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Lowest Rated Vehicles by Category

March 9, 2017

This week, Consumer Reports compiled a list of the lowest-rated vehicles in 10 categories.

These are vehicles that scored worst in a combination of road-tests, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety. Obviously, CR recommends you avoid purchasing these vehicles.

10 Worst Vehicles by Category

CategoryLowest Rated Vehicle
Subcompact CarMitsubishi Mirage
Compact Electric/HybridMitsubishi i-MiEV
Compact CarFiat 500L
Midsized SedanChrysler 200
Compact PickupToyota Tacoma
Midsized SUVDodge Journey
Entry-Level Luxury CarMercedes-Benz CLA
Luxury Midsized SedanMaserati Ghibli
Luxury Compact SUVLand Rover Discovery Sport
Luxury SUVCadillac Escalade

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