SUV or station wagon – which is best?
SUVs have eclipsed station wagons as the go-to family car, but are they a better option?
The SUV revolution has well and truly hit its peak in Australia. So far this year almost half of all vehicles sold were SUVs, while passenger cars such as hatchbacks, sedans and wagons have accounted for just 25 per cent. That’s a big turnaround from 10 years ago when SUVs made up just 23 per cent of sales.
These days few buyers consider a station wagon when buying a new car, despite their long history in Australia as the family hauler of choice. Many of us have fond memories of family holidays driving to the beach in the vinyl-covered back seat of a Ford Falcon or Holden Kingswood.
But might it be worth considering a station wagon in 2020? Are SUVs necessarily the better choice? We’ve looked into the pros and cons of each style and busted a few long-standing myths.
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