Smart, owned by Mercedes-Benz, makes this ForTwo mini car. Consumer Reports says it has so many issues you're best to aovid it.
Scion iQ is on Consumer Reports list of new cars to avoid. Its made by Toyota and marketed as a youth brand.
Chevrolet Spark is a minicar that Consumer Reports recommends against. A 2014 non-electric model is shown.
Toyota's Scion tC coupe is another from the news car 'avoid' list published by Consumer Reports
Dodge hasn't enjoyed wild success with Dart, a compact sedan, so won't welcome the car's being included in Consumer Reports' list of new cars to avoid.
At the same time Mitsubishi is working to regain sales traction in the U.S., Consumer Reports is advising against one of its models, the 2014 Lancer.
2014 Dodge Avenger. CR says not to be tempted by discounts on this car and its Chrysler cousin, the 200.
The 2014 Chrysler 200. CR says not to be tempted by discounts on this car and its Dodge cousin, the Avenger.
CR says the 2014 Ford Taurus is "ridiculously cramped" for its size.
2014 Lincoln MKS "doesn't cut it as a luxury sedan."
The BMW 7-Series sedan is a "ponderous, technology-laden vehicle with...ungainly handling."
CR says the 2014 Honda Crosstour has "ungainly handling...unintuitive and complex touch-screen radio system."
CR says the 2014 Lexus IS "comes up short, very short."
CR says the 2014 Jeep Patriot has a "compliant ride and mostly simple controls. But little else stands out."
CR says the 2014 Jeep Compass' "2.4-liter engine is rough and sluggish...cabin is cramped, cheaply trimmed."
CR says the 2014 Jeep Cherokee with 2.4-liter engine is "half-baked...under-powered and not very fuel-efficient, and the nine-speed automatic transmission is unrefined and unresponsive."
2014 Mitsubishi Outlander "handles clumsily, the ride is fairly stiff, and the interior feels cheap."
CR says the 2014 Ford Edge has an "unrefined powertrain...ride is jittery and road noise invades the cabin. And the MyFord Touch system is convoluted to use."
The 2014 Nissan Armada shouldn't be on your shopping list for full-size, truck-based SUVs, Consumer Reports says, because of its appetite for fuel, among other reasons.
CR cites the 2014 Dodge Journey's "below-average reliability...lack of agility" and says the "transmission is reluctant to downshift."
2014 Lincoln MKX's "handling is clumsy, the My Lincoln Touch control system is frustrating, and it has been unreliable."
A Range Rover Evoque equipped with Valeo self-parking technology drives slowly through a parking lot as it uses it sensors and cameras to "look" for an available parking spot during a driverless car demo at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8, 2014. Fine and dandy, but Consumer Reports says avoid it when new-car shopping partly because of unusual emergency handling, among other reasons.
Volvo XC90, a crossover utility vehicle with a station wagon look, is outdated and shouldn't be on your new-car shopping list, according to consumer Reports.