Consumer Reports Picks the 2017 Toyota Tacoma as Worst Top 10 Cars


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10 of the Lowest-Rated Cars for 2017
Knowing what not to buy can be as helpful as knowing what to buy

It’s easy to become enamored when a car is shiny and new, complete with a new-car smell. But over time that seemingly great choice can look like a bad decision.

At Consumer Reports they spend a lot of time helping consumers make the best choices. But the same testing and surveys they use to make those determinations also show you which products to avoid.

To help you keep buyer’s remorse at bay when it comes to car shopping, Consumer Reports has assembled a list of the worst picks in 10 popular categories based on the lowest Overall Score. The Overall Score provides a complete picture of each model, combining road-test score, predicted reliability, owner satisfaction, and safety, including government and insurance industry crash-test results.

While some of these cars have their fans, Consumer Reports suggest that these stay off your shopping list. There are literally many better choices in each category. Consider one of their Top Picks, or use the new-car selector to find the models that excel in the areas that matter most to you.

1. Cadillac Escalade
2. Land Rover Discovery Sport
3. Maserati Ghibli
4. Mercedes-Benz CLA
5. Dodge Journey

6. Toyota Tacoma --For decades, Toyota’s compact pickups have earned the reputation for being un-killable workhorses. But the average modern truck buyer expects a lot more comfort and convenience from their pickup then they did 20 years ago, and, for that, the Tacoma sticks out in all the wrong ways. A stiff ride, rocky on-road handling, uncomfortable interior, and early model reliability issues have left buyers and CR’s reviewers cold.

7. Chrysler 200
8. Fiat 500L
9. Mitsubishi i-MiEV
10. Mitsubishi Mirage