3. Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI

Base Price: $25,540
Road-trip-friendly Features: Fuel economy, enough cargo room for another car, real green cred
Mpg (city/highway): 30/42
Number Of Cup Holders: 4
Cubic Feet Of Cargo Capacity: 66.9
Complex Says: Hybrids may pollute the environment a ton in production, and seep horrible chemicals into landfills when the batteries give up, but diesels are clean and efficient, without any of the drawbacks of hybrids. The leather interior of the Jetta Wagon is sure a plus at this price point.