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2002 ICOTY Awards - Minivan/Sport Wagon
Most Compatible -Subaru WRX Sport Wagon

ROAD & TRAVEL's 2002 Most Compatible -- Subaru WRX Sport WagonAll-wheel drive, grocery hooks, 227 turbocharged horsepower, 61 cubic feet of cargo capacity with the seats folded, World Rally Car Championship heritage, 27 mpg on the highway. If you're talking versatile, you must be talking about the Subaru Impreza WRX Sport Wagon. Here's your chance to be the coolest carpooler on the block. What will the other parents think when you pull into the parking lot for the PTA meeting in your electric blue WRX? Who cares what they think! We know that the WRX is where performance and practicality collide, and the results are impressive.

Although the other contenders here, the Mazda Protegé5 and Kia Sedona offer performance and practicality, neither one combines them with the in-your-face styling and go-power of the WRX. We love the long list of standard features, as well as the knowledge that Subaru's all-wheel-drive system means we can conquer any situation Mother Nature throws our way. We also like the ease of loading gear and groceries in through the hatchback, as well as seeing if we can make it back from the store in record time. Being versatile and practical doesn't have to be boring. The Subaru WRX Sport Wagon goes a long way toward proving that!

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