Mechanics Say These Are the Worst Cars To Buy In 2022


7 (tie). Volvo XC60

Volvo XC60
Volvo Car USA

Reliability score: 28 Overall score: 60

The 2021 Volvo XC60 boasts a sleek, elegant design with the best in advanced safety features, but it’s not much more than a pretty face.

This luxury five-seater comes with a driver-assistance system called Pilot Assist that’s convenient for stop-and-go traffic but doesn’t have any safety benefits, so drivers will still need to remain alert and take over when necessary.

The seating is comfy, true to standard Volvo form, but the fuel economy isn’t great and the ride feels incredibly jarring over bumps, ruts and potholes.

And using the control system for climate, audio or phone while driving can be “frustrating” and “distracting” as you’ll waste precious seconds with your eyes off the road and hand off the wheel.

  • $48,500 starting price
  • 23 mpg