Consumer Reports ruthless in 2013 worst cars list

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Consumer Reports annually releases many car lists, best to worst, most efficient to gas guzzlers, unheralded vehicles to those to avoid.

The organization’s most dubious list is its Worst of the Year collection.

Consumer Reports reviewed more than 80 vehicles is 2013. Two cars from Nissan and Mitsubishi made the top-10 worst list in 2013.

The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is among Consumer Reports' worst cars of 2013.
The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is among Consumer Reports’ worst cars of 2013.

Consumer Reports was vicious in some descriptions of its least favorite cars in 2013. The best (worst?) example was publication’s assessment of the 2013 Chevrolet Spark.

Here’s the synopsis:

The Chevrolet Spark’s low price and clever connectivity features may be tempting, but for daily driving, it is painfully slow, irritatingly noisy, rides uncomfortably, and feels Spartan—and not in a mighty warrior way.

We expected at least fuel economy would be impressive, but we measured only 31 mpg overall, which is less than larger, quicker, more substantial cars. What the Spark can do is fit four adults comfortably with easy access in a tiny package. But most cars deliver so much more.

Here in alphabetical order is Consumer Reports’ list of the top-10 Worst Cars of 2013

Chevrolet Spark CVT, $15,420)

Honda Crosstour, $35,820

Lexus IS 250, $43,823

Lincoln MKS, $50,070

Mercedes-Benz CLA, $38,675

Mitsubishi Mirage, $14,095

Mitsubishi Outlander, $27,180

Nissan Sentra, $20,570

Nissan Versa sedan, $15,490

Scion tC, $21,130

To read the complete article, visit: Consumer Reports’ Worst

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