How Much Does a New Station Wagon Cost? Average Prices for Top Selling Models

January 27, 2012

If you are thinking of buying a new station wagon, it is important to know which models are in your price range. Station wagon prices vary considerably based on the make, model and trim level. If you want to know how much a top selling station wagon costs, continue reading to find out what the most popular ones are selling for.

Best Selling Fuel Sipper Station Wagon

The 2010 Pontiac Vibe has been the best selling fuel-efficient wagon in the U.S for a couple of years now. The vehicle has received excellent reviews from owners and professional car reviewers alike and is highly regarded for its style and reliability. The vehicle comes in several different trim options, and ranges from $14,668 for a base model all the way up to $19,399 for the sport and more luxurious GT version.

The Vibe is liked for its quick acceleration, good handling and great gas mileage. The Pontiac Vibe is basically the twin of the Toyota Matrix, but the Vibe costs much less. The Pontiac Vibe gets 22 MPG in the city and 28 MPG on the highway.

Top Selling 7 Seat Station Wagon

Unlike the giant station wagons of years past (which used to be able to seat up to nine people), most modern wagons can only seat five people comfortably - even the more expensive ones. However, the Kia Rondo can seat up to seven people. Although the Rondo doesn't have a lot of cargo space, it can haul a lot of kids back and forth to soccer practice. The Kia Rondo is also one of the highest rated budget station wagons on the market. The Rondo gets an average fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon, which is impressive when you consider how many people the vehicle can carry. For a 2010 model, expect to pay between $17,495 and $22,295.

Hottest Selling Sport Wagon

The 2010 Subaru Outback is not only the bestselling vehicle in its class, it is also considered to be one of the best station wagons overall. All-wheel drive, high ground clearance and a powerful engine all contribute to the huge success of the Outback. The fact that the vehicle gets an average fuel economy of 22 miles per gallon may be another reason that it's so popular as well. If you're looking for a vehicle that offers the functionality and convenience of a wagon, but also offers the off-road capabilities of a large SUV or pickup truck, the 2010 Subaru Outback is an excellent choice. A new Subaru Outback will set you back between $22,295 and $32,095 depending on options and trim level.

Best Selling Luxury Station Wagon

The BMW 3-Series sports wagon has been named one of Car and Driver magazine's 10 best vehicles for 17 years in a row. Considerable power, smooth handling and real comfort and luxury have all contributed to the BMW 3-Series wagon's success. The vehicle is also considered to be one of the safest on the road and has been consistently chosen as a top safety pick in crash testing. The BMW 3-Series wagon averages about 21 MPG and is available with optional all-wheel drive. A 2010 version of the sports wagon will run you between $36,025 and $37,925.

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