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The Votes Are In! Here Are Your Candidates for Worst Automobiles of 2016, Along with Your Nomination Comments

Ten Best/Worst Automobiles Today

We’re getting to?the homestretch for TTAC’s 2016 Best and Worst Automobiles Today.

Our authors have voted diligently, and a couple of tie-breaking ballots were?cast to give us an even 20 contestants in each category.

I present you the 20 Worst?Automobiles These days, as chosen on your part and our authors, in alphabetical order, along with choose nomination comments for each and every admittance.

However, before we get towards the contestants, let’s talk about what is to come.

Starting tomorrow, i will be asking you to vote on the 10 Best and Worst Automobiles Today based on the list below. We’re offering?you a examine of the lists?so you may cajole your fellow voters into a certain thought process -?your way of thinking. You have 24 hours to marketing campaign your choices before midday ET tomorrow, after which we will open the actual polls to the community.

Here are your contestants.

20 Worst Automobiles Today

2016 BMW X1, Image: BMW


If it walks like a Mini as well as talks like a Mini, is it a Mini or a BMW? The BMW X1 ditched it’s rear-wheel drive, first-generation roots to talk about bones with the Small Countryman and BMW 2 Series Active Tourer (that’s the BMW van, just to be obvious). No longer is the X1 a 3 Series variant. Instead, it right now sports all the space your foreign dans pair will ever require when she’s carrying around those children you never spend time with.

The vehicle that says “I have an above-average income and a below-average value.”


Best small SUV for canyon carving, not necessarily good at anything else. Only an idiot would buy an SUV for canyon carving.

-Vojta Dobe?

A front-wheelCdrive BMW cross-over. They’ll sell as much as they can make. It’s a car that makes me personally hate humanity.


A 10-second 0-60 FWD BMW? Sacrilege.

-Bark M.

A front-wheel-drive BMW at obscene prices. BMW needs a reality examine.


2016 BMW X6, Image: BMW

BMW X6 (incl. X6M)

The X6 is the BMW no petrolhead asked for yet most people are lining up to buy. Powered by a 4.4-liter V8 within M guise, its actually good for 567 horsepower from 6,000 rpm. But it’s not so good that everyone overlooked how incredibly stupid it is to remove half the luggage capacity of the utility vehicle.

Sports Exercise Coupe? No space for Activities, Not a Coupe, not Sporty. Useless for someone, much like me, doomed to have tall kids.

-Chris Tonn

What question does this thing answer? And where are your back chair passengers supposed to take their skulls?

-Sam Hell Jr

So fabulously tacky. The Ultimate Posing Machine.


Horribly ugly, hunchbacked crossover. You’ve got to be a gigantic twat to drive this.


Ugliness for niche-market protection sake. It does nothing that another BMW can’t do better.


Silly name, silly looking, bad rear visibility, bad cargo area as well as poor headroom. The lack of lying rear seats limitations cargo room. Prices are absurd. The stupidest vehicle in the world based on Jeremy Clarkson.


For people that know nothing regarding cars, but daddy’s going to buy them the $100k car.


All the gas consumption and traveling manners of an SUV with none of the utility, and styling within the vein of a dung beetle.


2016 Buick Encore, Image: General Motors

Buick Encore

Ever wondered what a Suzuki SX4 would look like after being installed with a lift kit and doing a visit of China??Wonder no more.

The Encore is the antithesis of Buick’utes illustrious history?of large, comfortable cars. The Lacrosse may understeer like its shod with dull-edged skis for front wheels, but at least its big and somewhat luxurious to drive. The Encore is confined, underpowered (though GM do give it a little power bump this year), and uglier than that boil you’ng been meaning to ask your doctor about.

Spiritual heir to the Pontiac Aztec. GM still makes an ugly CUV.



Small, sluggish, ugly and gets sold over car or truck to sweet aged ladies. Just a hateful little gremlin of a car. At least the Lesabre and Park Avenue had some level of dignity and history.


It’s too cute, yes. However it’s also dreadfully underpowered, especially at its Trax+ price point.

-Timothy Cain

Tiny and Buick can’t maintain the same sentence.


2016 Chevrolet Trax LTZ, Image: General Motors

Chevrolet Trax

What’utes going on here? Chevy has more vehicles around the Best list compared to Worst list? Say it ain’t so! Nevertheless, the truth is this: Vehicle has upped its game significantly because bankruptcy. Some of its products are class-leading affairs.?After that sometimes General Motors forgets that customers want quality products and builds the Chevrolet Trax.

After seeing some success north of the edge, General Motors decided to give this lowly, dowdy ute to America sporting exactly the same, anemic 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as the Buick Encore. The Chevrolet Trax has a design that makes you think it will say “DERP DERP” whenever you honk its?horn. Its quality of ride is just on the appropriate side of an oxen cart. There’s a replacement coming, but this is exactly what we have now.

One of the cheapest-looking and feeling interiors on the market meets a badly underpowered, iron-block 1.4T boat anchor. So you’d think there would be some redeeming value somewhere else? Nope. The styling is actually plain to the point of appearing like something that should be white with corporate logos on the side, and the characteristics are sort of such as the Sonic, except along with extra tippiness, a firmer ride, and worse grip.


Never have We seen a much less trail-capable SUV. Extremely awkward proportions and sadly underpowered.


You didn’t want a Sonic, so you bought a car that costs $6k more and worsens fuel economy.


2016 Dodge Dart Blacktop, Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dodge Dart

Never has the resurrection of the storied nameplate been sullied with such haste. The Dodge Dart is a moribund compact from a moribund brand name. Which is too bad, if you think about it. It has a wallop of the engine in GT guise, and you can get it having a manual transmission. It also comes with the largest infotainment screen within the segment. I guess Millennials forget the locations of their nearby Dodge stores.

Just basic transportation, but every owner I know likes to inflate their ego, and say it’s a sports car. I know this car will go the way of the Avenger as well as Neon.


I got a Lyft trip in one of these. It’s a car so poor you can tell exactly how bad it is from the passenger seat.


Perfect example of not adhering to KISS. Why so many power trains that overlap? A person can’t do one thing well if you try to do everything.


Put together a list of compact cars which you’d like to purchase, from most desirable to least. Think hard in regards to a car that slot machines after the Dart. No, the actual Lancer doesn’t count.


2016 Dodge Journey Crossroad, Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Dodge Journey

The Trip is the vehicle you’re?forced to drive as a leasing. Yes, it has 3 rows of seats. And no, you aren’capital t going to pay MSRP for the Journey in any of its trims. But, for just a few grand more, you can have a crossover which doesn’t feel like it was engineered before the creation of calculators.

Woefully out-of-date, with bad reliability and poor crash test ratings. It may be the cheapest 3-row SUV available, but for a couple of bucks more, there are much better choices.


A mind-numbing box of lowered expectations. Even my wife who doesn’capital t pay much attention to cars was able to realize how bad it had been when she rented one.


Anything with the wretched powertrain of a wheezing base Avenger deserves a spot here!


Styled just like a tub of marg ., it was hatched under the non-watchful eye of Daimler after that?developed?by?a private-equity firm specialized in “troubled investing”.


A long yawn, in vehicle form.

-Chris Tonn, Chrysler Town & Nation owner.

2016 Fiat 500 1957 Edition, Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat 500

The Fiat 500 may be cheerful, but it is far from cheap (to purchase). Suspect build quality and poor base engines result in the 500 an easy target for scorn.

It’s hard to respect an automobile when even the foundation trim can be optioned to resemble a bordello inside. Interior design is very tired, and reliability scores are popular toward “the bad past.”

-Daniel Latini

Reliability? Whatever. Good the blue pill commercials though.


2016 Fiat 500L, Image: Fiat Chrysler Automobiles

Fiat 500L

Yeah, another Fiat. Yeah, another item from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. This time it’s the clumsy 500L, which is produced in Serbia … in the old Yugo plant … through workers who prepare with charcoal from necessity.

Probably should have remaining the Yugo plant imploded.


A bad player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more: it is a tale told by a fool, full of sound as well as fury, signifying absolutely nothing.


A decent package let down by its powertrain and build quality. Mine experienced delaminating vinyl trim around the driver and traveler doors during the test drive. What’s your scary story?

-Daniel Latini

Botched the looks, the actual gearbox, the build quality and the launch.


What would be the core virtues of the Fiat 500? Small size, cheap price, some dynamic entertainment, as well as charm in spades. You pay for that having a lack of refinement, doubtful reliability, and unusual ergonomics. The Fiat 500L systematically eliminates all of the 500’s virtues, and keep all of the 500’s considerable vices, and adding an enormous dose of ugly. Enough said.


2016 Honda CR-Z, Image: Honda

Honda CR-Z

How do you ruin all the collateral bought by a historical nameplate? Derive it, limit the new vehicle’s seating by fifty percent in comparison, and put around the pounds. The CR-Z might have been a great idea had technical engineers kept to some crucial benchmarks. Instead, it’s probably one of the worst efforts ever with a company known for engineering prowess.

A FWD sport runabout with no sport whatsoever, an adorable car that’s glass-breakingly unsightly, or a hybrid econocar with no utility and with worse-than-normal crossbreed fuel economy. Take your pick; in either case this car is actually useless.


A hybrid sports coupe that is neither efficient nor sporty. If Honda demands on using a crossbreed powertrain, they could at least use the one from the Conform. A sports coupe with 200 hp and nearly Fifty mpg? That might market.


C’mon, Honda. Put a non-hybrid powertrain in it, change the title to CRX, and let us have some fun.


2016 Veloster Turbo, Image: Hyundai

Hyundai Veloster

Don’t let the name fool you: the Veloster is not quick. The Veloster Turbo is not sporty. And, to place the cherry on top, the Veloster Rally is … a paint option, more or less.

This three-door hatchback may have done much better under a different name. It may have done much better if it had a price that wasn’t around the wrong side of aspirational.

The incredible shrinking rear window. Might as well just display the backup camera on a screen full-time.


Reasonably robust feeling chassis let down by an unresponsive engine, confused DSG, and wonky suspension tuning. The 3 door configuration is inane.


An over-styled Highlight priced like an?Elantra?Gt bike. Weird door configuration. The turbo?version?is?closer?than a Mustang 4.0L and the?non turbo?is actually slower than a 1988 Bonneville.?It’s?even worse?compared to Scion tC, despite the fact that Toyota forgot they sell that car in 2012.


2016 Jeep Patriot 75th Anniversary Edition, Image: Jeep

Jeep Patriot

This blocky, front-wheel generate Caliber sibling is one of two remaining Jeeps appearing beside Trail Rated rocks at United states dealerships. A continuously variable transmission doesn’t have place in a Jeep. And front-wheel drive ought to be for when the center differential fails.

It’s the kind of car that only someone ‘who doesn’t care about cars’ might drive, which goes against everything Jeep stands for. When checking out the Grand Cherokee at my local 4×4 dealer, they recommended I test drive a Patriot and I left because I was so insulted that they required for a ‘Patriot’ kind of individual.


Not really an SUV, not just a compact car–what is it good for, except being sold inexpensive?


Should be renamed “Jeep Hertz.” Why sell it when you have the Renegade as well as Cherokee?




2016 Mercedes-AMG CLA 45, Image: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz CLA-Class (incl. AMG)

Don’t know what twisting steer is? Proceed and rent the Mercedes-Benz CLA in front-wheel-drive type and you’ll learn what it is as soon as speed up away from the Emerald Section. Driving dynamics apart, the CLA offers up virtually no equipment on its advertising-fodder base model. And if you do brighten for the AMG version, you still won’t be as cool as the child with the C63, no matter how a lot power that four-cylinder cranks out.

The pre-O&G price crash vehicle for the under-25 workplace employee at Chesapeake or even anyone else in gas and oil in Oklahoma who thought the 3-star emblem would bestow on them a well-made German luxury car and also the gravity to go with it.


Mercedes knows how to downsize and keep brand name values. From the bulletproof 190E to today’s fantastically finished C-Class, they have shown they can design actual Mercedes at lower cost and on a smaller canvas. But they decided that wasn’t cheap sufficient, and built exactly what looks, feels, as well as drives like a Chevrolet Cobalt with a (laggy and loud) turbo engine and lots of added bling. The interior is badly come up with and awfully packaged, the driving dynamics are indifferent, and also the exterior look is cheap.


Looks like a pooping canine. Base model gets a Dacia engine. Still priced like a Mercedes.

-Vojta Dobe?

2016 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe, Image: Mercedes-Benz

Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe

The 325i repair X6 competitor from Stuttgart is equally as ungainly. All the preconception of an SUV with none of the utility, the GLE Coupe is based on its namesake, and actually drives nicely, but the coupe profile is retina searing, at least in photos.

What the colossal waste associated with engineering and production resources! This hunchbacked toad of an SUV has nor the utility of a standard GLE nor the actual performance of an E-Class truck with the same drivetrain. This graceless lump excels at absolutely nothing except being the worst type of and mis-shapen step-child in the Mercedes family.


It looks like a good Acura ZDX that stopped hitting the gym. Why do people buy this?



2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV, Image: i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

How someone could cross-shop a Nissan Leaf and Mitsubishi i-MiEV, after that decide to buy the Mitsubishi, is beyond my understanding. It’s cheap inside, dorky outside, and doesn’capital t have the performance to make it any sort of bargain. And that’s before you talk about the fact that nobody knows how to pronounce its title.

Golf cart styling, golf cart driving experience, brief driving range, lengthy charging wait, bad ride, slow because hell, tight interior, and questionable inside material choices.


You could nominate any Mitsubishi for this list, but the i-MiEV is the worst of the worst.


The greatest automotive argument with regard to public transportation.


I’ve had nicer golf carts.


2015 Mitsubishi Mirage ES, Image: Mitsubishi

Mitsubishi Mirage

In 2016, a subcompact car doesn’capital t need to cool as well as feel cheap even when it’s inexpensive. However, here we are, looking at the Thai-built Mitsubishi Mirage — a sad excuse of the car that negates any fuel economy benefit having a 12.99% subprime loan.

As Nissan proved a cheap car can also be half decent, Mitsubishi didn’t.


Take a vacation in a third-world country and rent a car for the weekend break. The car you’re given feels like it would have been a current subcompact if “current” meant 1997, at greatest. That car is the Mitsubishi Mirage. And it is here. Right now.

-Timothy Cain

This exists to make Machine Versa and Chevy Ignite owners feel good about their own purchases.


2016 Porsche Panamera S, Image: Porsche

Porsche Panamera

The most un-Porsche Porsche, next to the Cayenne. The Panamera’s?rear end appears like a filled baby diaper.

It’s still ugly and has too many doors.


2015 Smart ForTwo, Image: Smart

Smart ForTwo

The Smart ForTwo is better in its second generation, but those improvements don’capital t include immunity in the B&B’s scorn. The actual ForTwo’s biggest problem now: it’s too damn small with regard to America.

Crummy mileage for any car that only has got the capacity for two people and one suitcase.


2015 Toyota Yaris, Image: Toyota

Toyota Yaris

The Yaris is incredibly popular in Canada. In the United States? Not so much.

Just gross. Seems like it was discontinued years back – yet it’utes still here.

-Bark Michael.

Why buy a Yaris when even a Nissan Versa is more enjoyable?


Volkswagen Beetle R-Line, Image: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Beetle

The days of the two-door hatchback that can’t make the best utilization of interior space are over. The Beetle was a great initial hit when vintage was the new-old cool, but now it’s just another model on a Vw lot that nobody’utes buying.

It was a fad and it’s more than. The trunk space is almost useless.


2015 Volkswagen Eos Final Edition, Image: Volkswagen of America

Volkswagen Eos

The Volkswagen Eos was?supposed to pass away in 2015 … and then the manufacturing plant cranked out some more by accident, or something. Therefore, the Eos Last Edition isn’t the final Eos. As far as we know, the Eos is dead now, however who knows what the coming year will bring. After all, Volkswagen needs something without a diesel engine that it may sell.

A car they forgot to stop making, it’s ridiculous in most ways, outdated, and much too expensive.


Notable cars that simply missed the cut:?Jeep Renegade, Mitsubishi Outlander, Mini Paceman, Machine Versa, Tesla Model X, Chevy Traverse, Land Rover Range Rover Evoque (incl. Convertible), Mini Cooper, Nissan 370Z, Ford Taurus, Lexus CT, Maserati Ghibli, Mercedes-Benz G-Class, Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class (incl. AMG),?Ford HR-V, Mitsubishi Lancer (incl. EVO), and Chrysler 200.

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