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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.



New Dodge Challenger And Charger Reportedly Coming In 2021 With Maserati Ghibli’s Platform 19
Sep
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, FCA, Maserati, Maserati Ghibli, Reports on 09 19th, 2017


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is apparently committed to shifting the next generations Dodge Challenger and Charger to the same architecture underpinning the Maserati Ghibli.
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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.33 Million Cars In Two Campaigns Citing Fire And Airbag Risks 15
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chrysler, Chrysler 300, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey, FCA, Fiat, Fiat Freemont, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, Reports on 07 15th, 2017


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued two new recall campaigns, conducted on some 1.33 million vehicles sold in various parts of the world, including North America.
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Fiat Chrysler Recalls 1.33 Million Cars In Two Campaigns Citing Fire And Airbag Risks 15
Jul
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Chrysler, Chrysler 300, Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Journey, FCA, Fiat, Fiat Freemont, Jeep, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Recalls, Reports on 07 15th, 2017


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has issued two new recall campaigns, conducted on some 1.33 million vehicles sold in various parts of the world, including North America.
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Here Are 10 Old Vehicles That Are Still Sold Today 23
Mar
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Aston Martin Vantage, Dodge Journey, Fiat 500, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler, Mercedes G-Class, Mitsubishi Lancer, Nissan Frontier, RAM, Toyota Sequoia, video on 03 23rd, 2017


If it ain't broke, don't fix it – those are the words that some automakers live by, refusing to pull the plug on certain models, even though they have reached a venerable age.
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Consumer Reports Says FCA Builds 4 Of The Worst 10 Vehicles Of 2017 4
Mar
Posted by Brad Anderson in Cadillac Escalade, Chrysler 200, Consumer Reports, Dodge Journey, FCA, Fiat 500L, Land Rover Discovery Sport, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes CLA, Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Mitsubishi Mirage, SUV, Toyota Tacoma, Trucks on 03 4th, 2017


Alongside naming its best vehicles currently on sale, Consumer Reports has announced the lowest-rated vehicles in each of its 10 categories and it isn’t good news for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
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50,000 FCA Crossovers Are Stalling Due To Crankshaft Sensors 25
Dec
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Dodge, Dodge Journey, Jeep, Jeep Compass, Jeep Patriot, Recalls on 12 25th, 2016


If it seems to you that Fiat Chrysler Automobiles recalls more than its fair share of vehicles, you're not alone. And now it has issued another recall, this time over crossovers whose engines may stall.
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Dodge Rolls Out New Heritage-Inspired Colors For Its Range 9
Sep
Posted by Brad Anderson in Dodge, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Dodge Viper, Reports on 09 9th, 2016


Dodge has added a selection of new colors to its 2017 range of vehicles, with each drawing on the brand's heritage and giving customers to opportunity to make their vehicle's stand out.
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FCA Recalls Dodge And Ram Vans Over Transmission Issue, Jeep Renegade For Tow Bar Fix 21
Aug
Posted by Carscoops Staff in Chrysler, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge, Dodge Journey, FCA, Jeep, Jeep Renegade, RAM, Ram Promaster, Recalls, USA on 08 21st, 2016


Fiat Chrysler has launched two recall campaigns in the US. The larger of the two is related to several of its van models and the other to the Jeep Renegade.
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2019 Dodge Journey To Be Built In Italy And Use Alfa’s RWD/AWD Platform, Says Report 21
Jun
Posted by Bogdan Zoltan in Dodge, Dodge Journey, FCA, Fiat, Fiat Freemont, Reports on 06 21st, 2016


Dodge’s Journey model has been in production since 2008, adopting its Fiat Freemont alter-ego in some markets. The next generation, though, will be more European-bred with added Italian flair.
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FCA Recalls 200,000 Dodge Journeys For Leaking Fluid Lines 9
May
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Dodge, Dodge Journey, FCA, Recalls on 05 9th, 2016


Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has announced a voluntary recall  198,380 Dodge Journeys, out of which 10,944 are located in the United States and 187,436 in Canada.
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Chrysler Recalls Over 100,000 Vehicles Due To Corroded Airbag Module 9
Feb
Posted by Brad Anderson in Chrysler, Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Dodge Journey, Recalls, Reports on 02 9th, 2016


In excess of 110,000 Chrysler minivans and crossovers are being recalled due to potentially corroded airbag control units.
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