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Consumer Reports Says The Mercedes GLA Is The Least Satisfying Car In America 21
Dec
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.



KBB Finds 2017 Chevy Trax To Be Solid, Yet Questionable 3
Apr
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Videos, reviews, video on 04 3rd, 2017


If you're looking to buy a sub-compact SUV, one of the things to watch for is not to end up spending as much as you would on something larger, like a compact model.
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Chevrolet Introduces Redline Special Editions For Nine Of Its Models 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Trax, Chicago Auto Show, Reports on 02 9th, 2017


Mere hours after Nissan introduced its Midnight Edition package to six models, Chevrolet has announced that it will introduce the Redline special edition series to no less than nine of its models.
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Chevy Show Trucks Tackle The Sand To Get To SEMA 1
Nov
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet Colorado, Chevrolet Concepts, Chevrolet Silverado, Chevrolet Trax, concepts, SEMA show on 11 1st, 2016


Chevy has brought three customized show trucks to SEMA this year. Each is made to drive through sand (like the Nevada desert surrounding Las Vegas where the show is held), but each takes a different starting point and a different approach.
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Holden Unveils New Models For Australia, Including Re-Badged GMC Acadia 3
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Chevrolet Trax, Galleries, GMC Acadia, Holden, Holden Astra, Holden Barina, Holden Trailblazer, new cars on 09 3rd, 2016


A slew of all-new and facelifted models have been introduced by Holden for the Australian market.
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Holden Unveils New Models For Australia, Including Re-Badged GMC Acadia 3
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Australia, Chevrolet Trax, Galleries, GMC Acadia, Holden, Holden Astra, Holden Barina, Holden Trailblazer, new cars on 09 3rd, 2016


A slew of all-new and facelifted models have been introduced by Holden for the Australian market.
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2017 Chevy Trax Starts At Just $21,895 3
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, prices on 08 3rd, 2016


Chevrolet has extensively updated its little Trax crossover for 2017 with a whole slate of enhancements. And now it has announced just how little you'll have to pay to put yourself (or your daughter) behind the wheel.
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Audible Warning Chime Failure Leads To Chevy Spark, Sonic And Trax Recall 22
Jun
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Aveo, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Trax, Chevy Sonic, GM, Recalls on 06 22nd, 2016


General Motors has issued a recall for certain Chevrolet Spark, Sonic and Trax models equipped with the "Bring Your Own Media" radio.
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Chevy Teams Up With ‘Funny Or Die’ For Small Car Initiative 10
May
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Spark, Chevrolet Trax, Chevy Sonic, Funny on 05 10th, 2016


Chevrolet is launching a new lifestyle-oriented website meant to shine a light on their small car lineup comprised of the Spark minicar, Sonic and Trax small SUV.
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2017 Chevrolet Trax Flashes Its New Face In Chicago 12
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, Chicago Auto Show, new cars on 02 12th, 2016


One of Chevrolet's highlights at Chicago is the facelifted Trax which thanks to styling elements borrowed from the Cruze, Malibu and Volt, looks as modern as ever.
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2017 Chevrolet Trax Gets A New Face, More Tech 10
Feb
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, Chicago Auto Show, new cars on 02 10th, 2016


Chevrolet has introduced the 2017 Trax ahead of its public debut scheduled for the Chicago Auto Show.
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Chevy Announces New 2016 Trax Midnight Edition 28
Dec
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, new cars on 12 28th, 2015


Chevrolet keeps their 'Midnight Edition' tradition alive as 2016 Trax joins their blacked-out family, offering customers the chance to buy a slightly more provocative small crossover.
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GM Starts Car-Sharing Program In NYC [w/Video] 2
Oct
Posted by Dan Mihalascu in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Trax, Chevrolet Videos, GM, Reports, video on 10 2nd, 2015


General Motors has introduced a car-sharing program in New York City dedicated exclusively to residents of a luxury apartment building in Manhattan.
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Review: Chevrolet Trax Tries To Tackle Your Conflicting Feelings 20
Sep
Posted by Zac Estrada in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Trax, First Drive, reviews on 09 20th, 2015


For all of the things it does perfectly well, the trouble with the Chevrolet Trax comes when someone asks, “What do you think of it?”
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