10 Worst Car Brands and Cars (Updated In 2020)


When you’re buying a new car or used car, vehicle quality, dependability and reliability are a critically important factor to evaluate. The one thing that everybody wants: a reliable set of wheels.

2020 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS) has unveiled the results from its annual Reliability Survey, which helps determine which car brands have the most problems with cars fresh off the assembly line.

American brands accounted for four of the 10 least reliable car brands. The most reliable American car brands was Buick, which ranked 3th.

The list of the worst car brands for reliability:

  • 1. Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • 2. Chrysler 200, Chrysler Sebring Convertible
  • 3. Jaguar F-Pace
  • 4. Volvo XC90
  • 5. GMC Sierra 1500
  • 6. Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X
  • 7. Jeep Renegade
  • 8. Dodge Dart, Dodge Journey
  • 9. Infiniti Q50
  • 10. Subaru WRX

10. Subaru

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #10 Subaru

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (154)

Most Unreliable Car: Subaru WRX

The Subaru WRX is one of the worst cars to drive according to Consumer Reports and JD Power.

9. Infiniti

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #9 Infiniti

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (155)

Most Unreliable Car: Infiniti Q50

The Infiniti Q50 has been named the most unreliable luxury car on the market, The Infiniti Q50 has had reports of problems with its infotainment system and other recalls.

8. Dodge

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #8 Dodge

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (158)

Most Unreliable Car: Dodge Dart, Dodge Journey

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7. Jeep

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #7 Jeep

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (159)

Most Unreliable Car: Jeep Renegade

Consumer Reports gives the vehicle’s driving experience a poor rating, citing issues with engine and transmission response, a rough ride and an uncomfortable interior.”

6. Fiat

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #6 Fiat

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (160)

Most Unreliable Car: Fiat 500L, Fiat 500X

Consumer Reports gives the 500L the lowest overall rating among compact cars and cites it is as being among the worst vehicles of the year.”

5. GMC

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #5 GMC

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (162)

Most Unreliable Car: GMC Sierra 1500

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4. Volvo

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #4 Volvo

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (185)

Most Unreliable Car: Volvo XC90

Although Volvo has a reputation for safety and security, it also has a reputation as less reliable than other luxury brands like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. According to owner surveys, The Volvo XC90 is cited as the brand’s least reliable model.

3. Jaguar

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #3 Jaguar

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (186)

Most Unreliable Car: Jaguar F-Pace

2. Chrysler

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #2 Chrysler

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (214)

Most Unreliable Car: Chrysler 200, Chrysler Sebring Convertible

“Consumer Reports says the Chrysler 200 ‘drives like it’s from a previous era,’ adding that the handling is clumsy and the ride is unsettled.

1. Land Rover

Most Unreliable Car Brands: #1 Land Rover

Problems per 100 Vehicles: (220)

Most Unreliable Car: Land Rover Discovery Sport

It gets low marks for reliability from both Consumer Reports and JD Power, with CR giving it a dismal overall rating, citing its sub-par overall acceleration and handling abilities.”

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