Please find below the list of the least reliable new cars, which is based on the last three years of each model. If a model has not been redesigned in this period, it will appear with an asterisk.
- 1. Ford C-MAX Energi (Plug-in Hybrid)
- 2. Ford Escape (1.6L Ecoboost)
- 3. Mini Cooper Countryman
- 4. Ford C-Max Hybrid
- 5. Nissan Pathfinder
- 6. Volkswagen Beetle
- 7. Cadillac XTS
- 8. Ford Explorer (V6, 4WD)
- 9. Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- 10. Ford Taurus (turbo)
The bad thing about this list, just in case you didn't notice it, is that 5 of them are Ford. Seeing some of them on this list aren't a surprise as they have bad records and are known for their poor reliability, like the Volkswagen Beetle or the Ford Taurus. But, some others are a complete surprise for me, that's the case of the Cadillac XTS, which I thought was an outstanding vehicle with no cons.
The point is that if you are thinking of buying a new car this coming 2014, and among your choices is included one of these 10 listed above, you should do the homework and research before going to the dealership to test them. It is always good to read about the experience that other owners have had with their cars since the moment they bought them from the dealership.
If you are an owner of one of these vehicles mentioned above, it would great if you can share how have been the experience with your car.