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8 New SUVs That Could Be Called Station Wagons

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The wagon is making a comeback … even if carmakers will never admit it.

Honda

The station wagon has basically become extinct in America. Crossovers took over as the default family car long ago, and as they did, affordable and practical wagon options like the VW Golf Sportwagen have departed. The wagon market these days basically consists of the Subaru Outback — an SUV shaped like a wagon— and a few sporty luxury options.

But the wagon is making a comeback, even if manufacturers will never admit that’s what they’re building. SUVs are going hybrid and electric, and placing greater emphasis on efficiency. The way to make SUVs more efficient is by lowering and streamlining them, while still offering practical space out the back.

The resulting vehicles will still be classified as SUVs for “marketing” (not to mention federal EV tax credit purposes), and they may throw in a rakish back roofline to throw you off the scent. But they definitely look a lot like station wagons.

Here are eight SUVs on sale in 2024 that, in our book, are actually wagons.

Kia EV6

Kia

Height: 60.8 in
Ground Clearance: 6.1 in
Cargo Space: 24.4 cubic feet

READ OUR KIA EV6 REVIEW

Toyota Crown Insignia

Toyota

Height: 63.8 in
Ground Clearance: TBA
Cargo Space: TBA

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CROWN INSIGNIA

Chevrolet Blazer EV

GM DESIGN

Height: 65.0 in
Ground Clearance: 7.9 in
Cargo Space: 30.5 cubic feet

READ OUR CHEVY BLAZER EV REVIEW

Honda Prologue

Honda

Height: 64.7 in
Ground Clearance: 7.8 in
Cargo Space: 25.2 cubic feet

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HONDA PROLOGUE

Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford Motor Company

Height: 63.9 in
Ground Clearance: 5.8 in
Cargo Space: 29.7 cubic feet

READ OUR FORD MUSTANG MACH E REVIEW

Volkswagen ID.4

James Lipman

Height: 65.1 in
Ground Clearance: 6.8 in
Cargo Space: 30.3 cubic feet

READ OUR VW ID.4 REVIEW

Fisker Ocean

Fisker Inc.

Height: 64.2 in
Ground Clearance: 6.5 in
Cargo Space: 32.4 cubic feet

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FISKER OCEAN

Lotus Eletre

Lotus

Height: 64.2 in
Ground Clearance: 7.6 in
Cargo Space: 24.3 cubic feet

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LOTUS ELETRE

Future Cars We’re Excited About

Toyota

2025 Toyota 4Runner
2025 Jeep Recon
2025 Mercedes-Benz EQG
2026 Subaru Outback
2026 Scout Motors SUV and Pickup
2027 Volkswagen ID. GTI
2028 Jeep Wrangler EV