Volkswagen Touareg V6

Take the goodness of the Golf, mix it with the added utility of a wagon, and the satisfying result is the Golf SportWagen—and a 10Best winner for 2016. The sole powertrain is a 170-hp 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual; a six-speed automatic is optional. The ride is solid and controlled. The interior quality is tops; the front seats highly supportive. (2015 and 2016 TDI diesels have been stop-saled until further notice due to EPA violations.)