Consumer Reports' best & worst cars

Consumer Reports Staff
February 29, 2012

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Not all cars are created equal, and we have the data to prove it. Of course, numbers can tell a variety of tales and we understand every consumer has different priorities. To that end, we have compiled a series of best and worst lists to highlight performance in a wide variety of categories. These lists can be an excellent tool for filtering down your purchase considerations or for stocking up on vehicular trivia.

Overall test scores are based on more than 50 individual Consumer Reports tests and evaluations, and are presented on a 100-point scale.


Tops in our tests


The lowest scorers

Make & model
Overall test score
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
20
Jeep Liberty
27
Smart ForTwo
28
Toyota FJ Cruiser
36