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Report: Forbes releases 2011 Worst Cars on the Road list

by Aaron Richardson (RSS feed) on Apr 27th 2011 at 6:01PM

 
2011 Cadillac Escalade

Forbes’ Worst Cars on the Road – Click above for high-res image gallery

Forbes has released its 2011 Worst Cars on the Road list, and the outcome is not pretty for American manufacturers. With the exception of the 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, the 2011 Smart ForTwo and the 2011 Nissan Titan, the cars on the list are all American-made. Worse than that, they all come from two manufacturers: General Motors and Chrysler. Ford managed to avoid the list completely.

To determine which cars get the dubious honor and which don’t, Forbes compiles results from six studies by Consumer Reports including the Most Reliable Cars Report, Best and Worst Safety Performance Survey, Best and Worst Fuel Economy, Highest Cost of Ownership, the Best and Worst Values Report and Consumer Reports’ overall scores for new cars.

Chrysler made the list with the 2010 Chrysler Town & Country, which racked up dismal scores for reliability and cost of ownership. Both the 2011 Jeep Wrangler and the Jeep Liberty made the cut, with the Liberty scoring poorly for reliability and fuel economy. The Wrangler joined the Liberty in the reliability department, and also ranked for worst value, and made a spot on Consumer Reports’ Worst Cars list. The 2011 Dodge Nitro and Dodge Dakota made the list for similar reasons.

The picture is almost as bleak at GM, where offerings from Chevrolet and Cadillac crowded the picture. The base model 2011 Cadillac Escalade earned spots on the Worst Value, Highest Cost of Ownership and Worst Safety Performance lists. The 2011 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid hung with the Cadillac for Worst Value and safety, and earned a spot on the Least Reliable roster as well. The Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Colorado rounded out the worst General Motors offerings for 2011.

Though the results make it seem like General Motors and Chrysler still can’t do anything right, there are plenty of vehicles from both manufacturers that didn’t make the list. Added to that, luxury vehicles like the Escalade are at a disadvantage in the value and cost of ownership categories. Head over to Forbes for further explanation on how the worst cars are weeded out. Thanks for the tip, Irving!

[Source: Forbes]

 

 

 

 

 

Worst American Made models

Model Score
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 17
Ford Ranger XLT (V6) 25
Jeep Liberty Sport 27
Smart ForTwo Passion 28
Chevrolet Aveo5 1LT (hatchback) 31
Dodge Nitro SLT (3.7) 33
Chevrolet Aveo LT (sedan) 36
Toyota FJ Cruiser 36
 
Worst Cars of 2010 73

Worst Cars of 2010

I came across this list of Forbes 7 worst made cars of 2010. I found it shocking to see that analysts were giving General Motors a positive outlook for 2010 even though 4 of the 7 models were GM built; the Cadillac Escalade (their best selling car) topped the list for worst value. I would think that after car buyers read this report, that many would think twice before buying a General Motor car.  

 
 

Cadillac Escalade

Car Segment:Luxury SUV
Reliability Score: Fair
Value Score:Rated among the worst in value
Safety Score: Rated among the worst in safety.
Overall Score: 61 out of 100 (61%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 2 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $62,495

 
 

Chevrolet Aveo

Car Segment: Compact Car
Predicted Reliability Score: Poor
Value Score: Not rated among the worst in overall value
Safety Score: Not rated among the worst in overall safety.
Overall Score: 36 out of 100 (36%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 2 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $11,965

 
 

Chevrolet Colorado

Car Segment: Pickup Truck
Predicted Reliability Score: Poor
Value Score: Not rated among the worst in value
Safety Score: Rated among the worst in overall safety.
Overall Score: 41 out of 100 (41%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 2 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $16,985

 
 

Dodge Nitro

Car Segment: SUV
Predicted Reliability Score: Poor
Value Score: Rated among the worst in overall value
Safety Score: Not rated among the worst in safety.
Overall Score: 33 out of 100 (33%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 2 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $22,335

 
 

Ford F-250

Car Segment: Truck
Predicted Reliability Score: Poor
Value Score: Rated among the worst in overall value
Safety Score: Rated among the worst in safety.
Overall Score: 37 out of 100 (37%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 3 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $28,020

 
 

GMC Canyon

Car Segment: Truck
Predicted Reliability Score: Poor
Value Score: Rated among the worst in overall value
Safety Score: Not rated among the worst in safety.
Overall Score: 41 out of 100 (41%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 2 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $16,985

 
 

Jeep Wrangler

Car Segment: SUV
Predicted Reliability Score: Poor
Value Score: Rated among the worst in overall value (Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara)
Safety Score: Not rated among the worst in safety.
Overall Score: 17 out of 100 (17%)
J.D. Power Dependability Score: 2 out of 5 Power Circles
MSRP: $21,915

 
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