Not all cars are created equal and some vehicles are clunkers, plain and simple. Whether it’s a faulty engine or bad interior, poor handling or a terrible safety rating, there are some vehicles out there that should be avoided at all costs. Ironically, some of the worst cars on the road today are also among the most expensive to own and operate; you can’t even buy these bad vehicles cheap and tell yourself you’re saving money. In reality, some of the top automotive brands have made some seriously bad cars, and are charging top dollar for them. Here is a list of the worst cars on the road today as ranked by various automotive expert sources such as Consumer Reports, J.D. Power & Associates and others. These are all 2016 model year vehicles, so consider yourself warned!
10. Acura RLX
The Acura RLX is billed as a luxury midsize sedan, and the cost reflects as much with a starting price of $54,000. However, critics agree that this car is a turkey and unlikely to hold its value. Consumer Reports gave the car an overall score of 59 out of 100 (a “D” grade). The vehicle was praised for having a roomy interior and standard safety features, but the car lost much needed points for having woeful handling and what was described as a “choppy ride.” The RLX was labeled as having poor value and scored a -68 out of a possible +100 for reliability. J.D. Power & Associates also heavily criticized this car, saying it would lose more than 50 percent of its value in three years and 70 percent of its value in five years. Not good news for consumers or the folks at Acura.