Consumer Reports Lists Top 10 Most Loved, Hated Cars

If you’re in the market to buy a new car, then you’re probably interested in the opinions of others who have already purchased the car you may be thinking of buying. And, while you may be curious about things like features and safety, most of that information is easy to find online. What’s not so easy to find online is whether or not people actually LIKE their cars…until now.

Consumer Reports Magazine recently published information on what surveyed car owners thought of their vehicles. It looked at 230,000 vehicles made over the past three years in an effort to find the most beloved (and the most hated!) cars currently on the market.

While it’s fun and very interesting to look at the results of the survey, remember to take what you read with a grain of salt. People often gripe about small things or accidentally misreport information on surveys. Plus, your experience could always be different than someone else’s. With that said, though, it’s definitely fun to see what other people have to say.

The Shining Star

Coming in at the top of the “loved list” was the Tesla Model S. A whopping 97% of the vehicle’s current owners said that, if they had it to do over again, they would definitely purchase the car. They praised its performance and low ownership costs.
Other favorites on the list included the Chevrolet Corvette, the Porsche Macan, the Porche 911, and the Porche Cayman.

Hated Cars

On the not-so-loved list- okay, the hated list- car owners reported dissatisfaction mostly with cheaper vehicles. Taking the “worst car” title was the Kia Rio, closely followed by the Nissan Sentra, the Jeep Compass, and the Jeep Patriot. Both jeep versions are set to be discontinued, so apparently, nobody really liked them all that much!

An Important Takeaway

One thing to pay attention to as you browse through the list (provided below), is which brands are featured more than once. Obviously, those brands are pretty darn good at satisfying customers, so that’s definitely something to consider and think about as you shop.
However, you should also keep in mind that everyone is different and wants different things in a car. As such, just because someone else wasn’t happy with a particular vehicle doesn’t mean you should shun it automatically. If you have your heart set on a vehicle on the “hated” list, you can still check it out or take it for a test drive! You might find that your opinion isn’t in line with that of the people surveyed, and that’s okay!

The List

Without further ado, here are the hated and loved lists for your perusal:

Most Satisfying Cars:

  • Tesla Model S
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Porsche Cayman
  • Porsche Macan
  • Porsche 911
  • Acura MDX
  • Ford Mustang
  • BMW 2 Series
  • Subaru Outback
  • Volkswagen Golf

Least Satisfying Cars

  • Kia Rio
  • Nissan Sentra
  • Jeep Compass
  • Jeep Patriot
  • Hyundai Veloster
  • Dodge Journey
  • Nissan Versa Note
  • Nissan Juke
  • Fiat 500L
  • Nissan Pathfinder
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