Worst New Cars & SUVs of the Year You Should Avoid

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    WORST VEHICLES OF 2011. The only American company without cars on the list of the worst cars is Ford, says Forbes, while the worst Americans cars are Dodge Dakota, Chevy Tahoe Hybrid and the Chrysler Town & Country. On the other hand among the worst cars are Mercedes Benz S550, Smart Fortwo and Nissan Titan.

In the same way there is a recognition to the best vehicles in the industry, there is also a "painful" recognition to the worst car.

Forbes company recently released its famous blacklist of the Worst Cars of the Year, which is nothing more than the "sad" recognition to the worst in the automobile industry, which this year is mostly composed of American vehicles, with the exception of the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Smart Fortwo and the Nissan Tiida. Ford was saved from being, literally off the this list.

The criteria to welcome each model was taken from the results given by Consumer Reports, including the categories of "most reliable", "best and worst in safety", "best and worst in fuel consumption", and the "most expensive in terms of maintenance".

List of the worst cars of 2011 according to Forbes

1. Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid

Although General Motors renewed much of its line, seems to have forgotten this SUV as it received poor grades in terms of value, safety performance and reliability.

2. Dodge Nitro

Does anyone know what are the qualities of the Nitro? Because according to the Consumer Reports researches, this model appears in the list of worst value, worst cars, low reliability and lower fuel efficiency.

3. Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

This is one of the most iconic cars in the industry, but the manufacturer has been unable to give it the quality that it deserves, which led it to appear in the list of the worst cars, worst value and little reliability. Its sister, the Jeep Liberty, also presented the same problems.

4. Chevrolet Colorado

Something that should have a working pickup is a high level of profitability and a good performance on security issues, something that certainly is missing in this Chevrolet model, according to the researches from Consumer Reports.

5. Chrysler Town & Country

This is one of the favorite U.S. minivans, but if it want to achieve real competition with their Japanese counterparts, it would be good that Chrysler work harder on its reliability and reduce its maintenance costs.

6. Nissan Titan

This Japanese truck was chosen by Forbes for being in the list of Consumer Reports by its low reliability and low efficiency.

7. Cadillac Escalade

Despite of having an attractive look and one of the most luxurious interiors in its class, in its base model, this huge SUV was rated by Consumer Reports as one of the models with worst value, most high maintenance costs and low safety performance.

8. Mercedes-Benz S550

The German brand cars are distinguished by its highest quality, as well as a unique design and comfort. These two points can not be denied in the sedan, but is weak in terms of value and fuel efficiency, in addition of its high maintenance costs.

9. Smart Fortwo

Is a model that usually leads the lists of efficiency, but Consumer Reports also included it in the list of the worst cars, besides the manufacturer should put a little more attention on the issue of reliability.

10. Chevrolet Aveo / Aveo5

Its manufacturer worked hard on this car and defends it at any cost, but its poor grades in reliability and performance make doubting that it is a good model. As if this were not enough, the Aveo joined the Consumer Reports list of the of the worst cars.

Although such information could suggest that neither Chrysler nor Chevrolet could do things right, we must remember that many of their latest models were not included, which suggests that both are on the right direction of restructuring.