Both station wagons and typically share a configuration, with one shared, flexible, interior volume for passengers and cargo — and a rear door for cargo access. Further distinctions are highly variable:
Manufacturers may designate station wagons across various model lines with a proprietary nameplate. Examples include "Estate" (, with the fake-wood option), "Avant" (), "Touring" (), "Tourer" and "Cross-Tourer" (), "SW" for Station Wagon or Sports Wagon (), Estate (), MCV (), "Tourer" (), Kombi or Variant ( and ) and "Sports Tourer", "SW - Sportswagon" () or Caravan ().
Having shared antecedents with the British (originally a wooden-bodied vehicle used to carry shooting parties with their equipment and game), station wagons have been marketed as breaks, using the term (which is sometimes given fully as break de chasse, literally "hunting break." Early U.S. models often had exposed wooden bodies and were therefore called .
Cargo Volume: Station wagons prioritize passenger and cargo volume — with windows aside the cargo volume. Of the two body styles, a station wagon roof (viewed in profile) more likely extends to the very rearmost of the vehicle, enclosing a full-height cargo volume — a hatchback roof (especially a roof) might more likely rake down steeply behind the C-Pillar, prioritizing style over interior volume, with shorter rear overhang and with smaller windows (or no windows) aside the cargo volume.
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