Consumer Reports' Least Satisfying New Cars
Would you do it all over again?
“Considering all factors (price, performance, reliability, comfort, enjoyment, etc.), would you get this car if you had it to do all over again?”
That's the question Consumer Reports asks its online and print subscribers each and every year, and the results are telling. From the responses of owners, CR then assigns each make and model an overall satisfaction score.
We've assembled a list of seven vehicles with the lowest scores in their categories. For more, check out the article from Consumer Reports.
Kia Rio: 40 Percent
Of all the cars sold in the United States, none has a lower score than the Kia Rio. Only 40 percent of owners surveyed by Consumer Reports say they'd buy a Kia Rio again, which is 13 percentage points lower than the next worst-scoring car in its subcompact category.
According to CR, owners complain of a poor backseat, too little cargo space and an overall lack of features.
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Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot: 46 Percent
In the sport utility vehicle class, the Jeep Compass and Jeep Patriot tied for last position on Consumer Reports' list of the least satisfying new cars, with just 46 percent of owners saying they'd definitely buy the little 'utes if they had it all over to do again.
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Hyundai Veloster: 50 PercentJust 50 percent of Hyundai Veloster owners responded to Consumer Reports that they'd definitely buy the little hatchback again if given the chance. Owners complained of a lack of usable space and difficulty getting in and out of the vehicle.
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Nissan Quest: 54 Percent
It seems many owners aren't very happy with their Nissan Quest minivans. Consumer Reports says that only 54 percent of Quest owners respond that they'd buy the vehicle again, which is a whopping 24 percentage points behind the segment leader.
A litany of problems were reported with Nissan's minivan, including cheap interior materials and a stubborn transmission. What's more, it's poor small front overlap safety score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gives some drivers cause for concern.