The 2018 Chevrolet Colorado is among the used cars to avoid buying
2018 Chevrolet Colorado

Listed alphabetically by make and model, these cars, SUVs, and truck have a record of much-worse-than-average reliability, based on member responses to our Annual Auto Surveys. We recommend skipping all of them. 

There are more than 100 models listed, all built in the last decade.

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The 2016 Honda Pilot is among the used cars to avoid buying
2016 Honda Pilot

Worst Used Cars

Listed alphabetically by make and model, these 108 vehicles have a record of much-worse-than-average reliability, based on subscriber responses to our Annual Auto Surveys.

ModelYear(s) to Avoid
AcuraMDX2020
AcuraRDX2020
Alfa RomeoStelvio2018
AudiA32017
AudiA42011, 2014
AudiA52013
AudiA62015
AudiAllroad2014
AudiQ52012-2013
AudiQ82019
AudiE-Tron2019
BMW3 Series2011-2013
BMW4 Series2017
BMW5 Series2011-2013, 2018
BMWX12014
BMWX32013, 2015, 2020
BMWX52012-2014, 2019
BuickEnclave2011-2012, 2018
BuickEncore2015-2017
BuickLucerne2011
CadillacCT62017
CadillacXT42019
CadillacXTS2014
ChevroletBlazer2020
ChevroletCamaro 2017
ChevroletColorado2017-2019
ChevroletCorvette2015-2016
ChevroletCruze2011, 2014-2016, 2018
ChevroletEquinox2011-2012
ChevroletImpala2011
ChevroletMalibu2013, 2016-2018
ChevroletSilverado 15002015, 2017, 2019-2020
ChevroletSilverado 2500 HD2015, 2017
ChevroletSonic2013
ChevroletSuburban2011-2012, 2015-2016
ChevroletTahoe2014-2017
ChevroletTraverse2012-2013, 2018
ChevroletVolt2019
Chrysler2002015
ChryslerPacifica2017-2018
ChryslerTown & Country2011-2014
DodgeDurango2016, 2018
DodgeGrand Caravan2011-2014, 2018-2019
Fiat5002012
FordEcoSport2019
FordEdge2012
FordEscape2020
FordExpedition2015-2016, 2018
FordExplorer2011, 2016-2017, 2020
FordF-1502017-2018, 2020
FordF-2502016-2018
FordF-3502011, 2016, 2018
FordFiesta2011, 2014
FordFocus2012-2017
FordMustang2015-2016, 2018
FordRanger 2019
GMCAcadia2011-2013, 2016-2017, 2020
GMCCanyon2017-2019
GMCSierra 15002015, 2017, 2019-2020
GMCSierra 1500 Limited2019
GMCSierra 2500 HD2015, 2017
GMCTerrain2011-2012
GMCYukon2014-2017
GMCYukon XL2011-2012, 2015-2016
HondaPilot2016
HyundaiElantra2016, 2020
HyundaiSonata2011, 2017-2018
HyundaiTucson2015-2017
InfinitiQX602014
JeepCherokee2014-2016, 2019
JeepCompass2018
JeepGrand Cherokee2011-2013
JeepRenegade2018
JeepWrangler2012-2015, 2018-2019
JeepWrangler JK2018
KiaForte2017, 2019
KiaNiro Electric2019
KiaOptima2012
KiaSorento2012-2013, 2020
KiaSoul2020
LexusLS2018
LincolnAviator2020
LincolnContinental2017
LincolnCorsair2020
LincolnMKC2017
LincolnMKZ2015
LincolnNautilus2019
MazdaCX-32017
MazdaCX-92013
Mercedes-BenzC-Class2016
Mercedes-BenzE-Class2017, 2019
Mercedes-BenzGLC2019
Mercedes-BenzGLE2020
MiniCooper2011-2013, 2015, 2018
MiniCooper Clubman2011-2013, 2015, 2018
NissanAltima2014, 2016
NissanLeaf2018
NissanMaxima2017
NissanPathfinder2013-2015, 2017
NissanRogue2019
NissanSentra2013, 2015, 2017
PorscheCayenne2014, 2016
PorscheMacan2015-2016
Ram25002014, 2017-2018
Ram35002018
SubaruAscent2019
SubaruImpreza2013
SubaruXV Crosstrek2013
TeslaModel S2019-2020
TeslaModel X 2017, 2019
TeslaModel Y2020
VolkswagenAtlas2018
VolkswagenGTI2015, 2017, 2019
VolkswagenGolf Alltrack2018
VolkswagenJetta2012-2013, 2015, 2019
VolkswagenPassat2012, 2014
VolkswagenTiguan2012-2013, 2016, 2018
VolvoS602012
VolvoS902018
VolvoV902018
VolvoXC602015, 2019-2020
VolvoXC902016-2017, 2019