These 2006-15 models have a record of below-average overall reliability. They’re listed alphabetically by make and model. The worst used cars are shown in bold italics; they’re models with much-worse-than-average overall reliability based on multiple years of data. We recommend skipping all of them.

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The Worst of the Worst Used Cars

Make

Model1

Model Years to Avoid1

Acura

RLX2014
AcuraTLX2015

Audi

A4

2006-2007, 2009-2011

AudiA52010-2011

BMW

1 Series2012
BMW3 Series

2006-2009, 2011

BMW4 Series2015
BMW5 Series

2006-2008, 2010-2012, 2015

BMWi32014
BMWX3

2006-2008, 2011

BMWX52011-2014

Buick

Enclave2008-2011
BuickLaCrosse

2006-2008, 2010-2011

BuickLucerne

2007, 2009-2011

BuickRainer2006
BuickRegal2011
BuickRendezvous2006
BuickTerraza2006

Cadillac

ATS2012-2014
CadillacCTS

2006, 2008-2010

CadillacDTS2006-2007
CadillacEscalade2015
CadillacSRX2010-2013
CadillacXTS2013

Chevrolet

Avalanche

2007-2008, 2011

ChevroletCamaro2013
ChevroletCobalt2007
ChevroletColorado

2008
2015

ChevroletCorvette2015
ChevroletCruze

2011-2013

ChevroletEquinox2006-2011
ChevroletHHR

2006, 2010

ChevroletImpala

2006-2008
2013

ChevroletMalibu2006-2008
ChevroletSilverado

2008-2009, 2014-2015

ChevroletSonic2013
ChevroletSuburban

2008-2009, 2015

ChevroletTahoe2015
ChevroletTrailBlazer2006
ChevroletTraverse2009-2011
ChevroletUplander2006

Chrysler

200

2012-2013, 2015

Chrysler3002013-2014
ChryslerPacifica2007
ChryslerPT Cruiser2006-2008
ChryslerSebring2006
ChryslerTown & Country2006-2013

Dodge

Caliber2007
DodgeCaravan2006-2007
DodgeChallenger2013-2014
DodgeCharger2013
DodgeDakota2006
DodgeDart2013-2014
DodgeDurango

2011-2012, 2014

DodgeGrand Caravan2006-2013
DodgeJourney

2009, 2012-2014

DodgeRam 15002009-2010
DodgeRam 25002006
DodgeStratus2006

Fiat

500

2012-2013, 2015

Fiat500L2014

Ford

C-Max2013
FordEdge2012
FordEscape

2006-2008, 2010, 2013

FordExpedition2012
FordExplorer

2006, 2010-2012

FordF-1502011-2012
FordF-250

2006, 2008, 2011, 2013

FordF-350

2006, 2008

FordFiesta2011-2014
FordFocus2012-2014
FordFreestyle
2006
FordFusion2013
FordMustang

2012-2013, 2015

FordTaurus2010-2011

GMC

Acadia2007-2014
GMCCanyon

2008, 2015

GMCEnvoy2006
GMCSierra 1500

2008-2009, 2014-2015

GMCTerrain2010-2011
GMCYukon2015
GMCYukon XL

2008-2009, 2015

HondaPilot

2010, 2015

Hyundai

Elantra2010-2011
HyundaiGenesis

2010, 2012

HyundaiGenesis Coupe2013
HyundaiSanta Fe

2010, 2015

HyundaiSonata2012
HyundaiVeracruz

2008, 2011

Infiniti

Q502014
InfinitiJX2013
InfinitiQX602014

Jeep

Cherokee2014-2015
JeepGrand Cherokee

2007, 2010-2014

JeepLiberty2006
JeepPatriot

2008, 2014

JeepWrangler

2006-2009, 2012-2013

Kia

Forte2012
KiaRio2013
KiaRondo2008
KiaSedona2006
KiaSorento2011

Lincoln

MKC2015
LincolnMKZ2013

Mazda

Mazda52006-2008
MazdaMazda62007
MazdaCX-72010
MazdaTribute

2006-2008, 2010

Mercedes-Benz

C-Class

2012, 2015

Mercedes-BenzCLA2014
Mercedes-BenzCLK2008
Mercedes-BenzGL-Class2013-2015
Mercedes-BenzM-Class

2007-2010, 2012

Mercedes-BenzS-Class2014

Mercury

Mariner

2006-2008, 2010

MercuryMountaineer

2006
2010

Mini

Cooper

2006-2012, 2014

MiniCountryman2011-2012

Nissan

Altima2013-2014
NissanFrontier

2006, 2015

NissanJuke2011-2012
NissanLeaf2013
NissanMaxima2006-2007
NissanPathfinder2013-2014
NissanQuest2012
NissanRogue2014
NissanSentra2013
NissanXterra2006

Pontiac

G5

2006, 2008-2009

PontiacMontana SV62006
PontiacTorrent2006-2009

Porsche

9112012
PorscheCayman2014
PorscheMacan2015

Ram

15002013-2014
Ram25002014
Saab9-32008

Saturn

Aura2009
SaturnIon2007
SaturnOutlook2007-2009
SaturnVue2008
SmartForTwo2008-2009

Subaru

Forester2006-2007
SubaruImpreza2007-2010
SubaruLegacy2006-2008
SubaruOutback2006-2008
TeslaModel S

2012-2013, 2015

Volkswagen

Beetle2014
VolkswagenCC

2010, 2012

VolkswagenEos

2008, 2012

VolkswagenGolf2015
VolkswagenGTI2010-2013
VolkswagenJetta

2006, 2015

VolkswagenPassat

2006-2007, 2010, 2012

VolkswagenTiguan2009-2012

Volvo

S602007
VolvoV602015
VolvoXC602014
  1. Models in bold italics denotes they have a much-worse-than-average overall reliability score based on multiple years of data.

Editor's Note: This article also appeared in the April 2016 issue of Consumer Reports magazine.