Choosing the right new car can be a challenge. There are over 260 models to pick from, and there are myriad factors to consider, from price to safety. Consumer Reports makes this process easier through its exhaustive test program and surveys. We can not only point you toward the best cars, but we can steer you away from the worst. 

Each year, we present the best models in 10 popular categories as our Top Picks. Those picks are models that shine in our tests, safety evaluations, and reliability and owner satisfaction survey data collected from members. And then there are the worst picks, presented below. 

These cars, SUVs, and trucks have the lowest Overall Score in their classes, meaning the combination of test scores, reliability, and owner satisfaction puts them at the bottom. In other words, these are the cars that by all measures should be avoided. Every other model in their class is better.

Worst Compact SUV

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2019 Jeep Compass

Price Range: $18,600 - $23,150

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Worst Midsized SUV

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2019 Dodge Journey

Price Range: $18,650 - $22,075

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Worst Two-Row Midsized SUV

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2019 Jeep Wrangler

Price Range: $33,400 - $48,050

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Worst Luxury SUV

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Worst Minivan

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2019 Honda Odyssey

Price Range: $26,075 - $36,625

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Worst Midsized Car & Hybrid

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2019 Honda Clarity

Price Range: $22,650 - $24,200

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Worst Compact Car

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2019 Fiat 500L

Price Range: $14,675 - $17,125

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Worst Compact Luxury Sedan

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2019 Jaguar XE

Price Range: $24,425 - $44,350

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Worst Compact Truck

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2019 Toyota Tacoma

Price Range: $27,675 - $46,975

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Worst Overall

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