Consumer Reports just released the lowest-rated cars of 2017 in 10 different categories. To get the overall score for each car they perform a series of road tests, consider the results from reliability and satisfaction surveys and use crash test scores. All of this information is then combined together to determine whether or not they recommend the car or not.
In the large SUV category, the Cadillac Escalade is the lowest-rated because of predicted unreliability, 16 MPG, and high price tag. In the family SUV category, the Dodge Journey comes in last because of below average reliability, negative satisfaction reports from owners, and poor crash test ratings. In the midsized sedan category, the Chrysler 200 is the lowest-rated due to below average reliability, low owner satisfaction and a problematic transmission. When it comes to the lowest-rated car in the small pickup category, this may a surprise. The Toyota Tacoma is the lowest-rated because of poor reliability and poor handling. For the rest of the lowest and highest rated cars of 2017 by Consumer Reports, check out the full list on PowerNationTV.com.