Buying a new car? Too much choice is usually better than little or no choice…but even when it comes to big price tag items like cars, the sheer quantity of cars to choose from can be over the top if not just overwhelming. Aware of it…and like it or not…buying a new car is as much of an emotional decision as it is a financial decision. So protecting yourself from the emotional element getting out of control by baking in some objective advice and research…seems like a no brainer. That’s where Consumer Reports fits into the car buying strategy. Research is all they do.
Want to increase your odds of a successful purchase by knocking out the BIG mistakes? Here’s Consumer Reports 10 Lowest Rated Choices for 2016. Having the lowest Overall Score in their respective categories means that criteria like owner satisfaction, safety, road-test score and reliability results get included in the final answer. Even government and insurance industry crash-test results are considered.
- Lowest-Rated Subcompact: Mitsubishi Mirage
- Lowest-Rated Compact: Fiat 500L
- Lowest-Rated Midsized Sedan: Chrysler 200
- Lowest-Rated Compact Luxury Car: Mercedes-Benz CLA250