Wagons have generally been considered the not-cool family car, ever since SUVs came on the market. But they are having somewhat of a revival. The Renault Megane for example, is one of the chicest wagons around (being French helps). And while it has a fairly lurchy takeoff, looking good with big bootspace is the aim of the game here.
The best bit about this car is that it looks high-end without the luxury price tag. Everywhere I went people thought I was in a seriously expensive car, but it comes in at $37,990. A bargain for the stylish interiors.
It’s a good option for those looking under the $40K price bracket.
Parking is a cinch with a reverse parking camera and 360 degree sensors to stop you banging into poles. It has all the spanky new safety equipment you’d expect in a 2018 vehicle, like auto emergency braking, which means that if you’re driving along and you’re about to hit the car in front of you, the car will stop by itself. Really. The sound system was also great for a car in this price range.
So, despite minor technical difficulties like the jerky takeoff, this one is a good option for anyone looking for a big boot but doesn’t want an SUV.