Mechanics Say These Are the Worst Cars To Buy In 2022


7 (tie). Ford EcoSport

Ford EcoSport 2021
Ford Media Center

Reliability score: 28 Overall score: 45

Consumer Reports says the fuel economy and acceleration of this subcompact SUV are, unfortunately, “neither eco nor sport.”

The 2021 Ford EcoSport is fun to drive on smooth roads, thanks to quick steering and excellent handling, but you’ll definitely feel the bumps and deal with unpleasantly loud road and engine noise.

On top of that, there’s limited cargo and rear space, and the legroom is a bit tight. And it’s on the pricier end, compared to competitors such as the Chevrolet Trax and Mazda CX-3 that have better fuel economy.

  • $25,299 starting price
  • 24 mpg