Station wagons are not the most bought vehicles on roads nowadays, but these stretched-out cars are in fact very versatile and useful. They offer loads of cargo space and open interiors while offering decent fuel efficiency and good performance. All these parameters make wagons more expensive than similarly specced SUVs. In the States, carmakers offer wagons that range from as low as $27,000 and go even beyond the $100,000-mark.

The rise of crossovers and SUVs has left the always-ready wagons in the shadow, and there are only a handful of carmakers that actually make these vehicles anymore. Today’s age offers wagons with all types of powertrains, with more capability and luxury that does increase the vehicle’s price. As a result, it is hard to find a cheap but capable wagon today, and the options are scarce. Hence, we have compiled the best affordable wagons you can get in the North American market, ranging from the Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo wagon to the Subaru Outback.

10. 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo

The 2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo priced at $97,700 for its base version, it is the least affordable wagon on this list. For interested buyers, Porsche offers the Taycan sedan on a lease for 36 months with a signing payment of $11,219, and a monthly payment of $1,099. Finance details will be available at the nearest dealerships, Porsche also offers a federal tax credit of $7,500 on the Taycan.

2022 Porsche Taycan 4 Cross Turismo

Specs

Price

$97,700

Engine

Dual-motors

Horsepower

375 hp

Torque

368 lb-ft

Transmission

2-speed

Color options

White, Black, Metallic White, Metallic Black, Gray, Cherry, Silver, Metallic Berry, Beige, Blue, Metallic Blue, Green, Mahogany

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

76 MPG/ 77 MPG/ 76 MPG

The wagon provides a range of 215 miles thanks to its 93.4 kWh battery pack. Compared to the standard Taycan sedan, the Cross Turismo offers more interior space and cargo area, however, the features remain the same. Porsche provides a basic and powertrain warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles on the Cross Turismo. 

9. 2022 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain

The Mercedes-Benz E 450 All-terrarin retails at $68,400, nearly $30,000 lower than the Taycan Cross Turismo. Mercedes-Benz also offers the E 450 on lease at a monthly payment of $1,197.95 for 36 months. The annual mileage stands at 15,000 miles and the downpayment required is $4,999. The car can also be financed with no downpayment for 60 months. It gets a 5.29% APR that translates into a monthly payment of $1,426.50.

2022 Mercedes-Benz E 450 4MATIC All-Terrain

Specs

Price

$68,400

Engine

Turbocharged 3.0L I-6

Horsepower

362 hp

Torque

369 lb-ft

Transmission

9-speed automatic transmission

Color options

Black, Obsidian Black, White, Blue, Gray, Silver, Cirrus Silver, Selenite Gray, Red, Diamond White, matte Selenite Gray

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

21 MPG/ 28 MPG/ 24 MPG

The E 450 4MATIC is the only wagon offered by the Mercedes-Benz in the United States. For 2022, the wagon got basic changes with standard automatic high-beam headlights and the Nautical Blue metallic color for the exterior. Mercedes provides a warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles on the wagon as the basic warranty and powertrain warranty.

8. 2022 Volvo V60 Recharge

The Volvo V60 Recharge is the plug-in hybrid version of the V60 estate car. It costs $67,300 in its base version and its extended range version as well. Volvo offers a lease option of $649/month for 36 months with $4,129 due at signing for an annual running of 7,500 miles. The car can also be financed at 2.49% APR for up to 60 months at $17,74 per $1,000 financed. 

2022 Volvo V60 Recharge 

Specs

Price

$67,300

Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged Inline-4 with two electric motors 

Horsepower

415 hp

Torque

494 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Color options

Black, Silver, Gray, White

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

69 MPGe combined

The extended range model was added for 2022 itself. While the regular car offers a range of 510 miles, the extended-range version increases it to 530 miles. The electric range also sees an increase from 22 miles to 40 miles. It also is one of the fastest Volvo cars ever made as it sets a 0-60 time of 4.3 seconds. The wagon is covered under basic and powertrain warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

7. 2022 Audi A6 Allroad

The Audi A6 Allroad has to be included when one talks about wagons. This car has an MSRP of $66,900 which goes up to $72,400 for the top model. The A6 Allroad can be financed for 3.25% APR for 60 months at 18.08 dollars per $1,000 financed. Audi also sells a more performance-oriented version of the A6 Allroad named the RS 6 Avant, and that costs $116,500 in its base build. 

2022 Audi A6 Allroad

Specs

Price

$66,900

Engine

Turbocharged 3.0L V6

Horsepower

335 hp

Torque

369 lb-ft

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Color options 

Black, Gray, Dew Silver, Blue, Silver, White, Manhattan Gray, Mythos Black, Brown

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

21 MPG/ 28 MPG/ 23 MPG

The A6 Allroad is $11,000 more than the A6 sedan. Even though both the cars share the same platform, the A6 Allroad has a slightly different exterior finish with a raised ride height and cladding on the wheels. For 2022, this wagon got an upgraded standard tire air pressure monitoring system only. Like with other German cars, the A6 Allroad is also covered under the limited and powertrain warranty for 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

6. 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country

The Volvo V90 Cross Country is the most expensive Cross Country wagon by Volvo. It costs $56,200 in its one and only B6 AWD trim on offer. There is also a lease option that allows the customer to lease the V90 for $765/month for 36 months with $5,065 due at signing. It can also be financed for 2.49% APR for up to 60 months at $17,74 per $1,000. There is a loyalty bonus of $500 as well.

2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Specs

Price

$56,200

Engine

Twin-charged 2.0-liter inline-4

Horsepower

295 hp

Torque

310 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Color options

White, Black, Blue, Birch light, Gray, Thunder Gray, Platinum Gray, Crystal White

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

22 MPG/ 29 MPG/ 25 MPG

Compared to the now discontinued V90 wagon (inventory is still available), the Cross Country model is similar to the All-Terrain models from Audi, it has a higher suspension setting, a rugged exterior look, and standard all-wheel drive. This wagon is a great choice for buyers who want something like an SUV on the outside but a luxury sedan on the inside. The car is also covered under a standard warranty and powertrain warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles.


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5. 2022 Volvo V60 Cross Country

The Volvo V60 Cross Country is the only other Cross Country model sold by Volvo. It costs $46,200, $10,000 less than the V90 Cross Country. This wagon can be financed at $17.74 per $1,000 for 36 months at 2.49% APR. It is also available for lease for $499/month for 36 months with $3,979 due at signing, with an annual running of 7,500 miles a year. There is also a loyalty bonus offer of $500 from 1st April 2022 to 2nd May 2022.

2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country

Specs

Price

$56,200

Engine

Twin-charged 2.0-liter inline-4

Horsepower

295 hp

Torque

310 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Color options

White, Black, Blue, Birch light, Gray, Thunder Gray, Platinum Gray, Crystal White

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

22 MPG/ 29 MPG/ 25 MPG

In short terms, the V60 Cross Country is a smaller version of the V90 Cross Country. Like the V90, the V60 Cross Country is also sold in only one configuration with the T5 powertrain and AWD setup. It is in 2022 itself that Volvo will be discontinuing the standard V60 wagon, leaving only the Cross Country and Polestar engineered models. Volvo offers a basic as well as a powertrain warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles on the V60 Cross Country.

4. 2022 Audi A4 Allroad

The 2022 Audi A4 Allroad is smaller wagon offering from Audi and has a price of $45,500 in its Premium trim and goes up to $55,400 for its top Prestige trim. This wagon is $5,600 more expensive than the A4 sedan it is based on. Audi offers a finance option for 60 months at 3.25% APR. This translates into a price of $18.08 for every $1,000 financed. This offer will end on the 2nd of May, 2022.

2022 Audi A6 Allroad

Specs

Price

$45,500

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0L I-4

Horsepower

261 hp

Torque

273 lb-ft

Transmission

7-speed dual-clutch automatic

Color options 

Black, Gray, Glacier White, Blue, Silver, White, Manhattan Gray, Mythos Black

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

24 MPG/ 30 MPG/ 26 MPG

The A4 Allroad has been continued as is from the 2021 model year. It offers more cargo space and better capability over a variety of terrains than the A4, but the sedan version has a more finished interior. Audi offers the same warranty time on the A4 Allroad at 4 years/50,000 miles for the basic and powertrain warranty.

3. 2022 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4

The Mini Clubman John Cooper Works is the third most affordable wagon on this list. It costs $39,500 for its standard offering without any additional features or packages. The British carmaker offers this JCW model for lease at $519/month for 36 months with a down payment of $4,009. The yearly running stands at 10,000 miles. IT can also be financed for 3.49% APR up to 60 months with monthly installments of $795.69.

2022 MINI Clubman John Cooper Works ALL4

Specs

Price

$39,500

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0L I-4

Horsepower

301 hp

Torque

331 lb-ft

Transmission

8-speed automatic

Color options

Red, White, JCW Green, Gray, Black Silver, Blue

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

23 MPG/ 31 MPG/ 26 MPG

The Clubman JCW seats 5 passengers and allows for easier cargo loading with its split rear door (boot) setup. This performance car gets all-wheel drive as standard and sprints from 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds. MINI offers a limited warranty of 4 years/ 50,000 miles which is the same for the powertrain as well. The company recently released the 2023 MINI Clubman’s pricing as well.

2. 2022 MINI Cooper S Clubman:

The 2022 MINI Cooper S Clubman is the base model in the Clubman range and costs $29,900. Adding all-wheel drive increases the costs to $32,900. The car can be leased out for 36 months at $419/month with a downpayment of $3,239. The finance option is available as well, at 3.49% APR for 60 months. A 24-month offer is also available with the same APR which translates into a monthly payment of $1,527.06.

2022 MINI Cooper S Clubman

Specs

Price

$29,900

Engine

Turbocharged 2.0L I-4

Horsepower

189 hp

Torque

206 lb-ft

Transmission

6-speed manual

Color options

Red, White, Gray, Black, Green, Silver, Blue

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

23 MPG/ 33 MPG/ 26 MPG

The MINI Clubman scores brownie points for its responsive handling, high-quality interior, and the typical MINI exterior. However, as far as wagons are concerned, the cargo space is disappointing, the car can get expensive with the various personalization options, and its lack of expected tech features. It gets a basic and powertrain warranty of 4 years or 50,000 miles, whichever comes first.

1. 2022 Subaru Outback:

The 2022 Subaru Outback most affordable wagon you can get your hands on in 2022. In its base version, it attracts a price of $27,645 that goes up to $40,645 for the top trim. The most affordable wagon can be financed at 1.9% APR with no down payment. It is also available for lease at $265/month for 36 months with a signing payment of $2,899 and the annual running is limited to 10,000 miles.

2022 Subaru Outback

Specs

Price

$27,645

Engine

Naturally Aspirated 2.5-liter Boxer-4

Horsepower

182 hp

Torque

176 lb-ft

Transmission

Continuously Variable Transmission

Color options

Blue, White, Bronze, Black, Silver, Gray

Fuel Economy (City/ Highway/ Combined)

26 MPG/ 33 MPG/ 29 MPG

The Outback added LED fog lights as standard, and a Wilderness model also joined the lineup for $37,695. Recently, Subaru also increased the Outback prices by $500, and the destination charges by $75. This mid-year hike cause has been attributed to the global chip shortage and supply chain problems. The Outback features a limited warranty of 3 years/ 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty of 5 years/ 60,000 miles.


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