15 Used Cars That You Should Avoid

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Steer Clear of These Used Cars at a Dealership

From SUVs and pickup trucks to luxury cars, all types of vehicles are susceptible to poor reliability scores and subpar ratings. The vehicles on this slideshow, though, are some of the worst used cars, SUVs, and trucks you can buy.

To make this list, we’ve compiled data from vehicles with the lowest overall scores in our used car rankings, and have also taken predicted reliability ratings into consideration. Every individual car’s score consists of five major criteria: critics’ rating, performance, interior, total cost of ownership, and safety. For this list, we’ve gone back as far as 2007, as vehicles from that model year can still be considered (relatively) modern.

Unfortunately, you’ll notice that one automaker dominates the list: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. The Italian-American corporation is in charge of Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, Ram, and Maserati. General Motors, another American automaker that’s in charge of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac, also has quite a few vehicles on this list. The highest overall U.S. News score a car has on this list is a 5.5 out of 10, and the highest predicted reliability score is a three out of five, or average.

Keep in mind that the vehicles are sorted from highest to lowest rating, with a vehicle’s individual predicted reliability rating breaking any ties in overall score.

Read on to learn about the cars you should avoid buying, if you’re looking at used vehicles.

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