Most people that write about cars do it because they love the things. For some lunatics (ourselves included), cars can be a source of unadulterated joy. They can mean freedom, self-expression, and even become an extension of who we are. That’s why there are a number of great car magazines and websites for people like us.
But for everyone else, cars are just cars. They get us from point A to point B, and should do it with as little hassle as possible. Most car buyers don’t want to hear about “passion” or “feel,” they want to know what’s reliable, what’s affordable, and what will last them the longest. So instead of turning to the “buff books” as they’re known, many car agnostic buyers turn to a trusted source when they need to buy a new car: Consumer Reports.
CR has spent nearly 80 years scientifically separating the wheat from the chaff and dispensing clear-headed consumer advice on everything from appliances to your next car. Recently, the magazine released its 10 best list for 2017. Now, hot on the heels of that, comes the 10 worst of the year. While CR’s standouts were a little surprising, its bottom of the barrel is chock with many of the usual suspects. Read on to see the 10 lowest rated cars of 2017, according to Consumer Reports.