion xB research today.

5. Ford C-Max

Ford C-Max

Ford is making a name for itself on this list yet again with its hybrid, the C-Max. Produced until 2018, this ride for up to five passengers runs off both gasoline and electricity. The 2018 model is loaded with popular tech must-haves, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and a USB port. When it comes to cargo room, the 2018 model offers 24.5 cu-ft of space behind the rear seats for pets or packages.

The 2018 Ford C-Max Hybrid SE base trim features:

  • Six-speaker stereo

  • Cloth upholstery

  • 10-way power-adjustable driver's seat

  • Eight-inch touchscreen

  • Power liftgate

Discover more Ford C-Max research today.

4. Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Volkswagen Golf Alltrack

Introduced in 2017, the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack is an upgrade of the standard Golf with added AWD, a larger 14.5 gallon fuel tank, and a bigger 1.8L turbo inline-four engine on 2019 models. The Alltrack is a must-consider station wagon as you shop for a vehicle with room for five passengers and 30.4 cu-ft of cargo space. In 2018, a 6.5-inch touchscreen was introduced, paired with Bluetooth connectivity and SiriusXM® satellite radio. In 2019, driver-assistance features—including blind-spot monitoring and pedestrian detection—were added.

The 2019 Volkswagen Golf Alltrack S base trim offers:

  • Heated front seats

  • Rearview camera

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

  • Leatherette upholstery

  • All-wheel drive

Find more Volkswagen Golf Alltrack research to help you decide.

3. Subaru XV Crosstrek

Subaru XV Crosstrek

Rounding the corner in third place on our list is the Subaru XV Crosstrek, a five-seat wagon with the appearance of a compact SUV. In 2016, Subaru dropped the "XV" and renamed this vehicle the Subaru Crosstrek. The 2020 model comes standard with AWD and either a 2.0L four-cylinder engine or an electric plug-in hybrid. In the rear of the 2020 model, you'll find 60/40 split-folding seats and 20.8 cu-ft of storage space to stow your snowboard or camping gear.

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek base trim comes with:

  • Six-way manually adjustable driver's seat

  • 6.5-inch multimedia display

  • Four-speaker audio system

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Keyless entry

Explore more Subaru XV Crosstrek research today.

2. Subaru Outback

Subaru Outback

Taking second place is the second Subaru on our list, the Outback. This wagon has a rugged, off-road appearance, and 2021 models have special driving mode options for navigating mud, snow, and ice. When it comes to having space for all the things you want to haul—people, pets, or packages—the five seats and 32.5 cu-ft of cargo room on 2020 models should do the trick. This ride is also tech-loaded, with an infotainment system and two touchscreens on 2021 models.

The 2020 Subaru Outback base trim features:

  • 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels

  • Six-way manually adjustable driver's seat

  • Automatic climate control

  • Rearview camera

  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration

Looking for more? View all Subaru Outback research here.

1. Kia Soul

Kia Soul

Crossing the finish line into first place on our list is the fun Kia Soul. This five-seat vehicle with sharp angular exterior features was fully redesigned in 2020, offering a 2.0L multi-point injection (MPI) four-cylinder engine and a six-speed manual transmission on the LX base trim. The 2021 Kia Soul has 24.2 cu-ft of storage space behind the rear seats to easily accommodate your weekly grocery runs or kids' backpacks.

The 2021 Kia Soul LX offers:

  • Cloth upholstery

  • Rear-seat alert

  • Rearview camera

  • Six-speaker audio system

  • Bluetooth connectivity

Continue your Kia Soul research to learn more.

A station wagon offers ample room for everything from passengers and pets to shopping bags, sports equipment, and travel essentials. Now it's time to decide which make and model fits your needs and lifestyle.

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