While we all may want power and speed, sometimes with a family we have to look at more practical options. This is one reason why the station wagon has proved popular for decades now. While the minivan took over the parenting market in the mid-1990s, it appears that the station wagon is back, at least if the 2010 station wagon reviews are to believed that is.
Since the world is more concerned with fuel efficiency than power these days, the SUV and minivan markets are falling while the fuel-efficient station wagon markets are starting to look up.
While the Chrysler PT Cruiser is often seen as a good station wagon-type of vehicle, it does not get good reviews as a result of its very poor safety ratings. In crash tests it was found that the PT Cruiser would suffer severe damage, as would passengers, if it was hit on the side by a pickup or SUV at only 31 miles per hour. Many 2009 station wagon reviews have found that the PT Cruiser does not have electronic stability control and does not offer the same protection of smaller cars. This is why it is no longer sold.
Other wagons are faring much better this year with 2010 station wagon reviews. Here are a few samplings:
- The 2010 Cadillac CTS Sports Wagon has a good design, comfort and functionality, along with high-performance. It is a vehicle that is good for the family and for singles, who want to look good and feel good on the road.
- The 2010 BMW 5-Series Wagon also received some good reviews, mostly for its decent fuel economy, which are 16 miles per gallon in the city and 24 miles per gallon on the highway. It also comes with 300 horsepower and a sleek look that makes taking the kids to school look cool.