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 10 vehicles with the lowest scores in their categories. For more, check out the article from Consumer Reports.
We're surprised to see the Lexus LS on this list of vehicles that owners say aren't satisfying. The Japanese sedan boasts a strong powertrain, optional hybrid power, and coddles the interior occupants in a quiet cocoon of leather-lined luxury. On the flip side, it's very expensive, and may not match its German rivals in overall driving enjoyment.
Lexus LS Information
The Infiniti QX60 crossover boasts slinky exterior styling and a roomy three-row interior. But it hasn't been properly updated in several years, and some owners may have hard time coming to grips with its continuously variable automatic transmission.
Infiniti QX60 Information
The Toyota C-HR is the only vehicle from the Japanese automaker on this list. Owners have dinged the little crossover for poor visibility and performance, and the lack of all-wheel drive is an issue since many of its competitors offer it.
Toyota C-HR Information
This is the second year in row that the Chevrolet Trax shows up on this list. Last year, Consumer Reports had nothing positive to say about Chevy's tiny crossover, calling it "a model cheaply cobbled together from the underwhelming, built-to-price Sonic." Ouch.
Chevrolet Trax Information
The latest Nissan Pathfinder switched from a traditional body-on-frame SUV into a car-based crossover. Its V6 engine and continuously variable transmission don't offer noteworthy performance. The Pathfinder is an overall boring vehicle.
Nissan Pathfinder Information
Mazda CX-3 Information
The Jeep Compass resides in a super popular segment of the automotive marketplace, going up against such industry stalwarts as the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. While it has legitimate off-road capabilities when optioned properly, its four-cylinder powertrain is in dire need of an update.
Jeep Compass Information
The BMW X1 moved to a front-wheel-drive platform back in 2016, which rankled some of the German automaker's traditional customer base. It's the smallest crossover from BMW, and nothing about it really stands out from the rest of its entry-level luxury peers.
BMW X1 Information
The Jeep Renegade is the off-road brand's smallest and least expensive vehicle, and Consumer Reports has in the past cited its styling and cargo space as positives. But its poor-performing nine-speed automatic transmission is the a longstanding sore spot.
Jeep Renegade Information
There's a brand-new Mercedes-Benz GLA on the way, but this rating applies to the older model that shares a lot of its bits and pieces with the Infiniti QX30. This outgoing model is cramped inside with poor visibility, and it lacks the German brand's traditional solid driving feel and tech-forward interior.