Jeep tops Consumer Reports list of worst car values
When it comes to overall value, one of America’s most iconic vehicles – the very symbol of rugged individualism – should be avoided by any wise car buyer, says Consumer Reports magazine.
It’s the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited, which Consumer Reports says is the worst car value among any model. It leads a worst-value list that includes a wide range of models by category – from the hapless Fiat 500C among subcompacts to the hulking Mercedes-Benz GL350 BlueTec for luxury large SUVs.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was named the worst value overall by Consumer Reports.
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was named the worst value overall by Consumer Reports. less
The Jeep, however, is among the nation’s most beloved vehicles, especially by its owners. Nevertheless, Consumer Reports calls it “hard-riding, ponderous, uncomfortable, and unreliable.” It costs 77 cents a mile to operate, compared with 52 cents for the top-rated Toyota Camry Hybrid.
The value index rates cars based on road tests, predicted reliability and five-year ownership costs.