Special Report

Worst Car Brands of 2019

Source: Courtesy of FCA US

7. Dodge
> 2019 Sales: 228,099
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 8 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 58 out of 100

Dodge is one of four Fiat Chrysler brands to make the list of the worst car brands of 2019. Consumer Reports recommended none of the five new Dodge models reviewed in its most recent brand report card. Dodge also received a score of 77 in the most recent ACSI survey, the second worst customer satisfaction score awarded in the industry.

Source: Courtesy of FCA US

6. Chrysler
> 2019 Sales: 64,422
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 7 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 64 out of 100

Sales of Fiat Chrysler have been disastrous of late, largely due to the struggles of the Chrysler brand. Sales have declined 27% in the U.S. through the first half of 2019 compared to the same period in 2018. The brand may have trouble winning back customers with an ACSI score of just 74, the worst score of the 31 car brands rated.

Source: Courtesy of Mitsubishi Motors North America

5. Mitsubishi
> 2019 Sales: 71,100
> J.D. Power overall quality score: 7 out of 10
> Consumer Reports brand score: 49 out of 100

Mitsubishi scored 49 out of 100 in Consumer Reports’ most recent brand report card, the fourth worst score of any car brand ranked. Its road test score — which is part of Consumer Reports’ report card — was just 48, the worst among car brands reviewed. The next worst score was 60. In 2015, Mitsubishi closed its only remaining plant in the United States.

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