Visiting in Europe, we twice rented small moderately priced wagons with seating for five and two fold down jump seats in the trunk area. I think at least one was an Opel.
This was a great arrangement for us, with two kids. It allowed us to add two to three more people when needed, but didn’t make us drive a van.
I have been looking for such cars in the US, but not really finding them.
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting this sort of arrangement, either in a new car, or after market?