Buying a car is an investment and you want it to be a reliable one. All of us know that the resale value of even the most extravagant cars drop once it leaves the showroom. Looking at all the marketing around you and it would be easy to think all cars are good, reliable and worth your money.
You don’t want to be disappointed after you make the purchase and that is why good research saves cost. Spend some time reading up on various consumer advice sites, they conduct extensive surveys where owners rate their cars, giving you more info to make a well-informed decision when buying a car.
Today, we've done the hard work for you, and bring you a list of cars that will most likely be a horrible investment this year. Here are the 15 worst cars, trucks, and suvs for 2020.
15. Jeep Wrangler
The ratings for the Wrangler have been steadily dropping over the past few years and the Jeep Wrangler is downright noisy on the highway, and it is inconceivable to use it as a daily driver. Its fuel economy ratings are neither friendly on the pocket or the environment. And of course, there are the famous steering woes that drivers have been complaining about for years - also known as the death wobble.
14. Volkswagen Atlas
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Volkswagen has been trying to regain the trust of consumers ever since their emissions scandal a few years back. The Atlas doesn't offer much legroom or headroom, but it could still work as a decent family car - as long as no one in the family is tall. Don't purchase it for its cool voice-controlled features though, as it won't recognize your voice and fails to deliver on its promise.
13. Volkswagen Tiguan
This Tiguan doesn't fare better than the Atlas. The interior and general comfort are still strong points for this vehicle, but the fuel efficiency is poor, to say the least, and the acceleration is laughable. The horsepower output could be better and the towing capacity does not let you pull heavy loads.
12. Acura MDX
It is pretty ironic that the MDX is on this list because it is one of the better models from Acura. This is a good family wagon and has a decent interior, however, it can be frustrating because of an infotainment system that's anything but userfriendly. The cargo capacity is also a let-down compared to the competition.
11. Tesla Model X
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By now, only the most enthusiastic of Tesla fanboys would even consider buying a Model X. The over-priced SUV is nothing more than a gimmick. Nothing works, the build quality is horrible, and the car will most likely spend more time getting fixed at the dealership than it will be driven or parked outside your house.
10. Chrysler Pacifica
The Chrysler Pacifica does not stand a chance against its competitors. The price is too high, especially with the materials and equipment that you get. The absolute worst problems with the Pacifica are the 9-speed automatic transmission, which is rough, hesitant, and clunky, and the adaptive cruise control which is overly sensitive.
9. Nissan Armada
The Nissan Armada is a luxury SUV that fails to deliver on its luxury promise - it still commands a high-end price though. Other than that, it's over-sized, whether that's good or bad is up to owners to decide, but it does mean that it's a real gas guzzler. You're probably better off looking elsewhere for a large luxury vehicle.
8. Kia Stinger
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Everyone loves the Kia Stinger, right?! So why is it here on this list? Well, it's a great car - unless you want comfort. The Stinger's sporty nature means that you'll feel every little bump and unevenness in the road. The sedan could just as well have been a coupe because the rear seats are useless.
7. Cadillac ATS
Consumer Reports has rated the Cadillac ATS poorly due to it being uncomfortable. That's not good for a company that has branded itself as one that makes comfortable and luxurious cars. You'd probably be sitting more comfortably in a taxi. The sleek exterior does not reflect what the interior offers.
6. Jeep Cherokee
The design is bland and boring, it has a sluggish base engine, the fuel economy is poor, the cost of the higher trim levels isn't worth it, and its towing capacity is nothing to write home about. A vehicle in this segment comes with certain expectations, and the Cherokee fails to deliver on its promised value.
5. Infiniti Q50
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The Infiniti Q50 has gotten decent reviews and has earned a reputation for handling like a sports car. However, the fuel economy is poor, and the only area it can actually compete with German cars in its class is on price. The Germans have it beat when it comes to luxury, comfort, and technology.
4. Volvo XC 90
The big Volvo has been plagued with problems since day one. Mostly electrical issues and problems with the infotainment system. In addition, it has a downright appalling fuel economy, and it's very overpriced for what you get. It's not just the car that's expensive, servicing and repairs don't come cheap either.
3. Lincoln Nautilus
The rear visibility or the lack thereof, as well as an outdated gear shifting mechanism really makes it one uncomfortable ride. The biggest issue is the poor reliability rating. This is not a car you buy in order to keep it for years to come, it's way too fragile for that.
2. Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado is rated as one of the least reliable cars, and it offers an uncomfortable ride as well! While fuel efficiency is one of its positives, it seems like this car has nothing else much to go for it. The car is reported to be noisy, rides rough, and has uncomfortable seats. All of this combined is simply a deal-breaker.
1. Chevrolet Camaro
The good thing is that the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro offers an LT1 version with a V8 engine that's cheaper than the SS version. Other than that, the Camaro is fairly soulless and uncomfortable. As with most sports cars, it's only really ever fun for the driver. If that's what you want, then go for it.