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Top 10 Least Expensive Wagons

2016 Kia Forte

2016 Kia Forte


The standard features of the Kia Forte LX include 2.0L I-4 173hp engine, 6-speed automatic transmission with overdrive, 4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS), side seat mounted airbags, curtain 1st and 2nd row overhead airbags, airbag occupancy sensor, air conditioning, 16" aluminum wheels, cruise control, ABS and driveline traction control, electronic stability.

2016 FIAT 500L
2015 Volkswagen Golf
2016 Ford Focus
2016 Hyundai Elantra GT
2016 Mazda Mazda3
2016 Scion iM
2016 Kia Rio
2016 Ford Fiesta
2016 Nissan Versa Note

Although it may not seem like it at first glance, families on a budget have a lot of affordable options for a new vehicle designed especially to take on the duties of getting young passengers around safely. With competition heating up in the minivan and crossover markets, station wagons have had to make some new moves to stay competitive amongst these rivals, since they are all aimed at a similar demographic. If you want a traditional yet stylish option for your family's next new vehicle, check out the list of the top 10 least expensive wagons. One of these affordable wagons can easily and reliably handle commuting and carpooling duty, even within financial constraints.

Though wagons are kind of old school, they've still got some charm, and of course, new or redesigned wagons definitely have their own perks. Station wagons are especially appealing for families that are used to the look and feel of a car, and don't really want to move to a vehicle with a different type of platform, such as a crossover or a sport utility vehicle. Wagons are classic because they're comfortable, and easy to own and to drive, and if they happen to be one of the best inexpensive wagons, all the better. These affordable station wagons might not be glamorous, but they are reliable and safe. Without the powerful engines, high priced factory options, towing capacity or other unnecessary features that make the competition so expensive, it's actually reasonably easy to get basic transportation at a basic price. That's not to say these low price wagons are outdated or inferior. The styling isn't particularly luxurious and the electronics might not be the latest versions, but the auto designers and engineers understand the priorities of a family shopping for a new station wagon on a budget. These low cost wagons will get a busy family where it needs to go, safely and reliably.