Evaluation Criteria: Station Wagons
At Review Authority, we evaluate and rank products and services in a variety of categories. When we evaluate automobiles, our process for evaluation is meticulous. Our goal is to accurately express our opinions through our proprietary ranking system.
Our evaluations cover numerous aspects of the automobiles which are evaluated by our certified evaluators. These individuals will spend time evaluating and utilizing the products and services and are enthusiasts who are not only passionate about automobiles, but are highly knowledgeable with a background in automotives.
For station wagons, our evaluation involves a multiple step process which begins by reviewing numerous station wagons by different manufacturers and reviewing historical and current information relating to the various aspects which comprise of our evaluation criteria. Not all automobiles will make the final cut, but the ones that do can be found on our monthly rankings.
The five main criteria which we use to evaluate station wagons are as follows:
Our first critical aspect of evaluation is on the overall performance of the vehicle. Our enthusiasts spend time critiquing various aspects of each station wagon which can affect the performance of the vehicle when on the road including its handling, suspension, and the ability to accelerate. Performance is compared between multiple vehicles, allowing us to compare them in a variety of aspects which provide an overall experience.
The storage capacity of the station wagon is another critical aspect which we evaluate. Having enough storage capacity inside of the vehicle can be the difference between fitting all items inside the vehicle safely and having to utilize other various means which put items at risk or reduce the comfort level of the vehicle for travel. Station wagons are known for the ability to store a large amount of items compared to other consumer vehicles.
Comfort serves as our third aspect of evaluation. Our evaluators will scrutinize the overall comfort of the sears and the passenger space as well as the driver space of each station wagon. They will also evaluate the available additional features which are available for comfort including heated seats, cup holders, and additional space availability.
Our fourth critical aspect delves into the ease of repair for the station wagon. Being able to take the vehicle to a repair shop without major delay can be important for any driver. Having the means to find the parts and the mechanics to repair the vehicle in locations where the driver may not be knowledgeable is important. Our research team identifies how easy it is to get the vehicle repaired for common repairs in different major cities and regions.
Safety is another aspect which we evaluate with station wagons. The overall safety of the vehicle is generally reviewed through researching various safety tests and organizations which attempt to identify safety risks associated with each vehicle. Our evaluators will also spend time attempting to understand various environmental hazards and the options which are available to combat those hazards ranging from snow tires to four wheel drive.
Once our certified evaluators and research and research team have done their due diligence, we combine this information and create our monthly rankings. These rankings are our opinions of which station wagons provide the best experience.