11 Japanese Cars to Avoid
Consumer Reports recently released a list of the 10 Japanese cars they say don't make the grade in terms of their reliability and road-test score. All of the vehicles listed earned a score of less than 60 -- or an "F" -- on Consumer Reports' overall road-test score. Check out the full list below and make sure to reconsider if any of these vehicles are on your consideration list.
|Vehicle||Overall Road-Test Score||Lows|
|Scion IQ||29||Ride, noise, acceleration, steering, driving position, fit and finish, radio controls, blind spots, tiny rear seat.|
|Mitusbishi i-MiEV SE||31||Short range, long charge time, weak heat, acceleration, ride, agility, driving postion, spartan interior, radio.|
|Toyota FJ Cruiser||36||Visibility, ride, handling, noise, fit and finish, access.|
|Toyota Yaris LE||41||Noise, ride, agility, driving position, front seat comfort, fit and finish, radio controls, rear visibility.|
|Toyota Tacoma (V6)||50||Ride, handling, driving position, high step-in, low rear seat.|
|Toyota Prius C Two||53||Acceleration, ride, noise, driving position, rear visibility, fit and finish.|
|Nissan Versa SV||53||Handling, engine noise, front-seat comfort, fit and finish, reliability.|
|Honda Insight EX||54||Acceleration, handling, ride, noise, rear seat.|
|Toyota 4Runner SR5 (V6)||55||Handling, ride, driving position, fit and finish, access, turning circle.|
|Honda CR-Z EX||57||Only two seats, noise, ride, visibility, access, AC shut-off at stop.|
|Mitsubishi Outlander SE (4-cyl.)||57||Noise, ride, agility, acceleration, front-seat comfort, fit and finish|
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