Not every car will be a winner when it comes to being satisfying to own. Consumer Reports’ recent Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey lists the 10 lowest ranked 2017 model year vehicles in owner satisfaction.
Consumer Reports' Least Satisfying Vehicles
Consumer Reports asked car owners if they'd consider buying the same car again and what might make them decide not to. Owners rated vehicles in six categories: driving experience, comfort, value, styling, audio, and climate systems. After Consumer Reports compiled that data, they combined it with their own ratings on reliability and testing to give every 2017 model year vehicle an Owner Satisfaction Score.
Here are the 10 most disappointing 2017 models according to their rankings, counting down to the least satisfying model: Dodge Grand Caravan, Fiat 500, Ford Transit Connect, Infiniti QX60, Dodge Journey, Nissan Versa Sedan, Chevrolet Trax, Acura ILX, Nissan Sentra, and Mercedez-Benz GLA.
Because the team here at Auto Credit Express helps consumers with bad credit – who are typically on tight budgets – find financing, we took a closer look at the three most affordable models on this list:
- 2017 Fiat 500
2017 model MSRP: From $14,995
MPG: 31 city, 38 highway
Horsepower: 101 to 160 hp (depending on engine choice)
Worst aspects: Awkward driving position, choppy ride, noisy cabin
- 2017 Nissan Versa Sedan
2017 model MSRP: From $11,990
MPG: 31 city, 39 highway
Horsepower: 109 hp
Worst aspects: Noisy cabin, cheap interior materials, engine noise, handling isn't precise
- 2017 Nissan Sentra
2017 model MSRP: From $16,990
MPG: 29 city, 37 highway
Horsepower: 124 to 188 hp (depending on engine choice)
Worst aspects: Slow acceleration, stiff driving experience, lack of support in front seats
No new vehicle will have perfect ratings in every category. Consumer Reports' rankings highlight the importance of doing research, learning the ins and outs of specific cars, and taking test drives before deciding to buy a vehicle. But in the end, what's most important is whether or not you like the car you choose.
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