At various times in automotive history, the humble station wagon has been both very popular, and very unpopular. Way back when, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth and the minivan and SUV hadn't been invented yet, the family station wagon was the way to haul people and stuff. Of course plenty of children survived riding in the back of the family pickup truck too, but with the station wagon those kids could stay dry in the rain!
There aren't a LOT of station wagons being made today, but they really do exist. Personally I would prefer a Clark Griswold woody version like the car in the National Lampoon Vacation movie, just to score more geeky driver points, but there are some other worthy cars out there too. Not common in the US is the Jaguar estate, with "estate" being a fancy English word used for those who can't be bothered to spell "Station Wagon." Maybe there is some history to the Station Wagon term, but since I don't feel like Googling today, I'm just going to guess that it's a hand-me-down descendant from the Wild Wild West and stagecoaches. Or stage coaches that rode from station to station, and since they were wagons, well, there's got to be a station wagon in there somewhere.