Today’s market gives you more than 250 new vehicles to choose from. Unfortunately, not every model is worth the money. When shopping for a new ride, you should always seek to get the best possible deal. Here are 12 new cars to avoid in 2020.
The Dodge Journey is among the least expensive crossovers in its class. However, it doesn’t measure up well against the competition. Not only does the Journey fail to offer advanced safety features like blind-spot monitoring, but it also has an extremely underpowered base engine. Furthermore, resale value is very low.
The BMW 7 Series has some good points, including a luxurious cabin. However, it has a high sticker price. This full-size luxury sedan is also expensive to maintain. After BMW’s warranty expires, owners can expect to spend a lot of money on repairs.
An all-new Cadillac CT4 will soon hit the streets. It’s designed to replace the current ATS, which has not received a good rating from Consumer Reports. Because of this compact sedan’s cramped backseat, many families won’t have enough room to spread out. If you decide to trade in the ATS, don’t expect to get a big return on your investment.
On paper, the Acura ILX seems like a sweet deal. However, don’t be misled by its low price tag. While the ILX has a sharp look, it’s actually based on the old Honda Civic. This means performance won’t be as good. Its interior also feels a bit dated.
Many drivers looking for a luxury SUV consider the Porsche Cayenne as an option. Despite its elegant styling and sporty handling, the Cayenne isn’t a great value. While prices start at around $67,000, some trims exceed $100,000. For many people, simply keeping up with the SUV’s cost of maintenance will be an issue.
With the ability to accommodate up to nine people, the Chevrolet Suburban appeals to big families. However, it forces you to make many sacrifices. Fuel economy in the city is especially poor. Also, don’t expect the truck-based Suburban to handle nearly as well as a modern crossover.
The Infinity Q50 is one sharp-looking luxury sedan. Nevertheless, it does suffer from a few issues. For starters, Consumer Reports takes points away for the Q50’s below-average resale value. This car’s worth plummets dramatically after five years of ownership. Fuel economy could also be better.
The Fiat 500L is sized just right for the city. Sadly, this compact hatchback’s reliability isn’t up to par. Don’t be surprised if you have to make multiple trips to the repair shop. You will also be disappointed by the 500L’s lack of safety technology.
This is one of the cheapest minivans on the American market. It’s also the oldest. Families will be especially concerned by the Caravan’s questionable safety scores. When buying a new Caravan, you’ll also be missing out on popular features like Android Auto and Android Auto smartphone support.
Many people are a fan of the Chevrolet Camaro’s muscular performance. With that said, this car offers terrible outward visibility. When driving on a crowded highway, its blind spots create a big safety hazard. Because of the Camaro’s tiny backseat and limited trunk space, it’s not as practical as some of the other cars in the segment.
Jaguar promotes the F-Pace as a fun and luxurious crossover SUV. The biggest issue with the F-Pace is its subpar reliability. If you do decide to purchase the F-Pace, be sure to save up for maintenance and repairs. Meanwhile, drivers who upgrade to a more powerful engine will get rewarded with mediocre fuel efficiency.
In recent years, Mitsubishi has started to focus more on keeping the cost of its vehicles low. While the Mirage is certainly easy on the wallet, its quality is below average. Poor safety ratings give you more reason to avoid this subcompact car. Folks looking to have fun will ultimately be let down by the new Mirage. Sluggish acceleration and poor handling make it dreadful to drive.
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