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7 of the Worst Cars Introduced This Decade

7 of the Worst Cars Introduced This Decade
People look at the 2015 Nissan Juke introduced at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. (David McNew/Getty Images)

By    |   Wednesday, 18 December 2019 02:39 PM

The auto industry is constantly trying to figure out what’s the next big thing with consumers but sometimes gets it completely wrong.

The last decade saw dozens of new models ushered in and many were hits while others were duds.

The reviews speak volumes, which is why 24/7 Wall St. turned to reports to determine which were the worst cars introduced in the last 10 years. Based on the list, here are seven of those models:

1. Mitsubishi i-MiEV

- First sold in US: 2011

- Type: subcompact hatchback

Mitsubishi produced this model as its first attempt at a fully-electrical car but it flopped, with only 2,200 vehicles sold between 2011 and 2017. This could largely be down to its charge time of 14 hours and low range of 62 miles. 

2. Acura ZDX

- First sold in US: 2009

- Type: mid-size SUV

Acura discontinued the ZDX following disappointing sales that saw less than 6.200 vehicles sold in the U.S.

3. Ford Fiesta

- First sold in US: 2010

- Type: subcompact sedan

There was a reason why Ford originally discontinued the Fiesta in the early 80s but in 2010 the manufacturer decided to give the Fiesta a second chance. After several recalls, a number of issues with the fuel pump, airbags and engine cooling system, and a slew of negative reviews, Ford once again discontinued the model.

4. Nissan Juke

- First sold in US: 2010

- Type: subcompact SUV

The Nissan Juke faced countless negative reviews that included poor ratings for owner satisfaction as well as quality. A number of issues with the car also emerged in reports. The vehicle was doomed from the start.

5. Chevrolet Spark

- First sold in US: 2012

- Type: subcompact hatchback

The Chevy Spark received bad press from the word go. A noisy cabin, rough ride and terrible fuel economy were among complaints put forth by Consumer Reports. Leading on to the negative reviews, the 2020 edition of the Chevy spark has received a poor score of just 48 out of 100.

6. Scion iQ

- First sold in US: 2011

- Type: mini hatchback

Scion models have never been a hit in the US, which is why Toyota opted to discontinue the range in 2016. The IQ was just one example of how this brand failed to impress. Among Consumer Reports' complaints was that the microcar was noisy and slow. The model was so poorly received in the US that less than 9,000 vehicles were sold.

7. Honda Crosstour

- First sold in US: 2011

- Type: mid-size SUV

The Honda Crosstour's design was one of the predominant things that led to its downfall. In 2013 Consumer Reports dubbed the model one of the worst cars of 2013.

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