Need extra space but don't want to drive a tank? You want my wagon.
It has as much space as (or more than) many small SUVs. It's even got all-wheel drive. Yet it corners nicely and sips gas (mid 30s mpg highway) like a small car.
It's got all the basics you need: Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, USB, bluetooth, aux jack, heated seats, rear backup camera, and cruise control. But it's not fully loaded—in particular, there are no fancy active safety features like blind spot monitoring or automatic emergency braking, so please be careful out there!
Features aside, the car's real strengths are its most fundamental qualities: a big cargo area, a refined and quiet ride, and wonderful driving dynamics. It has a torquey 4-cylinder turbo engine mated to a lightning-fast yet gas-saving dual-clutch transmission (a.k.a. DSG), which is normally found only in the hotter Golf GTI and Golf R. This wagon certainly isn't a GTI, but if you want to have a little fun, throw the DSG into Sport mode, or better yet, use the flappy paddles on the steering wheel and do your own shifting.
Finally, it's pet-friendly! I have cargo covers for the rear seats and the hatch area, plus a sturdy, custom-fit pet barrier between the two. If your pet is especially feisty in cars, though, please secure him/her in a cage. And please, please clean up any excess pet hair before you return the car to me.
If you smoke in the car, you and I will have beef. Otherwise, I'll love you forever. :)
Rent my VW and Make Wagons Great Again!