Seven Car Brands With Bad Reputations For Quality Page 2

March 28, 2011

Suzuki

One of the few Japanese automakers to miss out on the sales boom of the last decade, Suzuki's thin brand presence and lack of distinctive vehicles probably has more to do with its low score of 46.8, since vehicles like the Kizashi sedan have been well-received. 

2011 Chrysler 300

2011 Chrysler 300

Chrysler

The flagship brand of Chrysler is down to three vehicles, including the 2011 Chrysler 300. Save that classy sedan, it's the lack of new, differentiated products coupled to less than stellar reliability ratings that's landed Chrysler a score of 47.1 in the study.

2011 Kia Sorento

2011 Kia Sorento

Kia

Kia shows how quickly an automaker's reputation can shift. Its rating of 49.3 is on the rise, and the automaker's new vehicles--the 2011 Sorento, Soul, Sportage and Optima--consistently rank high in consumer surveys. The Sorento, in fact, recently earned the company's first Recommended pick from choosy Consumer Reports.

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee


Jeep

With a clear brand image, Jeep doesn't have the marketing problems that Chrysler's other brands have--but the troubled reliability of its hallmark product, the Grand Cherokee, can't have helped it much in an overall score of 52.7. 

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