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Find 2013, 2012, 2011 Hatchbacks and Wagons That Get 29+ MPG

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2011 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportswagen Leads the way with 34MPG

CLICK HERE to get specs and compare all wagons sold in North America that get over 29+ Miles Per Gallon City/Hwy Mileage.

The Wagon or Station Wagon or Estate Car

Wagon, or in Great Britain, estate car: A variation on the sedan, with its roof continued to the rear of the vehicle, replacing the sedan's separate luggage compartment with greater cargo space. In most recent examples, cargo ability can be further increased by folding the rear seatback flat. Some wagons have had a small third-row jump seat to carry two extra people. Like sedans, wagons generally have two passenger access doors on each side, although some early models, like the Chevrolet Nomad, had two. Cargo is usually loaded through the rear by way of a top-hinged liftgate.

Large wagons were once the vehicles of choice in the US for people with the need to carry people and large, bulky items, but that gave them the stigma of being boring family vehicles. In recent years the old wagon role has gone to minivans and SUVs. Wagons are still popular in Europe, where they don't have the "family car" stigma. The Germans have, in fact, made the sport wagon class their own with machinery like the BMW 3-Series wagon and Audi A4 and A6 "Avants". In the US, General Motors is testing the sport wagon waters with the Chevrolet Malibu Maxx SS, but they don't call it a wagon.

With over 25 wagon models to choose from, it is important for potential buyers to “know before they try and buy”

If you want to know more (and we suggest that you do), The New Car Buyers Guide’s exclusive Rank By Specs tool allows consumers to become experts and rank and then compare every vehicle sold in North America by every spec, dimension, capacity and performance criteria. CLICK HERE