Americans bought just over 17 million vehicles in 2019, the lowest since 2014. The drop was led by steep declines in sales of certain car models as American drivers continued to shift to crossovers and SUVs instead of sedans and compacts. Sales of dozens of vehicles were down by more than 50% in the last five years, with a handful slumping by more than 99%.
To determine the cars disappearing the fastest, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed information from auto sales data company GoodCarBadCar on the vehicles that experienced the largest percentage sales decline from 2015 to 2019.
Many of the vehicles on this list are being slowly phased out after failing to catch on with American car buyers, likely due in part to poor reviews. In fact, a number of the cars on this list were among the worst-reviewed in recent memory. These are some of the worst cars introduced this decade.
Americans are staying away from these cars not just because of flaws in one model, but also because of overall issues with the automaker. Almost all of the manufacturers on this list had among the lowest scores on the American Consumer Satisfaction Index for 2019. These are the car brands with the most frustrated drivers.