Best and Worst Cars By Brand
They had a lot of facts and figures, but until now, they hadn't offered a simple guide to the best and worst models by brand.
The list below shows the models that are ranked best and worst from each manufacturer. To qualify, each brand had to have at least 3 different models tested.
|Audi||A6 3.0 Premium Plus Quattro||Q7 Premium Plus (V6)|
|Buick||Regal CXL (turbo)||LaCrosse Touring (V6)|
|Cadillac||CTS Premium (3.6)||Escalade (base)|
|Chevrolet||Corvette Z06||Colorado (5-cyl.)|
|Chrysler||300 C||200 Limited (V6)|
|Dodge||Grand Caravan R/T||Avenger SXT (4-cyl.)|
|Ford||Flex Limited (EcoBoost)||Fiesta SE (sedan)|
|GMC||Acadia SLT2||Canyon (5-cyl.)|
|Honda||Accord EX-L (V6)||Insight EX|
|Hyundai||Genesis 3.8||Accent GLS (sedan)|
|Infiniti||G37 Journey (sedan)||QX 56|
|Jeep||Grand Cherokee Laredo (V6)||Wrangler Unlimited Sahara|
|Kia||Optima SX (2.0T)||Soul Plus|
|Land Rover||LR4||LR2 SE|
|Lexus||LS 460L||GX 460|
|Mazda||MX-5 Miata Grand Touring||Mazda2 Touring|
|Mini||Cooper (base, hatchback)||Cooper Clubman|
|Mitsubishi||Lancer Evolution GSR||Galant ES (4-cyl.)|
|Nissan||Altima 3.5 SR (V6)||Versa SV (sedan)|
|Subaru||Impreza WRX STi||Tribeca Limited|
|Suzuki||Kizashi SE||Grand Vitara Premium (4-cyl.)|
|Toyota||Camry Hybrid XLE||FJ Cruiser|
|Volkswagen||Golf TDI (manual)||Jetta SE (2.5)|
|Volvo||S60 T5||C70 T5|
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