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Used Cars to Avoid Buying

Used Cars to Avoid Buying

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These 2007-16 models—listed alphabetically by make and model—have a record of much-worse-than-average overall reliability for the model years shown. We recommend skipping all of them. 

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Worst Used Cars

Listed alphabetically by make and model, these 108 vehicles have records of much-worse-than-average reliability, based on subscriber responses to our Annual Auto Survey.

Editor's Note: This list also appeared in the April 2018 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.



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Model Year(s) to Avoid
Acura ILX 2016
Acura MDX 2016
Acura TLX 2015
Audi A4 2009-2011
Audi Q7

2007

BMW 1 Series 2009, 2011, 2013
BMW 3 Series 2008, 2011
BMW 5 Series 2009-2011
BMW X3 2008, 2011-2012, 2017
BMW X5 2011-2013
Buick Enclave 2008-2011
Buick Encore 2013
Buick LaCrosse 2011, 2017
Buick Regal 2011, 2013
Buick Verano 2015
Cadillac ATS 2016
Cadillac CTS 2008, 2014-2015
Cadillac DTS 2011
Cadillac Escalade 2015-2016
Cadillac SRX 2008
Cadillac STS 2008
Cadillac XTS 2013, 2016
Chevrolet Camaro 2016-2017
Chevrolet Colorado 2015-2016
Chevrolet Corvette 2014-2017
Chevrolet Cruze 2011-2012, 2014, 2017
Chevrolet Equinox 2010-2011
Chevrolet HHR 2008
Chevrolet Malibu

2013

Chevrolet Silverado 1500 2017
Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD 2011
Chevrolet Silverado 3500HD 2011, 2013
Chevrolet Sonic 2012
Chevrolet Suburban 2008, 2014-2016
Chevrolet Tahoe 2009, 2015, 2017
Chevrolet Traverse 2009-2012
Chrysler 200

2015

Chrysler 300 2013-2014
Chrysler PT Cruiser 2008
Chrysler Town & Country 2008-2011
Dodge Challenger 2010, 2016
Dodge Charger 2013, 2015
Dodge Dart 2013-2014
Dodge Durango 2011-2013, 2016
Dodge Grand Caravan 2008-2011
Dodge Journey 2009, 2012, 2014, 2016
Fiat 500 2012-2015
Fiat 500L

2014

Ford Edge 2012
Ford Expedition 2013
Ford Explorer 2012, 2016
Ford F-350 2008
Ford Fiesta 2011-2016
Ford Flex 2010, 2012
Ford Focus 2012-2016
Ford Fusion 2017
Ford Mustang 2012, 2015, 2017
Ford Transit Connect 2014
GMC Acadia 2008-2011, 2013-2014, 2017
GMC Canyon 2015-2016
GMC Sierra 1500 2017
GMC Sierra 2500HD 2011
GMC Sierra 3500HD 2011, 2013
GMC Terrain 2010-2011
GMC Yukon 2009, 2015, 2017
GMC Yukon XL 2008, 2014-2016
Hyundai Sonata 2011
Hyundai Tucson

2016

Hyundai Veloster 2012
Infiniti Q50 2016
Infiniti QX60 2014-2015
Jaguar F-Pace 2017
Jeep Cherokee 2014-2015
Jeep Grand Cherokee 2011-2015
Jeep Patriot 2014
Jeep Renegade 2015
Jeep Wrangler 2012
Kia Sportage 2013
Lexus GX 2016
Lincoln MKC 2017
Lincoln MKX 2016-2017
Mazda 5 2008
Mazda CX-9 2013, 2016
Mazda MX-5 Miata 2009, 2015-2016
Mercedes-Benz GLC 2016-2017
Mercedes-Benz GL-Class 2012-2013, 2015
Mercedes-Benz S-Class

2015

Mini Cooper 2008-2013, 2015
Mini Cooper Clubman 2009
Mini Cooper Countryman 2012-2013, 2016
Nissan Pathfinder 2013-1014
Nissan Rogue 2008
Nissan Rogue Select 2014
Nissan Sentra 2013, 2015
Nissan Versa Note 2014
Pontiac G6 2008
Porsche Cayenne 2016
Ram 1500 2014-2015
Ram 2500 2013-2015
Ram 3500 2012, 2014-2016
Saturn Outlook 2008-2009
Subaru Outback

2008

Subaru

WRX / STi

2015

Tesla Model S 2013
Tesla Model X 2016-2017
Toyota Tacoma 2016
Volkswagen Beetle

2015

Volkswagen CC 2010, 2012
Volkswagen Eos 2012
Volkswagen Golf 2015-2016
Volkswagen Golf SportWagen 2015
Volkswagen GTI 2011-2012, 2015-2016
Volkswagen Jetta 2008, 2011, 2015
Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

2011, 2014

Volkswagen Passat 2013-2014
Volkswagen Tiguan 2009, 2011-2013, 2015
Volkswagen Touareg 2012
Volvo S60 2015
Volvo XC90 2016-2017

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