The Worst-Rated Cars On The Market
Mini Coopers may look like cute and zippy however these compact cars are a classic case of style over substance. The sporty exterior is surely an eye candy, but its practicality and reliability of it are mediocre. For example its cute size, means that backseat passengers are packed and uncomfortable, and the trunk space is unluckily limited.
From U.S. News and World Report‘s long list of the worst cars to buy used, many deviation of Minis are listed, with having low reliability ratings all over the board. A lot of Mini owners even reported engine failure and other maintenance problems that make the upkeep of this car quite expensive over the years. As per Autofile’s review, if you’re going to lease the Mini it sure is a fun car but it will just cause you headache if you’re planning to own one.
Counting the slightly bigger four-door Mini Hardtop, it was also criticized in 2019. Kelley Blue Book gave the car a soft expert review, mentioning that it’s way too expensive for how little room it gives for passengers.
The 2019 Dodge Journey slogan was “Stand in Defiance.” For car shoppers, that simply mean opposing lackluster reviews from the nation’s leading automotive journals. Sure enough, the SUV gains high marks for being affordable and “intuitive” infotainment system from scribes at U.S. News & World Report. But then, the Journey’s lackluster handling and missing out on modern safety features put it past its competition in categories that are arguably more essential for a family vehicle.
J.D. Power also listed the 2019 Journey at the bottom of its dependability rankings for the class of midsize SUVs. And then there’s Car and Driver indelicately writing that the Journey is “practical enough for families on a budget, but not worth reaching for unless it’s in the bargain bin.”
Unless you are willing to burn some money, it’s best to stay away from the Jaguar XE. The 2019 Jaguar XE, concretely, was regarded by Consumer Reports as the worst compact luxury sedan, and the publication’s review of the car said that a “raspy” engine and a cheap looking interior that seems very low-quality for a car of this caliber. If you’re eyeing a luxury compact sedan class, there are evidently far better options.
Tesla Model X
Definitely one of the more interesting and “buzzy” vehicles out there, the pricey Tesla Model X gives a neat, futuristic demeanor, but most of its other features and capabilities are just “meh.”
Consumer Reports added the 2019 Tesla Model X on its list of least reliable cars, saying that the electric vehicle is “more showy than practical.” As Motor Biscuit specified, the Model X also came in dead the previous year, 2018, with having the worst reliability rating for any vehicle that year. While the Model X didn’t get a full grade from Kelley Blue Book, it wouldn’t have been any kinded based on the publication’s comments regarding its price tag, recharging time and mobility.
CR also recommeneded that the 2016 and 2017 versions of the Model X, especially the used cars, to avoid buying because of its “much-worse-than-average reliability.”
Jeep fans sure do love their classic, athletic Wrangler, Consumer Reports got no love for it, where they even listed it as the worst two-row mid-sized SUV of 2019. Back in 2014, the publication noted it the “worst value” in its category, pointing out that the Wrangler was “hard-riding, ponderous, uncomfortable and unreliable.” And during graduation season 2018, Jalopnik shared an essay on why the Jeep Wrangler is a bad idea for a teen’s first car, as the car is notably unsafe when driven by an inexperienced driver.
Of all the 11 compact SUVs that J.D. Power had reviewed in 2019, the Wranger went dead last for its dependability.