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2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

Obviously this is not the most exciting subject, but anyone who has ever owned a wagon has truly enjoyed the additional cargo space offered without having to drive a large and lumbering SUV. In many ways wagons are making a return, thankfully not to the days of the faux wood sided versions found in the 1970’s, but to some actually very easy to enjoy cars with lots of cargo space and a great feel as well. Along with a wagon it’s really nice to know the car is as fuel efficient of a vehicle as possible and this list will help and car shoppers find the wagon they desire with a nice quantity of fuel efficiency to enjoy.

#10 2014 Honda Crosstour

As a very stylish and aggressive looking vehicle it’s hard to think of it as a wagon, but it does fit the bill. The Crosstour EX is powered by a 2.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine that offers 192 horsepower and is mated to a five-speed automatic transmission. This car is equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and VSA electronic stability control. The Honda Crosstour starts the list off with 22 city/31 hwy mpg of fuel efficiency in a model that will soon be gone to make room for the 2015 models.

#9 2014 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback

A sharp and stylish car shows up in the ninth place for fuel efficiency in the Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback. The Sportback ES model has a 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that offers up to 148 horsepower and is married up to a six-speed continuously variable transmission. This Lancer Sportback includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16-inch steel wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The Lancer Sportback enters the list with a fuel efficiency of 24 city/32 hwy mpg.

#8 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek

As the leader in wagons an offering from Subaru is certainly expected on this list and the XV Crosstrek makes a great choice for the eighth spot. The XV Crosstrek 2.0i Premium (CVT) is powered by a 2.0-liter horizontal four-cylinder engine that brings in 148 horsepower. This engine is partnered with a six-speed continuously variable transmission and includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and all-wheel drive. The XV Crosstrek comes in with a 25 city/33 hwy mpg fuel efficiency for owners to enjoy.

#7 2015 BMW 328 Gran Turismo

A very handsome wagon is found in the seventh spot on this list with the BMW 328 Gran Turismo. The 328 Gran Turismo i xDrive features a 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that brings in 240 horsepower and is paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. This car is equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver and passenger knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and all-wheel drive. The fuel efficiency for the BMW 328 Gran Turismo comes in at 22 city/33 hwy mpg.

#6 2014 Hyundai Elantra GT

Not always thought of as a wagon, the hatchback version certainly qualifies the Elantra as a wagon with the added cargo space. The base model of the Elantra GT is powered by a Nu 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine that offers as much as 173 horsepower and is partnered with a six-speed manual transmission. The Elantra GT is offered with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The fuel efficiency that rates the Elantra as the sixth place on this list comes in at 24 city/34 hwy mpg.

#5 2015 BMW X1

Showing up in a couple categories because the BMW X1 is a bit larger than most wagons, but smaller than many crossovers or regular sized SUVs, one thing is for sure, the X1 offers a nice fuel efficiency and cargo space for any owner to enjoy. The X1 sDrive28i is powered by a 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine that brings in 240 horsepower and is matched with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The X1 comes equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and DSC-X electronic stability control. The fuel efficiency of the BMW X1 comes in at 23 city/34 hwy mpg for owners to enjoy.

#4 2015 Audi A3

As a luxury offering on the wagon list, the A3 is a gorgeous vehicle that only slightly resembles a wagon at all. The Audi A3 1.8T Premium shows up with a 1.8-liter intercooled turbo inline-four-cylinder engine that comes in with 170 horsepower. This engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and includes overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The A3 makes it to the fourth place spot with a fuel efficiency of 24 city/35 hwy mpg.

#3 2015 Volvo V60

Not the boxy style Volvo wagons that are seen almost everywhere, the V60 has a beautiful styling and a bit of attitude about it. The V60 T5 is powered by a Drive-E 2.0-liter intercooled turbo inline four-cylinder engine offering as much as 240 horsepower and partnered with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The V60 comes equipped with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 17-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and DSTC electronic stability control. The fuel efficiency for this gorgeous leader in safety comes into third place with 25 city/37 hwy mpg.

#2 2014 Toyota Prius v

Because it is a hatchback is really the only reason the Prius v shows up on this list at all, but once again a hatchback vehicle offers a lot more cargo space than a typical sedan and qualifies as a wagon. The Prius v Two is powered by a 1.8-liter inline four-cylinder engine that achieves only 98 horsepower and is paired up with a two-speed continuously variable transmission. The Prius v is offered with overdrive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags including a driver knee airbag, an airbag occupancy sensor, automatic air conditioning, 16-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The Prius v shows up with a second place finish on this list with a fuel efficiency of 44 city/40 hwy mpg.

#1 2014 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

At the top of the list is a very nice wagon, although a bit plain in its styling this wagon offers a great deal of capability and tops the chart as far as fuel efficiency. The Jetta SportWagen 2.0L TDI is powered by a 2.0-liter intercooled turbo-diesel inline four-cylinder engine that achieves as much as 140 horsepower. This engine is paired with a six-speed manual transmission and offered with over drive, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, airbags, an airbag occupancy sensor, Climatic air conditioning, 16-inch aluminum wheels, cruise control, driveline traction control and electronic stability control. The Jetta SportWagen leads this list with a fuel efficiency that comes in at 30 city/42 hwy mpg.

With six of the ten on this list being 2014 models that will soon be gone from dealer inventories to make room for the 2015 models most shoppers should be able to gain a double benefit of both fuel efficiency and a great deal on the car itself. Anyone who is looking for a great new wagon to enjoy needs to begin their search on this list and find the one that fits their needs the very best. No matter which one from this list is chosen the new owner is sure to enjoy the outstanding fuel efficiency offered by these vehicles.

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