This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


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A bar graph with the percentage of survey respondents (from Consumer Reports) who would buy or lease their specific models again.

What are America’s Most Disappointing Cars in 2024?

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. Cars are such a fundamental part of American life, that certain brands or models can attract abject tribalism from their fans and blind judgment from critics. Meanwhile, there are some car owners who simply do not jive well with their auto of choice, and would not be hitching their wagon to the brand any time soon. We rank the 10 most disappointing cars to own, based on the results from an annual survey by Consumer Reports which asked 330,000 members whether they would buy or lease their same vehicle again.

Ranked: The Least Satisfying Cars to Own in the U.S.

The Infiniti QX50 is the least satisfying car to own, according to those polled at Consumer Reports. An overwhelming three quarters polled said they would not buy or lease their car again. The QX50 is Infiniti’s compact crossover offering, currently in its second generation (introduced in 2019). Major criticisms from auto reviewers revolve around the car’s fuel economy and loud engine, especially compared to rival cars from BMW and Mercedes-Benz.
“The QX50’s attractive styling and interior may entice luxury shoppers, but the powertrain’s shortcomings mean it can’t quite match the upscale experience offered by numerous rivals.” — Car and Driver Magazine
For a car priced (Read more…)