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Consumer Reports Says The Mercedes GLA Is The Least Satisfying Car In America 21
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Acura, Acura ILX, Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, Consumer Reports, Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Fiat, Fiat 500, Ford, Ford Transit, Infiniti, Infiniti QX60, mercedes, nissan, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa on 12 21st, 2017

New vehicles are typically one of the largest purchases that consumers make so it’s important that you buy something that you’ll enjoy for years to come.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen and sometimes owners spend tens of thousands of dollars on something they regret buying in the first place. Consumer Reports want to help people avoid this mistake so they’ve used data from their Annual Owner Satisfaction Survey along with their own testing and reliability ratings to come up with a list of the ten least satisfying vehicles in America.

Dodge Grand Caravan

The Dodge Grand Caravan dates back to 2008 and its $25,995 price tag simply can’t make up for its many faults. As Consumer Reports notes, the minivan has the worst fuel economy rating in its class and its second-row seats are just plain lousy.

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 bills itself as fun city car but it’s simply a small, overpriced hatchback with retro styling. There are a handful of interesting variants but CR says the model suffers from a choppy ride, an awkward driving position, and a noisy interior.

Ford Transit Connect

The Ford Transit Connect was designed as a commercial vehicle and the magazine says consumers shouldn’t think about it as a minivan replacement. While it offers good handling and a decent ride, there are plenty of faults including mediocre fuel economy ratings, a cheap interior, and a lack of features.

Infiniti QX60

Luxury vehicles are supposed to be comfortable, quick, and luxurious. The QX60 ticks a few of those boxes but there’s no hiding the fact that the crossover is a Nissan Pathfinder in an extra-large suit. Despite highlighting the model’s spacious and well-appointed interior, Consumer Reports say the QX60’s fuel-economy rating is “so-so” and the driving experience is “mushy.”

Dodge Journey

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is prominently featured on this year list and that’s largely due to aging vehicles such as the Journey. While it’s relatively affordable, with pricing starting at $21,195, it suffers from worst-in-class fuel economy ratings. Consumer Reports is brutal when it comes to the Journey as the publication says “This low-rated model is a poor value anywhere — even at the airport rental lot.”

Nissan Versa Sedan

The Nissan Versa is one of the most affordable sedans in America but buyers might want to simply shop the classifieds. That bargain basement price is a result of some major tradeoffs including a cheap interior and an underpowered engine that is paired to a continuously variable transmission. The model also suffers from a stiff ride and clumsy handling.

Chevrolet Trax

The Trax recently received a facelift but Consumer Reports says one of the biggest issues is the model’s turbocharged 1.4-liter engine which isn’t powerful or fuel-efficient. The organization also notes the Trax has a cramped interior, a stiff ride, and ambitious pricing.

Acura ILX

Like the Trax, the ILX was recently updated to fix its many shortfalls but these improvements didn’t address the car’s “stiff” and “jumpy ride.” Other disappointments include incessant road noise, a bad transmission, and a confusing infotainment system.

Nissan Sentra

The Sentra has a lot going for it but even responsive handling and a spacious interior can’t make up for a stiff ride and a driving experience that is described as “ho-hum and joyless.” The base model is particularly disappointing as it is one of the slowest accelerating cars in its class.

Mercedes GLA-Class

The most disappointing vehicle might come as a surprise because it’s made by Mercedes-Benz. Despite its luxury ambitions, the GLA is a high-riding hatchback that is small, cramped, and expensive as pricing starts at $33,400. Consumer Reports say the crossover suffers from a stiff ride, a loud interior, a bad gearbox, and poor visibility – just to name a few things.

Acura Adds Special Edition A-Spec ILX For 2018MY 4
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura, Acura ILX, Galleries, new cars on 10 4th, 2017

The 2018 Acura ILX will be arriving at Acura dealerships in the U.S. on October 5th, with prices starting at $28,100 for the entry-level version.
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Here Are 7 Cars That People Regret Buying 3
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Acura ILX, Chrysler 200, Dodge Dart, Dodge Grand Caravan, Jeep Compass, Nissan Frontier, Nissan Pathfinder, Reports, SUV, Trucks, video on 01 3rd, 2017

If you live in the US and you're currently unhappy with your ride, there's a good chance you're rolling in one of the following seven models.
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2017 Acura ILX On Sale From $27,990 [125 Images] 12
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Acura, Acura ILX, Galleries, prices on 04 12th, 2016

Acura has released pricing on its 2017 ILX, which adds nothing more than three new colors over the 2016MY.
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Acura Is Counting On The NSX To Give It Some Mojo 12
Posted by Andreas Tsaousis in Acura, Acura ILX, Acura TLX, honda, Honda / Acura NSX, Reports on 11 12th, 2015

Sales have been on the rise this year, yet Honda’s luxury division is languishing behind its main rivals. The new NSX is supposed to be the car that’ll mark its rebirth.
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Ludacris Gets His 1993 Legend Restored By Acura [w/Video] 6
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Acura, Acura ILX, honda, Honda Legend, SEMA show, tuning on 11 6th, 2015

The popular artist had his personal 1993 Legend fully restored by Acura as a way to celebrate the loyalty of the brand’s owners.
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Review: The Acura ILX Swears It’s Trying To Be Something 25
Posted by Zac Estrada in Acura, Acura ILX, First Drive, Galleries, reviews on 10 25th, 2015

Life has dealt the Acura ILX a tough hand. A Civic-based Acura worked very successfully in the past, but since its introduction three years ago, the ILX has been mired in the same hole the evergreen Honda has been in since 2011.

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Acura Previews Its 2015 SEMA Show Debuts 13
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in Acura, Acura Concepts, Acura ILX, celebrities, concepts, Galpin, SEMA show, tuning on 10 13th, 2015

Acura is previewing two rather different projects for this year’s SEMA Show. One is a highly modified 2016 ILX built by Galpin Auto Sports, while the other is a custom-restored 1993 Acura Legend that belongs to rapper Ludacris.
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Tech-Centric Review Of New Acura ILX Doesn’t Make You Want To Buy One 25
Posted by Andrei Nedelea in Acura, Acura ILX, Acura Videos, Gadgets, reviews, video on 07 25th, 2015

The new Acura ILX doesn’t seem to be having an easy life as auto journalists keep pointing out its faults, instead of recommending you buy one.

They do all state it’s a good all-round car, and in being the smallest Acura you can buy it is an interesting buy.
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