Lowest Rated Vehicles by Category
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
|Category||Lowest Rated Vehicle|
|Subcompact Car||Mitsubishi Mirage|
|Compact Electric/Hybrid||Mitsubishi i-MiEV|
|Compact Car||Fiat 500L|
|Midsized Sedan||Chrysler 200|
|Compact Pickup||Toyota Tacoma|
|Midsized SUV||Dodge Journey|
|Entry-Level Luxury Car||Mercedes-Benz CLA|
|Luxury Midsized Sedan||Maserati Ghibli|
|Luxury Compact SUV||Land Rover Discovery Sport|
|Luxury SUV||Cadillac Escalade|
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