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    The worst value new car on the market is the Nissan Armada, according to the venerable publication Consumer Reports. With terrible fuel economy, poor reliability, a high starting sticker price and bad driving dynamics, this big SUV costs a whopping $1.20 per mile driven. For comparison, the Toyota Prius, which is the best value new car, costs only 47 cents per mile.

    In addition the the Armada, Consumer Reports put together a list of the worst value cars in a number of segments including sedans, SUVs and pickups. These are the cars that cost owners the most amount of money per mile driven based on fuel economy, reliability, versatility and several other aspects.

    Head on through to see which vehicles offer the least bang for the buck.
  • Compact/Subcompact Car: Volkswagen Beetle
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    Compact/Subcompact Car: Volkswagen Beetle

    Sticker Price: $19,995 - $32,395
    Invoice Price: $19,195 - $31,099
    Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

    Although the new generation of the iconic Beetle hatchback is much more sharply styled and fun to drive, Volkswagens have never had a great reputation for reliability. The Beetle costs more to drive per mile than any other compact or subcompact car out there right now. A better option is the Toyota Prius.

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  • Midsize Car: Nissan Altima
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    Midsize Car: Nissan Altima

    Sticker Price: $22,010 - $30,660
    Invoice Price: $20,590 - $28,020
    Fuel Economy: 27 mpg City, 38 mpg Highway

    The highest five-year cost of ownership in the popular midsize sedan segment belongs to the Nissan Altima, according to Consumer Reports. Though its quite fuel efficient and comes with a nice interior, it's simply not as good of a value as some other options in the class, such as the Honda Accord, Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry and Subaru Legacy.

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  • Large Car: Ford Taurus
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    Large Car: Ford Taurus

    Sticker Price: $26,700 - $39,900
    Invoice Price: $24,631 - $36,808
    Fuel Economy: 19 mpg City, 29 mpg Highway

    It has handsome styling and a roomy interior, but the Ford Taurus is also pricey and has not performed well on road tests for some critics. Consumer Reports says that this is the worst value large car and that you're better off with something else, such as the Toyota Avalon Hybrid.

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  • Luxury Car: BMW 750
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    Luxury Car: BMW 750

    Sticker Price: $86,800 - $93,500
    Invoice Price: $79,855 - $86,020
    Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway

    With a starting sticker price of nearly $87,000, poor fuel economy and quick depreciation, it's not difficult to see why the BMW 750 is a bad value. Of course, you do get a superbly appointed interior and a powerful 4.4L V8 engine. But if you're looking to get bang for your buck with a big luxury car (which you probably aren't), Consumer Reports suggests you look at the Lexus ES 300h.

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  • Convertible/Sports Car: Chevrolet Camaro
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    Convertible/Sports Car: Chevrolet Camaro

    Sticker Price: $23,555 - $60,255
    Invoice Price: $22,613 - $57,845
    Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 28 mpg highway

    Although its powerful and lots of fun to drive, the Chevrolet Camaro -- more specifically, the Camaro SS -- is a poor value if you're looking to buy a sports car or a convertible. According to Consumer Reports, you're better off with the Mazda MX-5 Miata, which isn't quite as fast, but is still a hoot on the road.

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  • Wagon/Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country
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    Wagon/Minivan: Chrysler Town & Country

    Sticker Price: $30,765 - $41,765
    Invoice Price: $29,534 - $39,654
    Fuel Economy: 17 mpg city, 25 mpg highway

    The Chrysler Town & Country isn't a bad minivan. It has a superb interior and is extremely versatile. But it costs a lot to own. The Town & Country isn't as fuel efficient or reliable as its competition. Better value options include the Honda Odyssey, Toyota Sienna and Mazda5.

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  • Small SUV: Ford Escape
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    Small SUV: Ford Escape

    Sticker Price: $23,100 - $30,850
    Invoice Price: $21,772 - $28,769
    Fuel Economy: 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway

    Quality issues have plagued the Ford Escape since it was redesigned for the 2013 model year. The small crossover has been recalled seven times already. Better value options in the small SUV segment include the Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5 and Subaru Forester.

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  • Midsize SUV: Jeep Wrangler
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    Midsize SUV: Jeep Wrangler

    Sticker Price: $22,395 - $30,995
    Invoice Price: $21,838 - $29,216
    Fuel Economy: 17 mpg City, 21 mpg Highway

    Although it comes with legendary off-road prowess and a great drop-top for sunny summer days, the Jeep Wrangler isn't a good value if you're looking for a midsize SUV. Among other issues, owners pay a lot to keep the Wrangler filled up. The best midsize SUV value, according to Consumer Reports, is the Nissan Murano.

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  • Luxury/Large SUV: Nissan Armada
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    Luxury/Large SUV: Nissan Armada

    Sticker Price: $36,890 - $52,360
    Invoice Price: $33,588 - $47,653
    Fuel Economy: 13 mpg City, 19 mpg Highway

    This big hulking SUV is the worst value in the entire auto industry, according to Consumer Reports. The Nissan Armada is terrible on fuel, unreliable, expensive to buy and not at all engaging to drive.

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  • Pickup: Ford F-250
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    Pickup: Ford F-250

    Sticker Price: $30,035 - $47,520
    Invoice Price: $27,707 - $43,837
    Fuel Economy: NA

    The Ford F-250 is a highly capable machine, but from a value standpoint, it's the worst pickup for the money, according to Consumer Reports. Pickup buyers will want to look elsewhere if value is a priority. The publication says that the best value pickup is the low-volume Honda Ridgeline.

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